Data Engineer / Architect

  • full_time
  • Germany


Company Description

Due to the nature of this role, candidates must be geographically located, and authorized to work, in the United States. 

Tidepool is a leading healthcare technology nonprofit company that is revolutionizing the way people with diabetes manage their condition. Our mission is to make diabetes data more accessible, actionable, and meaningful, empowering individuals and healthcare providers to make informed decisions and improve health outcomes. By leveraging cutting-edge technology and data-driven solutions, Tidepool is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of millions affected by diabetes.

Job Description

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Data Engineer / Architect to join our growing team. As a Data Engineer at Tidepool, you will play a pivotal role in designing, implementing, and optimizing our diabetes, product and business data infrastructure pipeline. You will collaborate closely with our Data Science and Data Analytics teams to ensure efficient data flow and enable advanced analytics and insights. Your expertise in data architecture, ETL processes, and database management will contribute to the development of innovative solutions that transform raw data into actionable information.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and robust data pipelines, ensuring the efficient extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) of data from various sources.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Product, Engineering, to understand data requirements and develop data models that facilitate advanced analytics, machine learning, and predictive modeling. Work closely with Data Scientists and Data Analysts to ensure that our data pipeline architecture meets their needs.
  • Optimize data storage and retrieval systems to ensure high performance, scalability, and data integrity.
  • Implement and maintain data governance practices, including data quality monitoring, data lineage tracking, and metadata management.
  • Troubleshoot data-related issues and perform root cause analysis, ensuring timely resolution to minimize impact on data availability and accuracy.
  • Continuously evaluate and recommend improvements to existing data infrastructure, tools, and processes to enhance efficiency and reliability.
  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in data engineering, and apply this knowledge to drive innovation within the team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience as a Data Engineer or similar role, with a strong understanding of data warehousing concepts, data modeling, and ETL processes.
  • Proficient in SQL and programming languages such as Python, Java, or Scala.
  • Experience with data processing tools and frameworks like Data Bricks or Apache Spark is highly desirable.
  • Solid knowledge of relational and NoSQL databases, data lakes, and data integration techniques.
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and their data services, such as S3, Redshift, BigQuery, or similar.
  • Experience in implementing data governance practices and ensuring data quality and integrity.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with diabetes or other types of health data is a plus
  • Understanding and knowledge of diabetes treatments, therapy and diabetes data is a big plus.
Additional Information

Salary range

$101,028 – $216,027 annually. To learn more about Tidepool’s compensation philosophy please see Tidepool’s Employee Handbook.


  • Flexible PTO 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Health and Childcare FSA 
  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Wellness and Productivity stipend 
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

Other Information

While many of Tidepool’s team members have a personal connection to diabetes, this is not a requirement. We ask that you have empathy for chronic conditions and you are prepared to learn about the diabetes experience. 

This is a remote position. You’ll be working from home and interacting with a team of colleagues that works around the world. Learn more about working at Tidepool, including our approach to inclusion and diversity in this blog post.

Tidepool is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company supports diversity and inclusion in its core values and does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by U.S. federal or state law or local ordinance. When necessary, the company will reasonably accommodate employees and applicants with disabilities if the person is otherwise qualified to safely perform all of the essential functions of the position.


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