Senior Backend Engineer


The Company

US healthcare costs continue to escalate, while patient outcomes continue to plummet. By pioneering a software platform that connects patients, pharmacies, doctors, insurers and manufacturers, Phil (www.phil.us) is building a systemic solution for a systemic problem. Our software brings together key stakeholders within the specialty pharmacy ecosystem to ensure patients have reliable access to their medications at the lowest price possible. Our mission: better outcomes for everyone at the lowest cost to the system.

Founded in 2015, Phil works with over 36,000 prescribers nationwide, serving their patients in all 50 states. We are a Series B health-tech startup ($35M in raised capital) in hyper-growth mode: last year we increased our revenue 15x and tripled the size of our team. Ready to join our team of mission-driven, analytical, and passionate people?

Job description

We are looking for an exceptional Software Engineer to join our growing team and help build our backend workflow engine/platform that ensures an uninterrupted supply of medications for our customers, operational efficiency for our partner pharmacies/operations and delivers an exceptional prescribing experience to our partner doctors. Solve and build problems for scale.


The Job 
  • Design and implement a rule-based workflow engine that handles complex prescription management and processing logic 
  • Develop tools and algorithms to test and measure the performance of the workflow engine 
  • Design, implement, test, and launch Phil's backend services and API platform 
  • Monitor and maintain Phil’s backend infrastructure 
  • Deliver performant, reliable, scalable, and secure code

About You: 
  • Experience building complex business logic processing, and or workflow management systems 
  • Experience building and maintaining secure, end-to-end systems and services using any of the following languages: Java, Ruby, Go 
  • Understanding of REST principles, micro-services architecture and ability to discuss benefits and drawbacks of various patterns and architectures 
  • Deep understanding of algorithms and efficient data structures 
  • Working knowledge of monitoring and alerting systems such as Nagios, Graphite, Logstash 
  • Hands-on experience with AWS platform, CI/CD, and MongoDB 
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills 
  • A sense of ownership: you would develop, manage, and evolve the core logic of a mission-critical and consequential consumer experience

Why Join 

  • Ground floor opportunity with one of the fastest growing startups in health-tech
  • Solve a problem that matters: be part of a company that uniquely leverages technology to bring wellness to all of its stakeholders
  • Competitive compensation (commensurate with experience) including meaningful stock options
  • Full benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401(k) contribution opportunity



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