Engineering

Director of Engineering

Los Angeles, California   |   Full time

Remember that bit from season 1 of HBO’s Silicon Valley when every single startup got up on stage and said “we’re making the world a better place”?  Well, at Wellth we actually are. Our product literally saves lives while making the broken US healthcare system more efficient.


This is an incredible opportunity to join a fast-growing startup, take on a tremendous amount of responsibility, and see the tangible impact of your work on a daily basis.  It is the perfect fit for an individual who spent the first part of their career learning and growing at a top-tier (FB, Amazon, Google, etc) technology company and now wants to apply those skills in a smaller team where they can have much more impact.


Does this sound like you?  


As the Director of Engineering, you are a seasoned manager of engineering teams and processes with an eye toward scalable architecture. You’ve guided multiple SaaS products from development into production, and you’ve had experience across the stack from databases to APIs to web front-ends and maybe even mobile apps. You’ll work with our growing team of engineers to build new features and ensure that we release stable and effective code to solve real business and customer needs. You’re excited about rolling up your sleeves to refine our architecture and infrastructure, review our engineers’ designs and PRs, and work with our Chief Product Officer to dream up new features.


ROLE & RESPONSIBILITY:


  • Own the development and deployment process of important new functionality
  • Architect (and sometimes implement) new features in our React (Native) web and mobile apps
  • Architect (and sometimes implement) server-side GraphQL queries and mutations in Node.js / TypeScript / PostgreSQL
  • Guide our service-oriented architecture evolution
  • Conduct thorough and helpful pull request reviews
  • Mentor our engineering team members to further their development
  • Lead team toward best practices: design patterns, unit testing, CI/CD
  • Collect feedback and generate new product feature ideas


REQUIREMENTS:


  • Min BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Math, or similar
  • 8+ years experience in software engineering
  • Ability and desire to mentor junior and mid-level engineers
  • Full-stack background, from basic dev ops to database architecture to front-end (PostgreSQL, React, TypeScript, Node.js)


PLUSES:


  • Production React Native experience
  • GraphQL experience
  • Machine learning experience, especially image recognition
  • Queue-based processing and reasonable microservices approach


If the idea of working with smart people on cutting-edge technology to save lives is appealing... apply!


No recruiters, please.



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