Austin, Texas

Join us as we work to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

epocrates is seeking a Director of Engineering to lead our data strategy and platform.

epocrates, the most trusted medical reference application in the US, serving as an indispensable daily tool used by 50% of the doctors in the US.

This intrapreneurial leadership position requires proven commercial business acumen, data science expertise and the ability to communicate with all levels; including engineers and executive leadership, strong strategic planning, and the ability to develop a vision for the team.

As an epocrates R&D team member, you will value collaborative environments where you can both challenge ideas and learn from your colleagues. You approach your work with insatiable curiosity and have a profound discomfort with unresolved issues. You speak up and take action when you see something that isn't quite right - even if it isn't in your job description or your area of expertise. And you can't wait for the Shout Outs section of our team meetings to give praise to your talented colleagues.

The Team: The epocrates R&D team tackles a variety of complex challenges every day to ensure that our entire suite of products and tools are constantly evolving and improving to meet our users' needs.

Our current tech stack includes native iOS/Android apps, web properties, a suite of in-house and third-party content publishing tools, and a commercial advertising platform. Our multi-disciplinary team of SMEs -- front and backend engineers, product management veterans, medical doctors and PharmDs, visual designers, UX researchers, data experts, and more -- all work together so that it's easy for health care providers to make excellent clinical decisions for their patients using epocrates.

At athenahealth, we believe that diverse teams are the strongest teams. We invite applicants of all genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, ages, religions, sexual orientations, disability statuses, educational experiences, family situations, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Position Summary

epocrates is looking for someone who has demonstrated experience in a leadership role as well as deep technical expertise in machine learning, data science, and data analytics. You will guide the development of our product roadmap and direct strategy for our data science capabilities by collaborating with data analytics, data warehousing, product, and engineering teams. Using data, you'll help to develop products that give our customers insight into how users are interacting and consuming medical reference data as well as driving in-app personalization, content, and user facing features.

Job Responsibilities
  • Build and lead a team of data scientists developing advanced analytical solutions that include predictive analytics, statistical modeling, and optimization techniques that can be used to create additional value through data assets and analytics; establish this as a strategic advantage for epocrates.
  • Provide technical leadership and direct data warehousing strategy including managing a data warehousing team.
  • Develop and execute on a strategy for customizing and personalizing our in-app experience using behavioral and user data that drives engagement and user satisfaction in multiple end user product areas such as search, continuing medical education, news, advertising, and content.
  • Evaluate machine learning and data science opportunities across the business, communicate strategic and business value, select, prioritize, and drive execution on projects.
  • Identify and develop business opportunities and commercial products where data can be used to power data analytic offerings, data feeds, and other data products.
  • Evaluate the latest tools and technologies and determine how to incorporate them in our data platform.
  • Own and drive our streaming data pipeline to support real-time analytics, machine learning, next best engagement, and other big data and real-time capabilities.
  • Advise executive leadership and develop overall strategy, long term goal planning, and vision for data assets.
  • Develop best practices, evaluate and choose technology, continuously learn, teach, and mentor the data teams.

  • Commercial business acumen and proven experience in a leadership role directing data strategy.
  • This should include 5+ years of relevant experience in Data Science, Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Machine Learning.
  • Proficiency in a range of statistical modeling, large data analysis, data extraction, loading, and transformation, as well as development and deployment of machine learning and predictive models.
  • Familiarity with tools and languages such as R, Python, Spark, Keras, H20, PyTorch, and TensorFlow. Recent hands-on experience would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of data warehousing and ETL/ELT concepts.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
About athenahealth
  • Our Vision: To create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.
  • Our Location: This role is based in Watertown, MA, just a few miles outside of Boston. Watertown is our Global Headquarters and our campus, the Arsenal on the Charles, is home to a number of restaurants, a local gym and large outdoor space. This office also has a cafeteria, coffee café and food trucks that rotate every day.
  • Our Culture: At athenahealth, our employees (or "athenistas") are committed to making healthcare smarter. Our success is dependent on the diversity, collective spirit, and contributions of our people, clients and partners. We value teamwork and believe that the strength of our team comes from supporting each other and leveraging our specialized skills. If you are looking for company that will enable you to work outside of your comfort zone to transform the healthcare ecosystem, athenahealth is the place for you.
  • Our Perks: Along with health & financial benefits, our athenistas are offered a variety of perks that promote employee wellbeing such as commuter support, collaborative workspaces and dog-friendly offices - just to name a few.

athenahealth is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity-that's why we recruit and hire applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor prohibited by law. We're happy to provide a reasonable accommodation, for those with a disability, to complete any part of the application process. If you are unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, please contact us at for assistance.

Austin, Texas

athenahealth partners with hospitals and ambulatory customers to drive clinical and financial results. We offer medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services. We combine insights from our network of more than 160,000 providers and approximately 117 million patients with deep industry knowledge and perform administrative work at scale. For more information, please visit

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