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Data Engineer

Komodo Health

Komodo Health

Software Engineering, Data Science
United States
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

We Breathe Life Into Data

At Komodo Health, our mission is to reduce the global burden of disease. And we believe that smarter use of data is essential to this mission. That’s why we built the Healthcare Map — the industry’s largest, most complete, precise view of the U.S. healthcare system — by combining de-identified, real-world patient data with innovative algorithms and decades of clinical experience. The Healthcare Map serves as our foundation for a powerful suite of software applications, helping us answer healthcare’s most complex questions for our partners. Across the healthcare ecosystem, we’re helping our clients unlock critical insights to track detailed patient behaviors and treatment patterns, identify gaps in care, address unmet patient needs, and reduce the global burden of disease.

As we pursue these goals, it remains essential to us that we stay grounded in our values: be awesome, seek growth, deliver “wow,” and enjoy the ride. At Komodo, you will be joining a team of ambitious, supportive Dragons with diverse backgrounds but a shared passion to deliver on our mission to reduce the burden of disease — and enjoy the journey along the way.

The Opportunity at Komodo Health

At Komodo, we refine healthcare data to build a comprehensive Healthcare Map, integrating patient treatments and observations over time. Despite challenges posed by duplicative, inconsistent, and missing data from various vendors, we enrich the information with context data detailing attributes like drugs, procedures, and insurance coverage, derived from event data and external feeds. Our goal is to offer valuable insights beyond traditional claims reselling, ensuring accessibility to all customers, regardless of their level of expertise.

Reporting directly to the Engineering Manager, you will be solving complex data challenges while designing and implementing data processing and transformation at a scale that powers state-of-the-art interactive product experiences. You will enable smarter, more innovative uses of healthcare data by building robust data pipelines and implementing data best practices.

Looking back on your first 12 months at Komodo Health, you will have…

  • Gained an understanding of the broader Komodo Health data landscape and being part of architectural decisions for the Healthcare Analytics and Platform as a Service offerings.
  • Played a pivotal role in building foundational elements of the data platform architecture and pipelines, collaborating closely with cross-functional teams.
  • Building foundational pieces of our data platform architecture, pipelines, analytics, and services underlying our platform.

You will accomplish these outcomes through the following responsibilities…

  • Partnering with Engineering team members, Product Managers, Data Scientists, and customer-facing teams to understand complex health data use cases and business logic.
  • Being curious about our data.
  • Building foundational pieces of our data platform architecture, pipelines, analytics, and services underlying our platform.
  • Architecting and developing reliable data pipelines that transform data at scale, orchestrated jobs via Airflow, using SQL and Python in Snowflake.
  • Contributing to Python packages in Github and APIs, using current best practices.

What you bring to Komodo Health:

  • Expertise in writing enterprise-level code and contributing to large data pipelining and API processing with Python
  • Experience with SQL and query design on large, complex datasets
  • Ability to use a variety of relational, NoSQL, Postgres, and/or MPP databases (ideally Snowflake on AWS) and leading data modeling, schema design, and data storage best practices
  • Demonstrated proficiency in designing and developing with distributed data processing platforms like Spark and pipeline orchestration tools like Airflow
  • A thirst for knowledge, willingness to learn, and a growth-oriented mindset
  • Committed to fostering an inclusive environment where your teammates feel motivated to succeed
  • Excellent cross-team communication and collaboration skills

Additional skills and experience we’ll prioritize…

  • Experience enhancing CI/CD build tooling in a containerized environment, from deployment pipelines (Jenkins, etc), infrastructure as code (Terraform, Cloudformation), and configuration management via Docker and Kubernetes
  • US health care data experience is not required but it is a strong plus


Compensation at Komodo Health

The pay range for each job posting reflects a minimum and maximum range of pay that we reasonably expect to pay across all U.S. locations and may span more than one career level. We carefully consider multiple business-related factors when determining compensation, including job-related skills, work experience, geographic work location, relevant training and certifications, business needs and market demands.

The U.S. national starting annual base pay for this role is listed below. This position may be eligible for performance-based bonuses as determined in the Company’s sole discretion and in accordance with a written agreement or plan.
$116,600$194,300 USD

Where You’ll Work

Komodo Health has a hybrid work model; we recognize the power of choice and importance of flexibility for the well-being of both our company and our individual Dragons. Roles may be completely remote based anywhere in the country listed, remote but based in a specific region, or local (commuting distance) to one of our hubs in San Francisco, New York City, or Chicago with remote work options.

What We Offer

This position will be eligible for company benefits in accordance with Company policy. We offer a competitive total rewards package including medical, dental and vision coverage along with a broad range of supplemental benefits including 401k Retirement Plan, prepaid legal assistance, and more. We also offer paid time off for vacation, sickness, holiday, and bereavement. We are pleased to be able to provide 100% company-paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance. This information is intended to be a general overview and may be modified by the Company due to business-related factors.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Komodo Health provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.