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Data Analytics Engineer, Data Platforms

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Data Science
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Please Note: Our offices are closed for our annual Summer Break from Monday, July 1, 2024 through Friday, July 5, 2024. Our response to your application will be delayed.

Your work will change lives. Including your own.

At Recursion, we combine experimental biology, chemistry, automation and artificial intelligence to quickly and efficiently identify treatments for diseases. We generate a wide variety of data across different biological and chemical domains. Reporting to the Data Platforms Engineering Manager, the Data Analytics Engineer will develop solutions to ingest, model, transform and visualize this data, working closely with research scientists, biologists, chemists and data engineers. You will champion best practices and serve as a subject matter expert in data modeling, analytics, and visualization. Success in this role means the right visualizations and data is at the fingertips of the right people so they can make the right decisions and discover medicines that will change lives.

The Impact You'll Make

  • Build data products. You will work with our research scientists on workflows, data pipelines, data catalogs to ingest and annotate biological, chemical data and metadata from a variety of sources such as contract research organizations (CROs), and internal data generators.
  • Power user of Data Platforms. Champion ways to to effectively utilize Data Platforms for our scientists to better self-serve.
  • Develop visualizations that will impact drug discovery. You will develop powerful visualizations and dashboards so that our scientists can easily interpret relevant information about our compounds or drug discovery programs.
  • Be a mentor, coach, and sponsor. You will share your technical knowledge and experiences within and beyond the team.


This is a hybrid position based in Salt Lake City, UT, or Toronto, ON

The Team You'll Join

As a Data Analyst in the Data Platforms Team, you will work with Product Managers, Biologists, Chemists, Automation Engineers, Data Engineers and Data Scientists to digitally onboard new experimental assays, develop workflows for ingestion and organization of biology and chemistry data, and create visualization dashboards that our drug discovery teams can use to make better decisions.

The Experience You'll Need

  • Work Experience in data science, data analytics, data engineering, business intelligence, or data warehousing
  • Expert knowledge of SQL relational or analytical databases
  • Experience working with visualization and analysis software such as Looker, Tableau or Dash
  • Working knowledge of modern ETL, analytics systems and tools such as dbt
  • Excitement to learn parts of our tech stack that you might not already know. Our current tech stack includes: dbt, Airflow, PostgreSQL, Big Query, GCP Buckets, Looker. Our cloud services are provided by Google Cloud Platform.
  • Bonus: Proficiency in data engineering programming language such as Python.
  • A people-first mindset. Despite the deadlines, we always prioritize supporting our coworkers in their growth and experience.
  • A drive to deliver technical solutions that are easily monitored and understood as they run in production and the effects of change can be readily quantified.
  • Biology or chemistry background is not necessary, but intellectual curiosity is a must!

How You’ll be Supported

  • Peer mentor will provide support and training during first 90 days to ensure quick ramp up
  • Dedicated sessions to walkthrough services/systems that you will support
  • 1 on 1 introductions with cross functional peers that you will partner closely with
  • Option to attend conferences to learn more from colleagues, networks, and more to better your skillset
  • Option to participate in coaching like BetterUp for leadership skills and development programs

At Recursion, we believe that every employee should be compensated fairly. Based on the skill and level of experience required for this role, the estimated current annual base range for this role is:

  • Developing: $153,000.00 CAD
  • Skilled: $162,000.00 CAD
  • Expert: $174,000.00 CAD

To learn more about our level within levels, click here.

You will also be eligible for bonuses and equity compensation + our comprehensive benefits package for United States based candidates. The range displayed on each job posting reflects target ranges for US new hire salaries and is determined by job, level, and market factors.

During the interview selection process, you will connect with a Talent Acquisition Partner who will be your advocate and ally to ensure you receive the appropriate compensation that meets your needs for your skills, experience, and relevant education/training, while also reviewing our very competitive total rewards package.


The Values That We Hope You Share:

  • We Care: We care about our drug candidates, our Recursionauts, their families, each other, our communities, the patients we aim to serve and their loved ones. We also care about our work.
  • We Learn: Learning from the diverse perspectives of our fellow Recursionauts, and from failure, is an essential part of how we make progress.
  • We Deliver: We are unapologetic that our expectations for delivery are extraordinarily high. There is urgency to our existence: we sprint at maximum engagement, making time and space to recover.
  • Act Boldly with Integrity: No company changes the world or reinvents an industry without being bold. It must be balanced; not by timidity, but by doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • We are One Recursion: We operate with a 'company first, team second' mentality. Our success comes from working as one interdisciplinary team.

Recursion spends time and energy connecting every aspect of work to these values. They aren’t static, but regularly discussed and questioned because we make decisions rooted in those values in our day-to-day work. You can read more about our values and how we live them every day here.

More About Recursion

Recursion is a clinical stage TechBio company leading the space by decoding biology to industrialize drug discovery. Enabling its mission is the Recursion OS, a platform built across diverse technologies that continuously expands one of the world’s largest proprietary biological and chemical datasets. Recursion leverages sophisticated machine-learning algorithms to distill from its dataset a collection of trillions of searchable relationships across biology and chemistry unconstrained by human bias. By commanding massive experimental scale — up to millions of wet lab experiments weekly — and massive computational scale — owning and operating one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, Recursion is uniting technology, biology and chemistry to advance the future of medicine.

Recursion is headquartered in Salt Lake City, where it is a founding member of BioHive, the Utah life sciences industry collective. Recursion also has offices in London, Toronto, Montreal and the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at, or connect on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.

Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, local, or provincial human rights legislation.
Recursion welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Recursion Pharmaceuticals and its affiliate companies do not accept resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to Recursion or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Recursion’s internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of Recursion, and Recursion will not owe any referral or other fees. Our team will communicate directly with candidates who are not represented by an agent or intermediary unless otherwise agreed to prior to interviewing for the job.