Principal Software Engineer II

Full-time | Seattle

Hello we’re Accolade.

We have an opportunity to change the way consumers experience the healthcare system that’s really not working in their favor. Our mission is to make life better for the consumer, drive costs down for the business, and actually make people healthier through compassion, expertise, and technology.

Job Details

Accolade at a glance…

Accolade is a personalized health and benefits solution that dramatically improves the experience, outcomes and cost of healthcare for employers, health plans and their members. With a unique blend of compassionate advisors, clinical experts and intelligent technologies, we engage individuals and families in their health, establish trust, and influence their decisions at every stage of care. Accolade connects the widest array of personal health data and programs to present a single point of contact to the most effective health and benefits resources, while coordinating with providers at every step. Accolade consistently achieves 70 and higher Net Promoter Scores, 98% consumer satisfaction ratings, and up to 15% employer cost savings. Accolade has been recognized as one of the nation’s 25 most promising companies by Forbes, a fastest-growing private healthcare company by Inc. 5000, and is consistently rated a Top Workplace across the country. For more information, visit

Role overview

Please note that only candidates local to the Seattle, WA area will be considered at this time.

The Principal Software Engineer II, reporting to the Distinguished Engineer, will work on desigining and building highly scalable applications with modern user interfaces delighting our customers and users. This role will work closely with internal and external partners to ensure the successful delivery of short to mid-term strategic plans that include Accolade’s technology roadmap, customer commitments and delivering those all the way to the end customers. This role requires ingenuity in finding quick solutions to problems to bias towards results, and with an eye towards the long run at all times. The Principal Engineer II also plays an auxiliary role as a consultant to software developers company-wide, who seek senior technical staff guidance and best practices, being leaned upon as the subject-matter expert.

A day in the life…


  • Work directly with stakeholders and define the scope and requirements of entire area of often complex features and functions, requiring extensive analysis and investigation to provide solutions
  • Manage and execute entire projects or components of large projects from start to finish in an agile environment, including continual eye for process improvement.
  • Proficiently move up and down in the tech stack to build Rest APIs, web applications, User Interfaces/Workflows.
  • Always willing to roll up sleeves, learn, communicate, analyze, and drive initiatives forward.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively in the areas of technical ownership to key stakeholders at all levels of the organization and cross-functionally to other business units.
  • Responsible for meeting expectations and deliverables on time with high quality for team and as an individual.
  • Coach, mentor and develop other technical leaders and senior engineers across the engineering organization

What we are looking for…

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent, preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in designing, developing distributed service-oriented systems with Java or Python
  • Minimum of 5 years of web and application development experience in React, or similar framework
  • Solid understanding of backend storage technologies such as NoSQL(DynamoDB), Elastric Search, Relational Databases(AWS Aurora)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience in building and working in a highly agile, collaborative, innovative, flexible environment.
  • Experience in Healthcare especially with HIPAA compliance system is preferred
  • An excellent engineer with a “can-do” attitude
  • Hands-on, detail-oriented, methodical & inquisitive
  • A motivated self-starter with a solid level of experience that quickly grasps complex challenges
  • A skillful communicator with experience working with technical management teams
  • A strong customer focus and metrics driven
  • Fantastic collaborator, team player, negotiator, and influencer
  • Fast fail entrepreneurial and innovative spirit
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment where continuous improvement is the norm and the bar for quality is extremely high
  • Excited by the challenges of working in a product team undergoing rapid growth serving millions of customers


Where permitted by applicable law, candidates must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Accolade, Inc. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.
Please note that a request for exemption due to a personal preference not to receive a vaccine is not protected by law. All requests for exemptions from this mandate shall be directed to the Company recruiter who shall route the request to the Company’s human resources department.

What is important to us

Creating an enduring company that is hyper-focused on our culture and making a meaningful impact in the lives of our  employees, members and customers. The secret to our success is:

 We find joy and purpose in serving others

Making a difference in our members’ and customers’ lives is what we do.  Even when it’s hard, we do the right thing for the right reasons.

We are strong individually and together, we’re powerful

Trusting in our colleagues and embracing their different backgrounds and experiences enable us to solve tough problems in creative ways, having fun along the way.

We roll up our sleeves and get stuff done

Results motivate us. And we aren't afraid of the hard work or tough decisions needed to get us there.

We’re boldly and relentlessly reinventing healthcare

We're curious and act big -- not afraid to knock down barriers or take calculated risks to change the world, one person at a time.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Principal Software Engineer II

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