The DNA of our distinctive culture is called Our Way. We are building a lean, high-performing team of people who are smart, nice, and get things done — these are the hallmark traits of a Datavanter. Looking for exceptional colleagues, no brilliant jerks, and a culture that recognizes impact? Let’s talk.
These are the guiding principles for what makes our culture distinctive
- Pillar 1: We are a lean, high performing team of people who are “Smart, Nice, and Get Things Done”
- Pillar 2: We operate with unmatched organizational velocity
- Pillar 3: We achieve bold ambitions to make a difference in healthcare
Impact from Day 1
We strive to be the best place in the world for personal growth and learning and do this by betting on
potential and embracing a growth mindset. One cornerstone of this at Datavant is the Day 1 Project:
every new hire at Datavant gets a meaningful and impactful project from day one.
Datavant New Hires Make an Impact from Day 1
Implement Rollout Strategy for COVID Research
I was tasked with implementing our rollout strategy for the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C), an open-science research …
Day 1 project: I was tasked with implementing our rollout strategy for the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C), an open-science research collaborative Datavant helps power through our privacy-preserving record linkage (PPRL) technology. The approach had to be easily scalable since over 70 health systems across the country contribute to N3C to advance COVID research. This was a great opportunity to partner closely with our NIH colleagues, who were highly collaborative throughout.
Impact: I created a collection of training, demo, and implementation materials specific to N3C to onboard health systems in minutes with minimal questions. I conceptualized and designed a central website that served as the “hub” for all these materials to ensure an implementing health system had everything they needed in one place to get started. This was a creative risk that paid off and we’ve since adopted a similar approach for other projects.
What I learned: Diving straight into high-importance customer projects so early in my tenure was a tremendously valuable learning experience and a true testament to our core value of “more responsibility, fewer rules.”
Building out a National Hackathon
Starting on my first day I was tasked with brainstorming and executing a noteworthy event to pair with our annual Future of Health Data Summit.
Day 1 project: Starting on my first day I was tasked with brainstorming and executing a noteworthy event to pair with our annual Future of Health Data summit.
Impact: I developed a plan to host an external hackathon focused on solving today’s biggest challenges in healthcare (e.g., reproductive privacy, opioid crisis, health equity) with the winning teams attending the summit to present their solutions! I had the opportunity to fully own the contest rules, prizes, judge and sponsor outreach, and execution of the event.
What I learned: The opportunity to fully own a project end to end has been a remarkable experience. My thoughts and ideas are valued here, making it an amazing place to learn and grow.
Develop Sales Strategy for a New Customer Vertical
In my first 30 days at Datavant, I was tasked with developing a strategy on how we could expand our use-cases to pharmaceutical companies.
Day 1 project: In my first 30 days at Datavant, I was tasked with developing a strategy on how we could expand our use-cases to pharmaceutical companies. I spoke with many different pharma companies about their needs and how they leveraged Real World Data (RWD) to support their commercial and R&D initiatives.
Impact: I used the insights from my research to refine our position and land on a value proposition that resonated with pharmaceutical companies: tokenizing and de-identifying pharma’s patient-level data – such as Specialty Pharmacy feeds, Patient registries, and Trials – and linking this data to the RWD ecosystem to improve patient outcomes.
What I learned: From this high-impact Day 1 project, I learned that Datavant is the type of company that rewards those who take risks, learn from mistakes, and iterate.
Simplify the transfer of Python models to Java
Starting on day 1, I was developing different features and resolving bugs to become familiar with the Datavant codebase. One of the specific tasks …
Day 1 project: Starting on day 1, I was developing different features and resolving bugs to become familiar with the Datavant codebase. One of the specific tasks involved interacting with the Machine Learning models we use to score whether patient records match or not. This task helped me understand the use of models so that I could later come up with a design for moving our in-process Java models to a Python service. Before this migration data scientists would develop models in Python and an engineer had to spend days or weeks to translate them to Java.
Impact: With the design I implemented, data scientists will be able to upload their models as soon as they’re ready and they should be available to be used in production immediately.
What I learned: Faster iterations mean faster development to get Match to be the best privacy preserving record linkages (PPRL) product out there!
Roll out new HRIS tool to a whole division
On my Day 1, I was given ownership in the implementation of an HRIS (Human Resources Information System) that would become the source of truth …
Day 1 project: On my Day 1, I was given ownership in the implementation of an HRIS (Human Resources Information System) that would become the source of truth for the entire Product and Go-to-Market Division when it comes to people data.
Impact: Within 60 days of starting at Datavant, I was rolling out the platform to the organization and educating the team on how to use the system. Given an incredible amount of autonomy, I was the decision-maker throughout the entire process, and this allowed me to become the expert.
What I learned: Importantly, this Day 1 experience gave me the confidence to own future projects as they arose. In terms of both growth and career development, my experience with Datavant has been incredibly rewarding.
Create process to accelerate sales of Marketing Qualified Leads
There was no existing standard process for addressing Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) on the Ecosystem Partnerships team. On my first …
Day 1 project: There was no existing standard process for addressing Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) on the Ecosystem Partnerships team. On my first day at Datavant, I was given the opportunity to build this out to better support the partnerships team.
Impact: I built out a system to qualify leads based on the company they were with, their title, and their use case. I then routed them to each sales rep on a rotating basis. Having a set process for qualifying MQLs allowed me to address them faster and increase the MQL to meeting rate. This has helped build our top of funnel and has resulted in several proposals and potential deals won for the rest of this year.
