Join Our Team

 
KindHealth is on a mission to make health insurance suck less. 80% of the 90 million Americans on individual insurance buy plans that don’t meet their needs. Once we have the insurance paying bills and managing doctors is a nightmare, with a medical system that seems designed to be overly complex. While big carriers fight with Washington and see record breaking profits, we are here building applications to navigate what it means for our fellow confused consumers.
 

Backend Engineer

The first line of defense is our data team. Everyday we crunch data on everything from the types of plans available, usually in a file format unearthed from the 80s that even the carriers don’t remember they had, to the best place to buy those expensive drugs.

To this end we build lots of APIs. We clean lots of data. And we need someone to help us do a lot more. If you have built ETL pipelines and query layers in your dreams, we want to talk to you. We’re not big on exact requirements, the industry is changing at a breakneck pace and we know our tools will to. But here is a small list of the things you need to do daily:

  • Write parsers of data to structured formats. We use Python and Node quite a bit for this.
  • Optimize queries to data systems. We like mongo more than we should, throw in a healthy dose of reds and Postgres and you know where to find us.
  • Use event based streaming systems, e.g. Kafka and Kinesis
  • Familiar with cloud computing, we love Heroku … if only it loved us.
  • Analyze data process for correctness, and keep it correct, and again make sure it is correct. Then check again. Right now we have a lovely QA team, but we will expect you to help solve this problem.
  • Write api’s that our application developers love to use. Here we tend to use python and node, but are not wedded to anything. Well pretty sure we won’t be using Pascal but if you know how to write a web api in Pascal you might be the right type of person for the job.

 

Full Stack Javascript Developer

As a full stack application developer you will need to channel the frustration of using these systems into code that rejuvenates our users. Ahem, you will be magic. We use a modern javascript frontend with node in the backend, cause it’s 2018 and we love new tools. With that said our requirements are pretty simple, build a system that can iterate and improve daily. A few skills that we think are required for this include:

  • Solid understanding of modern single page apps. It really helps if you can comfortably work in React-redux and semi-comfortably in other frameworks.
  • Ability to go from mockup to live application. We assume HTML, CSS, CSS-Compilers, JS, JS tools (like webpack and babel), web servers (nginx perhaps), APIs and so on will be used with extensively.
  • Experience building web apps for mobile devices. We sometimes build them for the mobile browser but we’d like to use React-Native to make a native apps.
  • Experience with real time web data platforms like firebase, nubhub, or socket.io

 

UI/UX Developer

We are looking for a UI/ UX developer, who can bring the best of creativity to deliver leading edge user experiences from concept through final product release. A few skills that we think are require for this include:

  • Delivering innovative user experiences with UI designs from concept to design to prototype to final product, including user research, storyboarding, wireframing and interactive design.
  • Coding with JavaScript and build tools like npm, babel, and Webpack, and server-side web frameworks like Express (Node.Js)
  • UX/UI, graphic design, HTML5, CSS, Sketch, and Adobe CS tools. Agile development is a plus.
  • Experience with precompiled CSS languages like SASS, LESS, and Stylus
  • Experience writing tests with frameworks such as Mocha, Chai and Jasmine
  • Working with the engineering team to implement UI templates and design specifications to ensure visual consistency across platforms (Web, iOS/Android, Messaging, Email etc.).

 

If you so choose to accept our mission, you will learn the bowels of an arcane system crying out for modernization. Please send your resume to changeteams@kindhealth.co