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Principal Data Engineer - Veracyte

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Job Title
Principal Data Engineer
Job Location
South San Francisco, California, United States
Job Description

At Veracyte, we offer exciting career opportunities for those interested in joining a pioneering team that is committed to transforming cancer care for patients across the globe. Working at Veracyte – whether it be in one of our labs, corporate offices, the field – enables our employees to not only make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients, but to also learn and grow within a results-driven environment that values innovation, collaboration, and compassion.


The Position:

The Principal Data Engineer will contribute to Veracyte’s success by designing, implementing, and maintaining cloud data infrastructure, pipelines, and solutions in support of company’s data engineering needs. In addition to the regular duties of a Data Engineer, the Principal Data Engineer will play a key role in evaluating and implementing a data catalogue in support of our global data strategy and policy.  This is a hands-on-keys role in addition to supporting the company’s broader digital transformation strategy. This position will be based out of our South San Francisco office (hybrid) and we are open to remote. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and efficient data infrastructure and pipelines for Lake and Mesh systems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Optimize data retrieval and processing for improved performance and reliability.
  • Implement data security measures and ensure compliance with data governance policies.
  • Design and implement a data management framework encompassing a catalogue of diverse internal and external source data, catering to both technical and non-technical audiences. 
    • Identify and assess data sources across the organization.
    • Evaluate and buy or design and develop a user-friendly data catalogue application.
    • Ensure data cataloguing aligns with best practices and industry standards.
    • Provide training and support to users of the data catalogue.
  • Support the development and implementation of data strategy and policies. 
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to define key business requirements.
    • Provide technical expertise and recommendations for data policy implementation and engineering controls.
    • Ensure alignment of data engineering practices with the overall data strategy.
  • Mentor and guide junior data engineers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

Who You Are:


  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • 8+ years of experience (BS), 6+ years (MS) in data engineering or similar role.
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, or Scala.
  • Expertise and production deployment experience in the AWS and GCP ecosystems.
  • Experience with data warehousing, ELT processes, and data modeling.
  • Familiarity with data cataloguing tools and best practices.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities.




The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the industry, education, etc. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units. Veracyte is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states.

Pay range
$164,000$225,000 USD


What We Can Offer You

Veracyte is a growing company that offers significant career opportunities if you are curious, driven, patient-oriented and aspire to help us build a great company. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, and are committed to fostering an inclusive workforce, where diverse backgrounds are represented, engaged, and empowered to drive innovative ideas and decisions.  We are proud to have been named a “Bay Area Top Workplace” for ten years in a row by the Bay Area News Group and “Best Places to Work in San Diego” in 2023 by the San Diego Business Journal.


About Veracyte

Veracyte (Nasdaq: VCYT) is a global genomic diagnostics company that improves patient care by providing answers to clinical questions, informing diagnosis and treatment decisions throughout the patient journey in cancer and other diseases. The company’s growing menu of genomic tests leverage advances in genomic science and technology, enabling patients to avoid risky, costly diagnostic procedures and quicken time to appropriate treatment. The company’s tests in lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, bladder cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are available to patients and its lymphoma subtyping and renal cancer tests are in development. With Veracyte’s exclusive global license to a best-in-class diagnostics instrument platform, the company is positioned to deliver its tests to patients worldwide. Veracyte is based in South San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit and follow the company on X (Formerly Twitter).

Veracyte, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status. Veracyte participates in E-Verify in the United States. View our CCPA Disclosure Notice.

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Veracyte Headquarters Location

South San Francisco, CA

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Veracyte Company Size

Between 500 - 1,000 employees

Veracyte Founded Year


Veracyte Total Amount Raised


Veracyte Funding Rounds

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  • Post Ipo Equity

    $550,000,000 USD

  • Post Ipo Equity

    $194,000,000 USD

  • Post Ipo Equity

    $137,800,000 USD

  • Post Ipo Equity

    $55,100,000 USD

  • Post Ipo Equity

    $30,000,000 USD

  • Post Ipo Debt

    $45,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $15,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $28,000,000 USD

  • IPO


  • Series Unknown

    $14,950,000 USD

  • Series B

    $28,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $300,000 USD

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