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Senior Software Engineer, Backend (Hiring All levels)

San Francisco, CA, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, MN

Rally Health is all about putting health in the hands of the individual. It’s our mission, and it drives everything we do, which is to empower people with easy-to-use online and mobile tools that help them take charge of their health and health care, from improving their diet and fitness to selecting health benefits, and choosing the right doctor at the right price for their needs.

Our culture is built on a deep and sincere commitment to helping people live healthier lives. To do this, we are committed to innovating at every level. As our president and COO David Ko says, “We are a company that continuously innovates. It cannot end. It has to be in everything we do, which means that some of the things we’re going to do are not going to work – and that’s okay. We’re not trying to build something that is churn and burn. We’re building something that follows consumers over their lifetime.”

Hiring for different Levels:

  • Software Engineer, Backend: 3+ years prior work experience
  • Senior Software Engineer, Backend: 5+ years prior work experience
  • Principal Software Engineer, Backend: 8+ years prior work experience

Rally Engineering is modern, in public cloud (AWS), micro services based large distributed system and is quality driven. Our stack consists of Scala, Play, Akka, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Docker, Mesos, Marathon, Jenkins, Kafka, Spark, HDFS etc.


  • You would be working in the backend systems for one of our product lines or one of the many product independent, centralized services like - identity system, authorization system, eligibility system, user afflication or data backbone.
  • We are looking for motivated, self driven engineers who own their features. You will work closely with Product and Project Managers to understand the features, do technical assessment, design, code test and deliver.
  • You will be in a team setting, delivering features largely motivated by our mission.
  • You should be passionate about learning our technical stack.
  • This position requires a deep interest in software engineering and strong knowledge of computing concepts such as fault tolerance, self-healing, network protocols, network programming, multithreaded programming, performance, reliability, scalability and security


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related fields
  • Command of Scala or Java already OR have a desire to learn Scala
  • Experience with distributed systems and application design in a SOA environment
  • Ability to track down root causes and fix them in systematic ways
  • Analytical and have a strong attention to detail
  • Proactive self-starter with a results-oriented approach
  • Knowledge of high-scale performance and optimization tools and techniques
  • Previous experience in the Healthcare industry is a bonus
  • Technical understanding and experience using Identity Management software at an Enterprise level
  • Familiarity with NoSQL and RDBMS
  • Experience with AWS (configuring, deploying, managing, monitoring) a distributed applications

Why join Rally? On top of an innovative work atmosphere and a chance to help people change their lives, we offer competitive pay, daily catered lunches, and an extensive benefits package for all full-time employees (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). In addition, offer the ability to grow, while truly making an impact in the healthcare system.

Rally Health is committed to ensuring that its workforce reflects America’s diverse population. Rally Health knows that such diversity will enrich us with the talent, energy, perspective and inspiration it needs to achieve its mission. Rally Health believes in a policy of equal employment and opportunity for all people based on merit and commitment to the principles of diversity. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job titles, and administer all programs, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, veteran status, union affiliation, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Applicants who require an accommodation related to the application and/or review process should notify Talent Acquisition (

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.