Staff Engineer - GoodRx Health Vertical at GoodRx (Santa Monica)

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GoodRx is America’s healthcare marketplace. Each month, millions of people visit to find reliable health information and discounts for their healthcare — and we’ve helped people save $35 billion since 2011. We provide prescription discounts that are accepted at more than 70,000 pharmacies in the U.S., as well as telehealth services including doctor visits and lab tests. Our services have been positively reviewed by Good Morning America, The New York Times, NBC News, AARP, and many others.

Our goal is to help Americans find convenient and affordable healthcare. We offer solutions for consumers, employers, health plans, and anyone else who shares our desire to provide affordable prescriptions to all Americans.

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company and industry. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has a seat at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunities to excel.

With that said, research shows that women and other underrepresented groups apply only if they meet 100% of the criteria. GoodRx is committed to leveling the playing field, and we encourage women, people of color, those in the LGBTQ+ communities, and Veterans to apply for positions even if they don’t necessarily check every box outlined in the job description. Please still get in touch - we’d love to connect and see if you could be good for the role!

About the Role:
As a Staff / Lead Engineer, you are the steward of a system or set of systems in relation to delivery of work relating to a GoodRx Health Squad. You’re responsible for leading a team and ensuring its alignment of technical direction, establishing a technical vision, resolving technical disagreements and managing the quality of team deliverables. 

Your effective technical leadership ensures the team uses appropriate engineering practices (such as CD or automated testing), you invest in continual improvements to tooling or technical debt, and ensure the system evolves to meet its changing needs and environment.

About the Team:
GoodRx Health is an exciting new product from GoodRx, America’s digital resource for healthcare. Unlike other consumer health destinations, GoodRx Health takes a new approach to health information with concise, actionable knowledge delivered via GoodRx Answers, Health Wizard tools for navigating tough choices, and thousands of award-winning Explainer videos on today’s crucial health concerns.

More specifically, our teams are working on a range of functionality including evolving video integration, ad technology, intelligent content parsing, building reusable, interactive components and turbo-charging our customized abstraction layer over Contentful (headless CMS).

About the Tech:
GoodRx Health works mostly on a modern Javascript stack built on NextJS, React (all Hooks! No class components), Typescript, AWS. This stack is where we build out engaging and informative user experiences.

We use Contentful, and we’re looking to push that technology to its limits to provide an amazing content creation experience for our editors, which in turn super-charges the benefits we can provide to our users. We do this via a Contentful App - a React application that reskins the CMS interface and talks to Contentful via its SDK.

We also work on our GraphQL Backend for Frontend, Python REST API, scheduled Lambda jobs, and various SEO enhancements to bring our content to more users.

Some experience being a technical leader for high-traffic React sites is optimal.

Responsibilities, You:

  • Are a strong lead engineer responsible for the technical leadership for one of our squads
  • Are comfortable having a couple of direct reports and the responsibility for their career growth, and overseeing the work of two or three more in the squad
  • Are responsible for driving end to end architectural design, and you do so with collaboration and inclusion in mind to ensure well rounded solutions. 
  • Are accountable for architecture design documents, and walk the team through relevant architecture aspects to maintain alignment
  • Are team-oriented: you make an impact on the whole team, not just on specific parts of it
  • You should be able to help their team with any technical challenges they have, even when they are not necessarily the expert. Coordinate team members in daily activity, ensuring the right work is being done and aligns with the technology strategy.
  • Work with the engineering manager to define the right processes (ie just in time vs scheduled backlog grooming) for the team’s maturity level, balancing agility and discipline
  • Help sequence stories based on technical dependencies
  • Consider project timeline and technical complexity, skillset of team members, product & business requirements when designing solutions
  • Promote software best practices as established by the team and organization 
  • Ensure stories incorporate relevant cross-functional requirements (eg performance)
  • Are the point of escalation for tech/architecture decisions
  • Participate in Technical Mentoring, Adoption and Alignment
  • As the role states, is a leader within the team. As such, you lead by example, embodying the values of GoodRx. Inclusive of the software that is designed.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience leading technical direction as a Tech Lead or Senior Engineer
  • 7+ years of software development experience, delivering products at web scale
  • Experience with React, TypeScript
  • Experience executing an automated testing strategy across unit, integration and end-to-end tests. Ability to continue shifting the team left.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams of technical and non-technical individuals – you will work closely with other non-technical folks to get things done. Collaboration is key.
  • Ability or desire to be a polyglot. Adapting to the tools and technologies appropriate for the job at hand.
  • Ability to mentor and grow engineers and / or be mentored. 

