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Engineering Team Lead

Hybrid-Remote / New York
Full Time

At Float, we’re building a platform to empower patients and clinicians. Through our payments & billing platform, clinicians gain the benefits of a dedicated billing service without the cost, and no additional administrative work. For patients, we remove the friction of understanding coverage and using insurance for out-of-network services by verifying eligibility, advancing reimbursements and automating claim filing, all through our modern frontend clients.

We believe everyone deserves easy access to affordable healthcare from the provider that they choose, and we're excited to offer a solution that lowers patient out-of-pocket costs while improving the financial health of provider-owner businesses. While we’ve maintained an initial focus on mental health, we’re quickly expanding into other verticals that share similar characteristics, and we continue to build our platform to support delivery for our end clients and technology partners.

Our team represents a diversity of experiences, including with the organizations below, and we all share a deep passion for the mental health space.

Job Overview

As an Engineering Team Lead for a seed-stage startup, you will play a critical role in driving the technical vision, strategy, and delivery for the technical organization.  You will be joining as a foundational member of our Core Platform team.  This is a small and agile team: we plan in weekly increments, we write tests, and we value collaboration.  This is a hands-on role that requires excellent technical skills, strong leadership abilities, and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

About the Opportunity

Joining Float is an opportunity to work at a startup backed by top-tier NYC investors and a team of experienced startup individuals.  Our CTO has successfully led multiple startups to exits and has built a career mentoring developers to become CTOs of their own startups.  The 1:1s offered are uniquely personalized for career development.  If you have an interest in pursuing startup / CTO potential this is a special opportunity. 

What you'll do

  • Work with our CTO to lead the team of engineers responsible for developing and delivering an innovative payments platform for clinicians, patients, and various other end users within the healthcare ecosystem
  • Assists in the deployment and release process to ensure we maintain our SLAs to our clients and customers
  • Capable of conducting code reviews across the platform an in multiple repositories and providing technical guidance and mentorship to team members
  • Identify areas for process improvement and implement best practices to ensure that the engineering team is operating at maximum efficiency.
  • Collaborate with technical leadership and representatives of the business to develop technical solutions that align with our business goals and customer needs.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and trends, and evaluate their potential impact on the company's technical strategy.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in software engineering, with a track record of leading high-performing teams
  • Strong technical skills in modern software development technologies, such as TypeScript, Python, and React
  • The desire to want to grow as a leader and manager of Engineering Organizations
  • Experience working with async workflows using queue/messaging, aka event architectures.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience working with Heroku infrastructure
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively to develop innovative solutions
  • Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS and Heroku is a plus
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