• APIs
  • AWS
  • CI/CD
  • Cloud Engineering
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Engineering
  • Data Visualization
  • DevOps
  • Docker
  • Flask
  • Kubernetes
  • Model Deployment


  • AWS & Azure Stack
  • DevSecOps
  • Serverless & Microservices

Natascha Ivy-Israël, PhD

Senior Data Engineer


about Natascha

Natascha Ivy-Israël, Ph.D., is a senior data engineer at SFL Scientific focusing on cloud, DevOps, and full-stack programming. She works with leading and innovative organizations to develop new products, tools, and services with responsibility for engineering strategy, DevOps/MLOps, and architecture performance. ​Prior to joining SFL Scientific, she worked for IBM as a contractor at the FDA and was responsible for creating and managing tools that were used to analyze and visualize clinical trial data. As the embedded DevOps engineer for the project, she was also in charge of managing multiple production-level Kubernetes clusters, both on bare-metal and in AWS, and creating CI/CD pipelines using tools such as Jenkins, Nexus and GitLab. An AWS certified developer, she is a firm believer of the importance of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and has experience using Ansible, Terraform, and AWS CloudFormation

Natascha earned her Ph.D. in Wildlife Science from Auburn University, where she characterized and studied the Major Histocompatibility Complex of white-tailed deer using next-generation sequencing (NGS) and bioinformatics techniques for large datasets. She earned her M.S. in Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management from Texas Tech University and her B.S. in Biology, with a minor in Fine Arts, from The College of New Jersey.