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Software Platform Engineer

This is a remote position and we welcome applicants from across all of Canada.

We strive to make healthcare better for all by making it easier for digital health innovators to succeed.

 

WHO WE ARE

MedStack is on a mission to bring more innovators to healthcare. We are:

  • an award-winning startup funded by prominent VCs
  • a successful graduate of 500 Startups, the Creative Destruction Lab and Dreamit Health
  • a TechCrunch Disrupt Top Pick for cybersecurity
  • one of Canada's Top 20 early-stage technology companies by CIX
  • named one of the Top startups disrupting healthcare in Canada by PwC and CB Insights

Our business is a subscription-based platform, but we are also an ecosystem, a community that champions startups and entrepreneurship. We embrace automation, collaboration, startup empowerment, and creative problem-solving.  Our customers work with us and with each other to tackle the world's biggest problem: making healthcare more efficient, accessible, economical and effective, at a time when the world needs it more than ever before.

 

WHO YOU ARE

As we are scaling our technical team rapidly with an ambitious roadmap, at a time when digital health innovation and data security have never been more important, we are seeking an innovative, self-starting and security-oriented Software Platform Engineer.

 

The skills you bring:

  • Automation systems for infrastructure configuration for security and data management
  • DevOps culture and processes
  • Familiarity with the software development of backup systems, network architecture, system monitoring
  • Back-end API integration and development
  • Deep familiarity with configuring and deployment on public cloud
  • Open-source software stacks and tools: (Ruby, GoLang, Elastic, Docker preferred, but the stack experience is not critical)
  • Background and experience building products in regulatory or security-sensitive industries (not required, but preferred)

The background you have:

  • 2+ years professional software coding experience with an emphasis on back-end systems
  • Quotable examples of projects with a focus on high resiliency, security and system performance
  • Experience in and love of working in a flat startup environment with independent responsibility and ownership
  • Comfort in using a range of digital tools to communicate problems, and solutions to your teammates, fostering remote-first working relationships
  • Deep appreciation for diversity of perspectives and background in collaborating on technical challenges
  • A portfolio of interests and achievements / pursuits outside of work

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

You, as a successful Software Platform Engineer, will:

  • Level up our platform, enabling it to integrate with more tools and solutions; and making it more usable, scalable, and manageable

  • Build scalable systems, using automation and pushing changes that improve reliability and usability

  • Contribute to sprint planning sessions, code reviews, branch management, research spikes and project estimating, often via remote / virtual meetings

  • Work closely with the Product Manager, Site Reliability Engineer, Tech Lead and others to ensure smooth planning and transition from requirements to research to product development to testing to deployment

  • Train and be trained by other team members on technologies and processes, driving education and knowledge transfer of design patterns, technical practices, and relevant technologies and tools

  • Support the investigation and adoption of new and emerging cloud architecture practices and technologies, creating opportunities for improvement and actively participating in discussions and initiatives to improve our technical practices and competitive position

  • Be part of an on-call rotation schedule. You can expect on average one after-hours call per 1-week shift, based on the principles of Site Reliability Engineering

  • Outside of product work, contribute to team learning via Dev Hour sessions and weekly Demo Hour celebrations

 

MORE ABOUT US:

The problem we solve:

The healthcare industry (hospitals, insurance companies, public health, clinic networks, pharma providers and distributors, and patients themselves) is beholden to strict requirements for data privacy and security requirements that it then applies to its digital health vendors.  These complex requirements slow the development and adoption of important solutions.

At MedStack, we provide a new way for digital health to be built, implemented and scaled, faster, more efficiently and with data privacy protection at the centre.  Have a look at how we think about the problem we are going after.

The solution we deliver:

Our core offering is MedStack Control, a turnkey compliance solution designed to help healthcare innovators integrate out-of-the-box, proven privacy and security compliance guarantees in the way the industry requires them, thanks to pre-designed cloud security, policies and attestations.  Because of our platform approach, every one of our customers helps make our offering stronger for every other.

How we go about it:

MedStack’s software platform lives at the intersection of developer workflows, security practices and assurance, and infrastructure automation.  We build with:

  • a deeply-rooted product-centric culture
  • independent ownership and technical collaborative problem-solving
  • data-driven lowest-level decision making
  • the power of diverse perspectives
  • carefully-curated processes that enable creativity and efficiency
  • business problem-driven sprints
  • learning-focused dev hours
  • demo hours and town halls that integrate everyone company-wide

 

DAY-TO-DAY AT MEDSTACK:

At MedStack, we:

  • are a remote-first company, with supporting tools and processes
  • are not hierarchical
  • empower our team members with distinct responsibilities and self-direction
  • have high standards for professionalism
  • are mission-driven, by the importance of our work in servicing the social benefit that results from our customers’ successes
  • drive a culture of facts-first and entrepreneurship vs the status quo
  • have stringent and bold objectives on diversity and inclusion
  • meet virtually as a team weekly for a rousing celebration of wins and learning
  • gather in quarterly Town Halls for alignment on objectives and vision

and our important work is supplemented by:

  • flexible work hours
  • a generous vacation policy
  • health and dental benefits, from day 1
  • parental leave benefits with bonus top-up
  • a company stock ownership option plan, vesting from day 1
  • bi-weekly paid-for team lunches
  • company retreats and seasonal celebrations
  • learning, skills training and industry conference opportunities
  • a company-funded book budget
  • company-supplied top-end Mac laptop
  • a home office equipment budget
  • contribution through the company’s ongoing success to philanthropy such as Upside Foundation

 

Join us.

If you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, share our way of thinking and want to play an integral role in transforming how healthcare innovation works, apply to express your interest. 

MedStack welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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