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Platform Data Engineer

Ohalo Genetics

Ohalo Genetics

Data Science
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Position Title: Platform/Data Engineer

Location: Mills River, North Carolina (On-site)

Time Type: Full Time

Start date: ASAP

Below is the pay range for this position that we reasonably expect to pay. Individual compensation is based on various factors including experience, education, skillset, and other relevant qualifications. This range is for the North Carolina location and may be adjusted to the labor market in other geographic areas.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $100,000 - $120,000

The Opportunity:

Ohalo is seeking an experienced Platform/Data Engineer to join our team. This role involves building and maintaining data pipelines to support our machine learning engineering activities and managing data related to plant phenotypes and genotypes. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a passionate team dedicated to revolutionizing plant breeding.


  • Design and implement robust data architectures.
  • Build and maintain scalable data pipelines using technologies such as GCP (or AWS), BigQuery, Python, and Spark.
  • Develop and manage service-oriented and event-driven architectures, utilizing tools like Pub/Sub and Kafka.
  • Collaborate with machine learning engineers on model development and deployment.
  • Work closely with automation engineering to automate data collection from robotics systems.
  • Ensure data integrity and security across all pipelines and processes.
  • Optimize data workflows and storage solutions for performance and scalability.
  • Continuously monitor, troubleshoot, and improve data systems and processes.

Candidate Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Proficiency with cloud platforms, preferably GCP (or AWS).
  • Strong experience with data processing frameworks such as BigQuery, Spark, and Nextflow (a plus).
  • Proficiency in Python and frameworks like FastAPI.
  • Experience with service-oriented and event-driven architectures.
  • Knowledge of data streaming and messaging systems, including Pub/Sub and Kafka.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), and paid time off
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development within a dynamic and growing company

About Ohalo Genetics:

Ohalo is using an evolutionary lens to reimagine the art and science of plant breeding. We seek to transform breeding and production systems with a goal of helping to sustainably support the world’s growing population.

Note: Application must include code sample to be considered.

No visa sponsorship is available for this position at this time.

No recruiters please.