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Express Scripts Principal Solution Architect in Austin, Texas


We are seeking a passionate and talented hands-on Principal Solution Architect, who will work in a Ruby on Rails and Node environment. They will help guide the backend development team to continue building out APIs and services, aimed at aiding the over 30 million uninsured patients at the pharmacy counter.

The ideal candidate would be well versed in the challenges and complexities involved in building scalable and robust applications. This person would work with the team to design and implement a world class solution, with stability and scale in mind. Most importantly, they would thrive in a fast paced & collaborative culture. You will be helping to grow Inside Rx, a prescription savings card startup fostered within a Fortune 22 company.

Required Technical Skills and Experience

At least 3 years’ experience as a development lead or higher individual contributor position

Good proficiency working with Ruby on Rails, specifically around API interfaces and ORM

High understanding of complexities around web services, and how to make them scale with high availability

Comfortable stepping into the Unix CLI to perform maintain utility functions.

Experience defining, guiding, and setting standards across teams Experience working with relational databases, ideally Postgres or MySQL.

Have worked in an Agile environment, and are familiar with SCRUM and/or Kanban Ability to work in a cross-functional environment where team members wear many hats

Have participated in code review process, and have proven record of providing constructive feedback to the team, peers and leaders

Has worked with AWS environments, or other cloud infrastructure

You get Bonus Points if...

you are proficient with Node.js and ES6 as well you have experience setting up and using Docker containers

you know how to set-up/maintain CI/CD pipelines

you are familiar with the Atlassian suite (JIRA, Confluence)

you are comfortable with pair programming.

You're a Good Cultural Fit if...

you are comfortable being self-directed and taking ownership of work the sound of a ping pong table makes you code better

you find Nerf projectiles a viable solution to some minor disagreements

you like to level up your skills and knowledge, and are constantly learning a collaborative team environment is where you thrive

Get excited!

Here is some of the current tech we are using:

Ruby on Rails (Version 5)


GitLab & GitLab CI



PostgreSQL & MySQL


Do you have a passion for programming and find yourself asking “I wonder if I could do it this way…”?Our software engineering teams start with strategy and then create, test and deploy our client and patient applications. The result? Innovative, high-performing, scalable user-facing solutions relied on by millions every day.We work in an Agile environment, partnering with teams across the organization to craft exceptional applications – with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes for the 100 million people we serve


At Express Scripts, we dare to imagine a better health care system, and we’re driven to make it happen. Where some see obstacles, we see possibilities. We’re challengers, difference-makers and opportunity-seekers, united with our partners in pursuit of a simpler, more sustainable system and better health for all.

We have always acted first to take on the toughest challenges. We uniquely partner across the health care ecosystem to uncover opportunities, take action, advance health care and deliver better outcomes – like no one else can. We believe health care can do more. We are Champions For BetterSM.

Express Scripts, part of Cigna Corporation, unlocks new value in pharmacy, medical and beyond to further total health for all.