Staff Software Engineer, Health

Published on February 02, 2024

At Babylist, we help expecting parents get exactly what they need for the arrival of their new baby. Founded in 2011, Babylist is a popular baby gift registry in the US. We serve millions of families every year to help them make the journey to parenthood less overwhelming and more fun. Families can add any item from any store to their registry, including products Babylist directly sells, alongside meaningful gifts like babysitting and meals, which they can’t buy in stores. The baby retail market is underserved and Babylist is well positioned to be the trusted brand that helps new families through this monumental life stage. In the US alone, 4 million babies are born every year and we have over 1.5 million new families signing up to create a baby registry with us annually. This year, 10M loved ones will give the perfect gift using Babylist.

Who We Are
Babylist is the leading digital destination for 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, Expectul, 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 more about Babylist’s registry options, editorial content and more, visit
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.
If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.
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