Data Engineer


: $97,670.00 - $147,130.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Do you crave the excitement of working at a start-up company, coupled with the resources and support of an established and well-respected organization? The Jackson Laboratory ( is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution internationally recognized for its research excellence and world-class faculty, who perform leading-edge research in the fields of human genomics and mouse genetics. At JAX, our Information Technology is as exciting and progressive as our cutting-edge science. Join our Research IT team to help plan, design, and launch efficient systems in support of scientific research.

The Data Engineer will build, manage and optimize data pipelines for key data and analytics consumers such as data analysts, data scientists, and research scientists. They will play a pivot role in operationalizing large scale data capture, management data analytics initiatives. This individual will apply their strong analytical capabilities, creativity, and problem solving skills in close collaboration with IT members, faculty and staff scientists, and senior leaders at Jackson Laboratory. This role will also work with collaborators outside of Jackson Laboratory to architect and manage the flow and integration of externally sourced data with in house data.


* Architect, create and maintain data pipelines. Manage data pipelines consisting of a series of stages through which data flows, from data sources to integration to end-user consumption. Build pipelines for data transformation, models, schemas, metadata and workload management. Create, maintain and optimize as workloads move from development to production for specific use cases
* Apply innovative and modern tools, techniques and architectures to partially or completely automate the most common, repeatable data preparation and integration tasks in order to minimize manual and error-prone processes and improve productivity. Process improve the data management infrastructure to drive automation in data integration and management. Learn and use modern data preparation, integration and AI-enabled metadata management tools and techniques
* Collaborate with data science teams and scientists in refining their data requirements for various data and analytics initiatives and their data consumption requirements. Vet and promote content created in the labs and by data scientists to the curated data catalog for reuse. Work with collaborators outside the Laboratory to integrate or ingest external data
* Stay current with new innovations, and propose modern data ingestion, preparation, integration and operationalization techniques in optimally addressing the data requirements. Train counterparts in these data pipelining and preparation techniques to enable them to better analyze the data. Contribute to grant writing as needed
* Comply with data quality, governance and security requirements


* PhD with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in relevant area of computer science or engineering is preferred or Master's degree in the same fields with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in relevant area of computer science or engineering
* Expertise with advanced analytics tools for object oriented/ object function scripting using languages such as R, Python, Java, C++, Scala, others. Familiar with multiple deployment environments and operating systems and containerization techniques, open source and commercial data science platforms
* Expertise with popular database programming languages for relational and non-relational databases
* Experience working with heterogeneous datasets to build, manage and integrate data pipelines
* Experience with ETL processes
* Adept in agile and DevOps methodologies
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
* Ability to develop, recommend and execute solutions to complex problems often under time constraints, handle multiple tasks/projects at the same time and complete projects successfully and on time
* Life sciences research background and hands-on experience with a broad spectrum of biological data collection, processing, and analysis (for example: genomics, bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing, microscopy, imaging) is a plus

About Us

The Jackson Laboratory ( is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 employees across three campuses nationwide. Our mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease, and to empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. JAX's research institute in Connecticut, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. JAX-GM's research focuses on the complex genetic causes of disease, and on the development of genomic solutions tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup.

JAX-GM sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The 183,500-square-foot facility opened in the fall of 2014. Now, it houses over 300 biomedical researchers, technicians and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories. Our employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives.

JAX-GM resides in the scenic town of Farmington, in the state's capitol region. The Hartford region, which offers some of the best public schools in the country, is made up of both bigger cities and smaller, charming historic New England towns. JAX-GM is also geographically located within 2 hours of Boston and New York and is close to multiple transportation systems including bus lines, highways, railroads and international airports.

Our Values:

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is rightPEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of allONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and scienceEXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class resultsINNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutionsSTEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

What do we have to offer?

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off and tuition reimbursement. JAX offers an MBA program, a fitness center with an award winning wellness program, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.

Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX's mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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Associated topics: data analyst, data architect, data engineer, data integrity, data management, data warehouse, database, database administrator, sql, sybase * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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