Principal Software Engineer
eHealth - Westford, MA

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Engineering | Westford, MA

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
Founded in 1997, eHealth was responsible for the nation’s first online sale of a health insurance policy. With over 3+ million sold members, eHealth is the leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. We have partnerships with more than 180 health insurance companies, offering more than 10,000 health insurance products online.

Position Summary:
You should be solution centric, results-oriented. As a Principal Software Engineer, you'll help build an informative and interactive shopping experience enabling millions of Americans to find the right insurance for themselves. You will utilize a combination of web technologies and lead other team members to build a shopping experience that enables customers to explore and understand the complex world of Medicare health insurance from the comfort of home.

Type: Full Time – Regular, located in Westford, MA

Responsibilities:
Build eHealth's next generation shopping experience utilizing the latest web technologies.

Collaborate with the engineering team to effectively allocate resources, evaluate trade-offs and mitigate technical risks

Provide technical oversight to Product Management and Design throughout delivery and implementation

Support the Project Manager in achieving project objectives and timelines

Work with Product Management and Design to build pixel perfect solutions

Develop web applications using Javascript, HTML, CSS, Java and RESTful web services.

Mentor other developers to ensure consistency and quality

Required Skills:
10+ years experience in Engineering design and development

5+ years experience in a hands-on technical leadership role

Experience and understanding of object-oriented programming and design patterns like MVC

Experience with Java based web technologies like Spring, Hibernate and Freemarker

Experience with HTML and CSS

Familiar with Front-End Library Frameworks e.g. JQuery, Backbone

Qualifications:
Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate and solve problems with others

Self-directed and self-motivated. You should be able to identify and prioritize projects as well as you can execute on them

A BS or equivalent in Computer Science or related field

Excellent Benefits:
eHealth is a profitable, growing, public company (NasdaqGM: EHTH)
We offer full-time employees very competitive salaries, a bonus plan, comprehensive benefit plan, matching 401-K, stock options, very generous vacation/time off and much, much more.

Headquartered in Mountain View, California, eHealth also maintains offices in San Francisco, CA; Gold River, CA; Westford, MA; Salt Lake City, UT; and Washington DC.
eHealth is an equal opportunity employer .

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