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Software Engineer, Strategic Projects

Engineering | Financial District, SF | Full Time

Job Description

About Doctor On Demand

Doctor On Demand’s mission is to improve the world’s health through compassionate care and innovation.  We believe that health is personal, and means so much more than treating illness.  We're proud of the care we've provided over the years and the relationships we’ve developed with our patients, as evidenced by the 5-star reviews we continually receive. People use our service to gain access to some of the best physicians and licensed therapists in the country, all whenever and wherever is most convenient.  It’s as simple as opening the Doctor On Demand app on a smartphone or computer.

Through live video visits, our hand-picked, US-trained doctors take patient history, perform an exam, and recommend a treatment plan. Prescriptions, if needed, go directly to the pharmacy of choice. While insurance isn’t required, tens of millions of Americans enjoy covered medical and mental health visits through employer and health plan partnerships. To learn more about the hundreds of medical issues we treat, visit us at


About the Role


  • Work closely with our CTO on a small engineering team focusing on strategic projects

  • Work as a high-productivity individual contributor with the opportunity for additional leadership roles as the team grows

  • Participate in both the development of new and exciting features as well as helping us improve existing functionality.

  • Design and grow our API to integrate with the nation's top health plans, health systems, and medical devices


  • Extensive knowledge of JavaScript, Python and Django or a similar web framework

  • Experience building APIs or SDKs

  • Knowledge and experience with a scalable database technology (Postgres, MySQL, etc.)

  • Experience building backend software that has scaled well

  • Good understanding of distributed systems, modeling, indexing and associated trade-offs

  • Commitment to software development best practices (code review, automated testing and documentation)

Bonus Points:

  • Knowledge of healthcare-specific technologies (HL7 standards, 270/271 Inquiry / Response and other EDI transactions)

  • Experience with asynchronous task queues such as Celery

  • Experience using Redis in a production environment

  • Experience with front-end web technologies like HTML5, CSS, JS, etc


  • Be a core leading member of a small, elite product/engineering team

  • Be part of a startup that is gaining national recognition and actually making a difference

  • Fluid work hours, fun, fast-paced environment

  • Full benefits + competitive compensation

  • Unlimited PTO, wellness allowance and others