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RDC Data Engineer

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Seattle, Washington
Start date
Nov 5, 2023

Job Details

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those arent words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. Youll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Read more:

Workat the interface of pharma, genomics, and data engineering. The candidate will significantly contribute to the development of modern data services for BMSs research scientists.

Job Description

Bristol Myers Squibb seeks a highly motivated Data Engineer to enable data integration efforts in support of data science and computational research efforts. The Data Engineer will be responsible for executing an ambitious digital strategy to support BMSs predictive science capabilities in Research. The successful candidate will partner closely with computational researcher teams,ITleadership, and various technical functions to design and deliver data solutions that streamline access to computing & data, and help scientists derive insight and value from their research.

Job Functions

The role requires someone who can seamlessly mesh technical knowledge to help navigate R&D cloud, CoLo, andon-premisecomputing needs, including planning, infrastructure design, maintenance, and support.

The role will lead the development of infrastructure that enables interoperability and comparability of data sets derived from different technologies and biological systems in the context of integrative data analysis. The candidate will create and maintain optimal data pipeline architectures that enable scientific workflow and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of data curators, software engineers, data scientists and computational biologists as we test new hypotheses through the novel integration of emerging research data types.

The work will combine careful resource planning and project management with hands-on data manipulation and implementation of data integration workflows.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Designing and developing an ETL infrastructure to load research data from multiple source systems using languages and frameworks such as Python, R, Docker, Airflow, Glue, etc.
  • Leading the design and implementation of data services solutions that may include relational, NoSQL and graph database components.
  • Collaborating with project managers, solution architects, infrastructure teams, and external vendors as needed to support successful delivery of technical solutions.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree with 8+ years of academic / industry experience or master's degree with 6+ years of academic / industry experience or PhD with 3+ years of academic / industry experience in an engineering or biology field or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated high proficiency with current software engineering methodologies, such as Agile SDLC approaches, distributed source code control, project management, issue tracking, and CI/CD tools and processes.
  • Excellent skills in an object-oriented programming language such as Python or R, and proficiency in SQL
  • High degree of proficiency in cloud computing
  • Solid understanding of container strategies such as Docker, Fargate, ECS and ECR.
  • Excellent skills and deep knowledge of databases such as Postgres, Elasticsearch, Redshift, and Aurora, including distributed database design, SQL vs. NoSQL, and database optimizations
  • Demonstrated high proficiency with current software engineering methodologies, such as Agile SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) approaches, distributed source code control, project management, issue tracking, and CI/CD tools and processes.
  • Strong technical communication skills.

The starting compensation for this jobis a range from $114,000 - $159,000, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility).

The starting pay rate takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and the where the job is performed. Final individual compensation will be decided based on demonstrated experience.

For more on benefits, please visit Working With Us ( for specific benefits listed on our BMS Careers site may vary based on the job and location.

Benefitofferingsare subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans then in effectand may include the following: Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision care. Wellbeing supportsuch asthe BMS Living Life Better program and employee assistance programs (EAP). Financial well-being resources and a 401(K). Financial protection benefits such as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, supplemental health insurance, business travel protection and survivor support.Work-life programs include paid national holidays and optional holidays, Global Shutdown Days between Christmas and New Years holiday, up to 120 hours of paid vacation, up to two (2) paid days to volunteer, sick time off, and summer hours flexibility.Parental, caregiver, bereavement, and military leave. Family care services such as adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, fertility/infertility benefits, support for traveling mothers, and child, elder and pet care resources. Other perks like tuition reimbursement and a recognition program.


If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesnt perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as Transforming patients lives through science , every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.


Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we believe in the power of science to address some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our focus on these unmet needs comes during a remarkable time, when unprecedented scientific breakthroughs are advancing the treatment of disease as never before in human history.

We work every day to transform patients’ lives through science. Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – they are at the center of everything we do. They inspire us. They are the reason we come to work each day.

We combine the agility of a biotech with the reach and resources of an established pharmaceutical company to create a global leading biopharma company powered by talented individuals who drive scientific innovation.

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