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Senior Data / Software Engineer (243850BR) at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (Cambridge, MA)

This position is in the Data Engineering group of NIBR Informatics and will work with computational biologists, bioinformaticians and other engineers to implement world-class data-driven solutions for drug discovery.

You will quickly learn new and cutting-edge technologies and be flexible and intelligent in coming up to speed with new scientific concepts and problem domains. You will work within a team to develop creative and scalable solutions to complex technical problems.

Current projects include:
• Planning and designing a very large federated data processing and analytics platform
• Advanced distributed analytics workflows with Spark
• Using Java and Scala/Spark to integrate, manage and analyze multi-terabytes of genomic data
• Using advanced graph-based modeling and automated logical inference to enrich biological datasets

As most of these projects push the limits of current hardware and software stacks, you must have a solid understanding of computer science fundamentals.

About NIBR
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the global research organization of Novartis. We are committed to discovering innovative medicines to cure disease and improve human health. By hiring the best academic, biotech and pharmaceutical trained scientists and physicians, we have fostered an atmosphere for drug discovery where innovation is rewarded and state-of-the-art technologies and resources enable our ideas to be realized.

About NIBR Informatics
We are in a new era of informatics for scientific research. Scientific advances are challenging all aspects of computing and NIBR is making a strategic investment into informatics capabilities, positioning itself to deliver the systems and services that are critical to the future of drug discovery.

About Data Engineering
The Data Engineering Group is a team of world-class engineers/architects who are committed to empowering scientists with data and information systems to discover drugs more effectively and efficiently. Our team supports the global NIBR research community, providing them with cutting-edge software and data management solutions. The members in this group design and develop data intensive systems to support groundbreaking medical research activities and collaborate with world-class scientists and informaticians all over the globe.

Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION: Degree in Computer Science or relevant discipline

• 3+ years of experience building large scale software systems
• Experience implementing creative solutions to difficult computational problems with emphasis on performance and near real-time data analytics
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Scala and Spark expertise
• Knowledge of distributed data processing and management systems

• Advanced degree in Computer Science
• Experience with AWS cloud technologies and stack
• Knowledge of Polyglot databases, NoSQL, RDBMS and other new SQL
• RDF, formal logic, or other advanced modeling tools expertise
• Data mining techniques
• Experience in life sciences is a strong plus

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