Sr. Principal Data Engineer

San Mateo, CA
Technology – Engineering
Full-time
The Company
WithMe Health provides a medication guidance solution that replaces legacy Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) by using modern technology and rich datasets to consistently apply proven science and create individualized experiences for employees and their families. WithMe Health’s solution is unlike any other medication guidance solution in the market today: it is proactive, adaptive, convenient, and engaging. And WithMe Health’s innovative, outcomes-oriented business model aligns interests across the pharmaceutical value chain, optimizing health outcomes while substantially reducing costs for employers.
The company was formed in 2018 to address the growing challenges and unmet needs that employers and employees face with legacy PBMs: misaligned business models, frustrating interactions, unknown outcomes, high costs, and a lack of real transparency. Having recently closed a $20 million round of financing from Oak HC/FT, WithMe Health is poised for significant growth while disrupting the $453 billion PBM industry and is looking to build out its team to help achieve this growth.
The Role
Data is at the heart of healthcare. And data engineering is the foundation which enables the next generation of truly personalized healthcare services to be delivered at scale and speed. At WithMe we are looking for individuals with a passion for data and mission to make a difference in all our lives. As a Data Engineer at WithMe Health, you will contribute to answering core questions such as:
How to organize and connect all the disparate health data for each person (key to answering what is the future health and healthcare cost for each person)?How to galvanize our members, our guides, and our partners through running ML models and rules at scale?

You will be part of the design, development, and deployment of WithMe Health’s medication guidance platform end-to-end as data synthesis, harmonizatrion, standarization, augmentation, analysis are the foundation for personalized guidance in healthcare at scale. You will collaborate with both data scientists, clinical, and product towards building the entire infrastructure that will drive WithMe’s guidance platform.

We are looking for a Sr. Principal Data Engineer that will work on ingesting, transforming, and organizing disparate sources of healthcare data from our partners and internal teams into canonical data models for application and data science insights. Our data platform team works to not only clean, standardize, and load external data sources into our platform but also generates key base features from that data to be utilized by downstream systems and internal customers — from the backend API to data science teams. This role will also work to vend tooling and automation to support our growing data needs and allow data integration team members working with customers to self service data prior to it being ingested and distributed to the rest of WithMe Health. You are passionate about data and will collaborate with and learn from other engineers, data scientists, and clinicians. 

Responsibilities:

    • Develop and maintain tools and systems to ingest, transform, and distribute numerous application streams as canonical data models and features
    • Implement and vend data ingestion, transformation, and feature generation tools to data science, ML, and partner services teams
    • Collaborate with data scientists, data engineers and BI engineers on the Data Team to define and deliver on our data roadmap
    • Work with subject matter experts and product managers in architecting models to improve reliability and interpretability of data for analytical and business need
    • Deploy improvements to our production data pipeline and data warehouse, and maybe break something! We have a blameless post-mortem process so that when things go wrong, we can make our systems and processes more resilient
    • Set personal development goals with your manager
    • Build onto our data infrastructure that empowers WithMe to make data-informed decisions and impactful data product
    • Participate and contribute to successful data strategy and data governance
    • Make meaningful additions to a variety of projects of increasing complexity
    • Contribute to an RFC (Request for Comments) proposal (or create your own) that improves our team's culture, processes, or architecture
    • Give a tech talk to the greater team
    • Develop and maintain tools and systems to ingest, transform, and distribute numerous application streams as canonical data models and features
    • Implement and vend data ingestion, transformation, and feature generation tools to data science, ML, and partner services teams
    • Work with subject matter experts and product managers in architecting models to improve reliability and interpretability of data for analytical and business needs
    • Be an advocate and voice for a diverse and inclusive culture

Qualifications and Experience:

    • Strong python skills in building infrastructure and apps
    • Work experience with distributing Computing: Scala, Spark, HDFS, Cassandra, ElasticSearch, and Kafka/Kinesis
    • Building and developing data pipelines
    • Building microservices and APIs that support scale and fault tolerance
    • Leveraging kubernetes and docker to facilitate the management, deployment, and resiliency of microservices, APIs, and messaging
    • Deep professional experience in developing ETL for both high volume and velocity
    • Deep professional experience in developing data warehouses and data lakes to power the real-time search and aggregation of terabytes of information
    • Experience in defining data modelsKnowledge and experience of Lambda programming is a plus
    • Excellent communication skills with clear emphasis on collaboration
    • Develop and deploy streaming microservices that enrich the raw data with knowledge and models
There are many reasons to come work for us but we’ll just list a few:
Highly competitive pay
80% employer-paid health coverage
401(k) plan eligible day 1
Medical memberships
Paid life insurance
8 weeks’ parental leave for primary caregiver
Flex spending
Results-only work environment
Generous vacation policy 

What does all that mean? It means we want you to be successful and fulfilled; to be happy and to grow. We are trying hard to be one of the best places to work and we pride ourselves on doing more for our people. We have some amazing people here and are excited to talk to you more about joining us. Are you ready?

WithMe is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures.