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Principal Software Engineer - Shopping Stack

Chicago, IL

A Principal Software Engineer at GoHealth serves in the lead role for designing high-performing, scalable, web-based software solutions that handle a high volume of transactions each day. The ideal Principal Software Engineer is a creative and strategic thinker, and an effective motivator and leader.  Ideal candidates have expertise with building complex, user-facing web applications and the supporting APIs with an e-commerce focus. A Principal Software Engineer is an integral part of our Product Engineering team, serving as a thought leader in the group and as a mentor to their team.

Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. GoHealth encourages you to break that statistic and to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.


  • Serve as the go-to technical lead for high priority technical matters at GoHealth.
  • Proactively identify new ways to develop and improve processes within your team and projects.
  • Connect lower level technical details to the needs of the business.
  • Advocate for and champion overall code quality, reuse, and extensibility, and serve as technical subject matter expert.
  • Actively build, develop, and lead your team. Encourage ongoing professional development and mentorship of all team members, and cultivate a positive working environment.
  • Promote thought leadership within the company and with the larger technology community in Chicago.
  • Develop extensive knowledge of GoHealth platform architecture, services, and applications.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience and expertise in Java and JavaScript required.
  • 10+ years of experience in Software Engineering (software design, architecture, implementation, deployment, and support).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field is preferred.
  • Well-rounded experience, with a background in front-end and back-end development.
  • Front-end experience with Typescript, node.js, React, and Redux a plus.
  • Experience with Linux or BSD, and Open Source tools, frameworks, and technologies.
  • Proven experience collaborating with multiple business layers, both internal and external, to deliver SaaS products through all aspects of the SDLC.
  • Thorough understanding of the software development process, automation, and testing.
  • Previous team leadership experience is required.
  • Experience with various hosting solutions (AWS, VPS, on-premise, etc.).
  • Fluent on topics of networking, transport protocols, security, and monitoring.
  • Strong experience with various types of databases/application servers.
  • Out-of-the-box thinker, ready to assert their vision and demonstrate passion for their work product.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Open vacation policy because work life balance is important
  • 401k program with company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Generous employee referral bonuses
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Work from Home Stipend
  • GoHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, GoHealth has decided to protect our current and future employees by managing our business remotely. This is inclusive of interviewing, onboarding and each role day-to-day. Please consider that our roles will not be remote long-term and will return to an office setting once we're safe to do so following the guidance of local health authorities and the CDC.