About TrialSpark

The biggest bottleneck in bringing new treatments to patients is the clinical trial. On average, getting a drug through the trial process takes nearly a decade and frequently costs $1B+. And the problem is only getting worse.

TrialSpark is a new healthcare company that owns the end-to-end drug development process. Our proprietary technology allows us to integrate and improve clinical research for patients, providers, and sponsors, while executing clinical trials faster and cheaper.

Job Description

As Senior Data Engineer you will be responsible for TrialSpark’s clinical data platform. You will lead the engineering effort to ingest hundreds of millions of complicated health records, clean and structure this data for analytical and product use cases, and identify patients that will be served by previously inaccessible treatments. You will partner with the Data, Product, and Medical teams to set and achieve targets for data quality, and build a learning feedback loop to move the needle over time. You will evolve our data infrastructure to meet growing operational and data complexity and scale. You will become a domain expert in clinical data and its application to products and operations across the company. As a founding member of the Clinical Data team, you will play a significant role in developing the team’s culture and strategy. Ultimately, you will leverage data to bring treatments to patients who may not have had access otherwise.


  • Evolve infrastructure and data architecture to accommodate growing business needs and data volume and complexity
  • Design and build data pipelines to clean and structure complex health records
  • Deploy tools to continuously monitor, test, and optimize data pipelines to ensure timely delivery and high data quality
  • Partner with Data Analysts to assess the quality of our data and automate targeted improvements
  • Implement data privacy and security as necessary, for example by implementing de-identification of Personally Identifiable Information
  • Collaborate with operational and product partners to achieve business and mission outcomes
  • Partner with our Analytics team to maintain and evolve our modern data stack as necessary (Looker, Redshift, DBT, Stitch)
  • Help enforce best practices and promote testability and maintainability throughout our systems and codebase


  • Three or more years of professional software development experience preferably in a data-oriented role (Data Engineer, Analytics Engineer, etc.)
  • Professional experience building and maintaining data pipelines (e.g. Airflow, Prefect, Luigi, AWS Glue and Batch)
  • Fluency in SQL and at least one other programming language (Python preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of data modeling with a track record of creating simple models to solve for nuanced product needs from complex data
  • Experience architecting data systems
  • Comfortable with Linux, Docker, and cloud technologies
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey complicated systems to both technical and non-technical audiences

Nice to have

  • Experience building cross functional feedback loops
  • Experience with infrastructure as code tools (e.g. Terraform, Ansible, Pulumi)
  • Experience performance tuning row-based (e.g. PostgreSQL) and columnar (e.g. Redshift) data stores
  • Experience working in a regulated environment (Healthcare, Finance, etc.)
  • Experience working with healthcare data (Electronic Health Records, Insurance Claims, etc.)
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field


You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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