Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

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We all depend on healthcare throughout our lifetimes, for ourselves, and our families and friends, but it is notoriously difficult to navigate and understand. As an industry that comprises 20% of the US economy we think healthcare should work better for all of us. At Collective Health we believe it’s time for a new day in healthcare where as members we are informed and empowered to make the right care choices when the decisions are urgent and critical. 

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) at Collective Health is a discipline combining software and systems engineering skills. We apply modern infrastructure, systems, software, architecture, and development practices to give our customers a more reliable healthcare management experience.

Through designing solutions for reliability, automating and simplifying to reduce toil, and normalizing a robust incident response procedure that resolves uncovered problems: we unlock development velocity so that we can deliver reliable services that make a real difference in healthcare.

Embedded in an engineering team, SREs gain deep localized functional and technical domain knowledge, which they use to build solutions and improve outcomes for their embedded team. As a broader discipline, SREs collaborate and identify themes and solutions to benefit Collective Health at large, engage in regular knowledge sharing activities and retrospectives, and relentlessly support one another in order to gain knowledge, remove barriers, and grow as individuals and a team.

What you'll do: 
  • Measure and monitor availability, latency, and efficiency to build an overall picture of system health.
  • Scale systems through automation, and evolve systems by advocating for changes that improve reliability and velocity.
  • Engage in and improve the development lifecycle of applications—from concept and design, through commit to production deployment, and beyond into operation and iteration.
  • Support services before they go live through activities such as system design consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, capacity planning and launch reviews.
  • Practice sustainable incident response and blameless postmortems.
To be successful in this role, you'll need:

Imposter syndrome is real. If you are hesitant to apply because of not checking all the boxes, or you’ve had a less-traditional pathway into Site Reliability Engineering, we encourage you to still apply and mention why you’re interested in the role.

  • Passionate about solving challenging problems.
  • Experience in one or more of the following programming languages: Java, Go (golang), Python, C, C++, Perl, Ruby or shell scripting.
  • Expertise in use of relational databases.
  • Experience in solving, diagnosing and resolving incidents that involve application, OS, network, infrastructure, partners, people, and process.
  • Experience with algorithms, data structures, complexity analysis and software design.
  • Experience with Linux and/or networks (e.g., filesystems, system calls, signals, process states, TCP/IP, routing, AWS VPCs, Firewalls, AWS Security Groups, IP Block Management).

At Collective Health, we care about creating a culture of diversity, openness, and transparency, while engaging our intellectual curiosity, problem solving and software engineering skills. This is vital to maintaining an agile engineering culture while putting a robust user experience front and center. We bring together people with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, while creating an environment where their passions can be supported, and mentored so they can learn and grow.

Founded in 2013, Collective Health has created an ecosystem of innovative partners across care and benefits delivery, as well as built a powerful and flexible infrastructure to better enable employees and their families to understand, navigate, and pay for healthcare. By reducing the administrative lift of delivering health benefits, providing an intuitive member experience, and improving health outcomes, the company guides employees toward healthier lives and companies toward healthier bottom lines. Collective Health is headquartered in San Mateo, CA with locations in Chicago, IL, and Lehi, UT. For more information, please visit collectivehealth.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Collective Health is committed to providing support to candidates who require reasonable accommodation during the interview process. If you need assistance, please contact [email protected]

Please note that Collective Health requires all employees to verify receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination or to apply for an exemption from the vaccination requirement based on medical need, a sincerely held religious belief, or a local legal exemption. Candidates are not required to furnish such a verification or to seek an exemption from the verification requirement during the application process but would be asked to do so if they accept an offer.

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Technology we use

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    • JIRAManagement

Location

Located right in the heart of River North by the Red, Brown, and Purple CTA lines, with countless nearby restaurants and entertainment options.

An Insider's view of Collective Health

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe here in the Chicago office is one of chill focus. For the most part, you'll hear the tapping of keys and some soft conversation, with the occasional bubbling over of laughter. We like to get our work done here, but we love getting to know one-another. We're always happy to step away for a chat over coffee or a game of foosball.

Marc

Software Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Daily work as an SRE includes anything that increases the reliability and stability of the Collective Health platform to make sure our customers have the best experience possible. Everything from huge cross-team initiatives like migrating to Kubernetes to really deep dives troubleshooting issues is possible - and I choose projects that interest me!

Katie

Site Reliability Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

People here really root for each other’s growth professionally and personally, and they show it by working alongside you to help you do more than you thought you could. We make sure there is space to learn as you work and try new things, and when you do well with them, you get concretely recognized for it.

Hannah

Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We strive to foster a psychologically safe culture in order to feel free to share all our ideas, allowing even crazy whims and hunches to be molded and shaped by in-depth discussion and collaboration until they reach their full potential. No question is a stupid one, and we all have valuable input.

Matt

Software Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

From the vaguely familiar whirlyball to the always-embarrassing karaoke happy hour, we like to keep things fun and not take ourselves too seriously. We’ve even subjected ourselves to a hot sauce eating challenge, just for fun. Our team also has a regular “game night” where we play anything from Settlers of Catan to Mario Kart.

Patrick

Senior Product Manager

What are Collective Health Perks + Benefits

Collective Health Benefits Overview

We pay 100% of employee premiums for medical, dental, and vision plans. We also offer a wellness stipend, flexible time off, help with your commute, life insurance, a retirement plan, and plenty of perks to keep you happy, healthy, and engaged.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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