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Director of Data Engineering

| Austin
As Director of Data Engineering at Bright. you will be responsible for leading engineering teams in the implementation and expansion of the Bright Health data platform. The overarching objective of the platform is to make all data at Bright consistent, compliant and available at high velocity to all functional areas within the company and to our Care Partners outside the company. In partnership with the Data Platform Architect, and under the leadership of the CTO, you will be accountable for the implementation of a cloud-based data platform for our rapidly growing enterprise.


  • Ship high quality software that drives the Bright Health business forward
  • Drive the tactical implementation of an overarching data architecture vision and strategy to maximize the optimization of our enterprise data asset
  • Mentor, coach and manage team members
  • In partnership with the Data Platform Architect, assist in the selection of PaaS, SaaS and IaaS cloud service providers, and lead the design and implementation of appropriate tools, software and applications to support the larger data platform architecture
  • Provide technical expertise and problem-solving capability to individual contributors on your teams
  • Hire, retain, and grow great engineers
  • Collaborate as a member of the technology leadership team to establish, teach and operate great software engineering practices
  • Operate high quality, cloud-based data services, ensuring uptime and performance within SLOs
  • Ensure that appropriate tools, techniques and processes are used for development and deployment.
  • Conduct code reviews, participate in design and architecture discussions and be responsible for a culture of engineering excellence within your team
  • Tune, enhance, and execute our agile development process
  • Be accountable for execution of quality assurance plan within your engineering team


  • Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience. Computer Science or similar degree preferred
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages – Java, C#, JavaScript, C++, Python, etc.
  • Proficiency with application development against database systems – including at a minimum RDBMS (SQL Server/Postgres/Oracle) and ideally familiarity with NoSQL systems as well (MongoDB, Cassandra, CosmosDB, Elasticsearch etc.)
  • Healthcare data background a strong plus
  • Track record of shipping great software experience and services as a manager and as a software developer
  • Understanding of DevOps culture and process; cloud-based DevOps experience a must
  • 10+ years of overall software development experience, with increasing team and technical leadership roles
  • Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality
  • Ability to organize and plan work independently

At Bright Health, we brought together the brightest minds from the health care industry and consumer technology and together we created Bright Health: a new, brighter approach to healthcare, built for individuals. Our plans are easy to manage, personalized and more affordable, giving people the quality care they deserve. Through our exclusive care partnerships with leading health systems in local communities we are reshaping how people and physicians achieve better health together.
Bright Health is tripling its footprint in 2019 to offer a variety of health insurance plans to more individuals. Bright Health operates health insurance offerings across Individual and Family Plan segments and the Medicare Advantage space in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, New York and Tennessee.
We’re Making Healthcare Right. Together. 
We've won some fun awards like: Great Places to Work, Modern Healthcare, Forbes, etc. But more than anything, we're a group of people who are really dedicated to our mission in healthcare. Come join our growing team!
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of Bright Health, our consumers, and the communities we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
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    • JavaLanguages
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    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases


We are downtown on trendy West 6th Street close to lots of neighborhood bars and restaurants and just a few short blocks from Mopac.

What are Bright Health Perks + Benefits

Bright Health Benefits Overview

We have 3 different health insurance plans, all through Cigna (HDP, Premium HDP and PPO). We cover the majority of the cost for the employee and some cost for family. We have two dental plans and a vision plan as well. We have an open PTO program. We put 3% of your total earnings into your 401K plan and you are immediately vested in that. We have all the latest technology (Macs) to use including standing desks. Fully stocked fridge with snacks and drinks.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Bright Health employees can contribute up to $3500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
We will put 3% of your total earnings into your 401K plan, even if you don't put anything in. It's a safe harbor contribution.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Quarterly.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
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