Senior Software Architect, Platform Engineering

Health IQ

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/19/2021
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  • Company Address: 2513 Charleston Road Suite 102, Mountain View, CA, 94043

About Health IQ

Health IQ believes those living a healthy lifestyle are overpaying for their insurance. We are the only company that combines your current health, health literacy and active lifestyle to better predict your long-term health, getting you rates up to 41% lower.

Job Description

Health IQ is in need of a Senior Software Architect to lead up a new Platform Engineering Team.  This architect will report to the VP of Engineering and improve the infrastructure used by the product engineering teams, data science and operations.  This is a remote role but in-office is an option; Health IQ engineering is located in Mountain View and San Diego.

Health IQ is a fast-paced environment where engineers tackle scale, performance and reliability challenges in tandem with making meaningful impacts to business KPIs.  Engineering leads at Health IQ work cross-functionally to define solutions and roadmaps to solve the every evolving problem space of a high growth startup and the long term infrastructure goals to develop world class engineering platforms.

What you will be doing:
  • Provide architectural and people leadership for the platform engineering team
  • Shape the future of platforms used across product, operational, engineering and data science teams
  • Be the technical expert, researching, evaluating, and implementing new technology
  • Grow and shape the culture of the platform engineering team
  • Build strong teams - retain and attract talent, set and evangelize vision 
  • Drive technologies from ideation to implementation and impact to end users
  • Ideate with development teams, business users, and senior leadership on architectural and design options
Who we're looking for:
  • BS/MS in computer science or related technical field
  • 10+ years’ experience designing and leading architectural efforts for web, software or mobile applications
  • 4+ years leading a team of engineers
  • Experience with SDLC and agile/iterative methodologies
  • Pluses include experience one or more of the following: data warehousing, machine learning, communications platforms, MarTech, CRM tools, CICD
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and fast change with an ability to adapt quickly and easily
  • Strong business/relevant industry acumen with the ability to build strong relationships across various levels of the company
Join the Health Conscious Workplace of the Future 

To make the world a healthier place, we started in our backyard. We created a health-conscious environment that allows each of our employees to reach their personal health goals. Below are a few of the employee-led programs that make working at Health IQ truly unique. 

1. Nutritionally Supportive Environment
Anyone who has tried to stay healthy knows it’s hard to stick to your particular nutritional goals throughout the day with soda, chips, and sugary treats all around you. So we provide our employees with quality food and snack options, like a limitless supply of organic nuts, fruits, and veggies instead. 

2. Optional Fitness Time
Instead of the usual ping pong table, we’ve dedicated space for our employees to enjoy yoga, spin bikes, exercise equipment, and other wellness activities. We believe a healthy body is at the core of a healthy mind, so whether it’s time for a walk, using the exercise equipment, or daily meditation, we make it easy. 

3. Casual Office Attire
Ever dream of coming to work in your casual fitness attire? Well, that's how we roll at Health IQ! Be comfortable and let your fitness fashion shine! 

4. Like-Minded Coworkers
At the end of the day, we are a business-minded insurance company and we use analytics to measure our success and drive our business. Coming to work and working hard however is much more fun when you are surrounded by like-minded people who are motivated by the same personal goals as you. Our employees are making friends that will last a lifetime. 

5. Motivate and Compete
Many of our employees are current or former athletes who are competitive and like to win. They motivate each other to do their personal best every day, and together we win as a team and as a company! 

6. Excellent benefits
We pay 100% of our employees' costs toward medical, dental and vision insurance. 

Are You Ready to Join The Movement? 

Health IQ is the internet's fastest growing online Insurance Company in the US. In the last few years, we’ve gone from 0 to $24B in coverage, 0 to 230 employees, 0 to $139MM in venture capital raised. Why is our product selling so fast? We have a data advantage. Health IQ spent 6+ years gathering the science and the proprietary data from our popular Health IQ test (taken 10.2 million times) to convince insurance carriers to give lower rates on life insurance for vegans, marathoners, triathletes, well-controlled diabetics, yogis, Crossfitters, and more. These special rates are exclusive to us saving consumers thousands of dollars each and rewarding them for living a healthy lifestyle. 
Hyper-growth means hyper opportunity for employees! While many companies hire managers externally or use a tenure system, we pride ourselves on our cultural value of meritocracy. This means that as we grow and new positions are created, we look to promote our top performers from within. Today over 80% of our managers are promoted from internal roles. 
Health IQ believes that everyone can make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require an accommodation to complete the application or the interview process, please contact [email protected]

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