Full Time
Hello! Thank you for considering Healthfirst for your next career opportunity.

Who we are:

Healthfirst was founded by a collection of major healthcare systems in the New York area to emphasize high quality of care, and better patient outcomes. We have grown into New York’s largest not-for-profit health insurer, and cover over 1.7 million members in New York City and on Long Island, as well as in Westchester, Sullivan, Orange, and Rockland counties. Healthfirst accomplishes this all while following our value-based model and collaborating with our hospital sponsors and provider partners through our provider delivery system.
More about the team, and the role:

The Sr Data Engineer is responsible for leading and implementing best-in-class data management strategies and practices through various forms of integration; data acquisition/ingestion, data cleansing/refinements, data transformations/conversions, data migrations, data purging, and back-ups. The role will work with a variety of users and stakeholders to understand data requirements and support the data architecture to translate into the data management practice at Healthfirst.

The Sr Data Engineer is to author artifacts defining standards and definitions for storing, processing and moving data, including associated processes and business rules. Additionally, the Data Engineer will map the details within these artifacts to business processes, non-functional characteristics, qualitative criteria, and technical enablement. The role is responsible to be constantly thinking through the needs of the business to support efficient and error-free processes.

The Sr Data Engineer is responsible for finding trends in datasets and developing workflows and algorithms to assist in highlighting strategic raw data as useful to the enterprise. The role is also responsible for creating data acquisition strategy and develop dataset processes in a robust manner according to best practices of standardization. The role will support the Data Science team through existing pipelines and processes to integrate towards best-in-class data management practices seamlessly.

Duties and Responsibilities: Designs and implements standardized data management procedures around data staging, data ingestion, data preparation, data provisioning, and data destruction (e.g., scripts, programs, automation, etc.) Ensures quality of technical solutions as data moves across multiple zones and environments Provides insight into the changing data environment, data processing, data storage and utilization requirements for the company, and offer suggestions for solutions Ensures managed analytic assets to support the company’s strategic goals by creating and verifying data acquisition requirements and strategy Develops, constructs, tests, and maintains architectures Aligns architecture with business requirements and use programming language and tools Identifies ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality Conducts research for industry and business questions Deploys sophisticated analytics programs, machine learning, and statistical methods to efficiently implement solutions Prepares data for predictive and prescriptive modeling and find hidden patterns using data; in support of the Data Science team Uses data to discover tasks that can be automated Creates data monitoring capabilities for each business process and works with data consumers on updates Aligns data architecture to the solution architecture; contributes to overall solution architecture Develops patterns for standardizing the environment technology stack Helps maintain the integrity and security of company data Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering or related field 8+ years of experience in data engineering 5+ years of experience in data programming languages, such as java, python or pyspark 5+ years of experience working in a ‘Big Data’ ecosystem process data; includes file systems, data structures/data bases, , automation, security, messaging, movement, etc. 5+ years of experience working in a production cloud infrastructure Preferred Qualifications: Proven track record of success directing the efforts of data engineers and data analysts with a deadline-driven and fast-paced environment Hands-on experience in leading healthcare data transformation initiatives from on-premises to cloud deployment Demonstrated experience working in an Agile environment as a Data Engineer Hands-on work with AWS, including creating Redshift data structures, accessing them with Spectrum, and storing data in S3 Knowledge of SQL and multiple programming languages to optimize data processes and retrieval Proven results using an analytical perspective to identify engineering patterns within complex strategies and ideas, and break them down into engineered code components Experience developing, prototyping, and testing engineered processes, products, or services Proven ability to work in distributed systems Proficiency with relational, graph and NoSQL databases Must be able to develop creative solutions to problems Demonstrates critical thinking skills with ability to communicate across functional departments to achieve desired outcomes Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to influence with impact across functions and disciplines Ability to work independently and as part of a team Ability to manage multiple projects/deadlines, identifying the necessary steps, and moving forward through completion Skilled in Microsoft Office; including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Visio

Since we care so greatly about our employees' and members' wellbeing, Healthfirst has implemented various COVID-related health and safety requirements for our workforce. Employees are expected to follow the Company’s current COVID-19 or other infectious disease health and safety protocols, including local requirements, which may include sharing information regarding your vaccine status and mask wearing. Protocols may change in the future with the evolving public health landscape. Healthfirst will consider accommodation requests as required by applicable law.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disability Act or a similar law and want a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to careers@Healthfirst.org or calling 212-519-1798 . In your email please include a description of the accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a position within Healthfirst Management Services will be reviewed at the e-mail address and phone number supplied. Thank you for considering a career with Healthfirst Management Services.

EEO Law Poster and Supplement

All hiring and recruitment at Healthfirst is transacted with a valid “@healthfirst.org” email address only or from a recruitment firm representing our Company. Any recruitment firm representing Healthfirst will readily provide you with the name and contact information of the recruiting professional representing the opportunity you are inquiring about. If you receive a communication from a sender whose domain is not @healthfirst.org, or not one of our recruitment partners, please be aware that those communications are not coming from or authorized by Healthfirst.  Healthfirst will never ask you for money during the recruitment or onboarding process.

Hiring Range*:

  • Greater New York City Area (NY, NJ, CT residents): $129,900 - $187,680

  • All Other Locations (within approved locations): $114,400 - $170,170

As a candidate for this position, your salary and related elements of compensation will be contingent upon your work experience, education, licenses and certifications, and any other factors Healthfirst deems pertinent to the hiring decision.

In addition to your salary, Healthfirst offers employees a full range of benefits such as, medical, dental and vision coverage, incentive and recognition programs, life insurance, and 401k contributions (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Healthfirst believes in providing a competitive compensation and benefits package wherever its employees work and live.

*The hiring range is defined as the lowest and highest salaries that Healthfirst in “good faith” would pay to a new hire, or for a job promotion, or transfer into this role.

We're connecting diverse talent to big career moves. Meeting people who boost your career is hard - yet networking is key to growth and economic empowerment. We’re here to support you - within your current workplace or somewhere new. Upskill, join daily virtual events, apply to roles (it’s free!).
Are you hiring? Join our platform for diversifiying your team
Sr. Data Engineer