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Data Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website MedMe Health

About the role

Hello there, I’m Michael and I joined MedMe this year as the Director of Engineering! I am no stranger to scaling healthcare technology companies and I am thrilled about leading and growing our dynamic, impact-driven team. As an engineer at heart, I thrive on building modern cloud-based applications that help make healthcare better for everyone. We’re looking for a Data Engineer to join our growing team, where you will get the chance to build a modern patient care management platform on AWS using cloud-native technology. Our vision and product at MedMe have already disrupted the legacy platforms in pharmacy care delivery and we would love you to join us in further excelling our impact within our healthcare system.

Co-founders Purya, Nick & Rui built MedMe together after identifying the biggest problem to be existing pharmacy software built 20 years ago with the primary purpose to sell drugs . Purya was a health data scientist for the government, Nick a product engineer for the Tesla Roadster, and Rui is a Pharmacist. Our team is equally passionate about using pharmacists to provide more services for patients in the community.

We are building software for an industry that has relied on paper and pen for a long time. This is why crafting, building, and constantly improving the end-to-end customer experience is an essential part of our company. It’s crucial that we listen deeply to the diverse needs of our pharmacies – located anywhere from dense urban jungles to northern remote communities – to design and build for their needs to ultimately provide more proactive and sustainable care for the patients in their communities.

Our mission

MedMe is building the operating system to transform pharmacies into community health hubs. Pharmacies are increasingly doing more than just selling drugs, offering services like vaccinations, prescribing meds, and blood tests. MedMe Health builds software that helps schedule, document, and manage these services at scale.

Our clients include the two largest pharmacy chains in Canada, servicing coast-to-coast in 3500+ pharmacies across 10 provinces, serving millions of patients.

The opportunity

Building a new real-time streaming data warehouse using AWS native infrastructure
Collaborating on the key technology decisions to shape the architecture and product roadmap
Documenting our data model and making it presentable for our enterprise customers to ingest and operate against
Sharing your depth and breadth of knowledge through peer mentorship
Taking an active role in developing our ETL and streaming processes through code reviews, sprint planning, and retrospectives
Building CI/CD Pipelines and automating workflows using Github
Working with code and project management tools such as JIRA/Notion/GitHub
Keeping up to date with industry best practices for HIPAA / SOC2 environment
Work with other engineering staff to help resolve technical challenges and build best-in-class solutions
Deploy a repeatable AWS architecture using Infrastructure as Code (AWS CDK)

The tech stack

AWS Glue, Kinesis, Kinesis Data Analytics
Python 3+
Apache Kafka
Postgres, DynamoDB
AWS infrastructure: Terraform or AWS CDK (preferred)
GitHub and GitHub actions to automate daily tasks
Familiarity with S3, Cognito, Cloudwatch is a plus
Slack & Giphy & Tenor (Our gif game is strong)
As an example, here are some projects you could expect to work on:

Unifying our multi-tenant database into a single source of truth for operational data for MedMe
Creating an ideal schema and CDC process for third parties to ingest millions of changes per day at peak times
Create an event-based model to push updates to third parties, including EMRs and other data warehouses
Refactoring existing schemas to improve performance and reusability
Create a robust living document to define our data’s interface and definition to external customers and Data Analytics staff
Working with healthcare IoT manufacturers to ingest data at scale
What you bring to the table

You are an experienced full-stack engineer with more than a few years of experience. (^ We don’t believe in years of experience, however, a typical senior member on our team has 5+ years)
You are a team player and you enjoy working with your fellow team members to work through the ideas, problems,
You have a growth mindset and you seek out opportunities to grow.
Your communication style is open, concise, and effective; you can easily explain technical to non-technical parties.
You care about the product and about the end-user.
You are a process-builder; we enjoy working with engineers who are ready to help improve our processes and make them more scalable.
Don’t sweat it if you don’t have everything listed above. We believe in growth and curiosity. If you have some of these qualities and are excited about this opportunity, then we want to hear from you!

How We Hire

MedMe is committed to a fair and equitable hiring process for all candidates. To ensure that each candidate’s journey is consistent and the selection process is unbiased, the team at MedMe will not be responding to any personal messages regarding this role or other opportunities.

The Interview Process

Round 1: Phone Screen with a member of the team
Round 2: Virtual 30-minute technical interview with Michael, Director of Engineering
Round 3: Virtual 60-minute coding challenge + review with Michael, Director of Engineering
Round 4: Virtual 60-minute with the Co-Founders
Round 5: Conduct References
Round 6: Offer
Following the advice of Canadian health authorities, to mitigate the risk of potential spread of COVID-19 and support social distancing, all recruiting activities including interviews and new hire on-boarding will be conducted virtually.

Annual Salary ranges from $90,000 – $130,000 CAD + stock options

Perks at MedMe

Flexible health benefit plan
Full dental, vision, physical & mental health plus health spending account
Performance development support (yearly budget for courses & conferences)


We are fully remote in Canada, however, we like to plan on-site team retreats!

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