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Data Systems Engineer

Company: Zoetis, Inc
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Role Description POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:The successful applicant embodies Zoetis' Core Beliefs: Our Colleagues Make The Difference, Always Do The Right Thing, Customer Obsessed, Run It Like You Own It, and We Are One Zoetis. The candidate will be a member of the Data Management and Systems team within Veterinary Medicine Research and Development (VMRD). The candidate will support global VMRD workflows by assisting with systems programming, application development, and daily operations.A TYPICAL DAY:A Data Systems Engineer will spend most of their time developing data-centric applications and pipelines which aid scientists in their conduct of studies. The team is small so team members will, by necessity, need to become fluent in full stack development: UI, server, and database. Our current web stack is React, Node.js, and SQL Server though we try to reach for the right tool for the job. For pipeline work, we mainly use Python where possible, but since a large portion of our clinical data management system uses SAS, building competency in SAS programming is very beneficial. Our organization will begin using cloud infrastructure (Azure) in the coming year, so team members will begin getting experience in that space as well. This position is well suited for a person who loves to program, loves to learn, and wants a bit of everything in their development.Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Translate business requirements into viable solutions
  • Design and implement user interfaces, RESTful server endpoints, and database objects for new systems
  • Improve existing systems through error fixes, new feature implementations, and performance improvements
  • Write concise, informative documentation to ease the burden of future maintenance
  • Build test suites to ensure robust, performant solutionsQUALIFICATIONSEducational Background: Minimum: Bachelor's degreeDesirable: Master's degreeDesired degree in the following areas:
    • Computer Science
    • Data Science and/or Data Analytics
    • Information Management
    • MathematicsWork Experience/Skills: Minimum:
      • Experience with a general-purpose programming language (e.g., Python, JavaScript, C#, etc.)
      • Experience with RDBMS and associated SQL dialect (PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server, SQLite, etc.)
      • Experience with version control systems, e.g., Git
      • Well-developed critical thinking skills with the ability to problem solve
      • Ability to work both as a member of a team and independently in a self-directed and self-motivated manner
      • Excellent skills in the following competencies: organizing, planning, time management, quality, attention to detail
      • Excellent interpersonal skills with very good written and oral communication skills
      • Competence with Microsoft Office ProductsDesirable:
        • Experience with JavaScript, React.js, and Node.js
        • Experience with web and application server administration
        • Familiarity with cloud technologies
        • 2+ years of software development experienceDesirable Other Attributes:
          • Goal-oriented, strong desire to achieve and exceed expectations, consistently meets commitments
          • Maintains a strategic outlook
          • Has desire and ability to anticipate and plan for future changeFull timeRegularColleagueAny unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "@zoetis.com". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Keywords: Zoetis, Inc, Kalamazoo , Data Systems Engineer, Other , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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