Senior Programmer, Data Engineering

  • Contract
  • Remote


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The Senior Programmer is responsible for managing the inflow of a variety of healthcare claims and EMR databases, checking quality, developing specifications, transforming data to a common data model, and publishing data for use by hundreds of statistical programmers, analysts and data scientists across the company.

The qualified candidate must also be able to provide reports, presentations and detailed explanations to epidemiologists, analysts and programmers and work in collaboration with both internal and external partners. Prior experience with large databases and data management methods are strongly desired, as well as experience with SQL, Python, and visualization tools such as Spotfire.

In addition to technical acuity, strong documentation, communication, and time management skills are essential.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or other subject with high statistical and programming content
  • Experience with real world healthcare data, such as MarketScan, Optum, PharMetrics, Medicare and/or EMR databases
  • 3 years’ Python programming experience
  • Database querying, transformation and quality control using SQL
  • Experience communicating with data vendors and holding vendors accountable on data quality and support inquiries
  • Ability to work independently and on teams
  • Is a self-starter who manages their own time

Preferred Qualifications         

  • Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Computer Science, or other subject with high statistical and programming content
  • Experience with large data in the Databricks programming environment (Spark, Python, R)
  • Experience with OHDSI OMOP Common Data Model
  • Reporting and visualization of data with Spotfire, Tableau or R Shiny
  • Experience in software development & design life cycle, ideally using Agile methodology
  • Strong technical writing or design document development skills
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience

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