We deliver personalized medicine for neurodegenerative patients

Health Data Engineer

Chicago, IL / Remote
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About the role

About Synapticure

Synapticure aims to provide neurodegenerative patients, starting with ALS, access to the best care while fueling the advancement of personalized treatments for every type of ALS. We do so by providing end-to-end clinical care using our telemedicine platform to guide patients through their entire care journey. We are devoted to helping patients, from guidance on care and insurance to providing the full spectrum of investigational and clinical testing to improve outcomes. Synapticure was built by patient and caregiver advocates alongside leading ALS clinicians, biotech executives, and telemedicine executives to bring the ALS care and treatment experience into the 21st century, and is backed by the leading Venture funds and Angel investors in the remote health and life sciences space. 

Synapticure is a for-profit entity that aims to give all ALS patients access to the best care while fueling the advancement of personalized treatments for every type of ALS. We do so by creating a guided journey for each patient, their caregiver and family that educates and empowers while facilitating access to critical tests and leading experts.

We’d love for you to join us.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design creative data engineering solutions for business challenges in a highly regulated healthcare industry
  • Rapidly iterate on development while the early stage products achieve product-market fit
  • Own and automate Healthcare Data ETL
  • Transform high variability complex data structures ingested from diverse data sources into common data model with high integrity
  • Build high reliability, scalable data pipelines from ingestion to consumption of data by analysts, data and quantitative scientists, informaticist and data visualization analysts.
  • Follow and cultivate data engineering best practices like code reviews, version control, unit testing, data integrity checks, master data management, data profile and dictionary generation
  • Collaborate with clinicians, product managers, and data experts to define and maintain data models and business logic for healthcare use cases
  • Proactively document code, release notes and decisions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors, masters, and/or Ph.D. in computer science, software engineering or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, agile development environment alongside clinicians, product managers, informaticians, quantitative and data scientists
  • Proficient in at least one programming language like Python, C++, SQL, Java and R, able to pick up a new programming language easily if required
  • Exceptional data modeling and database design skills
  • Experience with AWS cloud infrastructure, tools and services
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to think creatively in order to test several hypotheses
  • “Get it done” mentality
  • Working knowledge of clinical systems and real world data sets

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of clinical data elementsBasic understanding of the clinical terminologies like ICD, CPT, SNOMED-CT, etc.
  • Understanding of information security best practices as they relate to HIPAA 
  • Experience with healthcare information models (e.g. HL7, FHIR, OMOP, PCORNET)


  • 100% remote
  • Generous health, dental, vision, and parental leave policies
  • 401k match

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re excited about this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply. 

Synapticure is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law.

Why you should join Synapticure

The era of personalized care is finally coming to ALS. Synapticure gives all ALS patients access to the best care while fueling the advancement of personalized treatments for every type of ALS.

Team Size:35
Location:Chicago, IL
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Martina de Majo
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Jason Langheier
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Peter Wallach
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Brian Wallach