Lead Data Engineer
Lead Data Engineer
San Francisco, California, USA
This job allows you to work remotely
Our client is an mission-driven company that raised $60m in 2021 through series A and series B financing and is now rapidly scaling. They spun out of the UC Berkeley AI Research Lab and develops artificial intelligence to support care for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other cognitive impairments.
Alzheimer’s disease is the single most expensive disease in the US, costing an estimated $600b per year in direct and indirect costs. It affects 1 in 3 people over 85 and 1 in 9 people over 65. Their first product is focused on reducing the frequency and impact of falls, the leading cause of hospitalization for those living with Dementia. We have peer-reviewed results showing up to 80% fewer falls with an average of 40% fewer falls and 80% fewer ER visits from falls.
They have raised capital from top VC firms, including Founders Fund, Eclipse, Foundation Capital, and Data Collective, and the largest providers in the space are actively using, expanding, and evangelizing the service. They have also been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, given the national importance of the issue – as the population continues to age, the global costs of Alzheimer’s and dementia are expected to double over the next 10 years. With fewer and fewer young people available to provide the care needed, we must find a way for technology to bridge the gap.
As the Lead Data Engineer:You will have access to vast data infrastructure and be instrumental in developing our data strategy. Your experience and leadership will have a big impact on shaping the technology stack for our data platform and work with departments and upper management to develop a robust data infrastructure that supports strategic initiatives.
You will:•Develop and maintain data sources and data models covering thousands of data sensors, medical facilities and residents and build a uniquely differentiated service to our community of residents and caregivers.
•Develop and maintain data lake and data warehouse schematics and layouts for data access, advocate and support the teams to converge towards company data lake
•Mastery in data streaming, MapReduce and distributed data querying
•Work closely with CTO, Product and Engineering teams
•Document and share knowledge as required
•Advanced understanding of existing data platforms and can explain the pros and cons of each or if a home-grown solution would be preferable
•Understanding of data schema and can explain the pros and cons of each
•Sustain the health of the data infrastructure (Identify, define and collaborate on requirements for data collection, transformation and delivery)
•Create and own an end-to-end, efficient and repeatable process for delivering data and data services to business stakeholders, including data modeling and building data pipelines
•Establish and maintain company-wide standard for source-of-truth data and data quality, diagnose and resolves data infrastructure issues, and monitor the quality of data processes
•Develop a modern data platform that will support today’s needs while having the capability to grow to meet future needs
•Collaborate cross functionally to delivery data-driven product and business insights
•Design and develop a data reporting environment and across organizational data systems
•Design, code, and manage data & analytics product backlog
•Establish data QA and change process to maintain data integrity and safety
Must Have Skills:
•BSc in computer science, data science, or other related field
•Outstanding numerical and analytical skills
•8+ years minimum of working in a data engineering role, including at least 3 in a management or lead role
•Prior experience of automation with business and technology processes
•Experience developing data pipelines
•Expert knowledge of SQL
•Experience in healthcare is a plus, but not required
•Ability to operate in a remote, team environment, with excellent interpersonal skills
•Strong sense of urgency as needed
•Strong written and verbal communication skills, with excellent time management
•A mission-driven company culture
•Competitive salary & benefits, including fully paid employee premiums for Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
•Monthly Education, Well-being & WFH stipends
•Medical & Family/Parental Leave