Job Title: Director, Data Engineering

Location: San Francisco/Boston

About Us

Valo Health is a biotechnology company that was created with the belief that drug discovery and development should be faster and less expensive, with a much higher probability of success. To achieve this goal, we are pioneering a novel, fully integrated approach that combines data and machine learning insights at every step of the process. We are a multi-disciplinary team that brings together experts at every phase of software and drug development to create a cohesive platform. Our end goal is to create life-changing medical treatments by combining expertise in technology and life sciences with a comprehensive view of the entire drug discovery and development process.

Valo is committed to hiring a world-class team that brings together a wide variety of different skills and experiences. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience, and believe that diversity makes us stronger by bringing in new ideas and perspectives. We strive to create a workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

About the Role

Valo is hiring a Director of Data Engineering to lead our efforts to build a world-class data management system. We are looking for someone who will be responsible for the delivery of complex data engineering projects to support our pre-clinical and clinical drug programs, while working closely with other senior technical leaders in data science and data strategy to continuously improve Valo’s data environment. The Director of Data Engineering will also be responsible for developing, managing, and growing our nascent data engineering team, and leading by example with a passion for software craftsmanship and strong engineering process.

What You’ll Do…

  • Collaborate with data science leaders and other stakeholders to roadmap, structure, prioritize and execute on data engineering requirements
  • Set strategy and execute to build Valo's data engineering infrastructure and data services, in collaboration with engineering and data science teams
  • Manage, mentor, and grow a small team of data engineers that support the increasing needs of our data science and life-science colleagues
  • Evangelize data governance best practices across the organization
  • Set and keep a high quality engineering bar for all data projects
  • Take ownership of key data technology decisions, with an understanding of the long term business impact

What You Bring…

  • 10+ years of experience in data systems, data engineering, data governance, and data pipelining
  • 3+ years of management experience
  • Experience working with real world medical or genomic data
  • Experience building data systems that support ML workflows and data lifecycle
  • Experience with metadata management, including data catalogs, controlled vocabularies/ontologies, and provenance
  • Designed, developed, launched, and maintained a company-wide data lake and data warehouse supporting diverse types of data and data science workflows
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence business and technical teams
  • A strong understanding of key AWS technologies
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or a similar technical field, or equivalent experience

You May Also Bring…

  • A background in drug development or another healthcare or biotechnology field
  • Understanding of FAIR data principles
  • Experience integrating and managing data scientist workbench systems

More on Valo

Valo Health, LLC (Valo) is a technology company that is using human-centric data and machine learning-anchored computation to transform and accelerate the drug discovery and development process. By integrating data across the drug development lifecycle, the discovery and development of life-changing treatments can be accelerated, with the potential to reduce cost, time, and failure rate.  The company’s Opal Computational Platform™, a fully-integrated, componentized, end-to-end drug development platform, offers a unique approach to therapeutic development, that enables Valo to advance a robust pipeline of candidates across cardiovascular disease, oncology, and neurodegeneration. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Valo has offices in San Francisco, CA, Princeton, NJ, and Branford, CT.  To learn more, visit www.valohealth.com

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