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Senior Data Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Alma is on a mission to simplify access to high-quality, affordable mental health care. We do this by making it easy and financially rewarding for therapists to accept insurance and offer in-network care. When a provider joins Alma, they gain access to a suite of tools that not only help them better run their business, but also grow it sustainably and develop as a provider. Alma is available in all 50 states, with over 20,000 therapists in our growing network. Anyone looking for a therapist can browse Alma’s free directory. Alma has raised $220.5M in funding from Insight Partners, Optum Ventures, Tusk Venture Partners, Primary Venture Partners, First Round Capital, Sound Ventures, BoxGroup, Cigna Ventures, and Rainfall Ventures. Alma was also named one of Inc’s Best Workplaces in 2022 and 2023.

Senior Data Platform Engineer

Alma is seeking a mission-driven Data Platform Engineer to join our team. We are dedicated to designing, implementing and maintaining Alma’s data infrastructure. In this role, you will build services and tools that solve real problems for Alma’s data teams. The ideal candidate can recognize that successful development requires communication, experimentation, and iteration.

As a founding team member, you will have a strong hand in defining and refining the underlying systems that power Alma’s analytics and machine learning tools. The ideal person for this role loves to work with other teams to support and enhance existing data infrastructure.

What you’ll do:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the analytics and data science processes at Alma and how the data teams operate.
  • Collaborate with teammates on Platform Engineering, Data Engineering, and Data Science, to understand and prioritize solutions for practical problems facing Alma data consumers.
  • Work to maintain, simplify and reinvent the systems underlying the data infrastructure. Technologies you’ll be working with include AWS, S3, DMS, Glue, Ansible, Docker, SQL, and Redshift.
  • Continually research current and emerging technologies, proposing changes where most impactful.
  • Provide high-quality documentation and training to set peers up for success.
  • Ensure data applications and services meet Alma's standards, including performance, scalability, and security.

Who you are:

  • You have 5-8 years of experience working with data infrastructure, data warehousing, systems architecture, and AWS related technologies.
  • You have experience maintaining, simplifying, and reinventing the systems underlying reporting, analytics, and data science functions, such as databases, business intelligence tools, machine learning systems, monitoring, and alerting.
  • You have worked with scaling challenges in previous roles and have implemented best practices around scaling.
  • You’re a systems thinker, concerned not only with individual component parts but with how those parts work together holistically.
  • You’re pragmatic, recognizing that, while there are multiple approaches to solving a problem, it is important to weigh practicality over theory when decision-making.
  • You are a strong communicator with engineers as well as non-technical stakeholders.


  • We’re a remote-first company
  • Health insurance plans through Cigna (medical and dental) and MetLife (vision), including FSA and HSA plans
    401K plan (Roth and traditional)
  • Monthly therapy and wellness stipends
  • Monthly co-working space membership stipend
  • Monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Financial wellness benefits through Northstar
  • Pet discount program through United Pet Care
  • Financial perks and rewards through BenefitHub
  • EAP access through Cigna
  • One-time home office stipend to set up your home office
  • Comprehensive parental leave plans
  • 11 paid holidays, 1 Alma Mental Health Day, and 1 Alma Volunteering Day
  • Flexible PTO

Salary Band: $160,000 - $200,000

Alma’s compensation philosophy is driven by our company value of building equity. To best ensure pay equity, we typically bring in new hires near the middle of our listed salary bands and we do not negotiate our compensation (i.e. all people hired at the same level & role are brought in at the same salary, equity, and benefits). The recruiter you work with can provide more details on our philosophy.

All Alma jobs are listed on our careers page. We do not use outside applications or automated text messaging in our recruiting process. We will not ask for any sensitive financial or identification information throughout the recruiting process. Any communication during the recruitment process, including interview requests or job offers, will come directly from a recruiting team member with a helloalma.com email address.