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Data Engineer

Passionate about making a difference in the world of cancer genomics?

With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally understand our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we are building the infrastructure to modernize cancer treatment. By analyzing a patient’s genetic data in the context of molecular therapies, Tempus empowers physicians to make real-time data-driven decisions in clinic based on the comprehensive computational analysis of a patient’s unique pathology.

We're on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. We're looking for data engineers who are passionate about changing the status quo and bringing cancer care into the 21st century.

What You'll Do:

  • Design and develop a novel bioinformatics platform with the capability of ingesting large amounts of unstructured data to provide personalized insights at the molecular level
  • Work alongside other team members in Engineering, Computational Biology and Data Science in an Agile environment to deliver an enterprise-grade product in an iterative manner
  • Design infrastructure, business solutions and proof of concepts to create new data acquisition processes from end to end
  • Explore data sources to better understand the availability and quality of data and to understand how the data sources are transformed


  • Outstanding programming and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of big data and NoSQL technologies
  • 3 years experience in setup, deployment and maintenance of big data infrastructure using Hadoop, Spark or Cassandra.
  • Experience architecting services based on HDFS, Hive, HBase or Cassandra.
  • Experience in agile environments and comfort with quick iterations
  • Experience with the structure and usage of REST API's
  • Intellectual curiosity to pursue the unknown and to continuously learn
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and willing to shift priorities seamlessly
  • Strong desire to build products that will save lives and change the course of cancer

Good to have:

  • Experience leading and mentoring team members
  • Experience with Elasticsearch or Solr.
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