Senior Backend Software Engineer

| Austin, TX, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 96,000-185,000 Annually
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Who We Are:

At the intersection of health plans and providers, Apixio is creating a leading Connected Care platform to minimize reimbursement inaccuracies and high-quality patient care so they can thrive as the industry moves toward value-based reimbursement models. 

The combination brings together healthcare expertise, AI/machine learning technology and data-driven analytics solutions to deliver innovative solutions and value to our customers and the healthcare ecosystem. We aim to accelerate the shift toward alternative payment models, while enhancing efficiency and supporting better patient outcomes.

The Opportunity at Apixio:

Apixio is a healthcare analytics company that leverages artificial intelligence and big data to improve healthcare outcomes. We are seeking a talented Senior Backend Engineer to join our team and help build and maintain our new suite of applications. As a Senior Backend software Engineer at Apixio, you will work on a fast-paced team of talented individuals who are dedicated to improving healthcare. You will have the opportunity to lead and mentor other engineers and work closely with data analysts, product managers, Quality Assurance engineers etc.

Who You Are:

You are an experienced backend engineer with multiple years of experience and coding expertise in Java, and Python. You have experience working with SQL and NoSQL databases, streaming applications (Apache Kafka or any other messaging technology), distributed cache (Redis). You are comfortable with distributed systems, RESTful API design, microservice architecture, and streaming architecture. You are a problem solver who enjoys collaborating with others to build innovative solutions. You have excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Your Responsibilities:

As a Senior Backend Engineer at Apixio, you will be responsible for the maintenance, enhancement, design, and implementation of both our existing and new suite of products. You will collaborate closely with the data platform, product management, and customer operations teams. Additionally, you will lead and mentor other engineers, stay updated with emerging trends and technologies, and integrate them into the Apixio codebase.

In this role, you will:

  • Build and maintain efficient, scalable software solutions using technologies like Java, Scala, Apache Kafka, Dropwizard, Git, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, and Redis.
  • Play a key role in designing and implementing microservices, collaborating closely with various teams.
  • Organize and structure complex data relationships to ensure optimal data storage, retrieval, and analysis.
  • Use databases like Apache Cassandra, PostgreSQL, and Elasticsearch to optimize how we store and access data.
  • Work with product managers, data scientists, and other engineers to create innovative solutions that meet our business needs.
  • Stay up-to-date with new technologies and frameworks, integrating them to enhance performance, maintainability, and scalability.
  • Design and build RESTful APIs to support our services and applications.

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of OOP and S.O.L.I.D principles.
  • 5-7 years of software development experience, primarily with Java and related technologies.
  • Experience with Java frameworks for developing high-performance RESTful web services.
  • Familiarity with microservices architecture.
  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases like Apache Cassandra and document databases like Elasticsearch.
  • Strong data modeling skills and experience with database schema design and performance tuning.
  • Solid system design experience, especially with distributed systems and large-scale applications.
  • Experience in implementing detailed monitoring and metric tracking services to ensure system performance and reliability.
  • Proficiency in developing and integrating RESTful APIs.
  • Excellent problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills, with a passion for learning and adapting to new technologies and methodologies.

Bonus Points For:

  • Developing applications with a focus on protecting Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
  • Working with Scala.
  • Familiarity with Apache Kafka, Elasticsearch, Redis, and PostgreSQL.
  • Background in the healthtech industry.
  • Experience using Dropwizard.
  • Knowledge of Python.
  • Having mentorship or leadership experience.

The salary range below is for Base Salary.  Total compensation also includes benefits and variable compensation.  Compensation will be determined based on several factors including, but not limited to, skill set, years of experience, and the employee’s geographic location.

Base Compensation

$96,000$185,000 USD

We recognize that people come with experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Your skills and background may be more translatable to this role than you initially thought.  Allow us the opportunity to get to know you.  Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.

What Apixio can offer you:

  • Meaningful work to advance healthcare 
  • Competitive compensation
  • Exceptional benefits, including medical, dental and vision, FSA
  • 401k with company matching up to 4%
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Remote-first & hybrid work philosophies
  • A hybrid work schedule (2 days in office & 3 days work from home) (Note: If the position is designated as REMOTE it will stay REMOTE)
  • Modern open office in beautiful San Mateo, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; Austin, TX and Dallas, TX
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Catered, free lunches
  • Parties, picnics, and wine-downs
  • Free parking

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APIXIO operates in the Artificial Intelligence industry. The company is located in San Mateo, CA, La Jolla, CA and Tampa Bay, FL. APIXIO was founded in 2009. It has 300 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Open door policy, OKR operational model, Team based strategic planning, Pair programming and Open office floor plan. To see all 17 open jobs at APIXIO, click here.
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