Oscar Insurance is hiring a

Software Engineer Apprentice 2021


Hi, we're Oscar. We’re hiring a Software Engineer Apprentice to join our Engineering team in our New York City office between February 2021- June 2021. Applications to close October 30. 

Oscar is a technology-driven, consumer-focused health insurance startup founded in 2012 and headquartered in New York City. Our goal is to make health insurance simple, transparent, and human. We need your help to do so. 

About this role:

As a member of our 16 week Spring NYC Apprenticeship program, you will have the unique opportunity to work alongside an exceptional group of technologists while developing hands-on experience in a fast-paced environment. Through our paid Oscar Health Apprenticeship, we aim to hire engineers just entering the professional tech environment and increase representation of currently underrepresented populations in tech. We especially encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented in the field of computer science (women, Black, Hispanic, and American Indian populations)

Your growth and success are paramount to us: You’ll have the direct guidance and mentorship from one of our experienced engineers here and will be matched with a team that best suits your interests. We'll make sure that you have a thorough understanding of the different types of problems we’re solving; so that you can work on projects that not only excite you, but drive meaningful, real-world impact.

Our Engineering Team 

Oscar engineering builds industry-leading software that aims to transform the healthcare experience. We work on high-impact projects across our front-end, mobile, platform, and data teams; building rich web applications, product backends and services and the infrastructure that supports it all.

Our products and platform are built primarily in Python, JavaScript, and Go.

What we’re looking for:

  • Candidates from non-traditional tech backgrounds based in NYC . This is included but not limited to: Bootcamp, Candidates looking to return to or re-enter the tech workforce, candidates with no formal computer science education, or candidates who graduated with a CS degree from a New York state or city university
  • Have experience developing rich full stack applications with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, or experience in a systems language like Java, C++, or Go, and a scripting language like Python or Ruby
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with the software development lifecycle including use of tools like Git

We think it helps if you....

  • Are excited to take part in reinventing healthcare
  • Excel in programming classes. (Or skip them and work on side-projects all day)
  • Want to work closely with product and design teams

Life at Oscar: 

At Oscar, being an Equal Opportunity Employer means more than upholding discrimination-free hiring practices. It means that we cultivate an environment where people can be their most authentic selves and find both belonging and support. We're on a mission to change health care -- an experience made whole by our unique backgrounds and perspectives.

We encourage our members to care for their whole selves, and we encourage our employees to do the same with comprehensive medical benefits, generous paid-time off, paid parental leave, retirement plans, company social events, stocked kitchens, wellness programs, and volunteer opportunities.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Oscar applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to applicant’s disability or need for accommodation. Any Oscar applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact the Oscar Benefits Team ([email protected]) to make the need for an accommodation known.

Pay Transparency Policy:

Oscar ensures that you won't be discharged or discriminated against based on whether you've inquired about, discussed, or disclosed your pay. Read the full policy here.