Senior Director of Engineering

| Greater NYC Area

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:

An engineering leader at Blink Health is respected by colleagues for your deep technical contributions to the industry, your ability to inspire and attract key talent, your passion for customers and the impact of your work, and your ability to deliver large scale engineering solutions with quality. You will be responsible for leading engineering teams to build industry-defining services and products, leveraging modern cloud technology, and data technologies, setting long term technical vision, and creating a culture of quality and continuous improvement. You will be managing multiple frontend and mobile development teams, responsible for building our world class product suite.

At Blink Health You Will

  • Provide technical leadership to build, develop and scale our platform that overhauls the healthcare space
  • Identify business opportunities and define technical vision for your team and the company
  • Be a domain expert on healthcare technology and products and an empathetic partner to our customers
  • Inspire, recruit and mentor a team of high performing engineers.
  • Develop a scalable engineering culture for top talent engineers

What We Look For

  • Proven track record of building top talent and high performance teams, directing multiple teams and engineering managers
  • Experience managing large scale systems in rapid growth environments
  • Experience with modern web frameworks (e.g. React/Redux), Django/Flask, public cloud platforms (e.g. AWS) and data pipelines. Tasked with building our patient experience from a front ebd perspective.
  • Familiarity with containerization, microservices architecture, continuous integration and delivery
  • Leadership on multiple well-known products throughout their life cycles, from idea conception to product release and maintenance
  • Proven success in working with product, marketing, business, and operations divisions
  • Examples of engineers for whom you’ve guided their technical and career progress
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience, MS/PhD 

How to achieve success/acumen:

You are a Director 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.

  • Managed career development
  • Managed timelines
  • Allocated Engineering resources
  • Managed code reviews and career development
  • Built web applications professionally
  • Want to work in a highly collaborative environment: we believe a team can be stronger than its individual parts
  • 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

Good Execution - Do your best work

  • Perform peer code and architecture reviews
  • Build new features, write unit tests, and lead the release of these features to production.
  • Develop and AB test new ReactJS components to improve our user experience

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 engineering team to do their best work

Desired experience:

  • 10+ years experience having worked in an 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.
  • You have experience building polished, consumer-grade websites
  • 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.
  • BA/BS degree from top institution; MBA or CompSci degree.

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

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

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

An Insider's view of Blink Health

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At Blink, it's all hustle and bustle which makes it a great time to be here! Dress code is casual which plays a huge role in comfort and productivity. In need of an energy boost? There's free lunch and a stocked kitchen daily. Snacks and sneakers are great, but the most exciting part is working for a company with a mission you can stand by!

Janire

Workplace Services Coordinator

What projects are you most excited about?

Blink’s Diversity and Inclusion Council which champions and spearheads diversity, inclusion and belonging initiatives. The mission is to support one another in creating a stronger, more welcoming and inclusive workplace, where all humans feel comfortable bringing their full selves to work and are respected, heard, and celebrated.

Patty

Director, People & Culture

What are Blink Health Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
For most plans, we pay 100% of employee medical premiums and 75% for spouses, dependents and domestic partners.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Use pre-tax dollars to save on transit and parking expenses. We also cover late-night Uber rides so you can get home safe.
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Stocked Kitchen
Blink has a fully stocked kitchen including cereal, fresh fruit, snacks, coffee, tea and a variety of flavored sparkling water.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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