Senior Data Engineer


Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 125K+


Dedicated to oncology, women’s health, and organ health.

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Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required.


At Natera, we revolutionize the world of medicine by developing genetics products that combine cutting-edge technology and science. On top of that we want to accelerate the breakthroughs in research to improve care by offering our unique genomic and clinical data. 

In order to achieve that we are looking for a skilled, experienced and self-motivated Senior Data Engineer to join the development team.

This role includes working in a distributed engineering team close to product managers and project managers on high-impact, high-visibility projects. No biology background is required.



  • Work with software engineers, technical product managers, and quality engineers to make key design and technical implementation decisions
  • Work closely with stakeholders and users to define requirements and transform them into reliable and extensible operations-friendly applications
  • Improve development processes and procedures, implement best practices 
  • Write software specifications based on product requirements
  • Design and implement software components
  • Analyze and fix defects
  • Create unit tests
  • Review design alternatives and architectural proposals
  • Perform code reviews


The fun things:

  • Work on the forefront of genomics research enablement by building the data platform 
  • Develop a data storage platform using cloud technologies like AWS and database technologies like Postgres, Snowflake, Redshift.
  • Develop a data access platform for Clinicogenomics using cloud technologies like AWS, UI frameworks, RBAC, etc.



  • BS degree in computer science, comparable program, or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of overall software development experience, preferably building complex data or process management applications
  • Experience working with SQL and No-SQL databases (Dynamo, Cassandra, Postgres, Snowflake, Redshift, Athena, Big Query, MongoDB ,Elasticsearch)
  • Experience using data technologies (Hive, Hbase, Spark, EMR, Glue, etc.)
  • Experience in manipulating, processing, and extracting value from large datasets
  • Knowledge of data management fundamentals and data storage principles
  • Experience building/operating highly available, distributed systems of data extraction, ingestion, and processing of large data sets
  • Proven success in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe data modeling decisions and data engineering strategy
  • Experience providing technical leadership and mentoring other engineers for best practices on software engineering
  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle, including agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source management, build processes, testing, and operations



  • Experience with object oriented programming languages
  • Ability to apply analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to understand complex data structures.
  • AWS or other cloud infrastructure experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Openness to new ideas, programming, and design paradigms
  • Commitment to diversity in engineering
  • Healthcare IT experience is beneficial, but not required
  • Experience working in regulated environments is a plus




The pay range is listed and actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.Colorado $125,200—$187,800 USD


Natera™ is a global leader in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing, dedicated to oncology, women’s health, and organ health. Our aim is to make personalized genetic testing and diagnostics part of the standard of care to protect health and enable earlier and more targeted interventions that lead to longer, healthier lives.

The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, you’ll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, you’ll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.


Competitive Benefits - Employee benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans for eligible employees and their dependents. Additionally, Natera employees and their immediate families receive free testing in addition to fertility care benefits. Other benefits include pregnancy and baby bonding leave, 401k benefits, commuter benefits and much more. We also offer a generous employee referral program!

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Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace environment, and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Inclusive collaboration benefits our employees, our community and our patients, and is critical to our mission of changing the management of disease worldwide.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents. 


Please be advised that Natera will reach out to candidates with a email domain ONLY. Email communications from all other domain names are not from Natera or its employees and are fraudulent. Natera does not request interviews via text messages and does not ask for personal information until a candidate has engaged with the company and has spoken to a recruiter and the hiring team. Natera takes cyber crimes seriously, and will collaborate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute any related cyber crimes.

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Tags: Agile Athena AWS BigQuery Biology Cassandra Computer Science Data management Distributed Systems Elasticsearch Engineering Genetics HBase MongoDB PostgreSQL Redshift Research Snowflake Spark SQL Testing

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Fertility benefits Health care Medical leave

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