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Senior Staff Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 28, 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:

We are looking for a seasoned platform engineer with experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining scalable distributed systems & infrastructure. The platform engineering team builds and manages the infrastructure & core services that powers Honor’s Care Platform. Our charter is focused on providing foundational building blocks to enable the entire engineering organization to deliver reliably and efficiently. We also own build and deployment pipelines of our services, maintenance of various environments and their supporting infrastructure and serve as consultants to build the right abstractions for patterns of problems. This is a highly technical, hands-on role that requires a wide and deep experience in managing applications and infrastructure across cloud services. It requires deep practical knowledge of cloud platforms, advanced software design patterns & architecture, operations and automation, and containerization technologies like Kubernetes. The ideal candidate is driven by providing business value, is comfortable working with systems at varying levels of maturity, and appreciates making nuanced tradeoffs. You will be joining a small team of highly-skilled, enthusiastic, and passionate engineers with an opportunity to create an outsized impact in contributing to the future evolution of Honor’s Care Platform.

What are we looking for in a candidate:

  • You thrive in a foundational role supporting diverse, cross-functional teams as your customers, possess exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
  • At least 6 years of professional experience in a platform engineering team within a product-centric company.
  • Design and implement foundational patterns and libraries for Python applications, across a range of technologies from API services to event processing
  • Utilize Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools to ensure reproducible and scalable environment setups.
  • Design and implement infrastructure for applications hosted on AWS, supporting event-driven systems, containerized services on Kubernetes, and serverless functions.
  • Develop and maintain robust CI/CD pipelines using tools such as Jenkins, ArgoCD.
  • Have experience automating the lifecycle management of code from development through production, including code promotion and configuration management.
  • Instrument observability through tools such as CloudWatch and DataDog to monitor and optimize application performance across multiple environments.
  • Scale infrastructure to meet increasing demand while managing cost effectively
  • Have experience defining, instrumenting and measuring standards for quality, security, scalability, and availability with a focus on delivering business value.
  • Have passion for delivering turn-key developer experience for local development
  • Keen interest in developing talent through mentorship
  • Strong written and verbal communication, tailored to a variety of audiences
  • A strategic thinker with a product-first approach and customer obsession.

Some, or all, of these are true:

  • You have experience working with an RPC architecture
  • You work at or have worked at a technology startup and familiar with the challenges of evolving platform maturity
  • You have first hand experience navigating multiple distributed architecture patterns

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

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
$221,400$270,600 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, Austin, TX, and Omaha, NE 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