Garner Health

remote, ny
26 - 50 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Series A

The key to better healthcare and lower healthcare costs is finding the best individual doctors. At Garner, we help people find the best doctors near them! We leverage the nation's largest claims database to determine which doctors are the best in their field using state-of-the-art systems. Members have access to our recommendations through our app, directly online, or by chatting with our concierge service. What's even better is that a member's medical care is paid for through an employer sponsored plan when they use Garner to see a Top Doctor!

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Why join us?

  • We're growing fast (11x in the last 12 months, no plans to slow down)

  • We only grow if we make healthcare free for our members, something we've done for 50+ employers (and we started at 7 in January 2021!)

  • We're funded by well-known investors including Sequoia, Thrive and Founders Fund, Optum Ventures


Engineering at Garner Health

Engineering team and processes

We have four major technology teams at Garner:

The Data Science team develops a Python-based metaprogramming system built on novel statistical algorithms to identify fundamental components of health economics in raw data. Their focus is to leverage this system to produce best-in-class metrics for individual doctors.

The Product Engineering team owns and deploys our customer-facing React apps and the underlying NodeJS services supporting them. Their focus is to tailor Garner’s data in real time to be relevant and compelling for the specific member using the app.

The Data Engineering team manages the data flow, quality, and warehousing of Garner’s synthesized, acquired, and proprietary datasets. Their focus is to ensure Garner has a clear and consistent picture of the data we interact with as well as the means to create derived data.

The Platform Engineering team works to create a productive and simple space on which other teams can deploy software. This includes provisioning Garner’s AWS infrastructure, managing Kubernetes, and setting up security and monitoring tooling so we can take proactive steps to maintain system reliability.

Each team works on thematically consistent stories tracked in GitLab following a lightweight agile process. We work together closely, whether in office hours, on Slack, in code reviews, or pair programming when things get tricky. We release new features every 4–6 weeks and bug fixes as needed.

Technical Challenges

We have assembled the largest healthcare claims dataset in the United States, containing 61 billion insurance records from 135 million patients that document patient journeys across every doctor in the nation. One of our major challenges is to identify high quality doctors with a clear, objective, and indisputable methodology. This involves building infrastructure that can process an enormous volume of data efficiently and developing algorithms that allow health economists to encode evidence-based best practices into working software.

With our growing and deepening understanding of doctor quality, the next challenge we face is to deliver care recommendations that are personalized to a specific member’s needs while taking into account their location, insurance network, and the availability of the doctor. We deliver those recommendations across iOS, Android, and web with a single codebase. Then we plug into insurance data feeds to identify and reimburse expenses our members incur when they receive care from one of the doctors we recommended to them.

Tech stack
Python
AWS
Redshift
TypeScript
Kubernetes
PostgreSQL
Node.js
React

Working at Garner Health

We are deeply thoughtful, caring and self-aware individuals who bias towards thought over action since we know our products will have profound impacts on our members and the broader healthcare ecosystem. We work to ruthlessly prioritize our work, understanding that our goals will not be accomplished in week-long intervals but month long intervals. We prioritize sustainability, thoughtfulness to achieve long-term goals.

Diversity and Inclusion

We hold weekly, company-wide all-hands where leadership shares company updates about our performance, quarterly goals and recent achievements

Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    We have an unlimited vacation policy, and an expectation that everyone take at least three weeks off a year.

  • Company Retreats

    We host a winter and summer multi-day offsite where we fly out all of our employees to a single location to discuss the year, our plan forward and connect as a team

  • Free Food

    We cater whole HQ lunches three times a week where we all break to enjoy the meal

  • Health Insurance
  • Work from Home

    All employees, regardless of location, have the option to be fully remote

  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Team Activities

    We hold monthly company events for all employees, in addition to monthly HQ social activities

  • Flexible Hours
  • Social impact driven
  • Beautiful Office
Our Team by the Numbers

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