Sr. Software Engineer, Backend


  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/09/2024
  • Website:
  • Company Address: San Francisco, California US

About Hims

Hims & Hers Health, Inc. (better known as Hims & Hers) is a multi-specialty telehealth platform building a virtual front door to the healthcare system. We connect consumers to licensed healthcare professionals, enabling people to access high-quality medical care—from wherever is most convenient—for numerous conditions related to sexual health, hair care, mental health, skincare, primary care, and more.

Job Description

Hims & Hers Health, Inc. (better known as Hims & Hers) is the leading health and wellness platform, on a mission to help the world feel great through the power of better health. We are revolutionizing telehealth for providers and their patients alike. Making personalized solutions accessible is of paramount importance to Hims & Hers and we are focused on continued innovation in this space. Hims & Hers offers nonprescription products and access to highly personalized prescription solutions for a variety of conditions related to mental health, sexual health, hair care, skincare, heart health, and more.

Hims & Hers is a public company, traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “HIMS”. To learn more about the brand and offerings, you can visit and, or visit our investor site. For information on the company’s outstanding benefits, culture, and its talent-first flexible/remote work approach, see below and visit

About the job:

Hims & Hers is seeking an experienced Sr. Software Engineer to help us build the platform used to reliably fulfill customer orders and prescriptions, at scale. As a member of the growing Fulfillment and Pharmacy Engineering Backend team, you will help define, build, test, deploy, and support the platform that delivers self-service capabilities to our partners in the Operations and Pharmacy teams.


  • Design and build backend services within our service-oriented architecture that power our Pharmacy and Fulfillment platform
  • Collaborate with other backend platform engineers, UI engineers, technical product managers, and operations / pharmacy end users
  • Drive feature delivery from technical design to production deployment
  • Provide leadership and guidance to internal team members on the implementation of architecture and designs
  • Facilitate the breaking down and estimation of work.
  • Implement observability, monitoring and alerting solutions
  • Help refine solution definitions with product managers and colleagues
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior developers, sharing your expertise and ensuring team growth.
  • Conduct thorough code reviews to ensure adherence to team standards and to foster a culture of continuous improvement within the development team.
  • Contribute to operational excellence through on-call responsibilities which include issue resolution, root-cause analysis and code improvements to reduce toil
  • Actively participate in retrospectives and help drive continuous improvement in our process and culture.

Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience
  • 5+ years experience as a software engineer including languages such as Java and Kotlin
  • 3+ years of experience with back end distributed system design, development and delivery, preferably in an eCommerce environment
  • 3+ years of experience with microservice architectures
  • Experience with Domain Driven Design
  • Experience with design, development, delivery and management of microservices hosted on Kubernetes and AWS
  • Experience with agile software development and delivery methodologies 
  • Experience with service instrumentation, observability, and monitoring concepts
  • Proficiency with continuous integration/delivery including automated unit and integration test strategies
  • Proficiency with Relational Databases, PostgreSQL preferred
  • Strong understanding of GIT or similar version control systems
  • Strong team player, with demonstrable cross team collaboration experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with Datadog, Spring Boot, Postgresql, Kubernetes, Docker

Our Benefits (there are more but here are some highlights):

  • Competitive salary & equity compensation for full-time roles
  • Unlimited PTO, company holidays, and quarterly mental health days
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental & vision, and parental leave
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Employee discounts on hims & hers & Apostrophe online products
  • 401k benefits with employer matching contribution
  • Offsite team retreats



Outlined below is a reasonable estimate of H&H’s compensation range for this role.  

H&H also offers a comprehensive Total Rewards package that includes equity grants of restricted stock (RSU’s) so that H&H employees own a piece of our company.

The actual amount will take into account a range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and location.

Consult with your Recruiter during any potential screening to determine a more targeted range based on the job-related factors. We don’t ever want the pay range to act as a deterrent from you applying! 
An estimate of the current salary range for US-based employees is
$125,000—$190,000 USD

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re excited about this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.

Hims is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law. Hims considers all qualified applicants in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Hims & hers is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at Please do not send resumes to this email address.

For our California-based applicants – Please see our California Employment Candidate Privacy Policy to learn more about how we collect, use, retain, and disclose Personal Information. 

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