Senior Devops Engineer at Blink Health

| Greater NYC Area
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Blink Health is a well-funded healthcare technology company on a mission to make prescription drugs more accessible and affordable for everyone. We're scaling up in a highly complex vertical to change the way Americans access the prescription drugs they need.

Our proprietary platform and supply chain allows us to offer everyone — whether they have insurance or not — amazingly inexpensive prices on over 15,000 medications. With the addition of telemedicine and home delivery for prescriptions, Blink is providing a life-changing experience for people all over the country and fixing how opaque, unfair and overpriced healthcare has become. We are a highly collaborative team of builders and operators who invent new ways of working in an industry that historically has resisted innovation. Join us!

Success: 

  • You are an engineer who, above all, is excited to build products that give our customers the best possible experience purchasing prescription medications. You have professional experience working on a team turning ideas into reliable, maintainable code.
  • You are someone who helps us build and improve the infrastructure that runs our applications. 
  • You mostly use Ubuntu in AWS, and will approach infrastructure as code. 
  • You will be mostly working on the tooling that controls our technical infrastructure. You’ll also be fixing performance issues, and working with other developers to enhance operations. 
  • Our infrastructure team is very collaborative. We do code reviews on all of our team PRs, and we work together to architect, develop, and document new systems and tooling. 
  • There is, of course, an on-call rotation, but you can expect around 5 off-hours pages a year.

How to achieve success/acumen:

All Blinkers are expected to operate with our value of “Good Giving” in mind. Our culture is infused with the dedication and enthusiasm of employees who continuously strive to make a difference. Here’s how you will do that in this role. 

Good Execution - Do your best work 

  • Fundamentally, we need people who want to build tools and have familiarity with cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc). If you believe in and encourage the goodness in others, we need you.
  • We believe in using a small number of well-known tools like AWS, Python, Javascript, MySQL, and Linux. We are looking for engineers that value simplicity, pragmatism, have a bias towards action, and are passionate about building products that bring real value to our customers.
  • Software Engineers at Blink are responsible for building our world class products. Your job is to take ownership over one of our hardest problems, envision and refine strategic solutions, and drive execution like an entrepreneur.
  • You will collaborate closely with a talented, cross-functional team designers, product managers, data scientists, marketers, and operators. Through these partnerships, you’ll grow our business, build our core platform, and - above all - make sure that our customers have access to the least expensive and highest satisfaction pharmacy experience on earth.
  • At Blink, we determine the specific focus of engineering roles through the interview process. Key potential areas of ownership include: our telemedicine platform; our home delivery experience; our growth team; our core pharmacy platform; and new product line development. We’ll work with you to find the right fit.

Good Owner - Be the CEO of your role 

  • Help the team ship new products and features successfully with the right skills, mentorship and organizational resources to deliver amazing experiences for our patients
  • Coach, mentor and develop engineers to reach individual goals while fostering cross-functional collaboration and product success 
  • Take responsibility for the long term success of product projects and people 

Good Learning - Learn something new every day 

  • Demonstrate curiosity and an interest in learning new techniques and improving upon best practices to stay up-to-date with current and emerging trends
  • Lead by example putting new ideas into action, failing fast and learning from each experience

Good Feedback - Consider the perspective of others 

  • Listen actively and respond effectively through a variety of channels
  • Give and receive candid and constructive feedback
  • Promote trust and encourage teamwork allow the product team to do their best work

Desired experience:

  • 5+ years experience having worked in an infrastructure engineering role 
  • Familiarity with cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc).
  • Want to work in a highly collaborative environment: we believe a team can be stronger than its individual parts
  • Experience with some of our tech stack: Python, AWS, MySQL, Redshift, Aurora, Linux, Docker, Ansible, and/or nginx. Craft tools to help other teams achieve their goals and improve performance.
  • Scripting in Bash, Python, Shell, etc.
  • You have experience building polished, consumer-grade websites
  • Are independent and curious
  • Are comfortable owning features from design through delivery to production
  • Have experience with one or more modern programming languages
  • Are willing to dive into a large code base and contribute immediately
  • Enjoy writing code that is understandable, maintainable, and testable
  • Can communicate effectively with other engineers, designers, product managers, and anyone else at Blink
  • Are excited to both design scalable APIs and elegant front-end code
  • Collaborative and Communicative - you love being part of a diverse team, building consensus, and establishing credibility. You are a Class-A communicator: curious, thoughtful, clear, and (mostly) correct.
  • Technical - an engineering background/skills are highly preferred for Product roles at Blink.
  • BA/BS degree from top institution; MBA or CompSci degree preferred but not required.

 Why Join Us:

At Blink, we put humans first. We want everyone at Blink to be able to do the best work of their lives. We are a relentlessly learning, constantly curious and aggressively collaborative cross-functional team dedicated to inventing new ways to improve the lives of our customers.

Learn more:
Blink Website
Blink Pharmacy App for Android
Blink Pharmacy App for iOS

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of all kinds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

Our office is located in SoHo near tons of fantastic restaurants and bars and is super easy to access from most subway lines!