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Lead Backend Engineer

Collective Health, San Mateo, CA | Lehi, UT | Chicago, IL

Leading the healthcare evolution


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. 

At Collective Health, we care about creating a culture of diversity, openness, and transparency, while engaging our intellectual curiosity, and problem solving skills. In this role, you will be part of a team building our claims integration platform. As an engineering team, we believe good code is easy to read and understand. We expect all of our engineers to continually teach as well as learn. 

We've got a ton of interesting problems to solve around distributed systems, data pipelines, data analytics and predictions, system reliability, security, privacy, and more. If you're passionate about tackling hard problems while making a real difference in the world, we'd love to talk!

As a Lead Backend Engineer, you will:

  • Drive the continued design and development of our backend systems
  • Provide guidance on architecture, technical designs and code reviews
  • Initiate projects that will modernize the experience how our client interact with health care system
  • Design our software system to meet various regulatory and compliance requirements for Health Care
  • Mentor and coach Junior engineers

If you’re someone that:

  • Enjoys building well-engineered systems
  • Has 8+ years of software engineering work experience
  • Is well-versed in Java
  • Communicates clearly up, down and across teams
  • Balances getting things done with making things perfect
  • Takes pride in mentoring other developers
  • Loves working with a team of awesome, collaborative co-workers
  • Likes to be involved in the decision making process, taking into account the needs of our customers as well as our company

Our Tech Stack 

Our backend services follow micro services architecture written using Java and Spring; we use Cloud services (AWS). Collective Health stores data in a set of PostgreSQL databases and utilizes Python & Spark for large scale data workloads. We have both Angular/template-based model and React-driven architecture for our front end.

Colorado Pay Transparency Statement

In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the estimated salary range for this role if hired in Colorado is $111,200-$178,200. Compensation will depend on multiple factors, including geographic location, qualifications, skills, competencies and experience.

Please note that this information is provided for those hired in Colorado only, and this role is open to candidates outside of Colorado as well.

In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for stock options and benefits. Learn more about our benefits at https://jobs.collectivehealth.com/#benefits.

About Collective Health

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].

Collective Health requires that any employee who enters a physical workplace be verified as vaccinated or have received an exemption to vaccination. Candidates are not required to furnish such a verification during the application process but would be asked to do so prior to start date if they accept an offer for a role in which they would work at a Collective Health office or would meet regularly in person with clients.

About Collective Health

While medical technology continues to take giant steps forward, somehow the systems driving health coverage are still stuck in the past. The experience we have today is confusing. It’s painful. And we all deserve better. Collective Health was founded on the belief that better is possible. Driven by our mission to make understanding, navigating, and paying for care effortless, we’ve evolved the way health benefits work. More than 155 million Americans count on an employer for coverage. That's why, with the technology to create a more intelligent solution and the compassion to know that every person matters, we deliver a connected healthcare experience for companies who want the best for their employees.

Want to learn more about Collective Health? Visit Collective Health's website.