Lead Frontend Engineer

    • San Francisco, CA

We all depend on healthcare throughout our lifetimes, for ourselves, our families, and our friends, and know it is notoriously difficult to navigate and understand. As an industry that comprises 20% of the US economy, we think healthcare should work better for all of us. At Collective Health we believe health benefits should be simple, accessible, and technology-driven. Moreover, we believe healthcare should be grounded by the people that it serves. Our mission is to make understanding, navigating, and paying for care effortless.

We deliver a connected healthcare experience for over 200,000 members and 45+ companies across the nation who want the best for their employees. If you want to make a difference in the healthcare of those around you, join us.

About the work

Our Product Leads apply their technical expertise to ensure that we’re building our products efficiently with an eye towards the future and they guide product decisions based on their knowledge of the codebase. As a Product Lead, you’ll work with designers, product managers, and other engineers to manage the development process of one of our award-winning products. You’ll write user stories and documentation, break features down into smaller units of work, perform code reviews, mentor junior product engineers, write some code yourself, respond to outages, and improve our software quality to prevent future outages.

What you’ll be doing

  • Work with designers, product managers, and customers to understand user stories and document test cases
  • Collaborate with design on UI and UX to satisfy competing requirements by a deadline
  • Work with designers and product managers to ensure feasibility of deadlines with compromise, thorough planning, and creative use of existing resources
  • Ensure engineers understand the work and tasks at hand before and during implementation via meetings, Slack, user stories, and other agile rituals
  • Coordinate with both product and project managers to identify multi-team dependencies, finalize milestone dates, and ensure action items are done in the correct order
  • Trace bugs across the surface as well as deep into our stack to provide the right people with the information needed to resolve them
  • Mentor junior engineers through pair programming, code reviews, architectural discussions, troubleshooting, design documents, and other tools of the trade
  • Align on endpoints and contracts with backend engineers to ensure end to end integration goes smoothly
  • Create threat models with security engineers, meet to understand security recommendations and ultimately verify that the product is sufficiently secure

Tech Stack

Our stack consists of Java, Go, and Javascript microservices deployed as Docker containers running on Kubernetes. We use both React and AngularJS for our applications and deploy them via Cloudfront CDN. We use Svelte and Theo for our design system, and a slew of other open-source and internal libraries throughout our stack to manage everything from authentication to monitoring.

You’ll be working with an empathetic and collaborative team that is excited to answer your questions and share their wisdom with you. We expect you to do the same.

About you

We’re looking for an experienced candidate who’s done this work before in a professional setting. You won’t be able to answer all of our questions or know how all of our systems work in your first week, and we don’t expect you to. If you haven’t used all of our stack before, that’s fine. You’ll learn on the job and get up to speed quickly.

We don’t have specific requirements on years of experience or degrees because we care more about what you can do, and how you do it. Some members of our team have CS degrees, others are self-taught, have unrelated degrees or graduated from a coding bootcamp. At Collective Health, we believe diversity in background is just one of many forms of diversity that make for a strong team. What we want is leadership, ownership, and accountability. 

We value people who are team-oriented, who constantly learn and more importantly, constantly teach. Above all, we want you to help us improve consistently over time.

Benefits

We pay 100% of employee premiums for medical, dental, and vision plans. We also offer flexible time off, life insurance, a retirement plan, and plenty of perks to keep you happy, healthy, and engaged. You can read more about our benefits on our jobs page.

How to join

Please send us your resume with a cover letter that speaks directly to this position. Tell us how you can contribute to Collective Health’s mission and what you’d like from us for your future. You’re looking to be a colleague of ours, so speak to us like one. We want to know how you’d work with us.

After we receive your application, we’ll get on a call with you to answer any high level questions you may have and explain the next steps. We like to move fast. Our interviews are short and structured so that it’s a valuable use of your time. We’ll talk about your background, how you approach your work, write some code to solve a problem, design a product architecture, and tell you all about Collective Health. We don’t set up a whiteboard or ask you any brainteasers. We want you to pass each of our interviews and will help you do so. Our goal is to learn what it would be like to work with you, and since we collaborate as a team at work, that’s what we’ll be doing in the interview.

Collective Health is a technology company simplifying employer healthcare to make health insurance work for everyone. With more than 200,000 members and over 45 enterprise clients—including Pinterest, Red Bull, Restoration Hardware, Activision Blizzard, and more—our technical and customer experience teams are reinventing the healthcare experience for forward-thinking employers and their people across the U.S.

Collective Health is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with additional offices in Chicago, IL, and Lehi, UT. Founded in 2013, Collective Health is backed by the SoftBank Vision Fund, DFJ Growth, PSP Investments, NEA, GV, G Squared, Founders Fund, Maverick Ventures, Mubadala Ventures, Sun Life, and other leading investors. For more information, visit us at https://www.collectivehealth.com

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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