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Cloud Data Engineer (Remote Eligible)

Job ID 1828-2

Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Learn more about our benefits: https://www.mathematica.org/career-opportunities/benefits-at-a-glance  
At Mathematica, we take pride in our commitment to diversity. Building an inclusive culture that draws on the individual strengths of employees from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, abilities, and experience is key to our success.
Mathematica is seeking a Cloud Data Engineer to join the Health Unit’s Analytic Systems and Technology team. You will work in a multidisciplinary setting that includes staff with degrees in computer science, data science, statistics, economics, mathematics, business, public policy, and related fields. We encourage staff to collaborate in developing creative solutions to difficult problems. This collegial spirit has helped us earn our reputation for innovative and high-quality work for our healthcare clients across the federal government, state and local governments, non-profits, and the private sector. 
Some examples of recent work completed by this team include:
  • As part of the AI Health Outcomes Challenge held by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, members of this team developed a cloud data pipeline and machine learning architecture to make predictions with a large multiyear sample of Medicare beneficiaries with detailed claims data about millions of people. Mathematica’s team reached the second round of the competition, with only six other teams, out of over 300 original entrants.
  • As part of a state’s efforts to support citizens with disabilities, Mathematica brought together a variety of data sources, developed specific monitoring measures, and designed a dashboard. The dashboard is designed to show measure results and trends to clearly identify areas of success and opportunities for improvement, and to help the state with decision making.
  • Developed and deployed of a wide variety of award-winning public facing websites on healthcare topics, using a variety of web technologies.  From the community connector application to our wastewater monitoring app to 19 and me and DQ Atlas.
  • Developed applications and extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes to support a variety of health policy implementation and monitoring programs. One such program was the Capacity Building for Public Health Analysts in the Overdose Response Strategy, where the team designed, developed, and secured a cloud-based, web application to streamline data collection, management, and reporting for the public health-public safety collaboration to reduce drug overdoses. 
We’re looking for team members who want to apply their technical skills to shape an equitable and just world, where evidence drives decisions for global impact in healthcare.

Position Requirements:

Requirements:
At least 1-3 years of relevant experience demonstrating:

  • Hands on experience with core Amazon Web Services (AWS) services including RDS, Lambda, and S3
  • In-depth programming in Python in a professional and/or academic environment, and using python package management tools like pipenv, conda, or virtualenv.
  • Experience with SQL queries and SQL data definition language (DDL)
  • System development lifecycle (SDLC) and common software development tools such as Git and Jira
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to convey key choices, recommendations, and technology concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.

Desired Skills:

  • Conceptual and practical knowledge of healthcare data (e.g. clinical data, commercial claims, hospital claims, Medicare, Federal Medicaid (T-MSIS, TAF), State Medicaid, HL7-FHIR), healthcare informatics, or healthcare claims processing
  • Previous experience working or collaborating on Data Analytics or Data Science projects or initiatives
Proven experience with one or more of these technologies:
  • Microsoft Azure, particularly Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Factory and/or Azure Data Pipeline.
  • The Spark ecosystem, and related tools like Databricks
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) technologies such as AWS CloudFormation or Terraform
  • The Google Cloud Platform
  • Additional AWS Services, such as Code pipeline, Code build, API Gateway, and SageMaker
  • The Serverless Framework
  • Commercial data warehouse / ETL tools such as Snowflake, Talend, Informatica, Apache Airflow, etc.
  • Additional programming languages common at Mathematica like R, .NET, STATA, JavaScript or Typescript.
  • Docker, and docker orchestration like Docker Compose or Kubernetes
  • A diagramming tool, like Draw.io, Visio, or Lucidchart

In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain an accommodation through Human Resources by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to an accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $75,000 to $110,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, coding sample, location preferences, and salary requirements via our online employment website.

We are not working with staffing agencies to fill this position, and we will not accept unsolicited resumes. Please do not reach out directly to technical staff or leaders within Mathematica, as all questions from agencies go through the Talent Acquisition team.

Available Locations: Washington, DC; Woodlawn, MD; Princeton, NJ; Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI; Oakland, CA; Seattle, WA; Remote


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