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Jennifer Jenkins

Jennifer Jenkins

Manager, Data Analytics & Engineering

Thermo Fisher Scientific | Pittsburgh, PA


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Dr. Semmelweis and the Discovery of Handwashing

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Dr. Semmelweis and the Discovery of Handwashing


Introduction to Python

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Thermo Fisher Scientific | Apr 2023 - Present

Manager Data Analytics & Engineering

Responsible for leading a team involved in cross-functional projects using advanced data modeling and analysis techniques to discover insights that will guide strategic decisions and uncover optimization opportunities. Oversee the design and delivery of reports and insights that analyze business functions and key operations and performance metrics. Recruit, train, mentor, develop and supervise analyst-level employees. Ensure accuracy of data and deliverables of reporting employees with comprehensive policies and processes. Manage and optimize processes for data intake, validation, mining and engineering as well as modeling, visualization and communication deliverables. Examine, interpret and report results of analytical initiatives to stakeholders in leadership, technology, service and commercial support. Oversee the data/report requests process: tracking requests submitted, prioritization, approval, etc. Anticipate future demands of initiatives related to people, technology, budget and business within various department and design/implement solutions to meet these needs. Organize and drive successful completion of data insight initiatives through effective management of analyst and data employees and effective collaboration with stakeholders. Communicate results and business impacts of insight initiatives to stakeholders within and outside of the company. Identify process gaps and produce creative solutions to fill the gaps in the delivery process. Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc. Responsible for development, implementation and maintenance/monitoring of a sustainable, available and scalable database environment from the ground to customer facing. Development and enforcement of Data Governance & Security Standards across the environment.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific | Sep 2021 - Apr 2023

Senior Data Engineer

a sustainable, available and scalable database environment from the ground to customer facing within an SQL Environment. Development and enforcement of Data Governance Standards across the environment. Design, development and deployment of Data Pipelines for moving data across various systems including Oracle, AWS, SAP and Redshift. Responsible for ETL Pipelines including data cleansing, validation and transformation while adhering to data governance standards. Development of Python and R to provide statistical analysis. Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements. Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and AWS ‘big data’ technologies. Build and support analytics tools (Power Apps, PBI, Power Automate) that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics. Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re- designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc. Creation and implementation of automated processes including SSIS, Python and R for data import and cleansing. Perform T-SQL tuning and optimization of queries for reports that take longer execution time using MS SQL Profiler, Index Tuning Wizard, and SQL Query Analyzer. Create data tools for analytics and data scientist team members that assist them in building and optimizing our product into an innovative industry leader. Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems. Keep our data separated and secure across national boundaries through multiple data centers and regions.

Thermo Fisher Scientific | Jan 2020 - Sep 2021

Data Engineer

Responsible for development, implementation and maintenance/monitoring of a sustainable and scalable database environment from the ground to customer facing within an SQL Environment. This includes development and enforcement of Data Governance across the environment to ensure accuracy, integrity, usability and availability of data. Responsible for performance and availability of the environment. Responsible for obtaining data from other environments including Oracle and AWS and ensuring that data is in accordance with data governance standards. Responsible for Big Data import, cleansing and analysis.

Montauk Energy Holdings, LLC | Aug 2017 - Dec 2019

Senior Database Administrator & BI Developer

Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of all SQL Databases within the network (SQL Server 2016). This includes ensuring availability, optimizing efficiency and promoting usability. Additional responsibilities include development and implementation of new applications as well as performing regularly scheduled maintenance tasks for security, integrity and performance monitoring. Creation and enforcement of policies for maintenance, monitoring, procedures, standards and security. Creation and implementation of SSIS Packages, SSRS Reports, SQL Server Agent Jobs, Stored Procedures and Backup across the network. Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy & integrity. Perform backup and recovery tests. Responsible for the development and maintenance of QlikView Business Intelligence Suite to provide data analytics to business stakeholders including predicative analytics. Utilized data analytical skills within reporting to improve the position of the business and provide the ability to formulate business decisions based on accurate data.

Teleplex, INC | Oct 2013 - Mar 2016

SQL DBA Manager & Software Programmer

SQL Server Database Manager responsible for operations out of four different offices throughout Western, PA while managing a team of four individuals. Responsibilities included creation, implementation and maintenance of all databases within the network. Provided support to operators on a 24/7 rotating schedule. Responsible for troubleshooting and management of the system. Oversaw that best practices were being implemented and utilized by Junior DBAs. Other responsibilities included GUI Application Development and Maintenance to support the operators. Developed advanced programming methods to execute applications based on client specific needs. Worked within SQL Server 2016 including SSMS, SSAS, SSIS and SSRS.

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. | Oct 2012 - Sep 2013

Database Administrator II

Responsible for the creation, implementation and maintenance of Oracle Databases on both Linux and Solaris environments. Utilized both Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) 10g and Oracle RDBMS 11g. Was responsible for up to at least five servers at any given time including Production, Test and QA servers. Was part of a ten-person Database Team specifically tasked with improvement of current database servers. Coordinated with other lines of business regarding access rights, security and deployment. Coordinated with end users to gather requirements specific to that line of business and to ensure a smooth transition from development to production.

Ciber | Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

Software QA Intern

Internship for Highmark where primary responsibilities included testing applications and other software programs. Learned the fundamentals of functional and automated testing including white box, black box, and regression testing. Was able to apply these fundamentals to test on development applications. Learned the fundamentals of Oracle Forms & Reports.ts.

Alcoa | May 2010 - Aug 2010

System Support Engineer

Responsible for user security including detection of unauthorized software, anti-virus software and monitoring external interactions. Created and executed C# scripts to detect threats on the network. Experience with Java and C++ Applications.

My Education

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Master of Business Administration - MBA  in BusinessPoint Park University | 2022
Bachelors Degree, Information TechnologyPoint Park University | 2012
Associates Degree, Software EngineeringCommunity College of Allegheny County | 2010
Information ScienceUniversity of Pittsburgh | 2008
High School Diploma, General Studies; special interest in Computer TechnologyBethel Park Senior High School | 2006

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