Aug 09, 2022

Backend Engineer

$140,000 - $165,000 yearly
  • Float
  • Remote (New York, NY, USA)
Mid-Level Backend

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 software engineer that is excited by the opportunity to build a business from the ground up as a member of the founding team. If you join us, you’ll help us build, update and maintain the backend infrastructure, database design, APIs and development environments needed to support the best version of our product. You’ll work alongside our founders and other developers to ensure that our database design, internal API and 3rd party integrations support an optimal product experience for our users.

You will have the opportunity to develop a tech stack from an early stage, applying the latest AI/ML and automation technologies and making technology decisions within the context of business priorities. This role requires excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as an acute attention to detail.


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

  • Implementing AI/ML technologies to optimize our ability to predict healthcare prices, reimbursements, and other outcomes that affect our business and our customers’ businesses

  • Building and distributing APIs to enterprise customers and strategic partners

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



  • 5+ years of back-end focused engineering experience in Python and some web framework (i.e. Django or GraphQL)

  • Experience with React.js

  • Experience building API products

  • 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!


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Min Years Of Experience



Health Tech

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