Staff Software Engineer, Health

| United States | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 159,360-239,040 Annually
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Who We Are

Babylist is the trusted platform for millions of growing families. For over a decade, Babylist has been the technology solution for expecting parents and the community that supports them, expanding from baby registry into a full-service platform that helps parents make decisions with confidence, stay connected, and build happy and healthy families. Every year Babylist helps over 9M people make purchases through its registry, app, ecommerce shop, and comprehensive product guides. The Babylist ecosystem now includes Babylist Health, which provides access to products and services including insurance-covered breast pumps, Expectful, a new voice in health and wellness for pre-pregnancy through postpartum care, and The Push, a branded content studio that works with the biggest companies in the baby space. With over 59M monthly pageviews and 1.2M TikTok followers, Babylist is a generational brand leading the $88 billion baby product industry. To learn abou

Our Ways of Working

We have team members located across the United States spanning multiple time zones. This means we put in extra effort to make sure we connect and collaborate in ways that make sense for us. We know how valuable the flexibility of remote work is for our employees. 

We know that personal connection is the foundation for the great work we do together. In order to build those relationships with team members in other cities, we meet with coworkers in person two times a year at a full company offsite and a departmental offsite. These offsites are expected of employees and are great opportunities to meet the people you work with every day and to do some of the work that is much more difficult to do virtually.

Our Tech Stack

  • React
  • Ruby on Rails
  • AWS
  • Sidekiq
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Native iOS and Android

What the Role Is

Babylist is currently seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Staff Software Engineer to join our recently established Health team. Launched in October 2022, Babylist Health is dedicated to offering a user-friendly and transparent platform for pregnant people to acquire breast pumps through insurance. The team plans to expand its offerings to support additional pregnancy, child, and postpartum health needs in the future. The distributed team is committed to scaling their technical systems to support their growing user base, and creating a user-friendly storefront to support Babylist Health's objectives for 2024. The role involves identifying and leading strategic initiatives that will enhance health-related offerings as the business expands. As a vital member of the team, you will lead pivotal projects, making critical decisions about the growth and scalability of our systems.

In your capacity as a Staff Software Engineer, collaboration with our product and design teams will be integral to shaping new product initiatives and implementing flexible, user friendly feature sets. Additionally, you will collaborate with fellow staff-level engineers throughout our engineering organization to identify and address systemic bottlenecks, design architectural enhancements, and implement them alongside your team.

Who You Are

  • You excel as a high-performing engineer, consistently delivering end-to-end solutions that contribute to business growth
  • The fast-paced environment of growth energizes you, and you eagerly take on the challenge of leading business-critical projects to unlock new capabilities
  • Your background includes comprehensive experience in testing, monitoring, and overseeing the operation of production software systems, and you are committed to continual skill enhancement
  • A skilled engineer proficient in Ruby on Rails and React, you are enthusiastic about advancing your craft and elevating the quality of your work
  • Identifying gaps in team processes or execution is a passion of yours, and you thrive on implementing impactful improvements
  • Your communication skills are exceptional, allowing you to convey technical ideas at a detailed level and translate complex non-technical stakeholder needs into precise technical requirements
  • Your dedication extends to helping others; you enjoy identifying growth and ownership opportunities for fellow engineers, and providing constructive feedback directly
  • Your experience in e-commerce, healthcare payments, or consumer applications provides valuable expertise to our team

How You Will Make An Impact

  • Lead the development of scalable systems, propelling Babylist Health to surpass $100M in revenue over the next 3 years
  • Establish yourself as a subject matter expert in our health services, actively shaping the growth and scalability of services and features
  • Collaborate closely with the Product team to innovate in health features, spanning product education, automated user support flows for operational scalability, and the expansion of goods and services offered through health insurance
  • Take on a pivotal role in providing technical leadership within the Health team, setting high standards for technical excellence, offering guidance on best practices, and actively contributing to technical planning and implementation
  • Mentor team members in design and architecture planning, conduct thorough code reviews and facilitate knowledge-sharing sessions to foster skill growth and advancement
  • Demonstrate your adaptability and enthusiasm for fast growth by leveraging your experience in small to medium-sized startups
  • As an emerging leader, you are dedicated to continuous skill enhancement and are passionate about elevating the capabilities of the engineers around you

Why You Will Love Working At Babylist

  • We invest in the infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office
  • We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives
  • We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here
  • We believe technology and data can solve hard problems 
  • We believe in exceptional management 
  • We are an antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds
  • We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  • We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match
  • We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning

Babylist takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location.

The estimated pay range for this role is $159,360.00 - $239,040.00

In addition, Babylist offers equity, bonus, and benefits, including company paid health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) matching, flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our company takes the security and privacy of job applicants very seriously. We will never ask for payment, bank details, or personal financial information as part of the application process. All of our legitimate job postings can be found on our official career site. Please be cautious of job offers that come from non-company email addresses (@babylist.com), instant messaging platforms or unsolicited calls.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services
    • ContentfulCMS
    • DocuSignCRM
    • HelloSignCRM

Location

In addition to hiring remote tech talent in the LA area, we are excited to announce that we will be opening our Babylist Flagship Showroom in early summer 2023 in Beverly Hills! Our showroom will give you the ability to discover, test, and select the products that are right for your growing family.

An Insider's view of Babylist

What are some social events your company does?

We stay connected to each other through Slack, virtual events, or meeting up in person. It is essential as a remote company that we are intentional about seeing each other in person and use that time to build strong relationships. We have an annual company off-site and department off-sites that focus on connecting with each other as whole humans.

Becky Lehman

Senior Manager, Employee Engagement

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Ensuring inbound supply chain processes can match our growth. The biggest problem we face is ensuring our processes and systems can grow with us. To enable sustainable solutions to this we focus on four key themes: Be extremely good at the basics, automation of manual tasks, continuous improvement, and creating actionable dashboards and reports.

Josh Woods

Director, Inbound Operations

What are some things you learned at the company?

Effective asynchronous communication is the key to working remotely. Being able to provide generous, carefully-considered updates with just enough detail to ensure your reader understands your reasoning is a powerful skill that I see on display every day.

Andy Aragon

Sr. Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Our implementation teams have full responsibility for delivering their projects. We provide them with a well-defined problem statement and a workable solution outline. Then, it’s up to the team to work out the details of the project, set tasks, adjust the scope, and get creative to deliver in a fixed period of time.

TJ Moretto

VP of Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m excited to integrate our partner brands into the metaverse with the launch of Babylist Land, a virtual registry and gifting experience. Gen Z and Millenial parents want to buy in virtual environments, and Babylist Land will integrate our brand partners in this experience to drive high engagement and ultimately, registry additions and sales.

Liz Primm

VP Sales

What are Babylist Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
One example of how we volunteer is through a company sponsored Volunteer Week.
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Remote work program
Diversity
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Sabbatical
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Paid industry certifications

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