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Staff Backend Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Washington, DC, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

About Us

Red Cell Partners is an incubation firm building and investing in rapidly scalable technology-led companies that are bringing revolutionary advancements to market in three distinct practice areas: healthcare, cyber, and national security. United by a shared sense of duty and deep belief in the power of innovation, Red Cell is developing powerful tools and solutions to address our Nation’s most pressing problems.

About Lightbox

Red Cell’s latest Healthcare Incubation is a provider-enablement platform committed to helping healthcare providers reduce transaction costs, operational friction, and misaligned payer incentives. The startup’s AI-powered solutions are designed to deliver innovative data integration, revenue integrity monitoring and analysis, predictive analytics, optimized service agreements, and intuitive user experiences so providers can improve financial results as well as the way they transact and partner with payers and other risk-bearing entities.

Location: Washington, DC Metro Area, Remote


  • Architect, design, build, maintain, and enhance robust data platform, backend infrastructure, and APIs used by us and our customers
  • Build and maintain ETL data pipelines involving homogenous and heterogenous data from external healthcare data sources and our internal databases
  • Develop, scale, and optimize our machine learning infrastructure
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, partners, and customers to understand needs, offer insights, and tailor systems to meet these needs
  • Encourage and maintain a culture of innovation, creativity, and collaboration
  • Support and contribute to code reviews, ensuring adherence to coding standards and best practices.
  • Mentor the engineering team as the company grows providing guidance and coaching
  • Ability to move into formal engineering leadership as the company grows


  • BS, MS, in computer science, software engineering, or a related field
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Go, or Typescript, with a strong ability to write clean, maintainable code.
  • Proven experience in backend engineering with expertise in data structures, algorithms, and software design
  • Authoritative in ETL optimization, designing, coding, and tuning big data processes
  • Expert in developing and optimizing systems for data processing and providing REST APIs for both inter-service communication and user-facing, latency-sensitive frontend applications.
  • Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and/or Microsoft Azure
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with a focus on delivering scalable and efficient solutions.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong desire to build impactful products
  • Previous experience in leading an engineering team
  • 15 + years of experience in software engineering and development


  • 100% employer paid, comprehensive health care including medical, dental, and vision for you and your family.
  • Paid maternity and paternity for 14 weeks at employees' normal pay.
  • Unlimited PTO, with management approval with all Federal holidays observed.
  • Opportunities for professional development and continued learning.
  • Occasional travel to our offices in Washington D.C or alternative locations to collaborate with your team in person.
  • Optional 401K and FSA available.
  • Ability to work fully remote within the United States.


We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer: You’ll receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.