Big Data/Cloud Computing Engineer

ARUP Laboratories
Job Location
500 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits; onsite Employee and Family Health Clinic; onsite fitness center; tuition reimbursement; 403b retirement plan

Job Description

The cloud computing engineer will work with a diverse team of bioinformaticians, web developers, and software engineers on a next generation sequencing data analysis pipeline. Excellent opportunity for a motivated software developer to move into the cloud computing arena. Primary focus will be on the management and development of backend software used to process terabytes of data weekly. We are looking for a dynamic individual who can learn quickly. As part of a small team you will get to touch all aspects of our hybrid infrastructure; from profiling MongoDB queries to optimizing EC2 Auto scaling policies.

Essential Functions:

  1. Develops solutions using Python, JSON, MongoDB, and RabbitMQ.
  2. Design and implement applications to support distributed data processing using Python.
  3. Build libraries, user defined functions, and frameworks around MongoDB and or equivalent technologies.
  4. Code scripts and interface to APIs  to extract and load data/code from various internal/external sources
  5. Participates in the installation, configuration and administration of a single-node and multi-node cloud cluster using Amazon Cloud Services or other vendors
  6. Participates in architecture decisions, design reviews, code reviews, and system implementation.
  7. Responsible for shipping high quality code as part of an agile team, on-time.
  8. Responsible for large portions of the systems architecture, scalability, reliability, and performance.
  9. Responsible for real-time operational support of the team’s functional areas.
  10. Quantitatively analyze data errors/issues/problems, determine cause and initiate corrective action when necessary 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science, Engineering or Related OR
  • High School Diploma and 4 years of specific experience
  • At least 3 years of strong working experience with Python and SQL, Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Thorough understanding of Relational and NoSQL database logical and physical design concepts
  • Working knowledge of application deployment environment for Linux operating systems
  • Working knowledge of Cloud Hosted solutions.
  • Working knowledge of Rest APIs and Containerization/Virtual Machine strategies.
  • Working knowledge of application and webservers (Tomcat, Apache).

Experience/skills preferred:  

  • Experience with AWS or other cloud providers
  • Experience with MongoDB or other NoSQL technologies
  • Large-scale dataset analysis and system modelling
  • Software Architecture, data structures, schema ext.

Physical and other requirements:

  • Regular and reliable attendance
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work long hours as needed
  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extensive periods of time
  • Fine motor coordination
  • Good visual acuity including color perception
  • Mobility
  • Some travel required 
How to Apply

Apply to job posting #16-1288 online at

About Our Organization

ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. With more than 3,000 employees, ARUP offers in excess of 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to highly esoteric molecular and genetic assays.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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