Aug 09, 2022

Head of Engineering

$160,000 - $200,000 yearly
  • Float
  • Remote (New York, NY, USA)
Staff/Principal/Lead Leadership

Job Description

Float's mission is to help patients understand and reduce their healthcare costs. Float is building a platform to improve affordability and create greater financial transparency for both patients and clinicians.

The Role

We are looking for a highly skilled engineering lead that is excited by the opportunity of building a business from an early stage. If you join us, 

You will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating closely with our founders to continuously ensure that our roadmap, resource allocation, and overall strategy is optimal given all available information.

  • Making strategic decisions around designing and implementing systems architecture.

  •  Leading a team of engineers by implementing and managing processes that optimize for the right balance of velocity and stability.

  • Contributing individually to the most critical aspects of our code base

  • Helping to attract, recruit, and build a best-in-class engineering team and culture


You will have the opportunity to evolve a technology stack from its pre-seed/seed stage into a robust and dynamic one built for growth, optimization, and the ability to serve multiple use cases. This requires a desire to build and lead a collaborative team culture, excellent organizational skills, the ability to make technology decisions within the context of business priorities and a true sense of ownership and pride in what we are building.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Designing systems architecture that supports integrations with fintech, healthcare, and third-party data providers

  • Developing a strategy for utilizing cutting-edge AI/ML technologies to optimize our ability to predict healthcare prices, reimbursements, and other outcomes that affect our business and our customers’ businesses

  • Developing strategy and documentation for building and distributing APIs to enterprise customers and distribution partners

  • Ensuring the highest level of data security and the compliant handling of Personal Health Information



  • 5+ years of IC back-end focused engineering experience in Python

  • Experience recruiting, building, and managing engineering teams

  • Proficiency building API products

  • Experience utilizing ML/AI for optimizing predictive analytics

  • Proficiency with building and maintaining internal RESTful APIs and integrating with third-party APIs

  • Excellent verbal communication skills and attention to detail

  • English Skills (ability to effectively communicate via written and spoken English).

  • Excellent problem-solving skills – both individual and collaborative

  • A desire to build and technology that improves the way people pay for healthcare

  • We offer competitive compensation (cash + equity) and top-of-the-line benefits. Our

  • founders are based in NYC. We want the person in this role to collaborate with the founders on all aspects of the business, so being NYC based or having the ability to make at least bi-weekly trips to NYC is strongly preferred.


This is a unique opportunity to build a business from a very early stage. We’re building our team quickly to help us transition from serving a group of beta customers to focusing on rapid growth and expansion into new customer segments. If this sounds interesting, we’d love to hear from you!

Tech Stack

Python, React

Min Years Of Experience



Health Tech

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