Principal Engineer I

GoHealth   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


11 - 15 years

Posted 64 days ago

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  • Serve as the go-to technical lead for high priority technical topics (new product builds, joint application design sessions with enterprise customers, etc.)
  • Consistently find new ways to develop and improve processes and technology
  • Connect lower level technical details to the needs of the business
  • Internal champion of overall code quality, reuse, and extensibility, and serve as Java subject matter expert
  • Play a key role in building, developing, and motivating a great team. Also aid in the professional development and retention of younger staff
  • Promote thought leadership throughout the organization and engage in start-up community activities (Github, StackOverflow, Chicago based meetups)
  • Develop extensive knowledge of GoHealth platform architecture, services, and applications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field is preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in Software Engineering (software design, architecture, implementation, deployment, and support)
  • Proven experience collaborating with multiple business layers, both internal and external, to deliver Java based SaaS products through all aspects of the SDLC
  • Thorough understanding of software development process, automation, and testing
  • Well-rounded experience, with a full stack background in front-end and back-end Java development (strong Java and Javascript experience is required)
  • Front-end experience with Typescript, Javascript, Angular, React, Nodejs and/or Redux helpful
  • Experience with Linux or *BSD, and Open Source tools, frameworks, and technologies
  • Previous leadership experience is required- could be the most senior technical staff, or a CTO of a small company
  • Experience with various hosting solutions (AWS, Heroku, VPS, on-premise, etc.)
  • Fluent on topics of networking, transport protocols, security, and monitoring
  • Deep knowledge of SOA, SOAP/WS, EDI, messaging systems
  • Experience in application profiling, performance monitoring, concurrent systems, JVM garbage collectors and heap management
  • Strong experience with various types of databases/application servers
  • Out-of-the-box thinker, ready to assert their vision and demonstrate passion for their work product