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Staff Backend Engineer

Job description

About Photon Health:
Photon is on a mission to make medications more affordable by modernizing pharmacy fulfillment. If you're interested to hear more about our mission and how we're going to achieve it, apply!
The first prescription ecosystem designed for digital health.
Photon empowers patient-friendly pharmacy experiences. We give consumers real choice and save time for providers so doctors can be doctors.
Why are we hiring Staff Engineers?
We are building a very flat engineering organization - we'd like the leaders who set the technical direction of the company to be writing code. To do this, we must hire well-rounded, experienced engineers who have succeeded within other similar organizations. While our team may grow over time, we'd like to hire folks who make problems simpler and pull others with them. We're looking to make sure the scope of the problem space affords every individual ownership over a whole problem or strategy - we will only hire as the problem merits more owners.

  • 8+ years of experience building and scaling critical production systems

  • Involvement with company leadership as an owner of technical and product strategy

  • Experience leading projects which involve collaboration with peers and customers

  • Ability to write and debug production-quality backend code

  • Ability to design new systems and evaluate the tradeoffs in time to market, scalability, reliability, performance, and maintainability

  • A desire to focus on customer needs and solve real world problems

  • Experience with Kubernetes or Docker

  • Nice to have: Experience working in healthcare

Office policy
Hybrid (a couple days per week) in our Brooklyn office. Full-time remote is not an option
What will you be doing?

  • Help set technical direction for the company

  • Think ahead and help the team see around corners

  • Lead critical projects and support other engineers

  • Own core pieces of our system

  • Ship code on a daily cadence

  • Work directly with customers

  • Make product decisions

Interview Process

  • Intro call with Head of Eng

  • Coding Interview

  • Architecture

  • Panel Interview

  • Chat with CEO

Tech stack

  • All AWS, a number of service within that umbrella (Lambda, EKS, RDS, EC2, etc.)

  • Full node.js on the backend

  • Moving towards more Kubernetes

  • React on the frontend, though moving towards WebComponents