Principal Software Engineer, Technical Lead

Join our team of talented engineering and data professionals. We’re privileged to partner with you in your professional growth, opening up new opportunities for your career and for our company.

Let’s talk about your future!

Apply now and grow within a rapidly evolving company. GoHealth Slovakia is looking for you.

Are you a motivator, a maker and an innovator? If so, we want to hear from you.

Your mandate as our principal software engineer? To lead the design and development of high-performing, scalable solutions that can handle high transaction volumes and ensure 24/7 access to critical healthcare solutions. As a principal, you’ll report directly to our VP of Engineering and play a key role in production architecture.

You’ll be involved in key technical and business decisions, engaging cross-functional teams to develop the most effective solutions. We’re looking for someone to be the guiding force behind our technical product development, constantly look for ways to improve our processes and technology and be a key mentor to our growing team.


starting at 6 000 EUR/month

Offered salary varies based on relevant experience and skills. Plus: Annual Salary Bonus based on individual & company performance.

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Your role

Here's what we'd love to see:

  • You’re a natural leader, serving as the go-to technical lead for high-priority technical topics, mentoring team members, and helping to identify and coach promising new talent.
  • Your technical experience is immense. Maybe you were the CTO in a previous role. Maybe you’ve spent your career as the senior technical staff member on projects. You’ll bring every ounce of that experience into this role, becoming the internal champion in code quality, reuse, and extensibility, serving as our resident Java and/or JavaScript subject matter expert, and developing an exhaustive knowledge of our platform architecture, services and applications. You’ll play a key role in setting the pace for our technical initiatives, including our shift to deploying our applications on the AWS platform.
  • You know how to write a playbook. Taking a critical eye to all our processes and tools, you’ll enhance our processes and technology, our deployment patterns and our development guidelines, and recommended standards and tooling to help us work effectively.
  • You understand business and code speak, connecting lower-level technical details to needs of the business.
  • You’re kind of a big deal in the tech community, finding opportunities to make us part of the larger conversation among the global tech and healthcare community, engage in startup community-building activities, like open source projects, and bring back best practices and ideas to our own team.

15 years of experience

For nearly 15 years, we’ve partnered with the biggest tech brands to get their ideas to market faster. As a leader in providing technical solutions in health insurance mediation, we have a robust digital platform that covers the entire life cycle of customers and helps millions of customers access affordable health insurance. We work with the cutting-edge technologies and tools, prize collaboration in all that we do, and push the boundaries with every new project.

Our technology plays a key role in our growth, and we are systematically modernizing our technological stack. We’re committed to growing a team of well-rounded engineers, operating software in a production environment and building easily maintainable software. That’s where you come in.

Required Skills

  • 10+ years of experience in Software Engineering (software design, architecture, implementation, deployment, and operating production systems)
  • Previous leadership experience (could be the most senior technical staff, or a CTO of a small company)
  • Proven experience collaborating with multiple business layers, both internal and external, to deliver SaaS products through all aspects of the SDLC
  • Thorough understanding of software development process, automation, and quality assurance
  • Well-rounded experience, with a generalist background in front-end React, Angular or Vuejs and back-end Java/Spring and Nodejs development (strong backend experience is required)
  • Experience with Python/Django, Ruby on Rails, and Grails is most welcome
  • Front-end experience with Typescript, Javascript, React, Angular, Nodejs and/or Redux is helpful
  • Experience with Linux or *BSD, and Open Source tools, frameworks, and technologies
  • Experience with various hosting solutions and cloud services such as AWS, Heroku, Azure, VPS, on-premise, etc.
  • Fluent on networking, transport protocols, security, and monitoring
  • Deep knowledge of SOA, SOAP/WS, messaging systems
  • Experience in application profiling, performance monitoring, concurrent systems, JVM garbage collectors and heap management
  • Strong experience with various types of databases/application servers
  • Excellent spoken and written English since you’ll work directly with our Chicago-based team. Must be able to communicate an architecture effectively, have excellent rationale, and be able to justify it convincingly to peers

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we're dedicated to building an inclusive working environment. 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.

Company benefits & perks

At GoHealth, we’re passionate about maximizing your potential, fueling your growth and pushing you to excel, all while having fun.

Home office and remote work

Performance bonus

Professional Development program

3rd pillar

Budget for home office equipment

Flexible working hours

High-standard health care

Yoga lessons


Multisport or Golem card

Healthy snacks

Fully covered meal tickets