GoHealth has an ambitious mission: to improve the health care system in America. Achieving this mission relies on hiring and developing great people, which is why our team is our top priority. We encourage employees to do their best work through innovation and risk taking. Our environment is fun yet constructive, thanks to leaders whose doors are always open. And most importantly, we’ll never stop investing in you and your career.

Principal Software Engineer at GoHealth
Company Description

GoHealth has an ambitious mission: to advance health care in America. Achieving this mission relies on hiring and developing great people, which is why our team is our top priority. When you join GoHealth, you can look forward to more than top-notch benefits and height-adjustable desks (although you’ll get those, too). We encourage employees to do their best work through innovation and risk taking. Our environment is fun yet constructive, thanks to leaders whose doors are always open. And most importantly, we’ll never stop investing in you and your career.

Job Description

The Principal Software Engineer will be designing high-performing, scalable, web based software solutions that must handle a high volume of transactions each day. This is a lead role and we are looking for a candidate to bring passion and dedication to this position. The ideal Principal Software Engineer will be a great motivator who can thrive in an Agile environment. We are looking for an individual with a consistent drive to find ways to improve processes, technology, and fellow employees.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the go-to technical lead for high priority technical topics (new product builds, joint application design sessions with enterprise customers, etc.)
  • Consistently find new ways to develop and improve processes and technology
  • Connect lower level technical details to the needs of the business
  • Internal champion of overall code quality, reuse, and extensibility, and serve as Java subject matter expert
  • Play a key role in building, developing, and motivating a great team. Also aid in the professional development and retention of younger staff
  • Promote thought leadership throughout the organization and engage in start-up community activities (Github, StackOverflow, Chicago based meetups)
  • Develop extensive knowledge of GoHealth platform architecture, services, and applications
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field is preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in Software Engineering (software design, architecture, implementation, deployment, and support)
  • Proven experience collaborating with multiple business layers, both internal and external, to deliver Java based SaaS products through all aspects of the SDLC
  • Thorough understanding of software development process, automation, and testing
  • Well-rounded experience, with a full stack background in front-end and back-end Java development (strong Java experience is required)
  • Front-end experience with Typescript, Javascript, Angular, React, Nodejs and/or Redux helpful
  • Experience with Linux or *BSD, and Open Source tools, frameworks, and technologies
  • Previous leadership experience is required- could be the most senior technical staff, or a CTO of a small company
  • Experience with various hosting solutions (AWS, Heroku, VPS, on-premise, etc.)
  • Fluent on topics of networking, transport protocols, security, and monitoring
  • Deep knowledge of SOA, SOAP/WS, EDI, messaging systems
  • Experience in application profiling, performance monitoring, concurrent systems, JVM garbage collectors and heap management
  • Strong experience with various types of databases/application servers
  • Out-of-the-box thinker, ready to assert their vision and demonstrate passion for their work product

Company Reviews

"I always go home knowing that I made something better. It's a great way to end the day and a good reason to come back to work tomorrow."
Michael Mahoney
Senior VP, Consumer Marketing
at GoHealth
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Why work with us
Everyone who is a part of GoHealth – from our executive team to our board to each one of our hundreds of employees across the country – understands the importance of what we do every day. We’re here for Americans, we understand their needs, and we work harder to get them what they deserve.
Culture
At GoHealth, it's our employees who drive our success. That's why we understand the importance of having a great corporate culture, fun office environment, casual dress code, and awesome employee benefits including; unlimited vacation days, flex Fridays, and subsidized gym memberships.
Perks & Benefits
401k with Company Match
Happy hours, ping-pong tournaments, and more company-sponsored events
Gym Membership Subsidies
Company Sponsored Health & Wellness Initiatives
Employee Referral Bonuses
Open Vacation Policy
Medical, life, dental, and vision benefits
Casual Dress Code

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