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Principal Engineer

April 4, 2024

At Janus, we believe in a world where healthcare functions efficiently. Join us on our mission to improve the lives of administrative workers and fundamentally change the way work is done. Our team is building a world-class process improvement platform to help healthcare providers generate more cash with fewer resources.


We are seeking a Principal Engineer to join our growing team! Our Principal Engineer plays a crucial role in leading and shaping the technical direction of our organization. This person is responsible for building and maintaining complex systems that drive the scalability and value of our automation products. This role’s expertise and leadership will have a profound impact on our foundational technologies, and will have the autonomy to work on projects that align with our platform and product stack. The ideal candidate will be a problem solver who enjoys collaborating with others, mentoring team members, and continuously learning and innovating. 


  • Lead the design, development, and maintenance of complex systems across the entire technology stack, with a focus on backend systems. 
  • Utilize a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, including Node.js, TypeScript, Angular, and AWS services such as ECS/EKS, Elasticsearch, ElastiCache, and S3. 
  • Apply your expertise in API design, relational databases, and performance optimization to build high-performing backend systems. 
  • Proactively identify and resolve bugs and faults within the platform ecosystem. 
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues, managers, and stakeholders on a daily basis. 
  • Foster a positive team and company culture, contributing to a collaborative and inclusive work environment. 
  • Plan and deliver software platforms and products across multiple organizational units, ensuring alignment with company goals. 
  • Demonstrate ownership by accepting and successfully executing new and diverse requests. 
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers, promoting their growth and helping them become better versions of themselves. 


  • 5+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field and/or equivalent work experience. 
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript/TypeScript, and Node.js
  • Strong knowledge of software engineering fundamentals (OOP, design patterns, abstraction-first thinking, etc).
  • Experience with SQL and database.
  • Experience with cloud development (AWS is a plus).
  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and complex problems.
  • Excellent prioritization, logical deduction and organizational skills.
  • Ability to innovate in a fast-growing work environment and comfortable dealing with ambiguity.
  • Highly motivated self-starter who is an excellent team player.
  • Outstanding communication (both verbal and written) skills.
  • Flexibility and comfort working in a dynamic and constantly changing environment of a startup.
  • Has fun, celebrates success, and contributes to a positive culture!

In addition, the following skills would be helpful:

  • Understanding of event-based frameworks (Kafka, Streams, etc.).
  • Experience building development systems such as CI/CD and Test Automation (Jenkins is a plus).
  • Experience using Test Driven Development (TDD) and Agile methodologies.
  • Experience with automation systems.
  • Experience with OpenCV or related computer vision technologies.
  • Experience with Python, data engineering, and/or data science.

We know that potential candidates are often less likely to apply to a position if they don’t match 100% of the job qualifications.  Don’t let that be why you miss out on this opportunity!  We encourage you to apply if you can demonstrate many of these skills and competencies. 


Care for the Whole Person

At Janus, our commitment is to provide each employee with what they need to be successful.  Our benefits package has been designed in a thoughtful way that allows our employees to be happy, healthy and whole.  Here are a few things we offer:

  • We contribute 100% of base plan (HDHP) medical premiums for employees and 50% of premiums for family members. There are other options available as well.
  • We contribute 75% of premiums for dental and vision insurance for employee-only plans.
  • We have an employee assistance program that allows you the chance to work through any issues that may arise with the appropriate professional.
  • We have a 401k plan with minimal portfolio fees, traditional and roth options, as well as rollovers and loan capabilities.
  • We offer stock options to share in the value we create and in the ownership of Janus, so let’s make it something that we are proud of.
  • We offer unlimited PTO because we want our employees to take the time they need to rejuvenate and relax. At minimum, encourage all employees to take at least 15 fully unplugged days off each year.
  • We encourage sacred moments that are free from distractions and allow you to create a connection with someone or something that is meaningful to you.
  • We provide a monthly allowance to cover the cost related to working in a remote environment like upgraded internet or to offset your cell phone bill.
  • We offer parental leave because bonding with your newest addition is so important!  
  • We have caregiving leave for our employees that are the primary caregiver for a loved one and needs time to care for that person.
  • We want you to look for personal enrichment opportunities and will give you up to $500 per year to invest in yourself.  We want you to be the best version of you and take time to do things you enjoy!
  • We encourage on-going training, additional certifications and professional development related to your role and will review all requests for additional growth (including travel).
  • We have committees focused on organizational initiatives to increase employee happiness and the recruitment and retention of a broad, inclusive workforce that represents a diverse range of interests, abilities, talents, and cultures.  You are welcome to join!

We have a benefits summary for you to review and will send more comprehensive information with your offer letter.  If you want to review it sooner, just let us know!


Equal Opportunity Statement

Janus is an equal opportunity employer. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and appreciate our differences. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. 

We consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. 

Further, consistent with applicable federal and state law, Janus provides reasonable accommodations when requested by qualified applicants or employees with disabilities, unless doing so would cause an undue hardship. Janus’ policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the People team.  



This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the I-9 Form.