Staff Software Engineer - Backend Platform

San Francisco
RnD – Engineering /
Regular Full-time /
Hybrid
Hinge Health is moving people beyond pain by transforming the way it is treated and prevented. Connecting people digitally and in-person with expert clinical care, we combine advanced technology, AI and a care team of experts to guide people through personalized care directly from their phone. Our approach is proven to reduce pain by 68%, prevent 42% of new opioid prescriptions, and avoid more than half of joint replacement surgeries. Available to 18M people, Hinge Health is trusted by leading health plans and employers, including Land O’Lakes, L.L. Bean, Salesforce, Self-Insured Schools of California, Southern Company, State of New Jersey, US Foods, and Verizon. 
Learn more at http://www.hingehealth.com

Hinge Health Hybrid Model:
We believe that remote work and in-person work have their own advantages and disadvantages, and we want to be able to leverage the best of both worlds. Employees in hybrid roles are required to be in the office 2 days/week. We will be expanding to 3 days/week in the office beginning April of 2024.

About the Role
We are seeking a Backend Staff Software Engineer to lead initiatives improving the flexibility and configurability of our activity platform systems. In this role, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams to architect scalable solutions—developing versatile APIs to provide access to member activity data for various product teams and building an extensible platform for integrating personalized content like education, surveys, and exercises across domains. Success in this position means enabling greater personalization and driving gains in member retention and health outcomes - two vital OKRs as we prepare for IPO.

As a staff software engineer on this team, you will shape foundational systems and guide technical direction. If creating maintainable, scalable solutions that delight our members excites you, this is an opportunity to make a significant impact while growing your expertise. We value engineers who relish technical challenges, communicate clearly, and can align architecture with business goals.

We enjoy a continuous deployment DevOps culture, and take owner-operator pride in supporting our code in production with an on-call rotation. Rotations vary by team.

Our production systems rely on React Native, React, Node.js, TypeScript, Nestjs, GraphQL, Docker, Rails, AWS, Postgres, Redis, Apollo, and Redux. Our workflow is trunk-based CI/CD, and our security/compliance posture is at the highest standards of healthcare, including HIPAA, HITRUST, SOC 2, and CCPA.

WHAT YOU’LL ACCOMPLISH

    • Every day, you’ll work collaboratively with your teammates and cross-pod neighbors to support our mission.
    • Every sprint, you’ll share your domain expertise with your teammates and others in the organization.
    • Every month, you’ll tackle your team’s hardest problems.
    • Every quarter, you’ll identify, propose and execute a significant platform-wide upgrade or innovative change to our workflow or tooling.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

    • Environment: At least 8+ years experience developing software in an agile team environment, with experience working with remote or distributed teams.
    • Delivery: Consistent, on time, high quality delivery of architecture upgrades and elegant solutions to knotty features.
    • Domain expertise: Fluent with technologies and techniques to elegantly solve hard problems. Keeps up with trends in adjacent industries and emerging tech. Experience with distributed microservices architecture, relational databases, and building fault-tolerant, distributed systems.
    • Problem Solving: Breaks down large scale projects into loosely coupled subsystems or strategically sequenced milestones. Designs cost-effective solutions, innovates with rapid spikes, avoids “penny wise, pound foolish” trade offs.
    • Communication: Clear, inclusive communication with both teammates and non-technical partners.
    • Leadership: Able to propose major code or best practice upgrades, lead healthy discussions that improve the proposal, and lead adoption from the front. Works within compliance guidelines, represents Hinge Health in conferences and meetups, and makes long-term architecture decisions.
    • Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent technical degree or equivalent experience.
    • Experience in leading and managing projects that have inter-team dependencies and require seamless collaboration and integration between different components of the software ecosystem.
    • Proficient in identifying and executing technical initiatives that address the bottlenecks in the development process or improve overall development cycle.
    • Experience successfully architecting and building robust backend platforms.

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT US

    • Inclusive healthcare and benefits: On top of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, we offer employees and their family members help with gender-affirming care, tools for family and fertility planning, and travel reimbursements if healthcare isn’t available where you live.
    • Planning for the future: Start saving for the future with our traditional or Roth 401k retirement plan options which include a 2% company match.
    • Modern life stipends: Manage your own learning and development budget, use the mental health to support therapy costs, and lifestyle stipends to cover your favorite wellness services, and work-from-home equipment.
    • Flexible vacation and paid time off: Employees have flexibility to choose when, how, and why they take time off to rest and recharge. Exempt employees can take advantage of our flexible pto program. Nonexempt employees can utilize up to two weeks of sick time and up to 17 days of vacation per year, including mental health days.
    • In Office Perks: Daily lunch, coffee/tea and office snacks, and weekly social hours.
    • Other compensation: At Hinge Health, we want every employee to be invested and rewarded in the future success of the company. All full-time positions are eligible for equity.
$176,000 - $264,000 a year
Consider the range above plus equity, and benefits.  Please note that the base salary range is a guideline, and individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, competencies and work location.

About Hinge Health:
LinkedIn recently named Hinge Health one of the Top 50 Startups. Forbes, Fast Company, and Inc. have also recognized our technology, innovation, and culture.

Since our founding in 2014, we've raised more than $800 million from leading investors, including Coatue and Tiger Global. We work with 1000 customers across every industry and the public sector — including Salesforce, Verizon, and the State of New Jersey — to give more than 23 million people access to the care they need. We’re positioned to continue leading the market with unmatched investments in clinical research, care innovation, machine learning, AI, and computer vision.

Diversity and Inclusion:
We’re committed to building diverse teams that reflect the communities we serve. Visit hingehealth.com/diversity-equity-and-inclusion to learn more about what moves us. 

Hinge Health is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We make employment decisions without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

We provide reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities. If you feel you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, let us know by reaching out to your recruiter.

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