12 days old

Senior Knowledge Engineer

Texas City, TX 77590
Location :
US - Texas - Austin
Job Description

Job Title: Senior Knowledge Engineer
Requisition ID: 99486BR

Job Title:
Requisition ID: R-00878511

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Location/Division Specific Information
US - Austin, TX

How will you make an impact?

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. Surrounded by collaborative colleagues, you’ll have the support and opportunities that only a global leader can give you. Our respected, growing organization has an exceptional strategy for the near term and beyond. Take your place on our strong team, and help us make significant contributions to the world.
Thermo Fisher Scientific's mission is to help make the world a healthier, cleaner and safer place. This position offers a unique opportunity at Thermo Fisher Scientific to help our mission by leading and executing on next generation architecture and platform.
We are looking for an ambitious, talented, and self-motivated individual, who will help us build semantic solutions by elucidating, organizing, and describing information from the rich domain of life science. Your work will take you across many important areas of our business from products to experimental results, biological entities to laboratory techniques, and everything in between.
Working closely with our semantic architect, you will be focused on building out the Thermo Fisher knowledge graph to incorporate concepts that are central to our business and goals. Further, you will use this knowledge to improve our products by working closely with software engineers, UI/UX designers, and product management to help them understand how they can benefit from the use of these information structures. And finally, as a detail-focused individual, you will manage the governance process for how we manage and grow this valuable information.

What will you do?
  • Find and evaluate existing taxonomies and ontologies that may be applicable to our work
  • Design and publish taxonomies/ontologies to describe the core concepts of our domain when other sources are non-existent or incomplete
  • Work closely with subject matter experts to capture and refine information structures central to their work
  • Refine and grow our governance process for our structured data
  • Grow and mature the use of our enterprise vocabulary management software, ultimately making it a high-value resource within the organization
  • Work with data scientists to better understand how standardized terminologies can be leveraged to reduce the time it takes to clean and harmonize data before models can be built
  • Advocate for the value of information architecture and standardization of terminology across our company
  • Stay abreast and evaluate the latest in analytics technologies and determine how to incorporate these into our data science best practices
  • Build strong relationships with cross-functional team members and business stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with the technology, UI/UX, and product organizations to ensure alignment with our business goals

How will you get here?

Education : Bachelors/Masters in Library / Information Science, Computer Science or related field

  • 6+ years experience as a taxonomist /ontologist or library scientist
  • 3+ years experience with a scripting language used to harvest, clean and organize data (preferably Python)
  • Experience working with enterprise tools to manage vocabularies including all aspects related to design, governance, and production use
  • Demonstrated experience with semantic web architecture using RDF and SPARQL
  • Understanding of ontology design and authoring.
  • The confidence and ability to investigate deep subject domains and make sense of them relatively quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills to recruit and utilize busy but interested subject matter experts
  • Experience with large-scale consumer-facing production software and cloud deployment strategies.
  • Agile/Scrum methodology experience
  • Experience collaborating with cross functional teams

Preferred qualifications
  • Life Science experience preferred, but not required

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Topic modeling, semantic architecture, ontology, taxonomy, controlled vocabulary, data governance, data cleansing, data harmonization

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Posted: 2019-08-05 Expires: 2019-09-11

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