In 2021 the andros Engineering organization experienced significant growth – more than doubling in size. This has enabled more parallel work streams and smaller teams focused on fewer sets of components – improving overall productivity with the help of less context switching.
It is not all upside, however. With more teams comes more complexity and organizational overhead.
Part of our growth plan has included additional managers, both in hiring and promotion, who are playing an important role in tackling this complexity and overhead. Their expertise is enabling the Engineering organization to fan out into these smaller teams, each with a technical lead/ subject matter expert for the pertinent components. Together, the managers and leads work with our partners in the Product organization on definition and estimation of development work to build new features, resolve bugs, and pay down tech debt in a distributed manner.
This distribution is not limited to work across teams; it also applies to team members across geographical locations. As we’ve grown during the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire company has been working remotely, and so, most of the team has not met in-person. While this is not unique to andros, it does present challenges unique to this time in history.
Fostering healthy communication and culture is more difficult remotely than in person, and so leadership has implemented virtual social events to help build cohesiveness among team members. As COVID infection risk wanes, more in-person opportunities will arise, which will be a welcome addition to our team-building toolset. andros is now a remote-first employer, and so we continue to find new ways to engage responsibly both remotely and in-person so that we can scale the organization even further.
This is an exciting time to join the team to make healthcare administration better, so if you are interested, please check out our careers page.