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Senior Backend Engineer



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Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Honor exists to expand the world’s capacity to care.

We’re combining high tech with high-touch to deliver better home care for aging adults, better jobs for Care Professionals, and entirely new offerings to support the aging journey, at scale.

Founded in 2014, and now a Series E funded “Unicorn” valued at over $1B, Honor leads the world’s largest home care network with the most advanced care platform. Our August 2021 acquisition of Home Instead has created a global company that’s revolutionizing how society cares for older adults, their families, and Care Professionals.

The Honor Care Platform combines local care and the most advanced technology to bring the highest quality care to more aging adults.

Grow at Honor as part of a united team where everyone shows up authentically, shares ideas bravely, and solves complex problems!

About the Work:

This position is on our Staffing team that supports matching the right caregivers with clients as well as the system of record for our care services. We facilitate the creation and management of visits and streamline the association of key data with visits (such as the care needs of the client, billing and payment info, clock-in and clock-out times, and more).

We enable care operations by answering important questions like “which caregivers are available and qualified to work with this client?” and “what are the optimal caregiver assignments for a set of clients?”. Our team supports vertical user flows related to schedule and calendar management, as well as robust APIs to expose visit details, search visits and caregiver availability, and modify scheduled care.

Our team partners closely with data science to enable system-optimized caregiver assignments at scale.

We have an exciting runway ahead of us. As Honor’s Care Platform grows quickly, building robust and scalable systems is critical. As we make strategic technical investments to modernize our system, we are looking for a senior staff engineer to help guide and execute our short- and long-term architecture goals.

About you:

  • You thrive in a diverse, cross-functional team, collaborating with design, product management, data, and care operations
  • You enjoy building clean interfaces and connecting them to backend services
  • You’ve built and maintained production-grade features in Python, or have transferable experience in common languages like Node.js and are willing to learn Python
  • You know how to design relational database models, and have used a relational database at scale
  • You’ve been a key contributor to the design and implementation of large, complex projects
  • You are comfortable working in and refactoring legacy, monolithic code
  • You are a strong communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • You have experience building distributed systems and cloud services like AWS, GCP
  • You are willing to participate in an on-call rotation in collaboration with our tier 1 support team (about 7 days per quarter)

Some, or all, of these are true:

  • You work at or have worked at a technology startup
  • You have experience working with an RPC architecture
  • You are knowledgeable about microservice architecture and best practices
  • You are comfortable with frontend development and have experience with JavaScript frameworks like React
  • You have experience leveraging observability and monitoring tools like DataDog
  • You enjoy mentoring and spreading knowledge to other engineers

Tech you will use:

  • Python
  • Thrift
  • MySQL
  • AWS
  • JavaScript
  • Looker
  • GitHub
  • DataDog

Perks & benefits:

  • Remote-first work model lets you work from anywhere in the U.S. and occasionally pop into a satellite office
  • Competitive salary
  • Equity in the company
  • Comprehensive medical, mental health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Employer-matched 401(k)
  • Flexible PTO (manager approval)
  • Diverse environment, with women making up more than half of the company and half of the management team
  • Monthly stipend to offset home office expenses

We acknowledge that applying for a new job can be intimidating, and we want to encourage any applicant who may be qualified for the position to apply.

Honor is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or belief.


Our range reflects the hiring range for this position. We use national average to determine pay as we are a remote first company. Individual pay is based on a number of factors including qualifications, skills, experience, education, and training.

Base pay is just a part of our total rewards program. Honor offers generous equity packages that increase with position level and responsibilities, and a 401K with up to a 4% employer match.
We provide medical, dental and vision coverage including zero cost plans for employees. Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance are fully employer paid with a voluntary additional Life Insurance option. We offer a generous time off program, mental health benefits, wellness program, and discount program.

Hiring Salary Range
$166,500$190,000 USD

What’s next?

Honor is remote friendly! We're hiring across the U.S., with an entirely virtual interview and onboarding process. Most of our positions are remote/work from home and do not require permanent relocation. As conditions allow, we have office space for in-person collaboration in our San Francisco Bay Area, CA and Austin, TX hubs. If you're looking for a great job that offers you the opportunity to work from home, we'd love to talk to you.

Want to know more about why Honor is a great place to work? Check out our perks!

We value people! These four people-centric values guide the ways we work and decisions we make every day.

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Honor is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or belief.

Honor is an E-Verify company. For more information please review our Participation and your Right to Work

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