Principal Engineer

Remote - US Full Time Principal
$180K - $210K Yearly

Published on May 03, 2024

SimplePractice subscribes to a culture of freedom and responsibility that focuses on empowering employees to make an impact in each and every role. Through direct communication and accountability, we’ve built a culture of trust and open honesty that extends beyond the four walls of our office.

About Us
At SimplePractice, our team is dedicated to improving the health and wellness industry by building a suite of innovative solutions for practitioners and their clients. Our product supports practitioners on their clinical journey to becoming licensed, helps them manage their business and practice once they’re up and running, and enables new clients to discover and interact with practitioners. Taking a practitioner-first approach in everything we do makes it possible for health and wellness practitioners to devote more time to their clients while they use SimplePractice to start, grow, and maintain a successful private practice.
The Role
SimplePractice is seeking a Principal Full-Stack Engineer with expert knowledge in Ruby on Rails and heavy Backend experience to help us roll-out the multitude of features and service improvements we have planned.

About You
  • You are a passionate, talented engineer, willing to push the limits of existing technology and create the best possible user experience
  • You work on the front-end and heavier emphasis on the backend to develop new features from start to finish, including design of architecture, coding, and testing
  • You are delighted by good design and bring that taste to your front-end work
  • You love building products that help thousands of customers in their day to day life
  • Building out the next generation practice management platform
  • Collaborating with our Product team to help understand customer needs, troubleshoot potential problems and define upcoming features
  • Write clean, efficient well-tested code that improves our code base in meaningful ways
  • Help diagnose problems and architecting solutions
  • Mentor junior and senior engineers on quality coding practices and balancing high-velocity delivery 
Desired Skills & Experience
  • 10+ years experience with Ruby on Rails development, 3+ years in a senior or team-lead role
  • Lead the design, development, and maintenance of our software applications using Ruby on Rails and Ember.js (or other modern frontend frameworks)
  • Experience taking monoliths to their limits, and knows how to make informed decisions about architecture changes (e.g. monolithic → microservices), considering factors such as scalability, maintainability, and business needs.
  • Leverage expertise in Kubernetes for handling containerized applications, guaranteeing smooth deployment, scaling, and administration of applications.
  • Handle high-traffic applications, optimizing for performance and ensuring robustness and reliability.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into effective technical solutions.
  • Demonstrate a business-minded approach to engineering, balancing technical excellence with business needs and timelines.
  • Be willing to dive deep into complex and challenging tasks, demonstrating problem-solving skills and a commitment to quality.
  • Mentor junior team members, sharing expertise and promoting a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
Bonus Points
  • Solid understanding of web application security and best practices
  • Working knowledge of managing MySQL/Postgres/Redis/NGINX
  • Confident working with production environments to help troubleshoot problems
  • Experience with compliance standards PCI/HIPAA
Base Compensation Range
$180,000 - $210,000 annually
Base salary is one component of total compensation. Employees may also be eligible for an annual bonus or commission. Some roles may also be eligible for overtime pay.
The above represents the expected base compensation range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we’ll consider many factors including, but not limited to, skills, experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors.
We offer a competitive benefits program including:
  • Medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Flexible Time Off (FTO), wellbeing days, paid holidays, and summer Fridays
  • Mental health resources
  • Paid parental leave & Backup Care
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
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