Senior Backend Software Engineer

Divvydose Chicago , IL 60290

Posted 2 weeks ago

divvyDOSE is a rapidly growing healthcare startup headquartered in Chicago. Our vision is a life where medicine does what it's supposed to, and people get the attention and care they deserve. We strive to improve the quality of life through innovative design and compassionate customer service that allows medicine to get out of the way of our customers lives.

Our company is professional but fun, dedicated yet quirky. We are fast-paced, highly-motivated doctors, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and support staff who focus on health and wellness (and if were being honest, sometimes pizza) and most of us have slight obsessions with our pets. We want to make a difference in the lives of our customers by treating them like friends and family. We offer a work-hard, play-hard environment with competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit plan.


Our vision is to fix and reimagine healthcare for everyone. Our mission is to engage customers by fixing all the problems around getting and taking their medications. We've taken the first step by simplifying adherence.

Were now part of Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, backed by the resources of a global health organization working to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. Are you looking for a way to create next-level results with a human-level approach? Then look at opportunities with divvyDOSE, where changing the world is just one result of doing your lifes best work. (SM)


Job Description

divvyDOSE is looking for a Senior Backend Software Engineer for our main pharmacy application with solid experience in building features and designing reliable systems at scale. We're in the exciting and rapidly growing consumer healthcare industry which requires continuous innovation, rigorous quality, and iteration. As a Senior Backend Software Engineer you will work closely with other engineers on the team to deliver high quality, scalable software for our pharmacy operating system. The ideal candidate will possess strong technical leadership in building performant applications, with a desire to collaborate and assist other developers.


  • Design, build and improve a growing suite of microservices (mostly serverless) written in Python 3
  • Build and maintain a HIPAA compliant infrastructure
  • Help debug production issues across services
  • Be a thought leader and assist in architecting solutions to ensure delivery of robust, scalable software that meets product requirements & goals
  • Help establish engineering standards and practices to deliver well-tested and well-architected code
  • Collaborate on the teams roadmap with product and engineering management by providing technical insight on effort and potential roadblocks
  • Thorough understanding of the teams domain and product focus area
  • Mentor other engineers in building their technical skills

Required Skills

  • Experience with microservice solutions and API design
  • Expert level programming experience in Python, Java, Ruby or JavaScript
  • Strong development background with experience in architecture design
  • Knowledge of user authentication, authorization, and claim systems, like Cognito or Auth0
  • Experience with RDBMS (especially Postgres or MySQL), Document databases, and/or key-value stores
  • Experience in writing well tested code and debugging production issues
  • Mentorship skills to facilitate technical growth and coaching of engineers
  • Experience with monitoring and scaling applications
  • 6+ years professional experience in software development

Nice but not necessary

  • Experience with Healthcare, HL7 or HIPAA Applications
  • Experience with Domain-driven design
  • Experience using infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform and/or CloudFormation
  • Experience with managed services in AWS
  • Experience with Lambda or other function-as-a-service (FaaS) solutions
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines, such as Jenkins or CircleCI
  • Experience with NewRelic, Datadog, or other application monitoring tools

Technologies we use

  • Python 3.x, React & TypeScript
  • AWS Lambda (Serverless framework), EC2, and ECS
  • Amazon API Gateway, Flask, SQLAlchemy
  • Docker
  • Terraform
  • RDS (PostgreSQL), DynamoDB, and ElasticSearch
  • Jenkins and CircleCI
  • Sentry, Datadog, Segment, Heap, Google Analytics

Employee may be based in Chicago or work remote*

Our Engineering Culture

We are a very collaborative group that is inclusive, fun, and hard-working. We appreciate the value in diverse backgrounds and experiences so that we can create the best product through different perspectives and ideas. Currently, several of our engineers are based in Chicago but working from home during COVID (and flexibility to continue that once we open up the office), as well as fully-remote engineers throughout the country; we strive to create an environment where you can do your best work in the environment and location that is best suited for each individual. As a member of our team, you can expect to work with intelligent, curious, and motivated peers who value and respect your perspectives.


In addition to competitive salary and a unique opportunity to thrive at a growing company, divvyDOSE offers various formal benefits as well.


Full-time employees receive Sick days, Vacation days, and Holiday Bonuses as well as employer-paid Medical (including a Health Savings Account with an employer contribution), Dental, Vision, and Life insurance. In addition, we're proud to offer Voluntary Life & AD&D, Short Term Disability, and Long Term Disability coverage. A 401k plan with employer contribution is available, too.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Employment with divvyDOSE is AT WILL, and can be terminated at any time, for any reason, by either party.

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