Data Engineer (Bioinformatics) Lausanne

  • Sophia Genetics
  • Lausanne, VD, Switzerland
  • 21/10/2019
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

Ranked among the "50 Smartest Companies" in the world according to the MIT Technology Review, SOPHiA GENETICS is a fast-paced growing health-tech company. Combining deep expertise in life sciences, medical disciplines and mathematical modelling, we bring to market data analytics solutions to support healthcare professionals in better diagnosing and treating patients. Today SOPHiA’s technologies are being adopted and trusted by over 850 leading hospitals worldwide, all connected to each other and motivated to provide equal benefits to all patients.

We are primarily looking for passionate people. Seize the opportunity to contribute to a great cause (improving the diagnosis / treatment of serious illnesses) in an outstanding company !

In our journey to impact on patients lives, we are recruiting a Data Engineer (Bioinformatics) in our Research & Development team, designated to develop solutions to handle increasing amounts of genomics data.


In a continuous effort toward quality you develop and maintain the databases handling large bioinformatics data and the API interfaces and small applications. As a Data Engineer you will be part of a distributed team where resources are located in different countries and eventually spanning several time zones. Additionally you act as a 3rd line specialised support for complex technical support issues

Your profile

  • MSc or PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Familiarity with Bioinformatics - strong advantage
  • Demonstrated Database Administration and Data Engineering skills involving RDBMS (PostgreSQL, MariaDB, or other)
  • Experienced in technologies: Python and/or R, Bash, Docker; C++ is an advantage
  • Experience with git workflow and CI-CD
  • Fluent English (spoken and written)

We offer

  • Young and closely interacting R&D team in a casual working environment
  • Career opportunities in a fast-growing company with worldwide reputation
  • International and multicultural environment
  • A stimulating technical environment (cloud computing, Big Data, CI, CD, ...);
  • Permanent exchanges with teams of experts within the company (AI, genomics, medicine, etc.);
  • Flexible hours, home office opportunities, etc. ;
  • A MacBook Pro Top Level & 27" Monitors

Starting date: ASAP

Contract type : CDI full-time

Application process

If you think you fit this position, please send a CV and a cover letter. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

After an initial screening process, candidates will be invited for remote interviews. Selected candidates will then be invited for personal interviews.