Senior Healthcare Data Engineer at Abacus Insights

| Greater Boston Area
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Apply if you are…

  • Passionate and deep in RDBMS, NoSQL, and hybrid SQL data modeling
  • Curious and love to optimize big data persistence and processing models
  • Energized about working in a Start-up Organization building a cloud-native environment
  • Experienced with cloud platforms, especially AWS, and the different data capabilities and components
  • Conversant and have a deep understanding of healthcare and life sciences data
  • Psyched to work with a talented team that is motivated to move the needle on some of the most pressing challenges in the US healthcare market

You should expect to….

  • Continue to add, progress, and evolve the Abacus domain model subject areas
  • Continue to evolve the Abacus data mastering and record linking model
  • Design and optimize physical data structures for performance and scale
  • Work with Engineering in incorporation of data quality and enrichment patterns
  • Work with Product in collaborating and establishing new platform data structures
  • Evaluate and perform proof of concepts on emerging data-capabilities and concepts
  • Work with Product and Engineering in the definition and realization of commercial integration connectors
  • Align with Security and delivering best practices data security and privacy models
  • Utilize and evaluate different cloud capabilities to enable data profiling, ingestion, and consumption
  • Evolve platform metadata management capabilities
  • Assist in the creation of use case and analytic data marts derived from the Abacus domain model
  • Establish base query templates and exemplars for use case and analytics data views
  • Create and maintain knowledge base and documentation on data and related models and activities
  • Stay abreast of evolving capabilities, patterns, and models in big data, data management, and data modeling

Terrific if you have…  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field, and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Proven track record in designing and delivering healthcare or life sciences RDBMS, NoSQL, and hybrid SQL logical and physical data models in a cloud and SaaS-based model
  • 2 plus years experience working in AWS preferably or an alternative cloud model and utilizing cloud-based components for ingestion, data persistence, metadata, and lineage
  • 5 years plus logical and physical data modeling experience with a broad range data models and tools
  • Experience in SQL and other languages for data query models
  • Previous master data management and record linking experience
  • Previous semantic and ontology experience for data enrichment
  • Understanding of machine learning and applying ML to optimize data quality and enrichment
  • Working knowledge of data security issues, techniques, and implications across computer platforms.
  • Experience in data profiling, and data ingestion and consumption pipelines
  • Deep understanding of healthcare and life sciences data


  • Negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AWSLanguages
    • TerraformLanguages
    • GitlabLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • SparkFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases


In the heart of Boston Financial District. 10/15 Minute walk from both South and North Station. Short walks to historic North End and Faneuil Hall.

An Insider's view of Abacus Insights

How does the company support your career growth?

Career growth is a focal point at Abacus and something that is always promoted at our all hands meetings. It has been tremendously supported at Abacus and preached by leadership through action. Abacus dedicates funds for each department to attend conferences/workshops and travel associated. I haven't seen that much our of earlier stage companies.

Dave Aquilino

Talent Acquisition Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We are a small but growing company, located in 2 cities, have beads working remotely, and some travel a lot. Remaining connected to the team is critical and I use as many of the existing tools possible email, Slack, Zoom, confluence. Our offices are all open plan so accessing me is easy and it is more likely that I will access my team!

Minal Patel


What are Abacus Insights Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
Participation in the Wonderfund. A non-profit focused on providing comfort and dignity to children in traumatic situations and enrich childhoods that have been impacted by abuse and neglect.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Abacus employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their Health Care FSA, and up to $5,000 annually to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $12500 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
The Abacus office is located in a dog-friendly building.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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