Big Health

Senior Data Engineer at Big Health (Remote)

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At Big Health, our purpose is to help millions back to good mental health.

We do this through our digital therapeutics: Daylight™ for worry and anxiety, and Sleepio™, for poor sleep.

These fully automated cognitive and behavioral programs are as scalable and clinically validated as drugs.

And our software combines the intimacy of the human voice, engaging animation, and clinically rigorous techniques to engage people anytime and anywhere and ultimately help them overcome their mental health challenges.

Today, over 10 million people worldwide have access to Big Health’s products, via leading employers in the US (including Boston Medical, The Hartford, Google, and Home Depot ) and the UK’s NHS.

As a Senior Data Engineer at Big Health, you will add a tremendous amount of value for our end-users by unlocking our ability to leverage data, enabling and contributing to our data driven decision making and helping refine our digital therapeutics for maximum effectiveness. Your work will help millions get back to good mental health. You will build our domain-driven data mesh by being a leader of a cross-functional working group that builds products and resources for our data consumers throughout the company. You will expand our domain-agnostic internal tooling that enables our data products. You will influence our data ecosystem end-to-end, from the data sources (our products and 3rd party services), through our internal pipelines and databases, to our reporting dashboards and machine learning services.

As the Sr. Data Engineer you will...

  • Influence our data architecture and our ways of working
  • Play a leading role in cross-functional working groups that bring domain knowledge together to design data products
  • Build, test, document and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture
  • Evolve your data products in pace with the needs of the business
  • Design for scalability, usability and ease of maintenance
  • Deploy or build analytics tools that utilize data pipelines to deliver actionable insights
  • Assemble large, complex data sets to meet both functional and non-functional business demands
  • Partner with devops on the automation and management of the data infrastructure
  • Assist engineers, analysts and scientists with dataset design and datastore selection
  • Assist all data consumers in leveraging our data to power their initiatives
  • Communicate with stakeholders across the company

In order to be successful in this role, you will need:

  • 4+ years of experience in writing Cloud applications that process large volumes of data
  • Good knowledge of AWS data processing offering (Kinesis, DynamoDB, S3, Elasticache, Aurora, ElasticSearch) or comparable (Redis, Kafka, Cassandra, Google DataFlow, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of RDBMS (Postgres or similar) on the topics of SQL, Indices, query tuning, debugging.
  • Experience with Python in a production environment
  • Knowledge of how to design data models
  • Understanding of good software development practices

It would be great if you had...

  • Knowledge of distributed computing frameworks (AWS EMS, Spark, DataBricks)
  • Familiarity with modern data analysis, dashboarding and machine learning tools
  • Experience developing Microservices, Rest APIs, OpenAPI
  • Familiarity with a variety of databases
  • Experience with Agile methodology
  • Experience with Terraform
  • Experience with continuous integration & delivery toolchains (Codebuild)

Life at Big Health

  • Be part of a team that includes clinical psychologists, software engineers, business leaders and even a former professional magician [shh… it’s a secret]. 
  • Surround yourself with the smartest, most enthusiastic and dedicated people you’ll ever meet, but who listen well, learn from their mistakes and when things go wrong, generously pull together to help each other out 
  • Check out our values - they’re a living, breathing part of our culture
  • Enjoy benefits including a generous vacation policy, professional development fund, flexible working locations and more.
  • Competitive salary packages including stock options.

Because we are on a mission to bring millions back to good mental health, we believe it’s essential to reflect the diversity of those we intend to serve. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally and experientially diverse team that leads with empathy and respect.

Additionally, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Big Health participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with Form I-9 information from all new employees to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. Big Health does not use E-Verify to pre-screen applicants.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM

What are Big Health Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Company Outings
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning

An Insider's view of Big Health

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We are constantly designing and developing new ways to reach and connect with people who are looking for help with their mental health. Whether it's designing messaging that resonates or creating custom illustrations that are eye-catching and engaging we leverage design to shape the future of mental health care.


Creative Director

What makes someone successful on your team?

Work with leading clinical experts in mental health to take the best scientifically proven techniques, break them down into their core components, and then build them back up into compelling digital experiences that anyone can use. Doing this well requires a deep empathy for people and how they experience mental health, strong cross-functional coll


Director of Product Design

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Working with regulators on both sides of the Atlantic to shape the future of digital healthcare - we're in on the ground floor and helping to shape policy!


Founding Engineer / Security, Privacy, and Compliance Officer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I was hired as a recruiting coordinator and very quickly moved into full-cycle recruiting. That was possible because of the team. Our VP of Engineering took the time to train me himself on hiring for the Engineering roles. After 18 months I was given the opportunity to work on marketing projects and then made the move fully to that team.


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