Opportunities at Craft portfolio companies


Staff Software Engineer (Communications Platform)



Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Our healthcare system is the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the U.S. Every year, over 50 million Americans suffer adverse financial consequences as a result of seeking care, from lower credit scores to garnished wages. The challenge is only getting worse, as high deductible health plans are the fastest growing plan design in the U.S.

Cedar’s mission is to leverage data science, smart product design and personalization to make healthcare more affordable and accessible. Today, healthcare providers still engage with its consumers in a “one-size-fits-all” approach; and Cedar is excited to leverage consumer best practices to deliver a superior experience.

The Role:

At a time when consumer-friendly healthcare experiences are more critical than ever, our platform is uniquely equipped to solve problems that lead to billing issues and administrative waste. At Cedar, know that your work will have a meaningful impact on people’s lives.

Cedar is seeking a Staff Software Engineer to join our Communications Platform squad in the Patient pillar. The Patient pillar is responsible for empathetically engaging with patients across various channels to communicate with patients and gather information from them. The Communications Platform squad works in a cross-functional team (engineering, product, design) to optimize patient engagement by enabling flexible, efficient, and reliable communications.


  • Support engineers with technical mentorship, and perform hands-on coding, code and design reviews
  • Support your counterparts on the product and client success teams on understanding and solving product gaps, formulating technical strategy, and enhancing the communications platform
  • Drive org-level changes to improve existing processes, infrastructure, architecture, business problems, developer happiness, etc. Think broadly about opportunities to level-up the engineering org
  • Cedar is committed to a flexible work environment, so this as well as many of our roles are remote friendly

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 7+ years of professional software development experience
  • Strong computer science fundamentals - a degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field, or similar experience
  • Expertise in at least one major coding language
  • Experience leading technical projects across the stack and building for supportability and long-term maintenance
  • Experience influencing cross-functional decision making across product and design teams
  • Experience mentoring engineers across levels
  • Ability to explain complex technical concepts simply
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, and find comfort in ambiguity
  • Passionate about Cedar’s mission of improving the healthcare financial experience

Compensation Range and Benefits:

  • Salary/Hourly Rate Range*: $216,750 - $255,000
  • This role is equity eligible
  • This role offers a competitive benefits and wellness package

*Subject to location, experience, and education

What do we offer to the ideal candidate?

  • A chance to improve the U.S. healthcare system at a high-growth company! Our leading healthcare financial platform is scaling rapidly, helping millions of patients per year
  • Unless stated otherwise, most roles have flexibility to work from home or in the office, depending on what works best for you
  • For exempt employees: Unlimited PTO for vacation, sick and mental health days–we encourage everyone to take at least 20 days of PTO per year to ensure dedicated time to spend with loved ones, explore, rest and recharge
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave with health benefits for all parents, plus flexible re-entry schedules for returning to work
  • Diversity initiatives that encourage Cedarians to bring their whole selves to work, including the Cedarian Advisory Group (a cross-functional cohort focused on increasing internal inclusiveness at Cedar) and three employee resource groups: be@cedar (for BIPOC-identifying Cedarians and their allies), Pridecones (for LGBTQIA+ Cedarians and their allies) and Cedar Women+ (for female-identifying Cedarians)
  • Competitive pay, equity (for qualifying roles) and health benefits that start on the first of the month following your start date (or on your start date if your start date coincides with the first of the month)
  • Cedar matches 100% of your 401(k) contributions, up to 3% of your annual compensation
  • Access to hands-on mentorship, employee and management coaching, and a team discretionary budget for learning and development resources to help you grow both professionally and personally

About us

Cedar was co-founded by Florian Otto and Arel Lidow in 2016 after a negative medical billing experience inspired them to help improve our healthcare system. With a commitment to solving billing and patient experience issues, Cedar has become a leading healthcare technology company fueled by remarkable growth. Over the past several years, we’ve raised more than $350 million in funding from investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and Tiger Global, bringing Cedar’s valuation to $3.2 billion.

As of December 2023, Cedar is engaging with 25 million patients on an annualized basis, and is on target to process $2.6 billion in patient payments annually. Cedar’s ambition is to serve 50-60 million Americans by 2025, about half of the U.S. population that makes medical payments annually. Cedar partners with more than 55 leading healthcare providers and payers including Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, Novant Health, Allina Health and Providence.