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Senior Backend Developer

Department: Technology
Location: New York, NY

Location: Remote (For Non-Local) or Hybrid (Local to NYC area)

Position Summary:

Join Capital Rx as a Senior Backend Developer and play a vital role in changing the way prescription benefits are priced and administered. In this position, you will use your expertise in Python and AWS to build scalable platforms, develop backend applications and APIs, and drive data-driven insights for better patient outcomes. Don't miss this opportunity to join a cutting-edge and innovative company, at the forefront of the PBM industry.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead large projects from design to production.

  • Work with product managers and designers to refine requirements before implementation.

  • Demonstrate technical leadership over product features.

  • Represent product features technically to stakeholders.

  • Demonstrate ownership and responsibility for large projects throughout their production lifecycles.

  • Interact with operations teams as needed to support correct product operation.

  • Build backend applications in Python on AWS Lambda, API Gateway, SMS, ECS, etc.

  • Enhance data value through data cleansing, reformatting, parsing, and analysis.

  • Interface with code written in a stateful web application framework (React/TypeScript).

  • Collaborate with developers to establish consistent APIs across our services.

  • Employ best practices for API interactions with frontend web applications.

  • Implement backend code in a serverless, cloud application paradigm (Flask/AWS Lambda/ECS).

  • Make strong architectural choices through careful evaluation and prior experience.

  • Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to continually deliver features to stakeholders and clients.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of related job experience with a broad range of technical skills.

  • Desire to work in a health technology company.

  • Previous Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) experience preferred.

  • Git code management skills with experience working in a mono repository preferred.

  • Proficiency working in Linux using Bash, Zsh, Python, Node.js and similar tools.

  • Strong Python (Flask/SQLAlchemy) and TypeScript (React) experience.

  • Advanced PostgreSQL database knowledge, e.g. common table expressions, windowing functions, views, stored procedures, full-text or geospatial indexing techniques.

  • Expert at developing backend data processing applications.

  • Proficiency targeting infrastructure as code with a security mindset (AWS, Terraform).

  • Experience integrating monitoring solutions for deployed software and resources.

  • A history of delivering complex web applications to the cloud.

  • Strong knowledge of unit testing across multiple paradigms.

  • Knowledge of integration testing using Playwright or a similar framework.

  • Experience working with microservices/an API-based application paradigm.

  • Good written communication skills that enable collaboration in a remote environment.

  • Ability to work autonomously driving proactive collaboration to deliver results.

Base Salary: $125,000 - $150,000

Nothing in this position description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

About Capital Rx

Capital Rx is a full-service pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) and pharmacy benefit administrator (PBA), advancing our nation’s electronic healthcare infrastructure to improve drug price visibility and patient outcomes. As a Certified B Corp™, Capital Rx is executing its mission through the deployment of JUDI®, the company’s cloud-native enterprise health platform, and a Single-Ledger Model™, which increases visibility and reduces variability in drug prices. JUDI connects every aspect of the pharmacy ecosystem in one efficient, scalable platform, servicing millions of members for Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial plans. Together with its clients, Capital Rx is reimagining the administration of pharmacy benefits and rebuilding trust in healthcare.

Capital Rx values a diverse workplace and celebrates the diversity that each employee brings to the table. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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