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Senior Software Engineer

| Chicago

We are looking for a Senior Level 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 developer 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 creating delightful cross platform (mobile & web) and distributed, scalable, fault-tolerant systems with rapid application & continuous deployment cycles while building massive data ingestion & processing pipelines, we would love to talk to you.

About You:

  • You obsess over the customer and are excited about new and emerging technologies in web and software development as means 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:

  • Build cross platform mobile + web solutions that integrate data across health insurance plans and providers for a seamless view of a person’s healthcare record
  • Build a digital wallet
  • Build tools for personalized shopping based on available health benefits
  • Build event driven architecture that ingests large volumes of streaming data and monitors, notifies or seamlessly handles backend transactions

About You in the Role:

  • Go-to expert in an area of the codebase; understands the broad architecture of the entire system. (We'd love it if you have a degree in Computer Science or a related field.)
  • Provides technical advice and weighs in on technical decisions that impact other teams or the company at large.
  • Have a bias for action - Takes initiative to identify and solve important problems, coordinating with others on cross-cutting technical issues.
  • Makes others better through code reviews, thorough documentation, technical guidance and mentoring.

Several years of solid, on-the-ground overall experience, including several areas below, a lot of which make up our overall technology stack:

  • ReactJS, React Native, AngularJS, Enzyme, Jest, Mocha
  • SQL (PostgreSQL & NoSQL(DynamoDB, Cassandra) & Redis
  • GraphQL & REST APIs
  • Micro-services architecture using NodeJS & Molecular & Business Logic using Ruby/Python
  • Search & Analytics with Elastisearch, Apache Solr, D3, Tableau, Kafka, ELK
  • AWS (EC2, RDS, S3, API & sFTP Gateways, EMR, RDS)
  • Messaging (SQS, SNS, RabbitMQ)
  • Integration/ETL frameworks (Apache Spark, NiFi), HL7, oAuth
  • Rule Systems (Drools, InRule)
  • Continuous Delivery for web & mobile (Terraform, CircleCI, MobileHub, AppCenter)
  • Containers (Docker)

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 14th floor
  • Fully stocked kitchen and access to the building’s gym and secure bike room
  • Health insurance, disability and life insurance, 401(k), 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
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • FluxLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement


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

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 United 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
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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