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Staff Backend Engineer (Staffing)



Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2023

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. We are responsible for connecting Honor’s care professionals with our clients who need care, in a way that meets the needs of both groups and leads to long-lasting, healthy relationships. Staffing is a cornerstone of Honor’s business, and has a real, direct impact on the wellbeing of our caregivers, clients and their families.

Engineers on our team work closely with our teammates in Design, Data Science, and Product, in order to drive positive outcomes in a complex system. Collaboration is one of our core values, and we thrive on taking diverse perspectives and ideas, and using them to learn and drive positive outcomes.

Our engineering approach is also collaborative; several of us come from an Extreme Programming (XP) background, and we value pair programming, test-driven development, and automation as core practices. We believe that quality and speed are not tradeoffs, but that they enable one another, and we value and emphasize learning as part of our day-to-day work.

About you:

First and foremost, these aren’t requirements! If this sounds interesting to you, we want to talk. Think of this as our best guess of what we hope a new teammate might bring, not as a hard-and-fast list of boxes to check.

  • You enjoy building frontend applications, backend services, and connecting all the layers in between.
  • You enjoy mentoring, and helping the team grow and learn.
  • You are happy working in a co-creation environment, and have some experience with pair or ensemble (mob) programming.
  • You are a strong communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • You have some perspective and experience with building successful distributed teams (several of us were remote long before COVID!)
  • You like to work closely with other disciplines, and look for low-lift ways to validate hypotheses.
  • You view code as a means to an end, but understand the importance of code quality and technical excellence.
  • You have experience working in a “you build it, you run it” environment, and enjoy end-to-end ownership of the systems you build.
  • You are comfortable participating in an on-call rotation (about 1 week per quarter, with our dedicated tier-1 support team handling most issues during business hours).

We also pay attention and study lots of leaders in engineering, product and design. If you’re into the work of folks like Eli Goldratt, Nicole Forsren, Jez Humble, Gene Kim, Marty Cagan, or John Cutler, we will have a lot to talk about. Maybe there are other folks who have influenced your thinking; we’d love to hear about that!

Our Tech Stack:











Perks & Benefits:

Remote-first work model lets you work from anywhere in the U.S. and the option to 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

Learning stipend for educational materials (e.g., books, online courses)

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
$182,700$223,300 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.

This role doesn’t sound quite right? Send this application to a friend who may be a fit and check out our other available roles!


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.