Data Engineer

Oak Ridge, TN

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Requisition Id 8409 

Overview and Purpose: 

The Computational Urban Sciences Group in the Advanced Computing Methods for Engineered Systems Section of the Computational Science and Engineering Division seeks to hire a Data Engineer to serve in a role that focuses on large-scale urban informatics and engineering including but not limited to the design and development of tools for urban infrastructure modeling, optimization, and simulation.


The Computational Urban Sciences Group is highly multi-disciplinary and the engagement is expected to expose the candidate to a variety of scientific domains such as urban health, urban disasters in the context of weather and climate, urban networks in the context of power grid, transportation, waterways, and supply chain supernetworks while building up from core computing application areas that include big-data, machine learning, network theory, intelligent visual analytics, high-performance computing, and distributed computing.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to: 

  • Planning, managing, controlling and data processing on assigned projects.
  • Mobilizing and leading the data track of projects with a focus on common deliverables, goals and timelines.
  • Developing high-scale, robust data sets with special focus on the state-of-the-art solutions for urban systems.
  • Interfacing with research teams to understand data needs and providing subject matter expertise.
  • Communicating specifics about the data models, query optimizations, and schema interpretation to research teams, and other team members
  • Designing, building and launching new data/study marts for the major national research programs.
  • Designing, building and launching new data quality, data extraction, transformation and loading processes.
  • Designing and developing architectures for intake, curation, organization, and dissemination of data in support of data science and related disciplines.
    • Designing and development of high-performance database architectures.
  • Researching and evaluating the state-of-the-art data and information management technologies.
  • Working on a variety of data assignments; collaborate with scientists and engineers, and expect to produce reliable data products and systems.
  • Work in secure enclaves and open computing environments on a wide variety of applied areas.
  • Managing version control systems (Git and data archiving)


Basic Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or closely related field
  • 2+ years of experience with healthcare data


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Big Data (structured and unstructured datasets)
  • Demonstrated experience with collecting, organizing, storing, and preparing data analysis analyses
  • Ability to conduct tasks independently and communicate effectively to team members and stakeholders
  • Experience with version control systems (Git)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at any given time
  • Experience with heath care informatics, and clinical data is highly desired
  • Ability to communicate and work on diverse and interdisciplinary teams.



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This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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