Data Engineer

Date: Mar 24, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Bioanalytics Systems and Technologies Group focuses on driving analytics to take advantage of vast and rapidly expanding biological datasets to address national security needs. The Group’s efforts include developing software architectures and systems, bioinformatics tools, and AI algorithms to further the nation’s efforts in chemical and biological defense, biosecurity, public and global health and warfighter performance. Our multidisciplinary team works on integrating data from molecular/genomic levels to physiological system scales, while ensuring systems and data remain secure and private.  

Job Description


The Biological & Chemical Technologies Group is in search of an innovative and highly motivated data architect to execute on our efforts in developing platforms and key enabling technologies for large-scale data. As an associate staff in this area, you will work hand in hand with software engineers, data scientists, and domain experts in biology, chemistry, and signal processing to address key national stakeholder needs and further the Group’s mission by developing and delivering the next generation software and information architectures to enable biomedical solutions. You will drive architecture solutions and innovations to support data processing pipelines and delivering national large-scale curated and harmonized data resources.




  • Masters in Computer Science, Data Science, or related scientific field or equivalent experience in technical analysis. In lieu of a Master’s degree, a bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of directly related experience will be considered. 
  • Champion of data technologies in areas of data integration, data curation and harmonization
  • Experience with data science and machine learning techniques to help with automation
  • Functional expertise in building microservice architectures and methodologies
  • Data modeling and database design experience, both SQL and NoSQL
  • Knowledge of DevSecOps and agile software development methodologies
  • Demonstrable experience in deploying software prototypes using languages such as R, Python, Javascript
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead small to medium team of software developers and data scientists to execute your vision and software architecture
  • Demonstrated skills in scientific writing, as well as development and clear presentation of technical materials to a wide spectrum of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Occasional travel (<10%) with optional opportunities for travel.


At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include: 

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
  • MIT-funded pension
  • Matching 401K
  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • A range of work-life balance options
  • ... and much more!  

Please visit our Benefits page for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks.

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.


Requisition ID: 40375 


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