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Database Engineer (MySQL) - Contract to Hire in Aliso Viejo, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 4/15/2019

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As a database engineer, you'll gain industry-leading experience in AGILE software development while working at the cutting edge of clinical genetics. You'll have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions and leverage technologies to make our diagnostics-testing even better. You'll be working with various technical and functional teams to replicate and transform large volumes of data. Knowledge of the genetics and/or genetic testing industry a huge plus and a sense of humor is a must.


  • Responsible for real-time aggregation of large amounts of data from various sources into a data warehouse.
  • Assist with creation and maintenance of Business Intelligence reports in Tableau.
  • Select tools and products, or build custom solutions as necessary, either internally or cloud-based.
  • Ensure data security at rest and in transit, either internally or cloud-based.
  • Ensure all development, validation, data storage, and transformational processes follow internal SDLC and meet HIPAA guidelines and other certifications/requirements.
  • Work in cross-functional AGILE teams.
  • Assist project managers/business analysts with requirements gathering for new features or enhancements.
  • Support stakeholders/end users (mostly internal) with troubleshooting and/or general support.
  • Research and stay up to date on the most recent industry standards and trends, emerging technology in software development.


    • Bachelor or advanced degree in Computer Science (or similar relevant specialization) or equivalent professional experience.
    • Advanced knowledge of relational databases, normal forms, and schema design (preferably MySQL).
    • Advanced knowledge of techniques to efficiently represent, store, and query large volumes of data.
    • Experience with data pipelining, transformation (ETL/ELT) and masking tools, such as Kafka and Dataguise.
    • Experience with consumption and production of web services (ex: REST, SOAP, AMQP).
    • Quality documentation skills.
    • Experience with cloud computing and serverless technologies is strongly recommended (AWS, Azure, Snowflake)
    • Experience with PHP/JS frameworks (ex: Symfony, Laravel, AngularJS, ReactJS) is preferred.
    • Experience with NoSQL databases is preferred.
    • Knowledge of health-care data is useful, but not required.
    • 5+ years of experience in professional software development and distributed applications.
    • 3+ years of experience specifically in database design and infrastructure.