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Director of Engineering, Data Platform

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Posted about 1 month ago

divvyDOSE is a rapidly growing healthcare startup headquartered in Chicago. Our vision is a life where medicine does what it's supposed to, and people get the attention and care they deserve. We strive to improve the quality of life through innovative design and compassionate customer service that allows medicine to get out of the way of our customers’ lives.


Our vision is to fix and reimagine healthcare for everyone. Our mission is to engage customers by fixing all the problems around getting and taking their medications. We've taken the first step by simplifying adherence.

We’re now part of Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, backed by the resources of a global health organization working to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. Are you looking for a way to create next-level results with a human-level approach? Then look at opportunities with divvyDOSE, where changing the world is just one result of doing your life’s best work. (SM)

Job Description

As the Director of our Data Platform, you will be responsible for guiding how data is consumed, leveraged, maintained, and exported by our technology teams and the software we produce. Additionally, you will oversee multiple data-focused teams operating with competencies in software engineering, platform management, architecture, and business intelligence.

The ideal candidate for this role is passionate about using data to identify opportunities, risks, and challenges. You should be comfortable working with a wide variety of stakeholders and subject matter experts throughout the organization, both in business-oriented and technical roles. You will work with your manager (the VP of Engineering, Platform), engineering and architectural leads within the broader Platform organization, and stakeholders throughout the business to improve data infrastructure and processes (human and software alike) that will enable the business to mitigate risk and operate at greater scale.


  • Recruit, build, lead, and advocate for technology teams with focus in data engineering, data platform architecture, business intelligence, and data science. You will also manage direct reports that oversee these teams.
  • Track and share progress on strategic initiatives within the divvyDOSE technology organization, as well as with stakeholders and executive leadership.
  • Be the primary champion of and foster a culture of data-driven decision making.
  • Define and socialize data architecture approaches that solve real-world engineering challenges and furthers technology objectives.
  • Work with business stakeholders to maintain a data classification matrix.
  • Ensure that solutions for dealing with data at-rest and in-transit are secure and compliant.
  • Champion domain-driven design and other data modeling tactics that foster alignment between the technology organization and business stakeholders.
  • Develop cross-team relationships and collaborative practices that ensure that we maintain high-quality data repositories.
  • Own and oversee data warehouse and business intelligence platforms, solutions, and vendor contracts.


Required Skills:

  • Background in software engineering with a deep understanding of SDLC and agile practices.
  • 5+ years of experience working in a role with deep focus in the area(s) of data engineering, data science, and/or data architecture.
  • 3+ years of experience managing software engineers or similar IT professionals.
  • Ability to program in one or more of the following: Python, Ruby, Java, Scala.
  • Expert-level knowledge of SQL, NoSQL, and Time Series database solutions.
  • Expert-level knowledge of database design concepts.
  • Experience managing data warehouses, catalogues, and related infrastructure.
  • Extensive experience building solutions leveraging a major cloud platform (AWS, GCP, and/or Azure).
Desired experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Background in roles focused extensively on (data/software/platform) architecture.
  • Experience using Snowflake as a data warehouse solution.
  • Extensive knowledge of leveraging managed and cloud-native services.
  • Experience with healthcare, HL7, or HIPAA Applications.
  • Experience designing and building software for use in a highly-regulated industry.
  • Managing teams and collaborating with stakeholders in a remote/distributed working environment.
  • Experience working with compliance frameworks (HIPAA, HITRUST, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to define and run educational/training programs for technical audiences.
  • Experience with Domain-Driven Design concepts, implementation strategies, and architectures.
  • Familiarity with event-driven, stream-based service communication patterns.


In addition to a competitive salary our company offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans and contributes to an HSA annually.

Our Engineering /Product Culture:

We are a very collaborative group that is inclusive, fun, and hard-working. We appreciate the value in diverse backgrounds and experiences so that we can create the best product through different perspectives and ideas. Currently, several of our engineers are based in Chicago but working from home during COVID (and flexibility to continue that once we open up the office), as well as fully-remote engineers throughout the country; we strive to create an environment where you can do your best work in the environment and location that is best suited for each individual. As a member of our team, you can expect to work with intelligent, curious, and motivated peers who value and respect your perspectives.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

Employment with divvyDOSE is AT WILL, and can be terminated at any time, for any reason, by either party.

We encourage individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. Applicants who require an accommodation related to the application and/or review process may reach out to us at: [email protected]


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