Full-Stack Software Engineer

Full Time

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.



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.



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 a creative, workflow experience-focused Full-Stack Software Engineer.


The skills you bring:

  • Full-Stack and Front-End web development skill integrating modern UX frameworks
  • Basic design, screen planning, framework integration, development, API integration and system testing
  • Familiarity with configuring and deployment on public cloud
  • Open-source software stacks and tools: (React, JavaScript, and a familiarity with Ruby and Go back-end is valuable but not critical)

The background you have:

  • 3+ years professional software coding experience building B2B workflow UX in web apps
  • Quotable examples of projects with a focus on technical user workflows and systems
  • 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



You, as a successful Full-Stack Software Engineer, will:

  • Design and develop interfaces that balance simplicity of workflow for Developer and Founder-persona users with power and professionalism

  • Conceive of and integrate the full experience atop our back-end platform that manages security, compliance and deployment of infrastructure elements

  • 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, Design personnel, 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 UX and development practices and technologies, creating opportunities for improvement and actively participating in discussions and initiatives to improve our technical practices and competitive position

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



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



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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