Lead Backend SW Engineer- Machine Learning

Do you want to join the next Twitter of Healthcare? Do you want to save lives designing cutting edge technology? This is it- Join the most mission-driven patient empowerment start up!!

As an early engineer, you’ll help define a ground floor engineering culture. My client is looking for someone who can take absolute ownership over their work and interface with a cutting edge machine learning team.


– Design the backend architecture behind mobile applications
– Work with/on microservices running on Kubernetes
– Setup and maintain CI/CD pipeline in GCP
– Take full ownership and responsibility for building, shipping, and maintaining core infrastructure
– Work with the machine learning team to integrate ML pipelines into the product
– Maintain a FHIR compliant healthcare data service
– Create scalable systems for monitoring, tracing, profiling, debugging, and deploying applications
– Plan and write unit, functional, and integration tests
– Implement basic monitoring and health checks


– Self-motivated, experienced engineer who enjoys owning projects from inception to completion and is comfortable delving into the full stack
– Experience in databases, distributed systems, and backend performance measurement and optimization.
– Track record of creatively overcoming obstacles to meet deliverables
– Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
– Startup DNA a must, including having a growth mindset, moving quickly, thriving in uncertainty, and being comfortable with challenging the status quo.

– Demonstrated professional development experience with a variety of languages, including Python, JavaScript and Java
– Work experience with general backend technologies (Linux, Databases, Application servers)
– End to end experience building, shipping, and maintaining products
– Experience with relational and NoSQL databases
– Experience designing, developing, and managing microservices
– Knowledge of container and orchestration tech like Docker and Kubernetes
– Experience working on cloud infrastructure like GCP

– Experience leading an engineering team
– Work experience at an early stage startup
– Experience with security and compliance
– Experience with healthcare data/AI/machine learning project
– Experience with Spring and Flask


  • $90-135k + ground floor stock
  • Unlimited and flexible vacation policy
  • Excellent benefits
  • 401k
  • Weekly lunches
  • Time to work on open source
  • Budget for choice equipment


My client will sponsor work visa only if you have a pre-existing work authorization.

My client will sponsor relocation to Pittsburgh.

Qualified candidates send resume to Andrea@hiredemand.com

To apply for this job email your details to andrea@hiredemand.com

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