As a senior software engineer at Picwell, you will craft and maintain our API to curate personalized health insurance recommendations. The healthcare space is richly complex, and as a software engineer at Picwell, you will develop a deep understanding of the health insurance domain and implement creative solutions to the myriad of challenges it offers. You will build upon your experience developing enterprise software to design scalable architectures with dedication to consistent design patterns. You will oversee the researching, writing, and editing of documentation and technical requirements, including evaluation plans, test results, technical manuals, and formal recommendations and reports. You will collaborate closely with the data science team to optimize Picwell’s predictive modeling for existing and future clients. In addition, you will champion initiatives to expand Picwell’s product offerings. You will work in an agile team, coordinating with product owners, pair programming with other engineers, performing thoughtful code reviews, and mentoring junior team members.
The most important skills needed as a Senior Software Engineer are significant experience building client facing applications in AWS and the desire to learn new architectures and technologies.


  • You have real world significant experience with Python and Flask on AWS.
  • You've written, deployed and maintained data-driven software in production environments.
  • You have experience with backend web and/or API development, using a number of the tools in our stack.
  • You can collaborate with project stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements and conduct analysis to determine integration needs.
  • You can design new software and web applications, support applications under development, and customize current applications.
  • You enjoy training and mentoring junior software engineers.
  • You provide technical leadership throughout the design process and guidance with regards to practices, procedures, and techniques.
  • You consistently display expertise in engineering methodologies, concepts, and skills and their application.
  • You actively drive the team towards unified standards and platforms where logical, and help mature our SDLC processes.
  • Our Stack

  • Web services built with Python, Docker & Flask as well as AWS Lambdas and Serverless components
  • Version control using git and GitHub
  • Application data storage with MySQL, Redis, LMDB, DynamoDB
  • Analysis of large data sets in Amazon Redshift, S3
  • Infrastructure hosted in AWS
  • Data pipeline built with Pandas, PySpark, Luigi and Jenkins
  • Configuration management with Chef
  • Tests written with pytest and mock
  • Perks and Benefits

  • Competitive compensation, with an annual bonus and stock options
  • 17 days of paid time off plus 8 company holidays
  • Flexible schedules and ability work from home when needed
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance (including HSA options)
  • 401(k) retirement account
  • Annual company-wide "Hack Week"
  • Conference, training and seminar budget
  • Slack for team communication
  • Use your tech skills to improve the lives of millions of people
  • What We Do
    Picwell is committed to empowering ordinary Americans to make good health insurance choices for themselves and their families. The sheer complexity of health insurance leads many people to essentially choose at random. This results in unnecessarily high costs for consumers and billions of dollars of waste in the healthcare system. We use predictive analytics in combination with healthcare and behavioral economics research to reduce the choice complexity. A user's plan options are distilled down to personalized scores, which incorporate many nuances beyond pure cost, including the user's risk tolerance and preferred physicians. Picwell allows users to purchase a health plan that covers what they need, at a reasonable cost, with minimal stress.
    Right now, we are only able to consider applicants with US work authorization not requiring visa sponsorship.
    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, cis/transgender status, age, marital status, parental status, veteran status, or disability status. Our main office is located in Center City Philadelphia, PA close to multiple commuter lines.