About Scanwell

Scanwell Health is an app that turns your smartphone into a clinical lab. By pairing traditional lab tests with computer vision technology, we make it possible to test from the safety of home and get instant results, without having to send samples back to a lab. Our technology helps healthcare organizations provide better virtual care and improves access to diagnostics in low- and middle-income countries. Most recently, we’ve partnered with global medical technology company BD to power at-home testing for COVID-19.

About the job

As a backend engineer, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Work with the mobile teams to design and build strong, resilient APIs that power our patient-facing mobile apps
  • Monitor performance of our API and minimize impact to patients in case of downtime
  • Build new software to support our expanding partnerships and user-facing features
  • Proactively identify opportunities for improving the reliability and scalability of our systems
  • Oversee HIPAA compliance as we expand our partnerships into additional health care systems
  • Conduct security audits of any partners that receive medical records from Scanwell
  • Write and maintain technical documentation, unit tests, and integration tests
  • Develop, test, deploy, and monitor your code through all states of the software development lifecycle
  • Engineer efficient and reusable systems that drive complex mobile applications
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Manage cutting-edge technologies to improve legacy applications

What we’re looking for

  • 5+ years of relevant industry software development experience in Ruby on Rails
  • Experience building and maintaining REST APIs, especially at scale and where security was a top priority
  • Experience with scaling relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL) and writing performant queries
  • Ability to work effectively with a distributed development team
  • Passion for building something to improve the lives of others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Mentor other engineers, support the technical culture, and help grow the team
  • 2+ years of production experience in Django strongly preferred
  • Passion for building software quickly and driving value
  • Proven experience with Ruby on Rails or comparable frameworks

Bonus points for

Previous startup experience Experience in healthcare, medical devices, or related industries

Scanwell Health is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity within the United States. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity, and all those who can provide different perspectives and contribute to the diversification of Scanwell Health


  • Hybrid remote company
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance HSA with match
  • 401(k) with 4% company match
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Charitable donation matching
  • Stipend for home office setup and food delivery