Nice To Have:

  • Experience with React Context, NodeJS, ES6, consuming GraphQL
  • Experience with ad-related technologies like GAM
  • Experience with Content Management Systems like Contentful
  • Experience with rich media / video on the web
  • Experience with SEO: page speed, Web Vitals, crawl knowledge
  • Building server side APIs using GraphQL, and to a lesser degree, REST
  • Experience with AWS technologies like Apollo Server, Lambda, StepFunctions, EventBridge
  • Experience with tools like Datadog, or Runscope and Sentry
  • WCAG 2.0+ AA and/or accessibility standards for web
  • Familiarity with Content Delivery Network (CDNs) and caching strategy
  • Knowledge with continuous integration, automated testing, and deployment tools like Travis, Circle, Drone, Heroku, AppEngine, or similar.

GoodRx is America's healthcare marketplace. The company offers the most comprehensive and accurate resource for affordable prescription medications in the U.S., gathering pricing information from thousands of pharmacies coast to coast, as well as a telehealth marketplace for online doctor visits and lab tests. Since 2011, Americans with and without health insurance have saved $35 billion using GoodRx and million consumers visit each month to find discounts and information related to their healthcare. GoodRx is the #1 most downloaded medical app on the iOS and Android app stores. For more information, visit

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An Insider's view of GoodRx

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

GoodRx hires team members we can trust and empower. With thoughtful hiring, we have assembled a team that is inherently self-motivated, driven and doesn't require (or want) micromanagement.


Vice President, People

What projects are you most excited about?

The GoodRx Above & Beyond Pharmacy Awards. Pharmacy professionals have been the unsung heroes of the pandemic. GoodRx understands how crucial pharmacists are to medication affordability and accessibility. The awards were a cross-functional effort and I'm proud of the work that the team pulled together to amplify the work of pharmacy professionals.


Director, HCP Marketing

What does career growth look like on your team?

The Business Intelligence team guides strategy and provides data-driven insights across the entire organization enabling career growth to move at a very fast pace. Opportunities for ownership and impact are plentiful, so those who are intellectually curious and driven have been able to advance quickly in their careers at GoodRx!


Senior Director, Analytics

What are GoodRx Perks + Benefits

GoodRx Benefits Overview

At GoodRx, we recognize the important role benefits play in helping our employees and their families live healthy, productive lives and plan for the future. That’s why we’re proud to offer a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to advance their physical, financial, and emotional well-being. From robust medical, dental, and vision benefits and access to mental health resources to a matching 401k plan with access to financial advisors, GoodRx offers benefit options to help employees thrive at work, at home and in our community!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
GoodRx partners with non-profits National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics for Medication Assistant programs and local organizations to organize Community Health Pop-up events
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute annually to their FSA and Dependent Care FSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
GoodRx partners with ModernHealth and provides free access to therapy, coaching, and a library of mental health resources
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
GoodRx 401(k) retirement plan matches up to 4%, with immediate vesting for matched contributions
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
GoodRx provides 4 months for the primary parent and 3 months for parent partners
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
GoodRx has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, beverages and an amazing onsite Barista!
Happy Hours
Happy Hour every Thursday in our very own Speakeasy Bar!
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
GoodRx offers a subsidized membership to ClassPass or local gyms TriFit Club in Santa Monica and Fitness SF in San Francisco
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Working at GoodRx means you can take pride in knowing that your work has a direct and meaningful impact on our users day to day lives. We are disrupting the healthcare space by making prescription drugs accessible and affordable to Americans.

Aside from a great office environment and "perks", the real benefit is working alongside an empowering leadership team, wickedly smart colleagues all while providing a service that helps its customers.

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