Backend Engineer

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Backend Engineer

Galileo is building the future of healthcare - today. Using innovative mobile technology and human-centered design, we’re looking to improve the quality and affordability of medical care for all -- including those with Medicare and Medicaid.

Based in NYC, our company is founded by a successful entrepreneur (One Medical, Epocrates), led by a top-notch team, and well-funded from some of the best investors in the country. We seek curious, talented, team-oriented individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds who ultimately want to make a difference.

What You’ll Do

You will join our product engineering team to work closely with our clinical, design, and product team to build digital products that deliver personalized care. This is a rare opportunity to work with doctors, designers, and operators to redefine the way patients receive healthcare. Specifically, you will:

  • Help build clinical applications and data services that empower providers to deliver care to patients at the unprecedented scale of modern telemedicine
  • Create intelligence platforms that store knowledge from seasoned medical experts inside an in-house clinical “brain” and medical constellation
  • Design performant, robust APIs to support mobile and desktop clients
  • Make improvements to existing backend services to make them more performant, reliable, secure, testable and maintainable
  • Influence technical architecture across the company and build systems that delight your colleagues
  • Help build a diverse and highly capable engineering team

Who You Are

You have experience in developing backend services, troubleshooting & debugging issues. Mission-driven work excites you, greatly and you’re eager to fix healthcare through new technology. You have worked on iterative, cross-functional product engineering teams before, and enjoy finding optimal solutions that balance usability, extensibility, engineering investment, and business implications. You are a great communicator and you take care to understand before making yourself understood. You also have the following:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in developing backend services for data-driven web applications
  • Strong software engineering skills, particularly in either Python or Javascript,  with the ability to design, implement, test, deploy and monitor API functionality
  • A strong understanding of data modelling and relational databases
  • Familiarity with AWS, specially EC2, RDS, SQS, S3, Lambda

Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with Elasticsearch and/or Redis
  • Willingness to jump anywhere in the full stack

How We Hire

Galileo is committed to hiring the best talent from a range of backgrounds and experiences--including but, not limited to--gender, ethnic, political, economic, religious, sexual orientation, and other personality traits. We believe in a strong culture that fosters teamwork, excellence and sound decision-making--one that is based on mutual respect and trust. We appreciate candidates who are open and honest about what they’re looking for so we can ensure it’s a fit on both sides.

Galileo interview requests and job offers only originate from email addresses (e.g. [email protected]). Galileo will never ask for bank information (e.g. account and routing number), social security numbers, passwords, or other sensitive information to be delivered via email. If you receive a scam email or wish to report a security issue involving Galileo, please notify us at: [email protected]

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • AngularFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • FigmaDesign
    • JIRAManagement


Galileo's NYC office is located in NoHo, Manhattan.

An Insider's view of Galileo

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office embodies our company culture of demonstrating empathy and being respectful of all. Everybody understands that we are working towards the same mission, so in turn, we all do our best to help bring out the best in each other. We welcome diversity and constantly work on bettering ourselves, in order to create the most welcoming workspace.


Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful care delivery teammates need to embody genuine human centeredness and be tireless problem solvers. This means always listening and elevating the experiences of others, building trusting relationships, and constantly challenging the status quo with new approaches so that we can ultimately help people live healthier lives.


Head of Delivery/Operations

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm really excited to launch our mobile app. Of all the products we're working on, the app will be the most visible to patients. For months we have been working closely with our Clinical Team to translate their decades of experience as Doctors into a digital product that feels just as trustworthy and empathetic as they are.


Product Design Director

What are Galileo Perks + Benefits

Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Galileo hosts lunch and learn meetings once a month.
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