What I learned: Owning a project from my first day at Datavant was a great way to learn the tools and skills necessary for my position. I’m looking forward to continuing the process and finding ways to improve it for newer Datavanters who join the team in the future!
President and General Manager, Life Sciences, Ecosystem, and Public Sector
Developing Target Account List for Tokenization Technology
On my first day at Datavant, I was asked to put together a target account list. I spent many hours researching the market and working to map …
Day 1 project: On my first day at Datavant, I was asked to put together a target account list. I spent many hours researching the market and working to map out the areas where we could drive the most value for customers. The list ended up driving a strategic debate within the company about where we were focusing, and who could get the most value from Datavant’s tokenization technology.
Impact: What I loved about the exercise is that we obsessed over making the list shorter rather than longer, defining clearly where we had product-market fit in the early days and how that would set us up to scale over time. Four years later, almost every company on that initial list is a Datavant customer.
What I learned: from the exercise is that being able to influence company strategy starts with rolling up your sleeves and doing the work.
Product Success Lead
Pilot API with new EMR vendor
On my first day at Datavant, I was given the opportunity to find a health system that was willing to jump into the unknown and be the first provider to connect their EMR system to our Switchboard …
Day 1 project: Datavant is constantly working to expand our Switchboard adoption to more EMR systems and healthcare providers. I was given the opportunity to find a health system that was willing to jump into the unknown and be the first provider to connect their EMR system to our Switchboard. I worked with Product and Engineering to identify necessary provider data, Partnerships to establish a relationship with EMR vendor staff, and the Client Success and Service Operations teams to pitch the project to the best candidates. I created marketing materials to succinctly explain the project, which was a great way to develop my own understanding of our product early in my tenure at Datavant.
Impact: After identifying 12 potential pilot sites, I presented to the most likely adopters, resulting in two sites agreeing to pilot this project.
What I learned: Taking on this project at the beginning of my time at Datavant helped foster an understanding of how sales, operations, product, and engineering all contribute to achieve our common goals.
Lead Supplier Contract Negotiation
On my first week at Datavant, I led a supplier contract negotiations for a multimillion dollar deal …
Day 1 project: In my first week at Datavant, I led a supplier contract negotiations for a multimillion dollar deal. I worked closely with the President of the Division, our Chief Legal Officer, external counsel, and the engineering teams to scope the parameters of the contract and ensure that the agreement met our product requirements.
Impact: The agreement was signed and the project was implemented.
What I learned: I had the opportunity to learn about interesting legal precedents. After the agreement was signed, I led a team to conduct a proof-of-concept study to ensure that the agreement met our product needs.
Our 5 Guiding Values
We Keep Data Human
Every datapoint we touch represents a patient. We obsess over patient privacy and benefit in all decisions we make, even when it adds friction.
We Are Customer Obsessed
We listen to our customers current needs, anticipate their future needs, and set the pace for the possible. Today’s awesome is tomorrow’s average.
We Operate Like Owners
We demonstrate unmatched accountability and follow-through. We lead with “how might we” rather than “we can’t.” We raise a hand when there is no clear owner and embrace a “no job too big, no job too small” mindset to win together.
We Prioritize Growth Over Comfort
Growth happens outside our comfort zone. We embrace ambition, strive for exceptionalism, and see feedback as a gift. We invest boldly to grow each other, our network, and our impact on healthcare.
We Value Time As Our Most Prized Asset
We respect team and customer time by simplifying steps, knowing when done is better than perfect, and never being the bottleneck. We speak truthfully and openly so information travels fast.
Our Inclusive Team and Benefits
We are on a mission to connect the world’s health data to improve patient outcomes. We believe health decisions for all patients should be powered by the right data, in the right format, at the right time. To achieve this mission, we are committed to building a diverse team of Datavanters who are smart, nice, and get things done where every Datavanter is empowered to bring their authentic self to their work. We are all responsible for stewarding a high-performance culture in which all Datavanters belong and thrive.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and experiences. We hire for the potential to excel in a role, and encourage applications from promising applicants who may not “tick all of the boxes.”
Why is Datavant a distributed, remote-first team?
In our culture of trust, we empower Datavanters to shape their working environment in a way that suits their needs. For most positions, that includes optimizing where you live for family and lifestyle reasons, rather than office locations – and having more flexibility to manage your time without a daily commute.
We’re committed to making Datavanters successful in a remote-first environment, and we also regularly organize in-person events and offsites for our team to connect and spend time together!
We move fast. Start to finish, we aim to complete this process in no more than 2-3 weeks, but do adjust as needed for candidate schedules.
Datavant is very transparent…from macro strategy, business plans, financials to 1:1 feedback and company challenges. We embrace a positive culture of openness in the company that really makes it a fun place to work, grow and connect with people. Everyone has a strong sense of ownership and responsibility for the company.
I’m surprised at how much I enjoy working remotely… I don’t have to be bound to one location and I save time commuting. And I’m fortunate to work with a close-knit team — everyone is approachable, caring, and cooperative. We celebrate small and big achievements, and have fun doing it. (Ask me about Espresso Day. We are cool beans!) There are plenty of opportunities to spend time together virtually or in-person with events like happy hour, game night, volunteering, or group walks.”
I love that I have the opportunity to fully own high-impact projects from end to end at Datavant. My thoughts and ideas are valued here, making it an amazing place to learn and grow
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