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Anthem, Inc. Data Engineer, Lead in Boston, Massachusetts


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

ZipDrug is a proud member of the Anthem, Inc. family of companies, and delivers on our mission to provide greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Internal Title: Engineer Lead

Locations: Jersey City, NJ; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Dallas, TX; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ - flexible/virtual work opportunities available; other locations may be considered.

Responsible for full delivery of end to end system development and maintenance on medium Enterprise wide technology platforms. This is a true team lead/technical lead position - lead experience is preferred but not required.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Own end to end data at Zipdrug

  • Lead other data engineers by providing technical expertise in scalable systems design

  • Design and implement improvements for internal processes: automating manual workflows, optimizing data delivery

  • Help build ETL/ELT processes, optimize data modeling to serve reporting, and provide direction in designing transactional databases

  • Assist team members by building tools to aid analytics and data science efforts

  • Maintains active relationships with customers to determine business requirements and leads requirements gathering meetings.

  • Leads requirements gathering meetings and reviews designs with the business.

  • Leads efforts with Web and marketing team to increase the presence of web products.

  • May implement improvements in stability, performance, and scalability across major business-critical systems.

  • May implement process to reduce barriers and roadblocks in projects, services, and processes in order to operate more efficiently.

  • Owns the change request process and coordinates with other teams as necessary.

  • Develops and owns list of final enhancements.

  • Develops and defines application scope and objectives and supervises the preparation of technical and/or functional specifications from with programs will be written.

  • Performs technical design reviews and code reviews.

  • Ensures unit test is completed and meets the test plan requirements, system testing is completed and system is implemented according to plan.

  • Responsible for delivery of application technology solutions and data information planning effort.

  • Coordinates and manages on-call support and owns the system monitoring process.

  • Owns the technical development environment and works on the Enterprise team.

  • Leads multiple or large projects and facilitates large group JAD sessions for requirements, modeling in several disciplines.

  • Leads vendor evaluation and analysis.


Requires an BA/BS degree in related field or technical institute training and 7 or more years related experience; multi platform experience, and expert level experience with business and technical applications; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. Incumbent should also have the ability to mentor others, and provide troubleshooting support. Multi database and/or multi language preferred.

  • Experience working with Airflow, Python, PySpark, Docker strongly preferred

  • Experience working with Snowflake, Dbt Data Warehouses strongly preferred

  • Advanced knowledge of Postgres relational databases strongly preferred

  • Experience implementing data streams through Kafka and Kinesis in an event driven architecture strongly preferred

  • Object oriented programming/scripting languages using Python, Java, Javascript strongly preferred

  • Experience designing and implementing ETL Processes/Data Pipelines strongly preferred

  • Looker reporting models experience strongly preferred

  • AWS cloud technologies experience strongly preferred

  • Agile Development Methodologies strongly preferred

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and has been named a 2019 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.

REQNUMBER: PS44259-Boston-Boston