Job ID R-411069 Date posted 11/02/2021

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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Job Description Summary

The Product Engineer Data Loading & ETL team is responsible for support and remediation of the data loading and the Extract/Transform/Loading (ETL) processes related to the integration of clinical information system data (ADT/Census, Lab results, Pharmacy, Surgical, etc.). The Principal Engineer, Data Loading & ETL will be responsible for creating and implementing solutions for monitoring as well as remediation of issues encountered while supporting BD Hosted Applications. Principal Engineers are also responsible for developing solutions by identifying potential opportunities for assigned data streams and assisting in the generation of solution requirements. The Principal Engineer assists with creation of the strategic direction, vision, and scope of data monitoring and ETL capabilities necessary to support current and future BD Hosted Solutions. This position will also be required to work with their clinical counterparts, software engineers, sales and other BD teams to resolve system integration issue to the customer's satisfaction and provide management reports and trending.

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Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities

  • The role requires knowledge of SQL with the ability to create and troubleshoot queries and stored procedures and perform SQL Database administration duties such as modifying performance and execution plans. 

  • Participate in ongoing rotational on-call rotation for data and application monitoring and resolution activities.

  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and remediate data loading problems.

  • Prioritize development efforts based on alignment with business goals, strategic direction, and timelines.

  • Collaborates across solution groups on similar functionality to ensure common process and seamless integration.

  • Participate in collaborative efforts of cross-functional teams that may include members of support functions such as R&D, field operations, regulatory, quality clinical, sales, and user experience design to ensure proper integration solutions are implemented. 

  • Understands and can apply customer, technical, regulatory considerations with appropriate parties to identify the drivers leading to customer data ETL and integration issues.

  • Evaluates alternative solutions/decisions in light of the potential impact on the internal/external customer; understands the resource implications of solutions and makes customer-focused recommendations that highlights quality.

  • Work closely with application development, clinical, and product managers to ensure the intended integration delivery requirements are satisfied by the solutions.

  • This role will be expected to perform hands on troubleshooting and performance optimization.

  • Has in-depth functional expertise and broad knowledge of integration products and methodologies.


  • Ability to utilize analytical skills to participate in efforts to comprehensively analyze and interpret policies, procedures and situations in a multifaceted way and possess strong problem-solving skills to develop innovative solutions to complex issues.

  • Ability to take ownership of job-specific documentation of work, and ability to mentor others to do the same.

  • Ability to adhere to procedural and/or regulatory requirements for Good Documentation Practices (GDP) as well as the ability to review work of team members who are assigned similar data types to ensure that the technical output of the team conforms to best practices and standards.

  • Role model for the company’s high ethical standards and code of conduct.

  • Inspires others to meet/exceed expectations on through your own enthusiasm and energy.

  • Identifies, initiates, and leads efforts to achieve objectives, teaching and mentoring others to exceed customer expectations in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Ability to develop relationships with other internal partners to assess how technologies can best streamline processes and/or add value.

  • Develops valuable solutions that meet customer needs and shares key findings with others.

  • Influence other team members in a manner that complex problems are resolved with urgency.

  • Influences other team members through effective listening and communication to accomplish operational objectives.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Good organizational, time management, problem-solving skills and the ability to work accurately and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions.

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to recall, retrieve and communicate detailed or technical information clearly, accurately, and concisely and to non-technical audience/customers.

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Ability to participate in and lead cross training activities


  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred

  • 3+ years relevant experience working with ETL or similar processes (both batch and real time loading) required, experience with ETL with healthcare clinical data preferred.

  • SQL knowledge required with ability to demonstrate skills with creating and modifying stored procedures and performing database performance tuning (indexing, plans, etc..) and optimization. 

  • Experience troubleshooting data loading issues required

  • HL7 experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge of integration principles and its application in solving standard and non-standard technical problems and have ability to identify trends and underlying problems.     

  • Coding and coding troubleshooting knowledge required in one or more relevant platforms: Python, Machine Learning, NET, regular expression (RegEx), C#, or similar coding platforms.

  • Experience in creating/supporting dashboards and visualizations for utilization in ETL processing. 

  • Experience in automating ETL processes. 

  • Ability to convey complex technical information to a variety of levels within the organization.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Personal characteristics:   personable, detail-oriented, critical thinker, self-motivated, enthusiastic, resourceful, customer-focused and interested in mentorship of other team members. 

  • Strong organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills.

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health™ by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

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