Lead Frontend Engineer

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We all depend on healthcare throughout our lifetimes, for ourselves, our families, and our friends, and know it is notoriously difficult to navigate and understand. As an industry that comprises 20% of the US economy, we think healthcare should work better for all of us. At Collective Health we believe health benefits should be simple, accessible, and technology-driven. Moreover, we believe healthcare should be grounded by the people that it serves. Our mission is to make understanding, navigating, and paying for care effortless.

We deliver a connected healthcare experience for over 200,000 members and 45+ companies across the nation who want the best for their employees. If you want to make a difference in the healthcare of those around you, join us.

About the work

Our Product Leads apply their technical expertise to ensure that we’re building our products efficiently with an eye towards the future and they guide product decisions based on their knowledge of the codebase. As a Product Lead, you’ll work with designers, product managers, and other engineers to manage the development process of one of our award-winning products. You’ll write user stories and documentation, break features down into smaller units of work, perform code reviews, mentor junior product engineers, write some code yourself, respond to outages, and improve our software quality to prevent future outages.

What you’ll be doing

  • Work with designers, product managers, and customers to understand user stories and document test cases
  • Collaborate with design on UI and UX to satisfy competing requirements by a deadline
  • Work with designers and product managers to ensure feasibility of deadlines with compromise, thorough planning, and creative use of existing resources
  • Ensure engineers understand the work and tasks at hand before and during implementation via meetings, Slack, user stories, and other agile rituals
  • Coordinate with both product and project managers to identify multi-team dependencies, finalize milestone dates, and ensure action items are done in the correct order
  • Trace bugs across the surface as well as deep into our stack to provide the right people with the information needed to resolve them
  • Mentor junior engineers through pair programming, code reviews, architectural discussions, troubleshooting, design documents, and other tools of the trade
  • Align on endpoints and contracts with backend engineers to ensure end to end integration goes smoothly
  • Create threat models with security engineers, meet to understand security recommendations and ultimately verify that the product is sufficiently secure

Tech Stack

Our stack consists of Java, Go, and Javascript microservices deployed as Docker containers running on Kubernetes. We use both React and AngularJS for our applications and deploy them via Cloudfront CDN. We use Svelte and Theo for our design system, and a slew of other open-source and internal libraries throughout our stack to manage everything from authentication to monitoring.

You’ll be working with an empathetic and collaborative team that is excited to answer your questions and share their wisdom with you. We expect you to do the same.

About you

We’re looking for an experienced candidate who’s done this work before in a professional setting. You won’t be able to answer all of our questions or know how all of our systems work in your first week, and we don’t expect you to. If you haven’t used all of our stack before, that’s fine. You’ll learn on the job and get up to speed quickly.

We don’t have specific requirements on years of experience or degrees because we care more about what you can do, and how you do it. Some members of our team have CS degrees, others are self-taught, have unrelated degrees or graduated from a coding bootcamp. At Collective Health, we believe diversity in background is just one of many forms of diversity that make for a strong team. What we want is leadership, ownership, and accountability. 

We value people who are team-oriented, who constantly learn and more importantly, constantly teach. Above all, we want you to help us improve consistently over time.

Benefits

We pay 100% of employee premiums for medical, dental, and vision plans. We also offer flexible time off, life insurance, a retirement plan, and plenty of perks to keep you happy, healthy, and engaged. You can read more about our benefits on our jobs page.

How to join

Please send us your resume with a cover letter that speaks directly to this position. Tell us how you can contribute to Collective Health’s mission and what you’d like from us for your future. You’re looking to be a colleague of ours, so speak to us like one. We want to know how you’d work with us.

After we receive your application, we’ll get on a call with you to answer any high level questions you may have and explain the next steps. We like to move fast. Our interviews are short and structured so that it’s a valuable use of your time. We’ll talk about your background, how you approach your work, write some code to solve a problem, design a product architecture, and tell you all about Collective Health. We don’t set up a whiteboard or ask you any brainteasers. We want you to pass each of our interviews and will help you do so. Our goal is to learn what it would be like to work with you, and since we collaborate as a team at work, that’s what we’ll be doing in the interview.

Collective Health is a technology company simplifying employer healthcare to make health insurance work for everyone. With more than 200,000 members and over 45 enterprise clients—including Pinterest, Red Bull, Restoration Hardware, Activision Blizzard, and more—our technical and customer experience teams are reinventing the healthcare experience for forward-thinking employers and their people across the U.S.
Collective Health is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with additional offices in Chicago, IL, and Lehi, UT. Founded in 2013, Collective Health is backed by the SoftBank Vision Fund, DFJ Growth, PSP Investments, NEA, GV, G Squared, Founders Fund, Maverick Ventures, Mubadala Ventures, Sun Life, and other leading investors. For more information, visit us at https://www.collectivehealth.com

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • PiwikAnalytics
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Located right in the heart of River North by the Red, Brown, and Purple CTA lines, with countless nearby restaurants and entertainment options.

An Insider's view of Collective Health

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe here in the Chicago office is one of chill focus. For the most part, you'll hear the tapping of keys and some soft conversation, with the occasional bubbling over of laughter. We like to get our work done here, but we love getting to know one-another. We're always happy to step away for a chat over coffee or a game of foosball.

Marc

Software Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Daily work as an SRE includes anything that increases the reliability and stability of the Collective Health platform to make sure our customers have the best experience possible. Everything from huge cross-team initiatives like migrating to Kubernetes to really deep dives troubleshooting issues is possible - and I choose projects that interest me!

Katie

Site Reliability Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

People here really root for each other’s growth professionally and personally, and they show it by working alongside you to help you do more than you thought you could. We make sure there is space to learn as you work and try new things, and when you do well with them, you get concretely recognized for it.

Hannah

Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We strive to foster a psychologically safe culture in order to feel free to share all our ideas, allowing even crazy whims and hunches to be molded and shaped by in-depth discussion and collaboration until they reach their full potential. No question is a stupid one, and we all have valuable input.

Matt

Software Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

From the vaguely familiar whirlyball to the always-embarrassing karaoke happy hour, we like to keep things fun and not take ourselves too seriously. We’ve even subjected ourselves to a hot sauce eating challenge, just for fun. Our team also has a regular “game night” where we play anything from Settlers of Catan to Mario Kart.

Patrick

Senior Product Manager

What are Collective Health Perks + Benefits

Collective Health Benefits Overview

We pay 100% of employee premiums for medical, dental, and vision plans. We also offer a wellness stipend, flexible time off, help with your commute, life insurance, a retirement plan, and plenty of perks to keep you happy, healthy, and engaged.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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