Principal Backend Engineer

| Chicago

Why Our Work Matters 
The healthcare industry is notoriously difficult to navigate. Nearly one third of the $3 trillion spent on healthcare annually results from this complexity. Our mission is to simplify the healthcare experience in a way that provides access to better care at a lower cost.

Since 2014, HealthJoy has been committed to revolutionizing the way people access healthcare. Through an easy to use app that brings together healthcare information and on-demand help, we enable people to be more informed and confident when making decisions about their healthcare. It’s no small feat, but our work makes a significant difference in people’s lives.

Our team has compassion and energy for the problems we are solving. We hold ourselves accountable and deliver on ambitious, meaningful goals. Putting egos aside, we commit to doing what it takes to bring positive changes to our users. Everyone plays a role.

Together we are building the future of healthcare. Join us!

Your Role in our Mission 
We are looking for a self-starter, lead engineer, with a deep desire to learn and develop software that improves peoples’ lives. If you’re passionate about developing the best software, as well as coaching other developers to do so, then we want to hear from you.

You will build the backend systems that power our application, scale highly distributed systems, and continuously improve our engineering practices. Above all, your work will impact people’s interactions with the healthcare system.

What You'll Accomplish 

  • Translate business vision into software architecture and technical specs
  • Define technical vision and plan for project management
  • Guide other engineering team members on architectural decisions and task execution
  • Design and implement new features into the HealthJoy platform
  • Mentor other engineers, providing thoughtful guidance using code/design/architecture reviews.
  • Collaborate with other engineering team members to improve quality and velocity
  • Collaborate on creating a scalable infrastructure to serve our growing user base

What You'll Need 

  • Able to translate business vision into software architecture and technical specs
  • Comfort in microservices architecture and patterns
  • Expertise in designing, implementing, and supporting RESTful web services in Python
  • Track record of developing on backend frameworks such as Asyncio, Aiohttp, Flask, SQLAlchemy, or equivalent
  • Experience in automating CI/CD pipeline
  • At ease in the AWS ecosystem
  • Deep technical experience with relational databases
  • Experience in Memcached, Redis, or equivalent
  • Worked with containers and orchestration, using such tools as Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Ansible, or equivalent
  • High commitment to quality, monitoring, and support
  • Insatiable curiosity to learn new architectural principles, programming languages, and tools
  • Passionate in coaching developers and empowering testers; distributed team experience will be a plus
  • Experience in iOS/Android mobile development will be a plus
  • Experience in Frontend frameworks React, Angular, and/or Redux will be a plus
  • Experience in GRPC, Erlang, Machine Learning, Big Data will be a plus

HealthJoy Perks 

  • Medical benefits with generous employer contribution to monthly medical premiums
  • HSA with company contribution
  • 401k
  • Stock options
  • Parental leave
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Laid back work environment
  • Monthly company sponsored happy hours
  • Weekly instacart orders
  • Catered lunches every Friday


HealthJoy is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law.

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Location

We're in River North, a fashionable neighborhood that has plenty of shops, restaurants (inexpensive to gourmet) and bars. Subway access within steps.

An Insider's view of HealthJoy

What's something quirky about your company?

HealthJoy was started in a house in River North that's blocks from our existing office. At one time, we had over 25 employees stuffed in that house. The co-founders lived in the 4th floor and would occasionally cook lunch for the team.

Rick

CMO

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

As everyone knows, healthcare is overly complicated. People get these amazing health plans but are almost scared to use them. We are trying to make using healthcare as easy as possible. It's like you have an industry insider always accessible right from your mobile phone.

Khem

Director of Product Analysis

How does the company support your career growth?

One of my favorite parts about working at a startup is that there is no playbook-we’re creating new products, processes, and client experiences every day. Our corporate culture values individuals who come to the table with fresh ideas, and we empower team members with the autonomy and resources to execute when there’s a better way of doing things.

Sarina

Director of Customer Success

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to be America’s best healthcare and benefits guidance platform. We want to build an app where people can come anytime to understand, treat and save on their healthcare and benefits. We want to make the whole experience as simple as possible.

Doug

President and Co-Founder

What projects are you most excited about?

Bringing artificial intelligence to employee benefits is changing the game. The potential use cases for robust and efficient AI algorithms are enormous and can have a dramatic impact on how people get care. We have a three-year roadmap that's planned, some very exciting stuff.

Justin

CEO and Founder

What are HealthJoy Perks + Benefits

HealthJoy Benefits Overview

At HealthJoy, we take care of our people so they can take care of others. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including health, finance, convenience, time-off, and relocation. We work hard to foster a diverse, supportive and welcoming workplace in a casual environment. We also like to have fun!

Culture
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
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