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VillageMD // data-driven services for primary care physicians
Engineering, Full Time    Chicago, IL, Richmond, VA, or Remote    Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2021
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Why VillageMD?

VillageMD is changing the trajectory of healthcare by empowering primary care physicians to make informed decisions & engage patients in meaningful ways.  We work with thousands of clinicians & healthcare disruptors across the country to build & contribute to our platform to improve patient health while driving down the cost to deliver it.

We are a mission-oriented organization & are thrilled about the work that we do every day.  Were transparent, collaborative, & relentless in pursuit of our mission, all while doing so with humility & a low ego.  We believe that diverse backgrounds & experiences create the best opportunity for innovation & the community that we are creating is greater than any individual.

Weve built our technology using the best of cloud & open-source technologies to create an open, data-first platform that is enriched with analytical models & modernly connected to internal & external apps.  These apps drive clinical decision support, patient engagement, & other facilitators of innovative, information-enriched health experiences.

Data Engineers (Analytics) at VillageMD build distributed components, pipelines, & tools that enable our organization to make analytical, data-driven decisions.  We're in a unique position to impact everyone in primary care from independent, family-owned practices to world-class health systems.  We aggregate, process, & deliver rich datasets to improve the effectiveness of primary care for our doctors & patients.

What are examples of work that Data Engineers (Analytics) have done at VillageMD?

  • Built & implemented a data profiling tool to reverse engineer data schemas from new data sources facilitating normalization of the data into our data model
  • Created a summary data platform supporting our presentation layer that allows clinicians & operators in our practices to pinpoint interventions on-demand to patients most in need
  • Analyzed & designed the best ways to expand our data model to incorporate more data thats mission critical

What will make you successful here?

  • Strong analytical & technical skills
  • A real passion for problem solving & learning new technology
  • Vision to balance speed & maintainability in solution design
  • The ability to handle multiple, concurrent projects
  • Crafting & implementing requirements, keeping projects on track, & engaging partners
  • Challenging the status quo to improve our processes & tools
  • Communicating complex technical details in meaningful business context
  • Attention to detail, mindful of building quality into every solution
  • A low ego & humility; an ability to gain trust by doing what you say you will do

What you might do in your first year:

  • Own ten projects to design & implement best-in-class data processing enabling clean data flow directly to our data model & on to our presentation layer
  • Work with analytics, engineering & operations to design & implement a new analytics product that supports improving patient health
  • Design a new concept within our data model to meet a new operational or analytical need

The following experience is relevant to us:

  • 2+ years of full-time experience designing & implementing data pipelines using tools such as Matillion, FiveTran, Talend, etc.
  • 2+ years of full-time experience with relational databases (SQL Server preferred)
  • 2+ years of full-time experience with cloud data platforms (Snowflake preferred)
  • Strong capabilities manipulating data using SQL queries, stored procedures & views
  • Knowledge of, and/or willingness to learn, additional data structures & other technologies (e.g. S3, JSON, Postgres, etc.)
  • Experience or willingness to learn building information pipelines utilizing Python or Java a plus
  • BS/MS in computer science, math, engineering, or other related fields is required
  • Healthcare data experience (e.g. EMR, claims data) strongly preferred
  • Track record of successfully executing projects with multiple partners
  • Experience with collaboration tools & processes (e.g. Confluence, Git/Bitbucket) a plus

What can we offer you? 

  • Competitive salary, bonus, & health benefits
  • Paid gym membership
  • Fun, fast-paced, startup environment (with snacks)
  • Pre-tax savings on commute expenses
  • Remote flexibility
  • A highly-collaborative, conscientious, forward-thinking environment that welcomes the impact you can make from Day 1. 
  • A clear link between our daily work on products & services & the improved quality of healthcare that this work facilitates for patients. 
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