Stride Health (51-200 Employees, 134% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

53% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 134% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $85.9M Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

Hi, We’re Stride

We provide the world’s first benefits platform crafted specifically for individuals, who don’t receive employer-based benefits. We help them save time and money on insurance, taxes, and hundreds of thousands of products and services. Since launching in 2014, Stride has helped over 3 million Americans save over $3 billion

Stride delivers benefits for people who work without employer benefits We’re building the world’s first platform designed for the independent workforce, and we’re looking for outstanding people (like you!) to help us do it. Today, 60 million Americans work independently and that trend is only accelerating. For many Americans, benefits are tightly coupled with their full-time, W2-based jobs where they receive group-based benefits. But for millions of Americans who work independently, their livelihoods are at-risk and outside of that financial safety net.

That’s where Stride comes in. We make it extraordinarily easy and intuitive to find the best and most affordable health care coverage for independent workers and their families, including dental, vision, life, accident, and disability coverage. All the same benefits you’d expect from a W2 employer, but built specifically for contract workers, part-timers, and self-employed Americans.

Stride partners with the world’s leading platforms and employers of non-benefited workers including DoorDash, Uber, Postmates, MasterCard, Amazon, Aon, Willis Towers Watson, and others to help them provide their workers access to affordable health and wealth benefits and perks In 2021, the company launched its Stride for Health Plans platform to enable simple ACA enrollment for health insurance carriers. The company is backed with over $96M in capital by Venrock, New Enterprise Associates, Fidelity’s F-Prime Capital Partners, Mastercard & Allstate.

Stride is on the lookout for a smart, motivated Senior Backend Engineer to join the full stack team that owns and contributes to our core, user-facing product. Our team collaborates very closely and your work will have an enormous impact on our current web architecture and how we scale it for the future. You’ll be joining a product engineering team made up of both frontend and backend engineers of all levels. You’ll work closely with these engineers to establish patterns, set best practices, and contribute to our backend services as well as infrastructure as code.

We’re looking for a highly autonomous engineer with a proven record of leveling up others. Someone who will help set a higher standard and break new ground in how we operate and evolve our team and development practices.

  • Help to modernize our codebase and its supporting infrastructure

  • Deliver data-driven products to help people make faster, smarter decisions

  • Develop and maintain backend services for the Stride web and mobile apps with technologies that include NodeJS/Express, TypeScript, AWS/Terraform, PostgreSQL, and DynamoDB

  • Own large chunks of the web codebase and infrastructure and have a leading voice in its future direction

  • Developing backend application architectures that allows Stride to move swiftly and iterate quickly

  • Be a mentor and coach to the other engineers on the team, helping to raise the bar for quality

  • Work with our devops team to help build and maintain Stride’s web AWS infrastructure using Terraform

  • Design, build, and maintain user-facing flows, API’s, services, and system to solve problems end-end

  • Maintain a high level of engineering, observability, and security standards

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience building contributing to and leading backend applications

  • Experience designing and building scalable microservices, preferably high-throughput consumer services that expose REST/GraphQL APIs

  • You have deployed your apps/services to at least one cloud provider (AWS, GCP, Azure)

  • Deep knowledge of Node.js and TypeScript

  • Experience with relational database systems (PostgreSQL) and NoSQL systems (DynamoDB, Redis)

  • Experience with Terraform or other IAC tools

  • Experience with containerization, Docker or similar

  • Lead by example by practicing open and respectful dialogue

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to complete development tasks with input across engineering, SecDevOps, and business teams

  • Most importantly, you possess a strong bias for action and a growth mindset. You are as comfortable zooming in to apply your expertise as you are zooming out to see the big picture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with AWS (services we use include ECS/ECR, Lambda, SQS, SNS, RDS, CloudWatch logging and metrics, and ElastiCache)

  • Experience with Serverless systems

  • Experience with GraphQL

  • Experience with Python


We’re excited that you’re looking to Stride for your next leadership opportunity. We take that decision seriously and want to provide you with an opportunity where you can grow meaningfully in your career. We support a fully remote work structure, with bi-annual company retreats and opportunities to collaborate in-person with your teams in between, as necessary. In the meantime, you can check out our Built In and The Muse profiles!

Perks & Benefits

All US BASED full-time Stride employees are eligible for the following benefits and perks:

  • Work remotely from wherever you want in the US, and still get together with your team at least twice per year
  • For US based candidates, a salary calibrated to the San Francisco Bay Area—historically the highest in the nation
  • Health, Dental, and Vision plans with employees covered at 100% and dependents covered at 70%
  • 12 weeks of paid bonding leave for birthing and non-birthing parents, inclusive of adoption and fostering
  • Employer paid One Medical membership
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Quarterly company-wide mental health days
  • 2 weeks of company-wide end-of-year refresh time
  • 401k management platform (we do not currently match)
  • A generous equity package to give you ownership in what we’re building together
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company-wide in-person retreats
  • $100/month work from home stipend
  • $75/month wellness stipend
  • $1,000/year learning and development budget

Notable Press

Our CEO’s Perspectives

Some bonus fun:

Stride is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Tagged as: >100% 2 Yr Employee Growth, 51-200 Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs, Venture Funded

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