Software Technical Lead

Job Locations US-Remote | US-RI-Providence | US-MN-Minneapolis
Job ID
Posted Date
2 weeks ago(9/10/2021 8:03 PM)
Regular Full-Time


Who is Virgin Pulse?

Virgin Pulse, founded as part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, helps organizations build employee health and wellbeing into the DNA of their corporate cultures. As the only company to deliver a powerful, mobile-first digital platform infused with live services, including coaching and biometric screenings, Virgin Pulse’s takes a high-tech-meets-high-touch-approach to engage employees in improving across all aspects of their health and wellbeing, every day – from prevention and building a healthy lifestyle to condition and disease management;all while engaging users daily in building and sustaining healthy habits and behaviors. A global leader in health and wellbeing, Virgin Pulse is committed to helping change lives and businesses around the world for good so that people and organizations can thrive, together. Today, more than 3100 organizations across the globe are using Virgin Pulse’s solutions to improve health, employee wellbeing and engagement, reduce costs and create strong workplace cultures. 

Who are our employees? 

At Virgin Pulse we’re passionate about changing lives for good. We want to make a difference in the world by helping people be healthy so they can perform at their best, every day, at work and home. Our award-winning solutions support leading employers in improving and simplifying the employee health and wellbeing journey and engaging people in all aspects of their health. But our world-class products and programs are nothing without our people – the employees who design, build, promote, sell, test and perfect the latest innovations in workplace health and wellbeing. Our people are our top priority and we invest in their health and happiness. At Virgin Pulse, we have so much more than a strong, supportive company culture – have a shared vision for a healthier, happier world. 


Virgin Pulse values and celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe in creating teams made up of individuals with various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Why? Because diversity inspires innovation, collaboration, and challenges us to produce better solutions. But more than this, diversity is our strength, and a catalyst in our ability to #changelivesforgood.   


What We are Building:

At Virgin Pulse we’re passionate about changing lives for good. We want to make a difference in the world by helping people be healthy so they can perform at their best, every day, at work and home.  We work as agile development teams focused building and supporting a platform that serves:

  • Several million engaged users around the globe.
  • 50 billion+ consumer generated API calls a year.
  • Native mobile clients with 100k+ consumer reviews with at 4.8+ star rating.


Who you are

As we work on continuing the growth of our next-generation SaaS application and are looking for a new Software Technical Lead to join our team as a technical lead. Each day you will be guiding and collaborating with a team of other talented engineers, Product Managers, and UX Designers to deliver great solutions on an exponentially growing application.  As a Software Technical Lead at Virgin Pulse you will be the development point person and a technical leader on your scrum team.


You have a proven track record of excellence in your areas of expertise and will act as a “Development Expert” to the engineering department as a whole.  This role is instrumental in helping make architecture decisions to evolve our platform, mentoring other engineers, and implementing new development tools and standards.


In this role you will wear many hats but your skills will be especially essential in the following:  

  • Spearhead the design, development, and testing of new platform components, features, and enhancements.
  • Triage, investigate, and resolve issues across our platform.
  • Actively lead and represent Engineering in sprint ceremonies to help the team design solutions, estimate effort, and effectively plan work.
  • Act as a development subject-matter expert for engineering as a whole
  • Mentor developers of all skill levels on software development best practices


What you bring to the team

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field or equivalent practical training and/or experience.  Each will be considered equally. 
  • 5+ years’ experience in a software engineering role.
  • 2+ years of experience with good understanding on FHIR standard and/or developing FHIR based REST API.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to lead in software architecture discussions.
  • A passion and drive for learning web technologies and applying them pragmatically.
  • You actively contribute to and thrive in technical discussions with an openness to listen and learn from your peers, and a desire to mentor other engineers.

What makes you standout?

  • An in-depth understanding of at least one RESTful Web API framework
  • An in-depth understanding of JavaScript and at least one component-based framework
  • A fundamental understanding of relational and non-relational database engines
  • Strong ability to design and implement REST APIs
  • A dedication to unit testing

You'll definitely be in the right place if you have experience with:

  • Spring Boot Framework
  • Kotlin
  • Angular
  • TypeScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • Apache Storm
  • Kafka
  • Git

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If you may be a good fit, we encourage you to apply. Virgin Pulse is an equal opportunity organization and is committed to principles of social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. As we are committed to diversifying our company, we make a particular effort to recruit and encourage candidates that are historically from underrepresented communities to apply for open positions.




Security Competencies: 

Work to maintain system and data security at a high standard, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the Virgin Pulse application is not compromised. Adhere to industry best practice coding standards and verify all code developed at Virgin Pulse is free from bugs and security vulnerabilities such as those defined and published by OWASP. 


Why work here?  

*We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a collaborative and supportive work environment, strong employee culture and cutting-edge technology and services — so many reasons to love it here. 


*We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected class status.  


* Please note that Virgin Pulse representatives will only communicate with you via our own corporate communication tools with email addresses and through partnership with our Applicant Tracking System, iCIMS, which will clearly reference Virgin Pulse.  We do not use third part apps like WIRE or WhatsApp to communicate. 


*At no time during the interview process will we ask you for secure PII data unless you are offered a job with Virgin Pulse.  Should you be offered a job, and accept, you will be proivded with secure links through our partnership with ADP. 



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