Cell Signaling Technology

  • Database Developer

    Job Locations US-MA-Danvers
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/16/2018 2:03 PM)
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Company Overview

    Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (CST) is a worldwide leader in the development and commercialization of antibodies, assays and research tools. As a company of scientists for scientists, we have developed PTMScan®, a technology to discover protein post-translational modifications, P hosphoSitePlus®, an online resource for investigation of post-translational modifications, and XMT® technology, a proprietary method to develop exceptional monoclonal antibodies. We are fully committed to developing new research tools to help define the mechanisms underlying cell function and disease, thereby broadly accelerating progress in biomedical research and medicine.

    Position Summary

    Cell Signaling Technology is transitioning its IT infrastructure from on-prem environment to a hybrid cloud environment in order to transform the experience for the stakeholders across our global business. We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative Data Engineer with prior cloud and relational database experience to transition CST and its data into a hybrid cloud environment involving multiple cutting edge data technologies. This individual should have a strong DevOps interest and an eagerness to help us implement DevOps for data.


    • Envision, architect, design and execute transition from traditional on-prem Oracle databases to various Amazon cloud data technologies
    • Participate in our company-wide adoption of new data technology including graph databases, data marts and data lakes
    • Engage in company-wide data discovery, data consolidation and data transformation efforts
    • Write stored procedures, cloud formation scripts, Lambda scripts, views, sql scripts, Python scripts, unix command line scripts to munge data, create ETLs and to automate job functions
    • Create and maintain organized, crisp, clear documentation
    • Evangelize application of DevOps principles to the database discipline
    • Contribute to our migration from point-to-point integrations to micro-services enterprise architecture
    • Take part in administration of our multi-database environment
    • Lead cross functional dialog across all disciplines of database, application aspects of database, and requirements on virtualized and physical infrastructure


    Required Skills/Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field plus 5 years' of database development experience OR Master's degree in Computer Science or related field plus 3 years' of Oracle database experience or related field plus 3 years of database development experience
    • Prior experience with Oracle and other database technologies (such as Postgres, Neo4j, DynamoDB)
    • Experience with RDS or other Cloud data technologies
    • Experience with Data Warehousing and ETL technologies  
    • Experience with database security
    • Experience with database scaling and performance
    • Experience in database triage

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

    • Experience with the following Amazon databases:
      • Neo4j
      • RDS Aurora (postgres and mysql)
      • Redshift
      • DynamoDB
    • Experience with the following Oracle technologies:
      • Oracle Database
      • Oracle EBS,
      • Oracle ATG/Endeca
    • Understanding of database virtual and physical resources
    • Experience working in a life sciences environment
    • Strong documentation skills


    Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, status as a veteran or as a member of the military or status in any group protected by applicable federal or state laws.


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