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What we do

At Kalderos, we are building unifying technologies that bring transparency, trust, and equity to the entire healthcare community. We are on a mission to solve systemic problems of the healthcare system, redefining how the business of healthcare performsTM. We measure our success when we can empower all of healthcare to focus more on improving the health of people.

To learn more: 

Kalderos is looking for talented data engineers to join our Engineering team in our Chicago or Brookfield, WI locations or remotely based in the continental United States.  

We’re looking for people who have an EXPERT level background with over 5 years of experience in data engineering areas including programming, data modeling and database administration.

Are you ready to join our amazing engineering team and help us change the world, one engineer at a time?

We are looking for

At Kalderos we are innovators, creators, and problem solvers. We look for people who share those passions while embracing differing opinions, skills, and life experiences. We view each application holistically; it's not just what you've done, but who you are and what makes you tick. 

Reading through job list requirements can be intimidating, and we get that! We encourage you to apply ESPECIALLY if you don't meet every qualification. Think of these requirements as more of a wishlist we have, and show us in your cover letter what you bring to the table beyond hitting a bunch of bullet points. As we said before, we value life experiences, varying skills, and how those can translate into applicable experience for the role you want here at our organization. 

We're changing the way healthcare performs, and we need someone who changes our mind about what a candidate can bring to the table. 

What you’ll bring

  • 5+ years work experience (required) as a Data Engineer in a full-time role who is authorized to work in the US
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar field.
  • Excellent interpersonal project management skills and attention to detail
  • Familiarity working in an agile environment
    • Describing a time in which you had a large project you needed to manage
    • Relevant work experience on a Agile team
    • Some ways you may demonstrate this are:
  • Proven data engineering experience that involved creating, and maintaining a database and implementing data processing pipelines
    • Professional experience described on your resume
    • Open source implementations of data intensive applications
    • A personal side project that involved maintaining a database like a website
    • Online course completion in relevant areas
    • Vendor certification in a relevant field
    •  Some ways you may demonstrate this are: 
  • Programming experience with a modern computing language that supports data engineering work (Python, C#, JVM-languages like Scala)
    • Professional project descriptions on your resume
    • GitHub repositories that have working code that you created
    • Sending a code snippet that exemplifies your work
    • Some ways you may demonstrate this are: 
  • Advanced SQL skills and understanding performance trade-offs of various SQL implementations
    • Professional project descriptions on your resume
    • SQL Certifications you have earned
    • Answering SQL questions in a phone interview
    • Advanced SQL queries you wrote in your Github repository
    • Some ways you may demonstrate this are: 
  • Advanced data modeling skills - able to define complex data models based on business requirements considering extensibility, scalability and performance. 
    • Able to articulate database modeling techniques and tradeoffs during a phone interview
    • Demonstrations of complex data models you have designed
    • Some ways you may demonstrate this are: 
  • Database administration - have experience with database administration of SQL Server instances including performance tuning, scaling, replicating, etc. server instances and maintaining a secure and healthy database environment.  Postgres experience is highly desired.
  • Managing big data - experience with managing big data sets with millions of records for both transactional and backend storage.  Experience leveraging multiple database technologies to handle the performance, scalability and extensibility requirements for handling big data volumes.

What May Set You Apart

  • Experience working remotely as a senior level data engineer
  • Experience with multiple SQL databases like MS SQL Server and Postgres
  • Experience with Azure cloud computing such as hosted databases
  • Experience with streaming technologies such as Kafka or Event Hubs
  • Experience with orchestration frameworks like Azure Data Factory or Airflow
  • Experience with NoSQL data stores such as MongoDB and CosmosDB
  • Experience in the healthcare or pharmaceutical industries
  • Experience with large scale migrations of databases
  • Experience creating RESTful APIs to service data needs for web applications
  • Experience with implementing Software Development Lifecycle approaches to database work, such as Testing, CI/CD and other automation

If you think you meet some of the list of the above, but not everything, that’s perfectly fine! We encourage you to apply regardless. At Kalderos, we know talent comes in many forms, and we’re willing to look beyond a set of rigid criteria to find the right teammate.

What you’ll be working on

The Data team’s mission at Kalderos is to provide data modeling expertise to internal teams, and build data storage and processing platforms that can scale as Kalderos scales. They can work within the Ledger and Master Data team, the Data Science team, or others as needs arise. Below are some possible day to day tasks for a data engineer at Kalderos.

  • Work with product teams to understand and develop data models that can meet requirements and operationalize well
  • Build out automated ETL jobs that reliably process large amounts of data, and ensure these jobs runs consistently and well
  • Build tools that enable other data engineers to work more efficiently
  • Try out new data storage and processing technologies in proof of concepts and make recommendations to the broader team
  • Tune existing implementations to run more efficiently as they become bottlenecks, or migrate existing implementations to new paradigms as needed
  • Learn and apply knowledge about the drug discount space, and become a subject matter expert for internal teams to draw upon

Why is this a great opportunity for you? 

  • We work on cutting edge technologies and products.  We are continually evolving and building new product areas - providing many opportunities for individual team members to use their existing skills and grow in other areas as well.
  • We are a tight-knit and collaborative team of over 20 engineers.  We work hard, but have fun doing it.   Our team is made up of a diverse set of talented people - each bringing to the team their unique experiences.  We celebrate the diversity and inclusion within our team and Kalderos.
  • Our team members want to continually hone their craft - through a continuing education stipend, on the job opportunities, team lunch and learns and technical specialization groups that meet on a regular basis.
  • Our team members work in agile product teams - gaining valuable experience working with talented product managers, business analysts, design/UX, scrum masters and quality assurance engineers.  This is in addition to working with our other Kalderos teammates working on areas such as data science, marketing, customer success, sales, strategy, information security and finance.
  • Check out our company perks listed further below!

