Senior Software Engineer - Backend Platform & APIs

| Chicago

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to be a key member of the engineering team, helping build our personalized healthcare and financial platform from the ground up!


About Yaro:

Yaro is building digital products that put consumers in the center of their healthcare. We’re an experience transformation engine putting the consumer first, so that it’s simple to make smart benefits choices, shop and pay for care, and establish financial well-being. We work with health plans, providers, and health systems to serve members as consumers, delivering better health outcomes, increased transparency, and lower costs. We want to have a continuous stream of diverse, smart engineers and designers who are excited and hungry to use software to solve challenging problems that immediately impact lives.

We are:

  • Guided by clarity. We start with people - our clients, our users, and our team. By approaching our work with focus, transparency, and intention, we are clear on our priorities and what needs to get done and when.
  • Building with intensity. Our passion has purpose, and that purpose drives us to build and sustain momentum. Staying agile and efficient gives us the ability to build and adapt quickly and securely. We want to get things done: built, launched, and making positive impact.
  • Working in community. As team members, we radically collaborate in trusting relationships and create something we’re proud of. Bringing diverse experiences, perspectives, and skills, we build together as a company, with partners, and as part of the healthcare community. 

As a senior software engineer on the team, you will get to solve real world problems that affect all of us and in turn make a huge impact in the healthcare space. You will help create a healthcare and financial wellness platform curated for each person via massive amounts of third party and internal data, and run through complex rules to deliver targeted, proactive health and financial wellness solutions, at scale. If you passionate about shaping API engineering practices and building scalable, performant backend services that can accelerate front end engineers and make it easy to build two-way integrations with partners, we would love to talk to you.


About You:

  • You obsess over the customer and are excited about new ways to use data to continuously create a better customer experience
  • You insist on the highest standards - You take responsibility for code quality and proliferate best practices across the development team through code reviews and testing
  • You seek to build & simplify frameworks, tools & technologies and advocate for architectural improvements to minimize pain points within our infrastructure and code base
  • You think big! You strive to automate all processes and focus on scale
  • You believe in continuous delivery and iterating on code and features
  • You take ownership of the results - You are interested in using analytics to derive insights through software
  • You are able to manage your own time and are hungry to contribute and learn
  • You are able to help build a team of smart creatives


What You Might Do in Your First Year:

  • Shape our API engineering practices - build performant, fault tolerant services on AWS utilizing your experience in service decomposition, caching, queueing & communication techniques
  • Build GraphQL/REST interfaces for use by mobile and web apps internally or by external partners in their applications
  • Contribute to the engineering culture, and mentor other software engineers within the team


About You in the Role:

  • Several solid, on-the-ground years of experience building and operating secure APIs (GraphQL, REST), SOA/Microservices using NodeJS or Python
  • Building services that naturally instrumented to store data for service logging, performance monitoring, tracing
  • Experience writing AWS Lambdas, and/or using Serverless to create Lambdas
  • PostgreSQL, NoSQL and distributed task queue Messaging queues (like RabbitMQ, SNS/SQS)
  • Experience with Terraform, Jenkins, CircleCI, Ansible, or some other infrastructure automation tool
  • Experience building & deploying in containers, like Docker
  • Experience building teams of API engineers, helping to establish best practices, and providing technical mentorship
  • Experience using SRE techniques to establish patterns of reliability for software
  • Excellent communication skills, able to talk to engineers and stakeholders alike
  • Experience working in an agile environment, developing MVPs and successfully iterating with evolutionary architectures

Understands and evangelizes our development philosophies:

  • Distributed Systems, SaaS
  • Domain Driven Design
  • Event-Based Architecture
  • Instrumentation to log data for all types of insights
  • Code maintainability, SOLID Principles
  • Don’t over-engineer the solution
  • Discuss and learn from failure


Perks of the Job:

  • The chance to help build a platform and a company - you will make an impact here!
  • Competitive salary, bonus potential and stock option eligibility
  • Open PTO and flexible work hours
  • Casual, open-layout workspace right on Michigan Avenue at the Chicago River
  • An amazing view from the 34th floor
  • Fully stocked kitchen (with plenty of LaCroix) and access to the building’s gym and secure bike room
  • Health insurance, disability and life insurance, 401(k) with match, commuter benefits, and more
  • Team events and happy hours
  • Parental leave


About the Team:

Yaro is an impassioned work environment built by a diverse group with a strong sense of community. We’re here to revolutionize healthcare, put the power in the hands of the customer, and provide a inspiring and meaningful place to work. (We’re also pretty fun.) Join us!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • FluxLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

We're right in the thick of it on Michigan Avenue and the Chicago river. Our office is easy to get to, fun to work in, and close to everything Chicago
444 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611

What are Yaro Perks + Benefits

Yaro Benefits Overview

Yaro is committed to their community of team members and strives to strike that work-life balance for everyone. We're still a small company, but offer many benefits and perks to all employees.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Short term and long term disability benefits are 60% of an employee's earnings.
Dental Benefits
Dental coverage is offered through BCBS, and offers low deductibles.
Vision Benefits
Yaro offers BCBS vision benefits to employees at no charge.
Health Insurance Benefits
Yaro's health insurance with Cigna offers a choice between PPO and HDHP/HSA plans. For employees with a Health Savings Account (HSA), Yaro contributes pre-tax dollars to their account.
Life Insurance
Yaro offers life and AD&D coverage through Unum up to 2x annual earnings, at no cost to employees.
Onsite Gym
Yaro employees have access to a full gym and locker room, as well as a secured bike room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Yaro's 401(k) plan includes an annual discretionary match.
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Yaro offers an Open PTO policy, allowing team members to balance productivity and personal time while still supporting their team.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Yaro offers pre-tax transit and commuter parking benefits.
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Yaro shares office space with other startups, which includes a kitchen stocked with snacks, coffee, and La Croix.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Every Friday, Yaro reviews the week over beer and wine at the office, and occasionally ventures out of the office for drinks at local bars.
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