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Oscar Health // health insurance
Engineering, Full Time    New York City, United States    Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Hi, we're Oscar. Were hiring a Senior Software Engineer for Web/Mobile to join our Engineering team in our New York City office.

Oscar is a technology-driven, consumer-focused health insurance startup founded in 2012 & headquartered in New York City. Our goal is to make health insurance simple, transparent, & human. We need your help to do so.

About this role:

As a senior Oscar Engineer, youll join a tight knit, passionate team, & lead the designs of Oscar's next generation of complex, feature rich, business services, data pipelines & architecture, & scalable infrastructure. Youll mentor engineers to help them design for stability, performance, & scalability across services or clients.

We take pride in our efforts (deploys > 100/day), our small teams (engineers <= 5), & our ambition (frequency == everyday).

You will report into a leader on the Engineering team in the NYC office.

What were doing:

  • Doctor on Call Whenever possible, we want members to start their care with us. Central to this experience is Doctor on Call: unlimited, 24/7 access to a doctor thats completely free for most members & accessible directly in the website or mobile app. Were able to resolve around two-thirds of all requests, often averting a more expensive trip to the emergency room or urgent care.
  • Appointment Scheduling Finding a doctor & scheduling an appointment shouldnt require calling up every doctor in the directory. Weve partnered with select doctors to reserve appointment slots for Oscar members, & its just a few clicks for our members to find the right doctor, view their availabilities, & immediately book an appointment.
  • Cost Estimates One of the biggest issues for members is price transparency. Its difficult to find out how much something in healthcare will cost beforehand. in a different location can result in a difference in costs. Were building a cost estimates tool for members so they can get accurate price estimates for the service theyre planning on receiving. This will help our members make informed decisions & avoid surprise medical bills.
  • Broker Platform We are working to arm our brokers with the tools they need to support their clients & make sure that they use the tools that Oscar has to offer. As our partners, we want to ensure that brokers have an understanding of our plans, & that they can experience the Oscar tech that sets us apart first-hand. In their web-based accounts, they can sign up to sell Oscar, enroll new members, manage their existing book of business, & see their commission payments. 
  • Knowledge Management Our Concierge Care Guides field thousands of questions every day from our members, ranging from payments to benefits to help with finding a doctor. They essentially have to become experts on everything. Were creating a platform that automatically surfaces relevant answers based on the members inquiries, ensuring the content is specific to the member & their plan & demographics.
  • Component Library Part of what makes Oscar stand out is having visually appealing & easy to understand user experiences. Weve designed & built a React component library thats branded & web accessible. Every web application at Oscar, whether external or internal, uses the component library. Read more about it here.


  • Become the expert on your team's business & technical domains.
  • Lead the planning, execution & release of complex technical projects.
  • Work with partners, product managers, & designers to solve challenging problems.
  • Work with other engineers on the team to improve technology & apply best practices.
  • Implement step-wise technical migrations of our existing applications.
  • Grow the team by attracting, onboarding, & coaching new/junior engineers.


  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience.
  • A passion for fixing healthcare. The current healthcare experience is broken: its expensive, confusing, & doesnt focus enough on patient outcomes. Our goal is to refactor healthcare piece by piece.
  • An eagerness to collaborate with other engineers, product managers, designers, & operational partners across Oscar. We believe the best ideas emerge when people share different perspectives & work together.
  • Experience understanding our problems & user requirements & translating them into solutions.
  • The ability to architect creative & maintainable applications across our web & mobile clients. We seek the right balance between moving quickly & improving the operability, performance, & scalability of the systems we build.
  • An interest in using the best tool for the job. Our current favorites are React (and React Native), Python, Kafka, Postgres, & gRPC.

Anything else is a bonus. We believe diversity is an essential ingredient in building something great. All backgrounds welcome.

Life at Oscar:

At Oscar, being an Equal Opportunity Employer means more than upholding discrimination-free hiring practices. It means that we cultivate an environment where people can be their most authentic selves & find both belonging & support. We're on a mission to change health care -- an experience made whole by our unique backgrounds & perspectives.

We encourage our members to care for their whole selves, & we encourage our employees to do the same with comprehensive medical benefits, generous paid-time off, paid parental leave, retirement plans, company social events, stocked kitchens, wellness programs, & volunteer opportunities.

Reasonable Accommodation

Oscar applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to applicants disability or need for accommodation. Any Oscar applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact the Oscar Benefits Team ( to make the need for an accommodation known.

Pay Transparency Policy

Oscar ensures that you won't be discharged or discriminated against based on whether you've inquired about, discussed, or disclosed your pay. Read the full policy here.

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