Senior Software Engineer, Backend

Pearl Health

Pearl Health

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA · Boston, MA, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Who we are. . .

Pearl Health is restoring the independence and joy of practicing medicine for doctors in the United States. Our healthcare system has burdened our doctors with too much process, while removing them from what they do best: caring for those we love most. We are a team of physicians and public health experts (Stanford, Dartmouth, Harvard, Mass. General), technologists (athenahealth, Apple, Amazon, Meta, Flatiron), healthcare innovators (Oscar, Aledade, Stellar, Arcadia) and experienced risk management professionals (CVS/Aetna, Humana, Cigna, United, Bridgewater) who believe that primary care providers (PCPs) are the key to the United States’ future health. Pearl recently announced a strategic partnership to proliferate value-based care with Walgreens, one of the largest healthcare companies in the country. Our investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Viking Global Investors, AlleyCorp, and SV Angel.

Pearl Health helps PCPs who are overwhelmed by the demands of an aging population and the unpredictable business model inherent to Medicare. Over time, this solution will empower PCPs to provide better care to the country. We believe there is a need to bring humanism back to healthcare by giving physicians the ability to better allocate their time with patients, increasing their autonomy, creating incentives that are aligned with achieving better outcomes through clinical decision-making powered by actionable intelligence, and making risk more available and more readily optimized through an intelligent marketplace.

What we hope you can do...

As a Senior Backend Software Engineer at Pearl Health, you will play a pivotal role in building and maintaining our future state architecture. We are looking for an experienced and passionate engineer who can methodically and creatively add value to our business and organization. You will come in ready to help implement data transforms and projections, implement the vending layer consumed by the Web UI, and cut-over our current state system to the future state system. This will require a strong background of data transformation and persistence, API development, code refactoring and cross team communication. You should be a deeply curious individual, and have demonstrated continuous effort to satisfy that curiosity, through research, tinkering, organizing, and teaching.

What a Senior Software Engineer, Backend means to us...

  • Implement a scalable serverless architecture and infrastructure to transform and vend healthcare data to the Pearl platform
  • Design and implement data transforms and projections to ensure efficient data storage and retrieval.
  • Implement best practices for data access and security to ensure compliance and privacy.
  • Collaborate with data scientists, product teams, and user experience experts to understand data and product requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Collaborate with product teams and provide training documentation on onboarding in the future state architecture.
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to junior members of the engineering team.
  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies and industry trends in software engineering and contribute to the continuous improvement of our architecture and infrastructure.

Who you are…

  • 5+ years of experience in performing results-driven backend software development in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong proficiency in Python, with experience in frameworks such as PySpark
  • Proven track record of designing and implementing scalable APIs
  • Strong experience with data transforms and working with both relational and non-relational databases.
  • Familiarity with serverless architectures and cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS lambda).
  • Experience with unit testing frameworks (e.g., pytest), integration testing, and end-to-end testing methodologies.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with a passion for building robust and efficient solutions.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Previous experience in regulated environments and knowledge of privacy and security considerations in data engineering.
  • Prior exposure to the healthcare, insurance, or fintech industries is a bonus, along with a genuine passion for our mission.

At Pearl Health, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare technology while working in a collaborative and dynamic environment. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of doctors and patients alike.

Our Values

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for improving people's lives. Our definition of diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. We believe all of our colleague’s points of view are integral to our success, and that inclusion is everyone's responsibility and a cause of beautiful things.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and are committed to a fair hiring process free from discrimination and focused around problem solving, improvement, and mutual empowerment.

Remote Work

We are a remote-first company, with a concentration of team members at our NYC headquarters and in the Boston area.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range Pearl Health expects to pay for this position is between $120,000 -$180,000 per year. Full time employees are also eligible for annual discretionary bonus. Where a given candidate falls within that range will depend on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant skills, experience and location, labor market conditions and participation, if any, in other compensation arrangements. Pearl Health provides its employees a competitive benefit package - for more information please review our benefits page.

Agency Submissions

We are not currently working with contingency search firms. If a resume is submitted to any Pearl Health employee by a third party without a valid written and signed search agreement, it will become the property of Pearl Health and no fee will be paid, irrespective of whether the candidate is hired.