Senior Staff Data Engineer Job at Cepheid, Saratoga, CA

  • Cepheid
  • Saratoga, CA

Job Description

Job Description

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we’re working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting. Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.

The Senior Staff Data Engineer is responsible for developing, maintaining, and scaling a central data science and analysis platform to enable new analytics applications.

This position is part of the Biochip R&D Team and will be located in Sunnyvale, CA. We value an approachable and credible communication style and we’re proud of our efforts to keep all levels of the organization informed, engaged and motivated. Intellectual honesty and agility, with the ability to pivot based on shifting priorities and balance multiple projects seamlessly in a fast-paced environment, are key.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Design, implement, maintain and continually improve a central cloud platform for data science operations.
  • Build scalable, high performance data pipelines (data layer, services, APIs, database integration and web applications) to enable new data analytics workflows.
  • Execute technical troubleshooting and improve the maintainability, quality and stability of our codebase by performing code reviews, fixing issues and adding unit tests and other necessary enhancements to the existing backend systems and services.
  • Evaluate emerging technologies and develop architectural changes to enhance the performance, scalability, and maintainability of existing data ecosystem.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal teams to suggest and implement new functionalities or identify areas for improvement.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science or a similar field with 10+ years of related work experience, OR Master’s degree with 8+ years of related work experience.
  • Hands on experience with cloud (AWS and Azure), database technologies (SQL server, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redshift, etc.), server technologies (event-pipeline, distributed computing and storage, etc.) and designing high performing microservice based solutions.
  • Strong programming fundamentals using Python.
  • Experience deploying commercial, production-grade software platforms, services and applications.
  • Understanding of modern automated test frameworks and CI/CD tooling.

The salary range for this role is $170K-$210K. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.


At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

Job Tags

Work experience placement, Immediate start, Shift work,

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