Senior Backend Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA
May 03, 2017
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Job Description

HealthExpense ( is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to help us build the next great healthcare technology startup. If you are interested in joining a dynamic early-stage startup that is already seeing significant traction - there are already 1M+ employees using our platform - we'd love to talk to you.


The Backend Parser Developer works collaboratively with our engineers and business teams to create and maintain complex text data file parsers. You will design, build, and maintain secure HIPAA-compliant middleware components in a highly scalable and available open ecosystem, communicate with team members, and troubleshoot issues.

In this role you will:
- Design and build intelligent middleware components to parse complex text data files using Scala or equivalent functional languages (Java, Haskell, OCaml, F#, C#);
- Create and maintain unit tests for new code and defect fixes (CPPUnit or equivalent);
- Participate in continuous integration for automated builds and deployments (Jenkins or equivalent);
- Ensure deliverables meet functional and design specifications and requirements;
- Other duties that pop up ... we're a startup after all.


We are looking for candidates with:
- At least 3-5 years of experience in software development, architecture, and API development (and more is better)
- Reasonable working knowledge of, or a strong interest in learning, a functional language (Scala preferred)
- An understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
- Experience with big data, such as Hadoop, and complex text and data file processing (a nice-to-have, but not necessary)
- Experience in the delivery of healthcare or financial backend software systems (also nice-to-have, but not necessary)
- A solid academic background (or equivalent experience). Degrees in Information Systems, Computer Science or a closely related field are preferred

Company Description
In healthcare, $600B (that's a B) is wasted every year. The HealthExpense ( platform -- think "Mint for healthcare" -- helps consumers and benefits administrators make the most of their healthcare dollars, tackling the mundane and often unnecessarily-complicated tasks like submitting insurance reimbursement claims, paying bills, and tracking deductibles and flex-spending caps. Our fast-growing network is quickly becoming the platform of choice for large employers and third-party administrators, and we're already helping over 1M employees make better and more cost-effective healthcare decisions.

A few key details:
- We're well-funded and stable: we offer great salaries, medical/dental/vision coverages, and generous bonuses.
- We're off to great start. Our platform is already in use by millions, and we're just getting started.
- You can do great things here. We're still a small team -- there are plenty of meaty challenges to tackle and opportunity to make a real impact.
- We set you up for success: We never skimp on best hardware or tools money can buy.
- We want you to share in our success. Every offer includes a healthy dose of stock options.
- We're building for the long-term. Our key executives have been around the block, and understand the importance (and sustainability) of true work-life balance. We work hard and smart, and also manage to have real lives outside the office.
- We're located in sunny Sunnyvale, California.

Sunnyvale, CA


Tue, 2 May 2017 13:12:10 PDT