Personal attributes we are looking for

Strong communication and collaboration skills are required as we look for people to take on leadership initiatives.  We are not a typical Engineering team where people just want to put their heads down and code - but rather a team of engineers who want to actively participate in team and company initiatives not related to technical tasks.

  • Self-starter and motivated
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • A deeply ingrained sense of timeliness and urgency to resolve problems 
  • High standards for excellence as well as strict adherence to policies, procedures, and schedules 
  • Excellent organization skills and can work independently and multi-task with minimal supervision, while effectively identifying, organizing, and prioritizing multiple projects for themselves and others. 
  • You are comfortable working at a company that celebrates failure and rewards success.

Company perks you will want to know about

  • 401K plan
  • Healthcare Benefits 
  • Training Allowance Fund
  • Flexible Schedule 
  • Working for a Startup Company with a collaborative and positive culture
  • A Fair PTO system that allows for a healthy work-life balance
  • Opportunity to work on new technologies and learn new skills 
  • Cross functional training opportunities
  • Tech Allowance Fund
  • Guidance from a transparent leadership team
  • Entertainment Allowance Fund

To learn more:

Kalderos is an equal opportunity workplace.  We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kalderos has decided to protect our current and future employees by shifting to an entirely remote workforce. We will continue to operate, interview, onboard, and work remotely. Please be aware that some of our roles will not be remote long-term and will return to an office setting once we're safe to do so following the guidance of local health authorities and the CDC.

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Looking over the Chicago River, we’re located in a WeWork in the heart of Chicago’s downtown.

An Insider's view of Kalderos

What's something quirky about your company?

Our culture encourages individuality and strong opinions. There is never a shortage of thoughtful recommendations or particular preferences. All of these differences make our conversations lively - but always progressing towards our goal of bringing transparency and trust to the healthcare space.


Client Relationship Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

As a front end developer, I'm building technology to help improve our customer's experience with our product. Some of the challenges I face involve ensuring what I build integrates effectively with the applications of my cross functional peers. When a problems arise, I know we have an amazing & knowledgeable group of people I can count on.


Lead Developer

How does the company support your career growth?

We’re a team of smart, passionate and self-directed professionals who thrive on creativity and innovation. Our approach is to foster an environment where people can be constantly expanding their technical skill set and pitch in to solve problems as they discover them -- which results in greater, broader responsibility and professional advancement.



What is your vision for the company?

Kalderos is a purpose-driven group of multidisciplinary collaborators -- our purpose is to bring transparency to one of the most opaque parts of the healthcare system. Our solutions will empower all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem to focus on improving the well-being of people, rather than financial engineering.



What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our vibe is a combination of trust, collaboration, and stimulation. We’re a young company with big ideas, super smart people, and an eagerness to make some real change. The general attitude is -- be yourself, dress how you want, and get ready to solve some big problems.


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What are Kalderos Perks + Benefits

Kalderos Benefits Overview

We are looking for people that are committed to fulfilling the Kalderos mission and vision. We understand that our employees are the most important asset we have in accomplishing our goals and we believe in providing our employees a robust set of benefits to balance their health, finances, and work/life.

Health: We believe that all of our Kalderos team members deserve access to quality health plans and the options to find one that fits you and your family’s needs.

Finance: We know that there is a lot to worry about when trying to balance your current and future personal
finances and have provided a number of benefits to help alleviate some of the concerns.

Work/Life: We value the time and effort that our employees put into making Kalderos a success and want to make sure that we provide employees benefits to most effectively manage your lives outside of work.

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Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Kalderos offers two plans through Aetna and MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Kalderos offers two plans through Aetna Vision and Metlife Vision.
Health Insurance Benefits
Kalderos offers four comprehensive plans through Aetna. Additional coverage includes free membership to One Medical, Health Advocate and Teledoc.
Life Insurance
Kalderos offers supplemental life insurance through MetLife.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Kalderos offers a fully-vested matching contribution of 100% on the first 3% of employee deferrals, plus 50% on the next 2% deferred
Company Equity
Kalderos offers stock options as part of our standard compensation package.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
At Kalderos, we are focused on getting things done, not on the hours you spend on getting things done.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Kalderos offers a self directed, fair PTO policy. We have a minimum number of PTO days (10) for employees but no maximum.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Kalderos offers pre-tax dollars to pay for your commute on the L or Metra.
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Kalderos is partnering with Doordash to give us a subscription to DashPass. Your DashPass subscription has several benefits, including $0 delivery fees, reduced service fees, and many more.
Happy Hours
At Kalderos, we like to celebrate all of our successes whether big or small. We don’t think the small ones ever get enough recognition, that is why we make sure to celebrate them every Thursday.
Fitness Subsidies
We have an on-site gym with a one-time initiation fee.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We offer a $250.00 home office stipend.
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Kalderos hosts monthly lunch and learns lead by our leadership and teammates.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Kalderos wants to foster a culture of continuous personal exploration and improvement - we offer money to develop new skills, refine existing skills, and explore areas of growth for your development.
Paid industry certifications
Our continuing education stipend gives each employee $500/yr to use towards a course, textbook, or some other form of education.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Beyond our fair PTO policy, flexible working schedule, collaborative work environment, continuous education stipend and weekly happy hours we also are proud to offer a celebration stipend because we believe in celebrating successes whenever they are a part of life or work.

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