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Staff Software Engineer (Implementation Tech Lead, New Products)



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Our healthcare system is the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the U.S. Every year, over 50 million Americans suffer adverse financial consequences as a result of seeking care, from lower credit scores to garnished wages. The challenge is only getting worse, as high deductible health plans are the fastest growing plan design in the U.S.

Cedar’s mission is to leverage data science, smart product design and personalization to make healthcare more affordable and accessible. Today, healthcare providers still engage with its consumers in a “one-size-fits-all” approach; and Cedar is excited to leverage consumer best practices to deliver a superior experience.

The Role:

The Implementation Tech Leads at Cedar, collaborating with cross-functional teams, partner with our clients to design, build, deliver, and scale new products and implementations. They gather and understand requirements, architect solutions, build, test, and deploy code.

Implementation Tech Leads develop technical strategy and roadmaps, considering client needs, client constraints, and Cedar's product strategy. They embody an entrepreneurial spirit to create MVPs to ensure our clients go live on time and with high quality. Their robust skills in technical design and architecture enable them to seize opportunities for scaling complex implementations across multiple healthcare providers.


  • Lead the development of multiple high-impact client implementation projects for alpha and beta products.
  • Conduct technical client discovery to develop technical project roadmaps, including integration strategy and new build requirements.
  • Develop efficient, reliable, and maintainable full-stack code, with a focus on integrations with clients' electronic health record (EHR) data.
  • Architect and build tools and frameworks that enable faster, sustainable, and scalable Cedar implementations.
  • Review and debug code.
  • Mentor and support the growth of fellow engineers.
  • Work autonomously and creatively to navigate and overcome obstacles encountered.
  • Support counterparts on the product and commercial teams in understanding and resolving client problems, formulating technical strategy, and enhancing the Cedar integrations framework.
  • Cedar is committed to a flexible work environment, so this role, like many others, is remote-friendly.

What we look for in a candidate:

  • 6+ years of professional software development experience
  • Full-stack focus with expertise in data integrations.
  • Strong computer science fundamentals - a degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in at least one major coding language.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex issues involving interactions between multiple systems and libraries.
  • Ability to simplify explanations of sophisticated technical concepts.
  • Strong client-facing communication skills.
  • Experience influencing cross-functional decision-making across product and design teams.
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and comfort with ambiguity.
  • Passionate about Cedar’s mission of improving the healthcare financial experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in data integration within healthcare or related industries (e.g., finance or education).
  • Proficiency in SQL and prior experience using BI tools such as Snowflake and Looker to gain deeper insights into data syncs.
  • Deep knowledge of Python and Django.

Salary/Hourly Rate Range*: $195,000 - $230,000 Mid

  • This role is equity eligible
  • This role offers a competitive benefits and wellness package

*Subject to location, experience, and education


What do we offer to the ideal candidate?

  • A chance to improve the U.S. healthcare system at a high-growth company! Our leading healthcare financial platform is scaling rapidly, helping millions of patients per year
  • Unless stated otherwise, most roles have flexibility to work from home or in the office, depending on what works best for you
  • For exempt employees: Unlimited PTO for vacation, sick and mental health days–we encourage everyone to take at least 20 days of PTO per year to ensure dedicated time to spend with loved ones, explore, rest and recharge
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave with health benefits for all parents, plus flexible re-entry schedules for returning to work
  • Diversity initiatives that encourage Cedarians to bring their whole selves to work, including the Cedarian Advisory Group (a cross-functional cohort focused on increasing internal inclusiveness at Cedar) and three employee resource groups: be@cedar (for BIPOC-identifying Cedarians and their allies), Pridecones (for LGBTQIA+ Cedarians and their allies) and Cedar Women+ (for female-identifying Cedarians)
  • Competitive pay, equity (for qualifying roles) and health benefits that start on the first of the month following your start date (or on your start date if your start date coincides with the first of the month)
  • Cedar matches 100% of your 401(k) contributions, up to 3% of your annual compensation
  • Access to hands-on mentorship, employee and management coaching, and a team discretionary budget for learning and development resources to help you grow both professionally and personally

About us

Cedar was co-founded by Florian Otto and Arel Lidow in 2016 after a negative medical billing experience inspired them to help improve our healthcare system. With a commitment to solving billing and patient experience issues, Cedar has become a leading healthcare technology company fueled by remarkable growth. Over the past several years, we’ve raised more than $350 million in funding from investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and Tiger Global, bringing Cedar’s valuation to $3.2 billion.

As of December 2022, Cedar is engaging with 20 million patients on an annualized basis, and is on target to process $2.7 billion in patient payments annually. Cedar’s ambition is to serve 50-60 million Americans by 2025, about half of the U.S. population that makes medical payments annually. Cedar partners with more than 55 leading healthcare providers and payers including Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, Summit Health, Novant Health, Allina Health and Providence.