Backend Data Engineer - Remote

United States /
Analytics and Reporting – Data Engineering /
SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We deliver using Agile practices to help the government solve their most technically challenging problems. The systems we develop are used to improve the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people and revolutionize the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. SemanticBits is a remote-first employer and has been named a Top Workplace in 2021. Candidate must be able to obtain a Public Trust.

SemanticBits is looking for a talented Backend Data Engineer who is eager to apply computer science, software engineering, databases, and distributed/parallel processing frameworks to prepare big data for the use of data analysts and data scientists. If you have experience with engineering backend systems using frameworks like Spark and languages like Python, and you want your work to contribute to systems that collect healthcare data used by hundreds of thousands of daily users, we want to (virtually) meet you! 

You will work on projects that support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as we develop a next-generation analytics and reporting system that directly impacts healthcare quality. You will use a variety of tools, like Airflow and Spark, to build data processing pipelines that derive information from large sets of government data. We are a collaborative company, so we want you to use your knowledge of backend data systems to teach others, inform design decisions, and debug runtime problems.

Tools and Technologies:

    • Python
    • Airflow
    • Databricks
    • Spark
    • Postgres
    • Redshift
    • Looker
    • MongoDB


    • Implement pipelines that fetch and load data into data lakes
    • Implement routines that cleans data and load it into data warehouses
    • Design highly scalable, parallelized backend code
    • Treat data as a product
    • Write unit and integration tests for all data processing code
    • Work with DevOps engineers on CI, CD, and IaC
    • Read specs and translate them into code and design documents
    • Perform code reviews and develop processes for improving code quality


    • Experience with Agile methodology, using test-driven development
    • Excellent command of written and spoken English
    • Candidate must reside in the United States
    • Bachelor's degree required, strong preference for Computer Science field of study
    • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary
Competitive salary
Stipend for work station set up
Three weeks of PTO
Eleven paid holiday days
One floating holiday
Comprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)
401k retirement plan with matching benefit
100% paid short-term and long-term disability
100% paid life insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Casual working environment
Flexible working hours

SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.

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