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Backend Engineer

Perry Health

Perry Health

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2023


Perry Health is on a mission to rethink chronic care delivery through a purely-remote, continuous care model. This remote-first approach allows us to extend high-quality specialist care to all patients, regardless of geography or other care disparities. Although we plan on making Perry available to every patient with a chronic illness, we're starting with a focus on Medicare patients living with diabetes. Perry's remote care fills the necessary gap between physician appointments for our patients.

We equip our patients with cellular-connected devices (glucometers, blood pressure cuffs, etc.) that transmit data passively upon use, allowing even the most tech naive patient to participate. This real-time data flows to Perry's team of clinicians (physicians, nurses, dietitians), who monitor trends in the data and deliver proactive care over the phone. We've built a proprietary continuous-care Electronic Health Record (EHR), which can ingest these data pipelines and build elegant workflows on top of them for our clinical staff. Facing a chronic disease alone is overwhelming and isolating, and we aim to alleviate that emotional burden by providing care to our members 24/7.

Our high-touch approach to chronic care management creates tangible outcomes for our members and thousands of dollars in savings to the system by preventing hospitalizations, and we're just getting started.


As a Backend Engineer you will play a pivotal role supporting the entire Perry Health organization. We are looking for a versatile engineer with a strong background in both backend and data engineering. You will ultimately be responsible for building, maintaining and enhancing several core business applications.

In this role, you will collaborate closely with engineers, data scientists, and business stakeholders to deliver top-quality technical solutions. Your work will drive business-critical initiatives and ensure seamless operation of our data systems and services.


  • Collaborate with data scientists and non-technical stakeholders to understand their requirements, designing and implementing tailored solutions
  • Integrate new data sources and ensure data consistency and quality
  • Develop robust APIs and data integrations with third-party vendors and external partners
  • Modernize and eventually own our claims and eligibility systems
  • Contribute to building devops best practices
  • Stay current with cutting-edge data stack and backend engineering best practices


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in a data or backend engineering role
  • Excellent Python and SQL knowledge
  • Experience with cloud platforms, particularly AWS
  • Extensive experience with SQLAlchemy and FastAPI
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong understanding of distributed systems and microservices architecture
  • Excellent communication skills with technical and non-technical partners


  • Anticipated Start Date: July 10, 2023
  • $130-150k Annual Salary
  • NYC-Based Hybrid Role (Tuesdays/Wednesdays In-Office)
  • Competitive Equity at Early Stage Startup
  • Free Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans Available


Perry Health launched in August of 2021 and has been supported by investors such as Primary Ventures, General Catalyst and Box Group. Our team has helped build businesses at the intersection of technology, consumer, healthcare and retail including Vroom, K Health, Gilt, ShopKeep, SoulCycle, and more. Our team is committed to bringing together people from different backgrounds and perspectives to deliver real outcomes to our members.


Our patients are our purpose: We understand that the decisions we make have an impact on our patients’ health. We are a healthcare company above all else. The choices we make are always in the best interest of our patients.

Bring your best self: The authenticity of our team drives our innovation. We show up for each other and our patients every day. Your teammates will count on you for motivation and support, and you should expect the same in return. Conversely, recognize when you are not at your best so you can seek support and take time to recharge.

Own your ideas and your results: Each member of the team contributes to the growth of Perry. Identify problems, seek solutions that maximize impact. Ownership is key; seek out support from team members, and take accountability for the results of your efforts.

Move fast, but with purpose: Consistent, rapid growth is expected. Set goals, work with purpose, assess, reassess, and pivot when necessary. Perfection should not impede progress. Ego should not prevent reevaluation. Each day will provide opportunities for learning and growth and will move us closer to our goals.

Good ideas come from anywhere: Ideas, good and bad, come from every level of the organization. Employees at all levels are empowered to share their ideas and feedback. The whole of Perry is greater than the sum of its parts. All ideas are considered, and when a decision is made we will move forward together.

A background check consisting of employment history, professional references, criminal check and educational verification (i.e., degree, license, and/or official transcript) will be conducted. All applicants will be required to pass the background check to the satisfaction of Perry Health.

Perry Health is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to all team members. We are building an environment where every Perry Health team member can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do the best work of their careers. We value diversity and recruit, hire, and promote individuals solely based on talent, qualifications, competence, and merit. We evaluate candidates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristics as required by law and as a matter of our company values.