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Data Engineering Manager



Data Science
Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2023

Headway is building a new mental healthcare system that everyone can access. We make it easy for people to find quality in-network mental health care by removing historic barriers faced by mental health providers, payers, and patients.

1 in 4 people in the US have a treatable mental health condition, but the vast majority do not get the care they need. The primary reason is cost: the majority of therapists do not accept insurance, meaning paying for therapy is prohibitively expensive for prospective patients. This is where we got our start – Headway has built the first software-enabled network of therapists who accept health insurance, making it easy for therapists to grow their practices, and possible for patients to find quality care they can afford.

We launched in April of 2019 and are now powering 400,000+ appointments per month. To scale our vision, we’ve raised over $100 million in funding from a16z, Thrive, Accel, and Google Ventures.

Join us, and make an impact

Headway is looking for a Data Engineering Manager to help us get closer to executing our mission: to create access to affordable, quality mental healthcare across the United States. Data plays a critical role in Headway’s mission by empowering business decisions and operations at scale. The data engineering team builds the platform on which we process financial data and make business decisions. The data engineering team is partnered with most of the teams across Headway including the finance team, insurance systems team, data analytics, product and data science teams.

As the Data Engineering Manager at Headway, you will work closely with the Head of Infrastructure to help shape the future of the data organization. You’ll grow and lead our Data Engineering team and build out our next generation of data platform systems. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, mission-aligned engineering leader to make an immediate impact on our rapidly scaling engineering and product team.

You will:

  • Lead and manage a team of 4+ engineers with headcount for growth
  • Help plan and build our next generation data platform systems with an eye toward scalability and stability
  • Work directly with business, finance, and product stakeholders to roadmap and align projects
  • Develop and grow your team through weekly 1-1s, mentorship, and feedback
  • Work with and help develop aspiring engineering leaders within the engineering team
  • Contribute to the broader company strategy and product roadmap

You will love this role if:

  • You have 3-5+ years of experience as a Data Engineer
  • You have 3+ years of experience as an Engineering Manager
  • You enjoy building things from the ground up
  • You have have a track record of working well across teams and functions
  • You have prior experience with Python, Spark
  • You have prior experience building infrastructure for ML and AI systems supporting iterative model training
  • You have built data platform systems on common PaaS such as AWS, FiveTran, Snowflake and/or DBT


We believe a team's strength is in its people, and we cannot achieve this mission without a team that reflects the diversity of this problem - across race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, national origin, religion, family status, disability, military status, and experience.

Headway employees work remotely across the US, with the option to work from our NYC HQ.

Headway is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Headway will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact