Senior Engineering Manager - Data Platform

Stellar Health

Stellar Health

Posted on Saturday, April 1, 2023

About Stellar Health:

Historically, US Healthcare has relied on a fee-for-service reimbursement system where providers are paid based on the quantity of patient visits and procedures, rather than the quality of health outcomes.

At Stellar Health, we help primary care providers put patient health first. Our platform - a mix of technology, people, and analytics - supports providers at the point of care, delivering real-time patient information, activating practice staff, and empowering providers and care teams with incentives that reward the work they are already doing to keep patients healthy. Using the Stellar App, our web-based, point-of-care tool; practices receive a simple checklist of recommended actions that support the best quality care. Providers and care teams are then paid monthly for each action they complete, and Payors save money in reduced healthcare costs along the way.

Stellar is a US-based Health-tech backed by Top VCs (General Atlantic, Point72, & Primary Venture Partners)​​ with an established product & proven operating model. We’ve shown that we make a real difference for physician practices and their patients.

We are looking for a Senior Engineering Manager who can balance both technical contributions (read: write code) and people management. This person will partner closely with the Director of Engineering for the Data Platform Zone to drive the overall technical direction of the Platform team over the next 1-3 years. You’ll get to work cross-functionally to support the launch of new products and features by building out the data architecture that informs and drives insights at Stellar.

Our team offers an experienced and mature engineering culture and an environment where every single engineer has a direct impact on the success of our business. Your mission will be to provide Stellar with a cutting-edge, reliable, and easy-to-use infrastructure for ingesting, storing, processing, and interacting with data in order to enable the teams that build data-intensive applications to be successful. The team is still small and nimble, so your work will have a meaningful impact on our ability to directly improve patient access to health care.

The Data Platform team

The Data Platform handles incoming data and integrations, processing all that data, transforming it into our data models, and exposing the expectations from this data to the rest of the team.

This team is responsible for managing ETLs, building the integration engines that get data into the platform, and then architecting the platform so that other teams can access the data when necessary.

Key highlights and technical challenges of this team:

  • Currently handles 700k+ patients data being imported on a regular cadence. You'll have responsibility for building the next generation data ingestion pipelines to support ingesting 5 million patients data on a regular basis.
  • Builds and maintains over 30 integrations, including batch processing and event based processing, doubling every year.
  • Create and maintain a high degree of data safety and quality.
  • Continue to improve the performance and quality from data ingestion to data consumption and insight generation.
  • Create tools, automation and framework to streamline and build reliable data ingestion pipelines.

Who will love this job:

  • You are excited about a role that asks you to lead by example.
  • You thrive in servant leadership roles and want to support your direct reports.
  • You have the ability to wear many hats and no job is too small for you.
  • You get things done and you love working in a dynamic environment; we move quickly and we need a teammate who will too.
  • You understand, appreciate, and enjoy the responsibility and accountability that comes with being assigned high-level ownership over projects and their success.
  • You have a knack for explaining technical processes concisely (even to non-engineers), and work well with cross-functional internal teams.
  • You are looking to learn and grow, knowing that this position will involve a lot of ambiguity to deal with, with the support from the organization to help you navigate it.

What you’ll do:

  • Own the technical direction and impact of the Data Platform - and be responsible for its capabilities, quality and capacity
  • Manage and grow data platform team, actively participate in the recruiting and retention of team members.
  • Actively contribute to Stellar’s Engineering Culture and ensure direct reports are writing clear and concise production code for the Stellar Health Platform
  • Provide effective and constructive feedback by reviewing others’ work.
  • Set consistent standards for code; testing and fixing bugs throughout the process and managing your team to do the same
  • Work with senior engineering leaders, such as engineering directors and CTO, in aligning on product roadmaps, specifications, and priorities.

You should have:

  • 7+ years of software development experience in Python or other backend languages (Java / C++ / Go / Ruby) and a desire to learn.
  • 3+ years of experience managing software development teams with hands-on involvement in system architecture, design and performance
  • Solid experience in large scale system architecture design and implementation, with a focus on the server-side (e.g., APIs, storage, data pipelines)
  • Multiplies the team’s impact using effective leadership principles. Help their team develop in their careers
  • Identifies, champions and drives high-quality, strategic improvements to their area of scope.
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and proactive XFN collaboration to drive the highest overall product and technical impact.
  • Experience with Django or with a similar web framework
  • Deep understanding of relational databases, such as PostgreSQL
  • Preferred experience with cloud technologies, such as AWS, GCP, Azure
  • Preferred experience in a data platform or infrastructure role


At Stellar, we believe in transparency and we do our best to make sure the company and our candidates are on the same page as it relates to compensation. In addition to posting salary ranges for our open roles, candidates should expect to be asked about compensation expectations and requirements early on in their interview process. Our goal is to highlight when expectations and Steller's salary range may be out of sync, and work with the candidate to determine whether it makes sense to continue conversations.

Where a new hire falls within this range will be based on their individual skills and experience, and how these competencies compare across other employees in the same role. Stellar's bands are designed to allow for individual compensation growth within the role. As such, new hires typically start at the lower end of the range. Stellar rewards performance and outcomes - should you join the company, you will have the opportunity to grow your salary over time.

  • The base salary range for an Engineering Manager 2 is $220,000-$255,000 and will be eligible for equity and an annual performance based bonus.
  • The base salary range for an Engineering Manager 3 is $240,000-$270,000 and will be eligible for equity and an annual performance based bonus.

Stellar reserves the right to change our compensation bands at any time.

Perks & Benefits:

Stellar offers a carefully curated selection of wellness benefits and perks to our employees:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Unlimited PTO (and ask our recruiting team about the ways we make sure employees are actually taking PTO)
  • Universal Paid Family Leave, with up to 21 weeks of fully paid leave available to new parents and caregivers
  • Company sponsored One Medical memberships and Citibike memberships
  • Medical Travel Benefits
  • A monthly wellness stipend that gives employees the freedom to choose where they spend their cash, whether it be on wellness, pet care, childcare, WFH items, or charitable donations
  • Stock Options & a 401k matching program
  • Career development opportunities like Manager Training, coaching, and an internal mobility program
  • A broad calendar of company sponsored social events that for our in-office and remote employees

Diversity is the key to our success. Stellar Health is an equal opportunity employer and we are open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

We believe that diverse teams -and the different identities, cultures, and life experiences our team members bring to the table- enable us to create amazing products, find creative solutions to interesting problems, and build an inclusive working environment.

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