Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Data Engineer I (Regular, Full-Time)

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Data Platform Team within SCCA’s Information Technology Department is responsible for designing, developing, and supporting SCCA data systems and integration for both operational and analytical purposes. Under the guidance of the Data Warehouse Manager, the Data Engineer I is responsible for the development and implementation of scalable, stable, and secure solutions for data acquisition, data distribution, and workflow orchestration in SCCA’s data warehouse. The role will also contribute to the maintenance and optimization of existing data pipelines from a wide variety of internal and external data sources, including partner data warehouses and repositories. They will work closely with other engineering team members, business analysts, and systems analysts to provide data solutions that support and empower internal business partners and drive enterprise analytics and data science objectives.


Successful candidates will have strong engineering and communication skills as well as a strong knowledge in on-prem SQL Server data systems. Familiarity with common cloud data tools, best practices and migration strategies is a plus as well as agile development methodologies.


  • Develop and support ETL/ELT processes sourcing data from various internal applications and external data repositories including our partner EPIC EMR implementations.
  • Monitor and maintain build and release pipelines in Azure Devops using continuous development best practices.
  • Develop and support data infrastructure primarily built with Microsoft technologies.
  • Contribute to production support efforts, including the identification, resolution, and communication of bugs within our data platform.
  • Contribute to a collaborative environment within the Data Engineering function and in partnership with stakeholders.




  • Good knowledge and experience developing, performance tuning, and supporting on-prem data engineering systems including Microsoft SQL Server
  • Good knowledge and experience with ETL tools and various data processing techniques and best practices
  • Some knowledge and experience with data warehousing design and concepts
  • Some knowledge and experience in working with large and complex data sets
  • Ability to work independently, manage competing priorities and to adapt to new and changing technologies
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills, including an ability to effectively communicate using multiple methods with both technical and non-technical teams



  • B.Sc or M.Sc degree in quantitative field (Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, etc.), or commensurate professional experience
  • Prior experience in scripting languages (Powershell, Python, or similar)
  • Prior experience in AWS or Azure cloud data tools/technologies
  • Experience with Cerner and/or Epic healthcare systems
  • Familiarity with healthcare financial and/or clinical data
  • Familiarity with HIPAA regulations and data warehousing security best practices

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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