For Researchers - Search Now For Contributors - Join Now


Healthcare Data Engineer

Company Overview

Imagine if we could accelerate healthcare discovery leading to more effective treatment and cures? Here at iSpecimen, we are working to get researchers the specimens they need from the patients they want to do just that. Headquartered in Lexington, MA, iSpecimen is the marketplace for human biospecimen collections. The privately held company has developed the iSpecimen Marketplace, an online platform connecting healthcare organizations that have access to patients and specimens with the scientists who need them.

Position Overview

We are looking for a highly-skilled, self-motivated Healthcare Data Engineer with strong communication and technical skills to join our collaborative environment. This individual will be responsible for working closely with our team to ensure our data processes are efficient, effective, and well run. The right individual will have a passion for data, quality, improvement, data pipelines, and reporting with a solid understanding of healthcare data vocabularies.


  • Work with the team to understand our suppliers’ data and how we can add value
  • Define, design, implement, improve, and support ETL solutions using the myriad
    healthcare and behavior measures and controlled vocabularies used to drive
  • Lead the data onboarding and transformation processes for various source data
  • Continuously improve control processes, ensuring data integrity, quality,
    standardization, and security throughout the ETL process
  • Develop test methods, measurement tools, baseline reference data and measures,
    and analyses to support our reporting and visualization technologies and
  • Function as a healthcare data subject matter expert to support the design,
    development, testing, implementation, documentation, and support of our solutions
  • Provide complete documentation and communication of all processes, methods, and results
  • Support production solutions and the ongoing updating and maintenance of our
    reference data sources
  • Participate in our data strategy design and delivery


  • BS/BA degree in healthcare informatics, information systems, computer science,
    or related information technology degree preferred. Advanced degree in one of
    these areas preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in healthcare informatics and hands-on experience
    handling diverse healthcare data sets especially lab and transforming them into
    consistent, high quality data sets
  • 3+ years of experience exploring and analyzing data and/or scripting ETL
    processes using SQL
  • 1+ years of experience using a scripting language (Python, Bash, Perl, etc.) to
    automate processes
  • Extensive knowledge of existing healthcare databases, data sources, and industry
    standard measures and code sets (e.g. ICD9, CPT/HCPCS, DRG, NDC, GPI, LOINC)
  • Knowledge of current standards (e.g. HL7). Clinical lab and/or biorepository
    experience a plus
  • Proficient using SQL with solid familiarity and experience with database
  • Some database management experience with the ability to explore and manage
    database internals (e.g. storage/memory, query performance, users,
    permissions, etc.)
  • Experience integrating tools and/or workload automation software to streamline
  • Experience with data analysis/visualization applications (e.g. Domo, Tableau) to
    generate reports
  • Advanced analytic, reporting, and problem-solving skills around healthcare data
  • Experience with a cloud computing platform (e.g. AWS) a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a proven ability to present
    solutions with both technical and non-technical arguments
  • Intensely curious, not settling for accepted or superficial answers, always asking
    why and digging deeper

iSpecimen offers a generous suite of comprehensive benefits including ten paid holidays per year, paid time off (PTO) for vacation, sick, or personal use, health, dental, and vision insurance, health savings accounts, and a 401(K) retirement plan.

Apply Online

The iSpecimen Marketplace

Search for Samples and Data Today

Create a login in seconds, for free, with no obligation. Gain immediate access to our real-time sample inventory today.

Already signed up?  Login to search our updated inventory.

Sign Up to Search the Marketplace