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Software Engineer

Tandem

Tandem

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

About the role

What we’re doing is super complex, both in terms of business context and the tech required. It requires understanding the intricacies of health insurance rules, archaic healthcare systems, and what makes experiences effective for patients, providers, and pharmacies. As a Software Engineer, you'll help determine how we should use software to solve the problems we face and build the foundation of our platform.

This role will require you to develop a deep understanding of our product needs and feel comfortable operating independently. You’ll own large sections of our codebase and help define our roadmap and timelines for individual projects. That said, we are big believers in collaborative problem solving – while you will be responsible for delivering on key features, you will work together with the rest of the early team to build context and make decisions.

We know that the products and services we build and the reach they have, and therefore our chance of making a difference, will be better when we have more diverse perspectives. This is especially important in healthcare, where the problems affect everyone differently and disproportionately impact people in underserved communities. We’re excited to work with people from underrepresented backgrounds, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

If you join, you will:

  • Be an early member of our team! Our tech team is currently 9 people and makes up the majority of our full-time team.

    • FYI, our current stack includes: Python, React, Typescript, Postgres, Kubernetes

  • Become deeply familiar with the world of medication access, ranging from how health insurance claims work to how pharmacies deal with out-of-stock issues

  • Collaborate with the rest of our tech team and CEO to define our roadmap as we balance supporting patients with building a long-term profitable business

  • Scope and spearhead technical projects – this means establishing technical strategy, writing out design docs, full-stack programming, and owning feature launches, for:

    • User-facing web apps and internal tools

    • Automation and prediction using both old and new AI technology

    • Data pipelines and data modeling engines

    • Integrations with third-party systems

  • Work with the rest of our early tech team to design and build a platform that can successfully:

    • Support patients in filling and managing their prescriptions

    • Source clinical and insurance data we need to do our work

    • Reduce administrative burden on providers so they can focus on clinical decisions

    • Help our internal teams process prescriptions and insurance work efficiently

We’ll be most excited if you:

  • Have experience working full-time as a software engineer

  • Have experience building data-intensive applications, complex integrations, or AI-powered workflows

  • Know how to operate independently when dealing with ambiguous problems

  • Are pragmatic and can see the bigger picture

  • Are high output and bias towards action

  • Are excited to be a part of our mission! We’re deeply invested in what we’re working towards, and we want you to be, too.

P.S. This is a list of ideal qualifications for this position. If you don't meet every single one of them, you should still consider applying!