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Solving one of healthcare’s biggest bottlenecks. Eliminating operational errors from clinical trials.

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Lokavant

Lokavant enables next-generation clinical trials through data-driven products, including its flagship product, Lokavant Oversight, a tech-enabled risk-based monitoring solution and Lokavant Insight, a clinical operations benchmarking tool. Lokavant Oversight aggregates and delivers real-time data from disparate trial data sources, predicts issues during clinical development to mitigate trial risks, and empowers monitoring teams by visualizing critical study data. Lokavant Insight empowers clinical teams to benchmark clinical trial performance and analyze vital indicators of trial success and failure. For more information, please visit www.lokavant.com.

About the Opportunity

How often are you given the opportunity to build something from the ground up, with an abundance of resources at your disposal; to be part of a team of people accomplished in diverse scientific and engineering disciplines, focused on using the best of what lies at the forefront of technology to address complex, real-world problems that have a positive impact on potentially millions of peoples' lives? This is that kind of opportunity.

We are seeking a thoughtful, hands-on technology enthusiast with a strong aptitude for data engineering to join the rapidly growing Lokavant team in our New York City headquarters. The Data Engineer will work very closely with our front-end developers, back-end developers, development operations engineers, and data scientists. Our platform is fully cloud-based and is being built around modern tools and frameworks in an incredibly fast-moving agile environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and implement data infrastructure and pipelines that ingest and transform data from various external sources, storing it in highly optimized database systems, and making it useful to our application and reporting layers
  • Create automation systems and tools to configure, monitor, and orchestrate data infrastructure and pipelines
  • Create data integration services to help onboard new customers as quickly as possible
  • Maintain ongoing reliability, performance, and support of the data infrastructure, providing solutions based on application needs and anticipated growth
  • Participate in creating and maintaining strict compliance, data privacy and security measures
  • Develop robust and production-level code to implement new product features in collaboration with other engineers and subject matter experts
  • Identify and resolve performance and scalability issues, troubleshoot problems, and improve product quality
  • Collaborate with the Front-End Development team to thread the right information through to forward-facing applications
  • Interface with the Development Operations colleagues to evaluate and implement methodologies and workflows to facilitate the frequent and continuous release of high-quality software
  • Work closely with Data Science colleagues to implement descriptive and predictive algorithms and models using the latest technologies
  • Keep up to date on emerging technology solutions, particularly those on AWS, for continuous improvements in data engineering
  • Help recruit highly capable engineers to the team from diverse backgrounds
  • Mentor and be mentored by engineers of varied experience levels and subject matter areas

Minimum Requirements

  • 3+ years relevant experience with data engineering
  • Strong proficiency with Python and SQL
  • Experience with AWS S3, EC2, EMR, or an equivalent cloud-hosted infrastructure
  • Experience with cloud-hosted database/data warehouse architecture (e.g. Snowflake, Redshift, etc.)
  • Experience writing complex data transformations in SQL and/or related frameworks (e.g. dbt)
  • Interest in building distributed computing and orchestration frameworks (e.g. Airflow)
  • Experience working in an Agile software development environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized, with effective multi-tasking and prioritization skills
  • Proactive, self-motivated and self-directed, with the ability to learn quickly and autonomously
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Superior problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative cross-functional team in a fast-paced environment
  • Sincere interest in working at a rapidly changing start-up and scaling with the company as we grow
  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic performance in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Applied Science, or equivalent field

Preferred (Nice-to-have) Qualifications

  • Experience building and deploying large-scale data processing pipelines
  • Experience integrating data from disparate data sources
  • Experience with healthcare data, ideally clinical/operational clinical trial data
  • Knowledge of clinical data standards (e.g. CDISC, FHIR, HL7, etc.)
  • Knowledge of e-clinical systems and technologies (e.g. EDC, CTMS, IRT, etc.)

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive salary and annual performance bonus
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits, including mental health and telehealth
  • Employee stock options
  • Free membership to One Medical
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
  • Flexible paid time off policy
  • Flexible remote work policy
  • Generous paid parental leave policy
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Basic and supplemental life and AD&D insurance
  • Health Advocate program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Healthcare & dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Discounts on auto, home, and pet insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Great NYC office located in the heart of Times Square
  • Team-building events and outings
  • Learning and professional development opportunities
  • Employee referral program

Lokavant is an equal opportunity employer, indiscriminate of race, color, religion, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, medical condition, or any other protected characteristic. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

INTERVIEW PROCESS

15 min. Phone Screen

Hiring Manager Interview

Team Interviews

Executive Interview

Offer

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

For the 4 quarters Lokavant has been in business, we have made consistent progress quarter by quarter to make our team more diverse and inclusive. We have team distributed across the US and Internationally to embrace employee lifestyles and give everyone the freedom to contribute to Lokavant from wherever they are. Our flexible PTO policy allows all team members to observe holidays of different nationalities, religions and beliefs.

We are committed to living by our values in cultivating an in person and virtual workplace environment that prioritizes equity, diversity and unity. We also hope you are committed to creating an inclusive environment, seeking different perspectives from the diverse set of Lokavant stakeholders, both inside and outside our company, whose communication and perspective may be different than our own.

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