Senior Data Engineer

Maisha Meds

Using technology to transform health care in Africa 📱💊🌍

Job Description

Maisha Meds is hiring! We’re looking for a Senior Data Engineer with dev-ops skills to help us build and maintain pipelines that process and analyze health data across sub-Saharan Africa.

Maisha Meds is looking for an experienced data engineer with DevOps experience. As the Senior Data Engineer, you’ll be working with a wonderful team of data scientists and engineers to support our growing pipelines and programs.

Maisha Meds builds software for pharmacies and subsidizes medication for patients. This means we have a rich base of patient and medication sales data. We use this data to optimize our operations as well as provide information to governments, research partners, and funders, helping inform health policy in the region.

Our organization is based in Kenya and we would love to have you join us onsite a couple of times a year. You will report to the Director of Data.



  • Design, develop, and maintain ETL pipelines to process pharmacy and other health data from our app
  • Drive improvements to our existing data pipeline as the quantity of data and the audience for it grows; increase the efficiency and effectiveness of existing dbt and Terraform systems.
  • Explore and integrate data tools and systems, both to build on our current pipeline and for new projects.

Technical Leadership

  • Provide hands-on technical leadership (architecture and design, code reviews, and incident management) to the data team
  • Contribute to documentation about ETL pipelines and design choice
  • Maintain production servers; encourage and ensure adherence to best security practices

Product and Project Management

  • While we have product managers at Maisha Meds, at times, you’ll need to engage with stakeholders directly and product manage yourself
  • Translate ambiguous stakeholder desires into concrete requirements and action plans
  • Work across teams and both internal and external stakeholders to execute projects; collaborate with the business development team and product owners to create new data products
  • Understand customers and users and be able to provide product direction

Our Technologies

  • Snowflake
  • dbt
  • Terraform
  • Rivery
  • Looker


  1. Experience:

    1. 3+ years’ experience as a Data Engineer with a deep understanding of data management & ETL pipelines
    2. Experience working with AWS and dbt
    3. Familiarity with Terraform and/or Looker is a plus
    4. Experience working on projects from the initial discovery phase to completion
    5. Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial and cross-team environment
  1. Mindsets:

    1. A team player who loves working collaboratively
    2. A sense of optimism, flexibility, and adaptability to any situation
    3. An ability to thrive in ambiguous situations due to your resilience and tenacity
    4. A growth mindset and a deep enthusiasm for learning, feedback, and continuous improvement
    5. A blend of passion, humility, patience, and a good sense of humour
    6. A tendency to roll up your sleeves to move projects forward

Why You Should Join Us

  • On a roll: We are doubling year-over-year with new funding partnerships that are boosting expansion in multiple countries
  • Great team: We are founded, managed, and backed by successful veterans of Stanford School of Medicine, Google, mPharma, and I&M Bank. We have technologists, doctors, and economists working side by side to solve difficult problems.
  • Great funders: We’re supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID Development Innovation Ventures, CIFF, WHO FIND, and Pfizer to pay for healthcare on behalf of patients, with others to be announced soon.
  • Huge market: We are disrupting a massive, growing $50+ billion market for healthcare payments for low-income patients, with a focus on paying for health outcomes to ensure patients get the best quality care.
  • Great customers: We create financial incentives that ensure our healthcare providers deliver excellent care.
  • Impact: We have cultivated a fun and exciting start-up culture that empowers its talented staff to make a huge impact.

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