Life Sciences Data Engineer and Solution Architect

TetraScience - Boston, MA5.0

Full-time$60,000 - $110,000 a year
TetraScience is a cloud-based, data integration company that provides the scientific community with centralized, standardized, and actionable scientific data to fuel innovation, facilitate collaboration and accelerate discovery.

The TetraScience Data Integration Platform automatically integrates, normalizes, and validates data from heterogeneous sources, thereby creating a centralized set of scientific data from which scientists can draw conclusions, gather insights, and take actions.

TetraScience is currently seeking a Solution Architect & Data Engineer for the Data Integration Platform. In this role, you will leverage your biology, chemistry, and/or pharmaceutical experience to architect highly impactful solutions and deliver these solutions to our customers in the enterprise pharmaceutical industry and biotech companies.


You will start as a post-sales data engineer in our delivery team, owning the implementation of a customer solution. Your responsibility includes

Build data models for scientific instruments and CRO reports
Build data pipelines using Python and other scripting languages
Build report and dashboards using Spotfire, Tableau, Jupyter notebook and etc.
Work with the customer to test and make sure the solution fulfills their requirements and solves their need
Coordinate project kickoff meetings; manage the customer relationship throughout the project; and conduct formal project closeout meetings
Facilitate internal project post-mortems to identify areas of improvement on the next implementation
During this process, you will need to provide detailed estimates for the number of billable hours per implementation; manage implementation scope and transform the technical spec into agile user stories and technical tickets; develop sprint cadence plan for completing the project. You will maintain a project budget to drive decisions and ensure on-time, on-budget, and on-scope delivery.

You will communicate very closely with the rest of the delivery team, product management and engineering team to identify potential improvements to the Data Integration Platform.

As you gain experience as a data engineer, you can

Take on larger projects that have a more complicated scope and continue to grow as a data engineer.
Take on more platform and product features and continue to grow into a software engineer.
Take on more responsibility in pre-sales as Solution Architect. In this role, you will
Work closely with the sales to understand Life Sciences companies’ need for data collection, data integration, data management, and data science.
Design and architect the solution using TetraScience Data Integration Platform.
Create and negotiate Statement of Work
Perform pre-sales demo for Life Science companies
Perform pre-sales investigations and prototypes of data sources, data models
You will be expected to travel to customer sites when needed (~10-15%, much of which is local)


B.S. or M.S. degree with a scientific-focused curriculum such as chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, biomedical engineering, physics and etc.
2+ years of customer-facing experience in an agile environment
2+ years experience working in the pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry
Proficient with programming languages such as Python, Javascript
Proficient with SQL and Elasticsearch
Experience with tools like Spotfire, Tableau, Jupyter notebook
Excellent communications skills, attention to details, and the confidence to take control of project delivery
Ability to understand a highly technical product and communicate with the product management and engineering team effectively
Strong project and account management skills
Strong interpersonal and proactive problem-solving skills
Ability to think creatively on how to solve projects risks without reducing quality
Team player and ability to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to make the team successful

Ability to choose and craft the next step in your career path as a Data Engineer, Software Engineer or Solution architect. Room for you to explore your interest, establish your skillset and tailor your direction based on your passion and interest.
Professional development fund for you to gain relevant certificate such as AWS Solution Architect certificate and etc.
Competitive salary and equity and in a fast-growing company
Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
Generous paid time off (PTO)
Catered team lunch every Wednesday and a variety of free snacks
Convenient location in Boston Downtown Crossing area; close to the T (red/orange/green/blue line) and South Station
Open office environment for maximum collaboration