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Data Engineer

Surgical Science AB
August 28, 2021
Seattle or Remote, United States of America
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Apply at About the businessSurgical Science (SuS) is the major supplier of simulation software for medical training. Our current portfolio of training systems is used by medical device manufacturers, medical training centers, and institutes worldwide for practice, validation, and certification of students, surgeons, and medical doctors. Our goal is to continuously improve our products to make the learning and training experience of healthcare professionals better. The use of data science and artificial intelligence is one of the pathways by which simulation training will evolve. We are looking for a skilled and motivated data engineer to join our data science team to take this next step. Surgical Science as an employerSurgical Science is a global and continuously expanding organization. We put work-life balance first and offer great flexibility in managing personal and professional activities. We provide great flexible time-off policy, parental leave policy, flexible work hours, and work-from-home options. We believe that diversity, inclusion, and equity are crucial for innovation and growth!Learn more at and role

As a Data Engineer you will work in a novel problem domain of virtual reality surgical simulation while having a tangible impact on training healthcare professionals to advance patient care.

The team

You will be directly reporting to the director of newly formed data science team at SuS. You will work closely with the software development team comprised of graphics engineers and software developers spread across our global offices in North America, Europe, and Asia.


  • Advise on data science product definitions and requirements.
  • Design the data infrastructure for data science products.
  • Build data pipelines for hardware devices, web applications, and data science tools that are secure, scalable, and robust.
  • Manage and improve data infrastructure including networking and computing resources.
  • Design and take data products from prototype to production.
  • Improve existing data practices for current products.
  • Ensure data products are compliant, in general, and in healthcare-specific settings.
  • Undertake these responsibilities by reaching out to dispersed teams globally.

Why this role?

  • You create a new data infrastructure from the ground-up.
  • You inform and influence new products from design to production at the get-go.
  • You are exposed to a highly regulated industry of healthcare products.
  • You work with unique platforms that include edge devices and web apps.
  • You interface and work with diverse and dispersed teams around the globe on a regular basis.

Your growth

The data science team will provide lots of opportunities to grow as an individual contributor or a manager. We value growth and development among our employees. We will work with you to develop and pursue your growth.


You will report to the Seattle office (Washington, USA). Remote work from other locations is also a possible option.

Skills and Qualifications

We prefer that you have:

  • Industry experience of 5+ years in a data engineering or similar role.
  • Proficiency with programming in Python, C++, SQL, Java
  • Proficiency with the Hadoop ecosystem
  • Proficiency with stream processing systems like Apache Flink or Storm
  • Proficiency with workflow engine like Apache Airflow
  • Proficiency with cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure
  • Experience with data warehousing
  • Experience with big data querying tools like Pig, Hive
  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Experience working in collaborative and cross-functioning teams
  • Fluency in English

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