Sr Database Engineer / Data Scientist

Sr Database Engineer / Data Scientist

Sr Database Engineer / Data Scientist

Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

Labviva is seeking a Sr Database Engineer that is a technical expert and architect tasked with designing and maintaining data pipelines and systems for production level data science and analytics. This role works with the data science team to develop machine learning analytics that support decisions for the business and customers. Further, this position must understand existing data and infrastructure to decide whether to use existing data assets as dependencies or develop new data products to be used downstream.

This role will not only develop data pipelines for managing large structured and unstructured data but also automate these workflows for continuous delivery. The data engineer will also support and contribute to rapid prototyping and deployment of analytics, model training, and model deployment. This role will work regularly and collaborate with other departments including Engineering teams, Sales and Marketing, and Customer Support.

Job Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years in database implementation, configuration, optimization, and development
  • Strongly prefer experience with noSQL databases such as MongoDB, Microsoft SQLServer and mySQL
  • Experience contributing to stable data pipelines that support analytics delivered directly to an end-user or persisted as a data product for future use
  • Experience using on-demand compute tools in the cloud to analyze large and complex datasets efficiently
  • Understanding of object-oriented design principles
  • History of contribution to projects around creating data tools for analytics and data science teams and/or machine learning and analytics workloads


  • Hands-on ability to work autonomously to problem-solve, demonstrating excellent analytical skills 
  • Experience with distributed systems and distributed data processing
  • Proficiency with mySQL optimization, query tuning and reliability engineering
  • Expert knowledge of SQL and exposure to a variety of relational and non-relational database
  • Experience conducting non-trivial data transformations on messy real-world datasets, including building validation and alert mechanisms
  • An insatiable intellectual curiosity and the ability to learn quickly in a complex space and help to shape the development team deliverables
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills 

About Labviva

At Labviva, our mission is to accelerate the pace of life science research by connecting suppliers, purchasing departments, and scientists through AI. We integrate with industry-leading procurement systems to shorten implementation times and reduce disruptions to the lab. We build partnerships across the entire ecosystem and use technology to create connections.

Labviva is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

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