Principal Software Engineer Data Platforms

CVS Health



Austin, TX

Why you should apply for a job to CVS Health:

  • 62% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 52% say the CEO supports gender diversity
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    Position summary

    infrastructure and services. Our data products and services empower teams across CVS Health with near real time data to support big data analytics, insights, and machine learning at scale. Our structured datasets enable Scientist to train and deploy Machine learning models, provide Publishers with near real time reporting and insights of their data products, and enable Engineers, Product Managers with access to structured and unstructured data. You will build scalable data-intensive infrastructure that processes petabyte size data, catalogs, transactional data, and telemetry signals.

    What The Candidate Will Do

    • Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership and guidance in designing and implementing data solutions that meet business requirements and align with data governance and architecture principles.

    • Solution Development: Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business needs and translate them into scalable and reliable data systems and tools, while ensuring data quality, privacy, and compliance.

    • Data Governance: Champion and enforce data governance practices, including data lineage, metadata management, data quality controls, and privacy regulations.

    • Data Architecture: Design and develop large-scale data systems, including databases, data warehouses, and big data platforms, with a strong focus on data governance and compliance requirements.

    • Software Engineering: Apply software engineering best practices to build robust and maintainable data solutions, ensuring code quality, performance, and scalability in line with data governance guidelines.

    • Performance Optimization: Optimize data processing and query performance using technologies such as data proc, gcs, and Big Query, while ensuring adherence to data governance SLAs.

    • Automation and Efficiency: Drive automation initiatives by developing scripts, utilities, and frameworks to streamline data processes, improve efficiency, and enforce data governance practices.

    • Collaboration and Mentoring: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, mentor junior engineers, and foster a culture of data governance and compliance awareness within the team.

    • Innovation and Continuous Improvement: Stay updated with the latest industry trends and technologies in data engineering and data governance, evaluate new tools and techniques, and propose innovative solutions to enhance data systems, processes, and governance practices.

    • Documentation and Knowledge Sharing: Maintain comprehensive documentation of data solutions, processes, best practices, and data governance frameworks, and actively share knowledge with the team.

    Required Qualifications

    • Experience: 7 - 10+ years of experience as a software engineer, with a strong focus on data engineering and large-scale data systems.

    • Technical Expertise: Proficiency in technologies such as Hive, Spark, and Python. Experience with additional data technologies and tools is a plus. Google Cloud Platform experien

    • Data Governance: Strong understanding of data governance principles, regulations, and industry best practices, with practical experience in implementing and enforcing data governance frameworks.

    • Data Architecture: Solid understanding of data architecture principles and proven experience in designing and developing scalable data systems, while considering data governance requirements.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Software Engineering Skills: Excellent programming skills, with expertise in building robust and scalable software solutions using modern software engineering practices in alignment with data governance guidelines.

    • Problem-Solving Abilities: Analytical mindset with the ability to understand complex business or technical problems and propose effective data solutions, considering data governance and compliance aspects.

    • Leadership Skills: Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership, mentor junior engineers, and drive successful outcomes in a collaborative team environment, with a focus on data governance excellence.

    • Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey complex technical concepts


    • Bachelor's or master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

    Pay Range

    The typical pay range for this role is:

    $140,000.00 - $280,000.00

    This pay range represents the base hourly rate or base annual full-time salary for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls. The actual base salary offer will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education, geography and other relevant factors. This position is eligible for a CVS Health bonus, commission or short-term incentive program in addition to the base pay range listed above. This position also includes an award target in the company's equity award program.

    In addition to your compensation, enjoy the rewards of an organization that puts our heart into caring for our colleagues and our communities. The Company offers a full range of medical, dental, and vision benefits. Eligible employees may enroll in the Company's 401(k) retirement savings plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan is also available for eligible employees. The Company provides a fully-paid term life insurance plan to eligible employees, and short-term and long term disability benefits. CVS Health also offers numerous well-being programs, education assistance, free development courses, a CVS store discount, and discount programs with participating partners. As for time off, Company employees enjoy Paid Time Off ("PTO") or vacation pay, as well as paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Number of paid holidays, sick time and other time off are provided consistent with relevant state law and Company policies.

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    We anticipate the application window for this opening will close on: 08/26/2024

    Why you should apply for a job to CVS Health:

  • 62% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 52% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.