Staff Backend Engineer

Posted 5.31.24
Location
New York, NY
Who We Are
Ro is a direct-to-patient healthcare company with a mission of helping as many patients as possible achieve their health goals. Ro is the only company to offer telehealth care, at-home diagnostic testing, labs, and pharmacy services nationwide. This is enabled by Ro’s vertically integrated platform that helps patients achieve their goals through a convenient end-to-end healthcare experience spanning from diagnosis, to delivery of medication, to ongoing care. Since 2017, Ro has helped millions of patients in nearly every single county in the United States, including 98% of primary care deserts. 
Ro was recognized as a CNBC Disruptor 50 in 2022, listed by Inc. Magazine as a Best Place to Work in 2022 for our third consecutive year, and named one of FORTUNE’s 2022 Best Medium Workplaces.
As a backend engineer at Ro, you’ll work on an end-to-end platform that includes patient intake, commerce, telemedicine, health data management, and a pharmacy network that ships to all 50 states. You’ll design and build new applications and platform capabilities while evolving Ro’s technical architecture in order to scale patient-centric healthcare to millions of patients. You will help lead the team’s technical roadmap and be expected to own initiatives from ideation to design, implementation and maintenance. You’ll partner closely with product, design and data and have the opportunity to collaborate with security, care operations, clinical, and legal experts.
What You’ll Do:
  • Design and build distributed services with high test coverage, performance, availability and observability that power Ro’s end-to-end healthcare platform 
  • Take a lead role in building the team’s architectural vision and technical roadmap
  • Collaborate on code reviews and technical design documents to ensure the consistent application of best practices across relevant domains
  • Apply critical thinking to understand problems, identify patterns, and propose solutions by considering multiple perspectives and approaches 
  • Lead by example in partnering with product, design, data and other stakeholders to understand business goals and priorities
  • Actively participate in technical discussion forums such as internal guild meetings
  • Foster a culture of innovation through continuous learning and creating an environment to support new technologies, tools, and approaches. 
What You’ll Bring To The Team:
  • Experience designing and building scalable web applications and distributed systems
  • Proficiency with Python
  • 7+ years of software engineering experience
  • Strong system design and architecture experience, defining patterns and best practices for others to follow
  • Strong sense of ownership with the ability / desire to own technical roadmaps and refine ambiguous problems
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other engineers and cross-functional partners to create the best possible products
Bonus Skills:
  • Proficiency with FastAPI (or similar frameworks) and Postgres (or similar relational databases)
  • Experience with  Kafka and event-driven architectures
  • Experience with FHIR
We’ve Got You Covered:
  • Full medical, dental, and vision insurance + OneMedical membership
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care FSA
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Flexible PTO
  • Wellbeing + Learning & Growth reimbursements
  • Paid parental leave + Fertility benefits
  • Pet insurance
  • Student loan refinancing
  • Virtual resources for mindfulness, counseling, and fitness
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