Overview

Our Direct Client in the Chicago area is 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!”

Responsibility:

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

  • 8 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
  • 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