Data Pipeline Engineer - Center for Health Care Data - HYBRID

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Data Pipeline Engineer - Center for Health Care Data - HYBRID

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Information Technology

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 23000281

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are looking for a Full-Time Data Pipeline Engineer to join the Center for Health Care Data as part of the UTHealth School of Public Health. This is a hybrid (combination of in-office and remote). In this position, you would be responsible for the initial design and build of the foundational data pipeline infrastructure while providing continuous refinement and improvements. You'll play a central role in the development activity for the data pipeline infrastructure and operations within the Texas All Payor Claims Database (TX-APCD). You'll also be the primary technical resource for All Payor Claims Database (TX-APCD).

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Develops systems and coding for data validation, quality assurance, and data transformations, such as filtering, masking, and aggregations to ensure appropriate data integration and standardization.

  • Responsible for developing and implementing logical flows which take defined inputs and produce defined outputs, based on or derived from specifications and other well-known data formats/specifications.

  • Creates and continuously improves process steps and flow control logic using an orchestration engine, which manages the flow of data from source to destination.

  • Collaborates with other team members to determine criteria for the appropriate utilization of orchestration technology in activities necessary to build, extend, load, and update data warehouses.

  • Contributes generally to the planning, design, and development of solution components including databases and other infrastructure.

  • Installs and configures prototype environments as needed to support testing of new orchestration technology features and releases, and provide expert advice based on prototypes.

  • Plans for and deploys new features and/or releases of orchestration technology

  • Installs, configures, updates, and maintains development, test, and production environments for orchestration technology.

  • Develops guidelines and tools for data pipeline operations, including code build/test/deploy and monitoring/troubleshooting/recovery.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Strong analytic and design skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to collaborate in cross-functional teams

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, data science, computer science, engineering or a related field, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Minimum Experience:

  • Three (3) years of professional programming and design experience.

Preferred Experience:

  • One (1) year of experience installing, configuring, and deploying data pipeline solutions using tools like Prefect, and Airflow.

  • Five (5) years of experience working with large data sets using SQL, Python, or R, along with Python packages like Pandas, Dask, and PySpark.

  • Three (3) years of experience with code hosting platforms for version control and collaboration such as GitHub.

  • Familiarity with CI/CD tools, including Jenkins X.

Physical Requirements: Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects. Security Sensitive: This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215 Residency Requirement: Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.