Principal Software Engineer

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The Principal Software Engineer at GoHealth will be a lead role in designing high-performing, scalable, web-based software solutions that handle a high volume of transactions each day. The ideal Principal Software Engineer will be a creative and strategic thinker, an effective motivator and experienced leader. This person will be able to thrive in an Agile environment and will be process- and technology-improvement oriented. The Principal Software Engineer will be an integral part of our Product Development team, serving as a thought leader in the group and as a mentor to their team.

Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, GoHealth has decided to protect our current and future employees by managing our business remotely. This is inclusive of interviewing, onboarding and each role day-to-day. Please consider that our roles will not be remote long-term and will return to an office setting once we're safe to do so following the guidance of local health authorities’ and the CDC

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the go-to technical lead for high priority technical matters at GoHealth.
  • Proactively identify new ways to develop and improve processes within your team and projects.
  • Connect lower level technical details to the needs of the business.
  • Advocate for and champion overall code quality, reuse, and extensibility, and serve as technical subject matter expert.
  • Actively build, develop, and lead your team. Encourage ongoing professional development of all team members, mentor junior developers, and cultivate a positive working environment.
  • Promote thought leadership within the company and engage in start-up community activities like engagement with GitHub, Stack Overflow, and Chicago-based meetups.
  • Develop extensive knowledge of GoHealth platform architecture, services, and applications.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience and expertise in either Java or JavaScript required.
  • 10+ years of experience in Software Engineering (software design, architecture, implementation, deployment, and support).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field is preferred.
  • Well-rounded experience, with a full-stack background in front-end and back-end Java development.
  • Front-end experience with Typescript, JavaScript, Angular, React, Nodejs and/or Redux is helpful.
  • Experience with Linux or BSD, and Open Source tools, frameworks, and technologies.
  • Proven experience collaborating with multiple business layers, both internal and external, to deliver SaaS products through all aspects of the SDLC.
  • Thorough understanding of the software development process, automation, and testing.
  • Previous team leadership experience is required.
  • Experience with various hosting solutions (AWS, VPS, on-premise, etc.).
  • Fluent on topics of networking, transport protocols, security, and monitoring.
  • 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.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Open vacation policy
  • 401k program with company match
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Commuter and transit benefits
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Casual dress code
  • Generous employee referral bonuses
  • Happy hours, ping-pong tournaments, and more company-sponsored events
  • Subsidized gym memberships
  • GoHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Our company is in the River North area with plenty of coffee shops and restaurants. GoHealth is near the Chicago Brown line and bus stops close by.

What are GoHealth Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 6 weeks of paid recovery time for new mom's and two weeks of bonding time to all new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program.
Customized development tracks

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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