Healthline Media - Backend Engineer


  • San Francisco, CA
  • Permanent
  • Java

  • SQL

  • Node

  • Mysql

  • Job Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • Expires On: Friday, April 13, 2018

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Duration: 1+ years

  • Desired Experience: 6-10 years

  • Work Authorization: Resident/Citizen, Citizen, H1-B, EAD

About Us
Healthline.com is the fastest-growing health information site on the planet. Every month, over 85 million people count on our talented teams to support, guide and inspire them toward the best possible health outcomes for themselves and their families. We create authoritative content thats highly relevant, approachable and actionable. And we complement that with a culture of genuine compassion. In short, were changing the consumer health information business and we need exceptional people like you to help us do it. If you share our vision for a stronger, healthier world please explore Healthline Media and lets talk.

San Francisco -  We will consider candidates in a remote location for this role ideally located on the West Coast (Pacific Time Zone).

About the Team
The Healthline Engineering team is committed to creating a positive, engaged atmosphere where we work in strong collaboration with product and design. We are searching for a strong backend engineering lead with java/api development experience who in this case will be working with the mobile team. Due to the high engagement and differentiation we have seen with the original MS Buddy app, we will build on the apps success and make investments to position us as a health app leader. In this role, you will serve as the lead point of contact as we evolve and grow our mobile back-end platform. We will build on our original apps success as we continue to make investments to position us as a health app leader.

About You
As our Backend Engineering Lead, you will be responsible for working directly with mobile app product managers and designers to tackle a diverse set of challenges, including algorithm creation/optimization for our 1:1 user matching, API design and working with our infrastructure team on best practices around hosting/monitoring. You are detail-oriented and self-motivated, with demonstrated success and passion around backend development.

What are your Qualifications

    • Solid understanding of and interest in elegant API designs.
    • Highly proficient in Node or Java.
    • Battle-proven SQL knowledge (preferably PostgreSQL or MySQL).

What Youll Do and How You Will Make an Impact

    • Work in a small team to help take our current platform to the next level.
    • Understand the business objectives and help architect the back-end to address them.
    • Play a pivotal role in establishing the team culture.
    • Build a meaningful business that provides support to individuals with complex health conditions/needs.

Why We Are Excited About You

    • You have previous experience as primary engineer on a meaningful platform/application.
    • You can build impactful software and demonstrate value quickly.
    • You have strong CS fundamentals.
    • You work well with a small, diverse team.
    • You have a great balance between pragmatism and the desire to get things right.

What are examples of work that Software Engineers have done here

Reasons Why You Should Apply

    • You are psyched (as opposed to wary) to take the lead on making the platform a central part of the product offering.
    • You want to be a part of creating a culture within a small team.
    • You strive for simplicity even for complex problems

This Job May Not Be For You If

    • You prefer to have someone else work directly with the infrastructure team to determine best approaches for hosting/monitoring.
    • You prefer to work mostly in isolation, versus engaging closely with a small team.

Who We Are

    • We are the fastest growing health information site on the planet, and the 2nd largest health site in the US (per comScore)! Over 85 million people count on our talented teams to support, guide, and inspire them toward the best possible health outcomes for themselves and their families.
    • We are a purpose-driven organization with a vision to create a stronger, healthier world.
    • We work together to achieve our mission with humility and genuine respect for each member of our team.
    • We are smart, innovative, and inspiring change-makers.
    • Transparency and honesty earn us the trust of each other and our users.
    • Were all in for having fun, living well, and promoting good health. Were proving that you can work hard and be happy.
    • Weve got cozy canine companions in the office. Pooches make Healthline HQ fun!
    • We offer competitive compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits.
Does this sound like it was written for you? Excellent! Please apply and lets explore this together.