Data Engineer

Location: California

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The impact of communicable disease on our communities and businesses is all too clear at the moment, and the decision-makers with the responsibility to protect us deserve better information, better tools, and better support than the current public health system provides. The Public Health Company is building next-generation public health capabilities to empower public and private institutions globally. The team leading PHC are nationally known experts in their field, assembled from diverse sectors including federal/state public health, health technology, financial markets, and pandemic preparedness.
We are seeking a Data Engineer to produce scalable software solutions for our company.


This role will be one of the first tech hires in the company, giving you an opportunity to build the platform from the ground up. In this role you will be expected to:

Design and implement a data platform for big data that will drive the other layers of the stack and ultimately push the intelligence to the end user
Ingest data from a variety of sources, normalize them and store them in a data platform
Define and implement a data model that will satisfy the needs of internal and external customers of PHC
Analyze and assemble large, complex sets of raw data to create high quality data that will be useful for internal and external analysis
Collaborate with data scientists and architects to create the required data layer for projects
Closely partner with product team on product definitions, time-to-value discussions, and implementation considerations
Provide technical guidance, communicate technical decisions, and mentor junior engineers
Work with all levels within the company including executive leadership to bring big data solutions to the end users


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or related field
6+ years professional experience as a data engineer
Proven hands-on experience in designing and building solutions for large-scale data infrastructure (including databases, data warehouses, and/or data lakes)
Proven ability to handle large datasets containing structured and unstructured datasets
Strong understanding and experience in data modeling, algorithms, and data transformation techniques
In depth knowledge and experience in at least one of the following development languages: Python, Go, C++, Java, and/or Scala
Experience with Cloud deployments (AWS or other)
Strong communication skills with a high emphasis on the ability to explain technology in business terms and to express opinions clearly
Solutions oriented – ability to creatively solve problems on the fly
Ability to make decisions and drive initiatives to completion

PHC is a startup company, with the attendant excitement, energy, and opportunity for growth that a startup environment entails. The team supports remote-first employment and candidates from anywhere in the US are welcome to apply.

Compensation and benefits are very competitive and includes generous stock options.

The Public Health Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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