Hinge Health

Principal Software Engineer - Platform

1 month agoSeattle, WA

Hinge Health is pioneering the world's most patient-centered Digital Musculoskeletal (MSK) Clinic™. Four in five employers and 90% of health plans with a digital MSK solution have chosen Hinge Health. Hinge Health reduces MSK pain, surgeries and opiate use by pairing advanced wearable sensors and computer vision technology with a comprehensive Clinical Care Team of physical therapists, physicians, board-certified health coaches, and more. Hinge Health's HingeConnect integrates with 750,000+ in-person providers and enables real-time interventions for elective MSK surgeries, driving proven medical claims reduction.

Available to over 12 million members, Hinge Health is the #1 Digital MSK Clinic with 500+ employer and health plan customers, including Boeing, Salesforce, and US Foods. Hinge Health has raised $426M to date with offices across San Francisco, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle and more.

We're hiring! Join us at hingehealth.com/careers

The Principal Engineer - Platform will guide and accelerate the evolution of Hinge Health's service-oriented backend architecture. The evolutionary pressures are both operational and strategic. Operationally, Hinge Health's backend systems must continue to deliver world-class availability through hypergrowth scaling in a high-compliance medical business. Strategically, a rapidly-increasing number of loosely-coupled product teams must remain empowered to use and extend the platform everyday.

In this role, you will glide between levels of abstraction to foster strong technical alignment, facilitate great technical decision making, and implement elegant solutions to the most complex and high-leverage technical problems. Your pragmatism, collaboration, thoughtfulness, and creative joy will shine through in every gesture, and disproportionately influence the technical culture of an engineering team that's still doubling every year.


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    • Smooth migration of Hinge Health's backend to a thoroughly service-oriented architecture.
    • Scope and schedule of platform projects are consistently accurate, due to rigorous de-risking and thoughtful planning.
    • High and widespread confidence to make changes, based on alignment around well-defined principles (cf 12 factor) and clear visualizations (of both present and future states).
    • Achieve 99.99% uptime across several doublings of scale and tens of thousands of daily changes.
    • Deliver a substantial number of technical articles and speaking engagements that share Hinge Health's technical learnings and explorations with industry.

    • Distributed Architecture, with deep exposure to API design & versioning, domain-driven design, event-driven systems, and microservices
    • High Performance Computation, with an emphasis on profiling and bottleneck discovery, O(n)-driven intuitions, benchmarking, concurrency
    • High Availability Systems, with strong point of view about telemetry, self-healing systems, buffers and queues, idempotency, disposability, and multi-tenancy.
    • Deep familiarity with AWS ecosystem, and ideally experience building for multi-cloud hosting
    • Data integrity and lifecycle management (traceability, ACIDity, etc)

    • Trust: We trust our teammates to always act in the team and company's best interest.
    • Hustle: We're creative, we're unrelenting, we find a way.
    • Effective communication: We're prompt and concise.
    • Learn-it-all (vs know-it-all): We're always willing to learn.
    • Frugal: We don't waste money and especially not time.

If you're interested - we'd love to hear from you. No recruiters, please.

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We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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