Data Architect, Bioinformatics, remote in Alameda, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 7/28/2022

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    2111 Whitehall Place
    Alameda, CA
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Job Description

Look for more than answers.

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

Quest Diagnostics Specialty Genetics products provide specific answers that clinicians need to deliver the appropriate diagnostic and prognostic care to their patients. As a Data Architect in our Bioinformatics team, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

Data Architect, the role:

As a member of the Bioinformatics Engineering Team, you will take an active role in the definition and evolution of database models and their integration with other software solutions. You will frequently operate at the leading edge of technology and provide leadership to define specifications for significant new projects and design and develop solutions according to those specifications. Recommend and justify major changes to existing data storage products/services/processes. You will be involved in running the complex projects you solution, including management of project timelines, deliverables, and resources during all project phases, from requirements gathering through go-live and project close out.

This professional can work remotely both during and after COVID. 

Job responsibilities

•         Design and implement effective database solutions and models to store and retrieve company data.

•         Examine and identify database structural necessities by evaluating client operations, applications, and programming.

•         Assess database implementation procedures to ensure they comply with internal and external regulations.

•         Install and organize information systems to guarantee company functionality.

•         Prepare accurate database design and architecture reports for management and executive teams.

•         Oversee the migration of data from legacy systems to new solutions.

•         Monitor the system performance by performing regular tests, troubleshooting, and integrating new features.

•         Recommend solutions to improve new and existing database systems.

•         Educate staff members through training and individual support.

•         Offer support by responding to system problems in a timely manner.


To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field
  • At least 7 years of software engineering experience or related
  • At least 5 years identifying and documenting process requirements, developing process flow analysis, data modeling, functional design experience, and creating project plans
  • Strong knowledge of database structure systems and data mining.
  • Experience with database solutions applicable to AWS cloud and on-prem computing environments
  • Experience in using different database types, including Relational and NoSQL databases
  • Experience with genomic datasets is a preferred
  • Experience with TileDB is preferred
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Experience of working with sensitive personal information in a regulated industry is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management skills in an agile environment


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Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.

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All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.