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Senior Backend Software Engineer
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on October 6, 2022
Job Id #56222 Posted May 6, 2022


  • Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
  • Join the Personalization team as a Senior Software Engineer focusing on Backend. The Personalization team delivers custom content tailored to the individual, enabling users to take charge and make the most of their healthcare. Working within a team comprised of diverse skills, you will build systems that are highly scalable and performant, delivering content across several web and mobile platforms.
  • You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Architect and build scalable systems, libraries, and frameworks
  • Develop APIs and web microservices
  • Integrate third-party APIs, and the ability to understand them in several formats
  • Architect and build scalable systems, libraries, and frameworks
  • Write backend code using Scala
  • Explain, Socialize and Vet designs internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify, design and lead resolution areas for technical maturation across Personalization code base
  • Establish, educate and extend design patterns

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Qualifications - Internal Required Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of real industry experience in Backend software development
  • 4+ years coding experience with Scala, Java or other compiled language
  • 4+ years of experience with SQL and NoSQL databases and caching
  • Commercial experience with distributed, high-performance systems
  • Experience with cloud-based services and hosting (AWS and/or Azure)
  • Exposure to JavaScript-based frameworks like React or Angular

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience with Scala

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • The candidate will be enhancing an in-house content management tool which serves content to millions of members.

Ideal Background:

  • web development background with an object oriented language like Java. Scala experience is preferred but not required

Team and Team size:

  • 4 engineers, 3 PMs, 1 engineering manager

Top Responsibilities:

  • developing web applications using scala, play framework, mongodb and postgres
  • participating in all team events, including scrum ceremonies and architecture discussions
  • creating architecture designs and working with the team to review them
  • deploying software to production using our CI CD pipeline
  • serving as a member of our on-call rotation

Skills/attributes Required

  • 3+ years java or similar language
  • 2+ years web application development

Skills/attributes Preferred

  • Scala experience

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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