Data Engineer 2 (Remote) at Dexcom

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About Dexcom:

Founded in 1999, Dexcom, Inc. provides continuous glucose monitoring technology to help patients and their clinicians better manage diabetes. Since our inception, we have focused on better outcomes for patients, caregivers, and clinicians by delivering solutions for people with diabetes - while empowering our community to take control of diabetes.

Position Summary:

We are seeking an entry level Data Engineer for our Data Engineers team within our R&D Data Platform function. In this role, you will help to design, develop, implement, oversee and enhance data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection. This role will entail 75% of hands-on development of daily activities and work collaboratively across functions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Create and maintain robust data pipelines for our Enterprise Environment
• Execute on technical requirements and document new ones when needed
• Manage code via Github/Bamboo and work tasks within JIRA
• Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
• Participate in on-call rotation for data pipeline support in a GCP environment
• Support QA; diagnosing and resolving bugs
• Participate in ongoing peer reviews and apply best practices for testing and deployment in an agile environment
• Understanding the technical architecture of internally developed applications
• Protect the confidentiality and security of client data
• May take direction from another Engineer for related projects/activities.

Required Qualifications:
• 1-3 yrs of related work experience
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics or Engineering from an accredited academic university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated experience and ability to develop in Java/ Scala
• Demonstrated experience supporting a Data pipeline Production environment
• Knowledge of traditional programming and software development methodologies
• Proven ability to learn new tools and technology
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment with short deadlines, interruptions, and multiple tasks/projects occurring at once

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with Cloud (GCP/AWS) infrastructure deployments - application resource management in GCP environment(s)
• Experience with DevOPS (Kubernetes/Docker)
• Experience with traditional data pipeline applications (Kafka/Spark/Casandra)

Functional Description

Establishes database management systems, standards, guidelines and quality assurance for database deliverables, such as conceptual design, logical database, capacity planning, external data interface specification, data loading plan, data maintenance plan and security policy. Documents and communicates database design. Evaluates and installs database management systems. Codes complex programs and derives logical processes on technical platforms. Builds windows, screens and reports. Assists in the design of user interface and business application prototypes. Participates in quality assurance and develops test application code in client server environment. Provides expertise in devising, negotiating and defending the tables and fields provided in the database. Adapts business requirements, developed by modeling/development staff and systems engineers, and develops the data, database specifications, and table and element attributes for an application.

Functional/Business Knowledge

  • Possesses a high level of theoretical knowledge. Ability to deliver technical ideas that have an impact on the objectives. Understands organizational and functional processes and policies aligned to the technical and business goals.


  • Demonstrates technical proficiency. Works on moderately complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Interprets data and draws conclusions regarding results used in presented material.


  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments.

Experience and Education

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in a technical discipline, and a minimum of 2-5 years related experience or Masters degree and 0-2 years equivalent experience.
More Information on Dexcom
Dexcom operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA, Mesa, AZ, Portland, OR and Dania Beach, FL. Dexcom was founded in 1999. It has 3973 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 33 open jobs at Dexcom, click here.
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