Senior Data Engineer (Remote or Hybrid)

Seattle, WA /
Data Engineering & Science /
We are looking for an experienced Data Engineer with a strong background in various databases, processes, and tools to join our team.  In this role, you will design, develop, deploy, and maintain our data-hub and associated integrations.  
Opala is a healthcare tech startup, combining patient information and establishing a complete, individual healthcare profile to improve healthcare outcomes and costs, reduce administrative waste, and enable digital solutions. 
If you want to directly impact transforming healthcare through data and technology and have a passion for this space, we'd love to hear from you. In exchange, we’ll also provide great benefits (medical/dental/vision, HSA, 401k, PTO, etc.), competitive salaries, generous stock option plan and opportunities for growth and development.
Our HQ is based in downtown Seattle, offering amazing views of the Puget Sound, Mt Rainier and the Olympics. We're conveniently located next to major transit lines and a quick walk to Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum. Complimentary perks include onsite bike storage, a beautiful gym, a fully outfitted game room and more.


    • Performs development tasks to support ELT/ETL data movement, database development and data analysis.
    • Builds end-to-end ETL pipelines populating data for various data-marts, warehouses, exports and reporting tools.
    • Supports all SDLC activities in accordance with industry best practices, as well as the government's product lifecycle processes
    • Researches and integrates design strategies, product specifications, development schedules, and user expectations into product capabilities
    • Conducts investigations and tests of considerable complexity
    • Participates in special projects as required.
    • Provides guidance to the data engineering team with code reviews, support se
    • Troubleshoots complex problems and provides customer support for software operating systems and application issues
    • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned


    • 7+ years’ relevant experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related technical discipline, or equivalent relevant work experience
    • 5+ years building ETL/ELT processes
    • 5+ years developing with relational and non-relational databases, such as MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, SQL Server, Mongo DB, Dynamo, Cassandra
    • 2+ years developing in a structured language (Python, Java, C#, etc..)
    • Experience with the ingestion and egestion of data in a variety of formats including: CSV, JSON, XML and HL7.
    • Advanced Knowledge of data structures, queries in both relational and no-relational dbs.

Preferred Qualifications

    • 2+ years building data flow processes in data bricks.
    • Experience in integration projects with healthcare-specific standards (HL7, CCD, C-CDA, X12, FHIR, etc.)
    • Experience with AWS and Azure storage/data platforms

Note: Currently, we are unable to accept applicants residing outside the United States and/or unsolicited C2C/CTH. Thank you for understanding.

Opala is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.  We are committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We celebrate the unique differences of our employees because that is what drives curiosity, innovation, and the success of our business. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.