Backend Engineer

About us:

Oncora Medical is a fast-growing, venture-backed healthtech startup in Philadelphia, PA. We are building software that is revolutionizing the way doctors treat cancer. We integrate data from existing clinical software tools, train predictive models for patient outcomes, and present the information to cancer physicians through intuitive visualizations. By personalizing each patient's treatment with big data and machine learning, we help physicians make smarter, more confident decisions in less time.


  • Design and implement robust software systems for integrating and processing data
  • Write clean, maintainable code (Python, MongoDB) complete with tests and documentation
  • Implement and document new API endpoints in collaboration with frontend engineers
  • Improve and optimize existing data pipelines in conjunction with data scientists and engineers
  • Identify and extract useful information from heterogeneous data sources
  • Work with implementation and DevOps teams to build customer-agnostic automated solutions
  • Provide code reviews and feedback to other team members

Required skills:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of data-oriented software development experience
  • Strong foundation in programming, algorithms, and software application design
  • Tendency to seek simple, elegant solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to analyze and optimize existing solutions
  • Advanced knowledge of Python
  • Experience with MongoDB or strong understanding of database theory
  • Experience with cloud computing providers such as AWS
  • Experience with all facets of software development life cycle
  • Experience with container orchestration - working knowledge of containers and virtual machines
  • Experience with healthcare data standards and integration a huge plus (HL7, FHIR, DICOM, etc.)

Compensation, Benefits, and Perks:

  • Salary: $80-120k plus stock options
  • 401k (no match currently)
  • Group health and dental insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Allowances: eBooks, online courses, workstation setup
  • Gym membership
  • Events: happy hours, team dinners, conversations with oncologists
  • You get to work with smart, passionate people on a product that will have a direct impact on the quality of life for cancer patients

Sorry, we do not offer visa sponsorships at this time.

Oncora Medical is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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