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Principal Software Engineer

| Chicago

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 and Javascript 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

 

Additional Information

 

  • Open vacation policy
  • 401k match program
  • Medical, life, dental, and vision benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Subsidized gym memberships
  • Commuter and transit benefits
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Casual dress code
  • Generous employee referral bonuses
  • Happy hours, ping-pong tournaments, and more company-sponsored events
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages

Location

214 W. Huron Street , Chicago, IL 60654
214 W. Huron Street , Chicago, IL 60654

What are GoHealth Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Happy hours, ping-pong tournaments, and more company-sponsored events. Gym Membership Subsidies
Company Sponsored Health & Wellness Initiatives. Employee Referral Bonuses. Open Vacation Policy.

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