Senior Data Engineer at Sana Benefits

Senior Data Engineer

  • Remote /
  • Product & Engineering /
  • Full-time

Our health system is broken, and it’s a huge problem. Costs are rising out of control while the patient experience gets worse. At Sana, we’re passionate about fixing this problem by bringing accessible and affordable health plans to small and medium businesses. We’ve built an innovative team with top talent from across the health insurance and tech industries to create engaging, modern plans for our clients. This allows our customers to offer competitive benefits packages while paying an average of 20% less than traditional plans.

Sana is looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join our small but growing team. As a successful candidate, you have demonstrated the ability to build, deploy and maintain high-scale data pipelines and infrastructure. You love to take on complex, data-driven questions that will directly influence key business decisions. You work well with key stakeholders to understand their problems, and come up with balanced and scalable solutions to their problems.

We are building a distributed engineering team and encourage all applicants to apply, regardless of location.

What you will do

  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to find solutions to challenging and complex data access and analysis problems
  • Create and optimize our data pipeline and storage architecture
  • Build and maintain the data access platform for our business analytics team and company-wide use
  • Design and implement ETL / ELT processes through cloud based solutions (e.g. S3, Redshift)
  • Integrate with 3rd party systems and assess tradeoffs between 3rd party integration vs building data solutions in house
  • Improve our data tools and contribute to scaling our data infrastructure
  • Keep extremely sensitive data compartmentalized and secure

About you

  • Minimum of 4 years relevant, hands-on professional experience
  • 1+ years of experience architecting cloud data solutions
  • Knowledge of data modeling, data warehousing, data modeling, ETL, and ELT
  • Experience working with complicated systems at scale
  • Strong experience with database design and SQL
  • Expert in understanding and communicating the tradeoffs between different data storage and access solutions
  • Expertise in Python, R or similar data focused scripting languages
  • Bonus points: Experience with Ruby on Rails conventions

Tech we use

  • AWS
  • Redshift
  • Postgres
  • Mode
  • Rails
  • React
  • Docker
  • Elasticsearch
  • Git


  • Stock options in rapidly scaling startup
  • Flexible vacation
  • Medical, dental, and vision Insurance
  • 401(k) and HSA plans
  • Parental leave
  • Remote worker stipend
  • Wellness program
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Dynamic start-up environment

About Sana

Sana is a modern health plan solution for small and medium businesses. We use a more efficient financing structure and integrated technology solutions to cut out wasteful spending and get members access to better quality care at lower cost. Founded in 2017, we are an experienced team of engineers, designers and health system operators. We have the financial backing of Silicon Valley venture firms and innovative reinsurance partners. If you are excited about building something new and being a part of fixing our broken healthcare system from the inside, please reach out!

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