Senior Backend Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024

Every day, it feels like healthcare becomes less about the practice of medicine. Hospitals and private practices operate on razor-thin margins, caught between the bureaucracy of insurance companies and ballooning administrative costs. And technological advancements — from electronic health record systems to dictation software — have failed to live up to their promise of making the lives of all healthcare staff easier.

Athelas' mission is to once again make health the focus of healthcare by using AI and automation to eliminate distractions and keep providers connected to their patients throughout the care journey.

The Athelas suite of automated and AI-enabled hardware, software, and services results in happier and healthier patients, less time wasted on administrative tasks, safer staff, and more reliable insurance reimbursements. Since merging with Commure, our growing suite of solutions now includes:

  • Patient Engagement - Commure Engage empowers providers to connect with their patients throughout the care journey, reducing no-shows and improving health outcomes

  • Workflow Automation - PatientKeeper and other workflow tools automate repetitive tasks, allowing healthcare workers to spend more time with patients

  • Staff Safety - Commure Strongline protects staff from workplace violence by empowering them to call for help to de-escalate potentially violent situations

  • At-Home Monitoring - Athelas Care Management offers a suite of remote sensors that allow doctors to bring healthcare into the home, saving lives through early intervention

  • Billing Solutions - Athelas RCM offers AI-driven, full-cycle revenue cycle management solutions that optimize claims submission, ensuring insurers pay every dollar they owe for work performed by healthcare providers

  • Automated Dictation - Athelas Scribe utilizes the power of LLMs to record and automatically summarize appointments, saving doctors countless hours every day

Athelas takes a provider-focused approach to healthcare and the healthcare industry has noticed. We’ve grown more than 500% year over year for three consecutive years. We support more than 250,000 clinicians and staff and hundreds of thousands of patients across hundreds of care sites. And we’re just getting started. Backed by General Catalyst, Sequoia, and many other leading investors, Athelas & Commure is positioned to be the defining healthcare tech company of the next 15 years.

If you're eager to advance our mission to make health the focus of healthcare, come join us!

Role Summary:

Athelas is on the lookout for a Senior Back-End Engineer to join our Infrastructure Engineering team, playing a pivotal role in enhancing our revenue cycle management product. This position is perfect for someone who is deeply passionate about making meaningful contributions in healthcare through advanced technology solutions. As a Senior Back-End Engineer, you will not only be involved in coding but also in leading and architecting solutions that have a significant impact in the healthcare industry. Your expertise will drive the simplification and enhancement of healthcare processes, benefiting countless individuals.

Regular office attendance is expected, approximately 4-5 days a week.

At least 3 years of industry experience.


  • Lead the development, enhancement, and maintenance of the back-end for our innovative revenue cycle management product.

  • Act as a key player in our dynamic Infrastructure Engineering team, architecting and building robust, scalable back-end services.

  • Oversee and participate in collaborative efforts, setting a standard for swift execution and strategic decision-making.

  • Manage complex server-side development tasks, including sophisticated database interactions and seamless integration with front-end components.

  • Master and utilize a tech stack comprising Python, Flask, advanced database management, cloud services, and more.

  • Design, implement, and oversee APIs, data storage solutions, and comprehensive server-side application logic.

  • Mentor junior engineers and lead cross-functional teams in various projects.


  • [Required] Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent extensive experience.

  • [Preferred] Advanced Back-End Programming Skills with a high level of proficiency in Python.

  • Deep expertise in developing and managing complex data pipelines and extensive experience with PostgreSQL or similar relational database management systems.

  • Advanced knowledge in Containerization and Cloud Services (Docker, Kubernetes).

  • 3+ years of professional back-end development experience

  • A strategic thinker with a builder’s mindset, passionate about high-impact projects.

  • Demonstrated expertise in building, scaling, and maintaining sophisticated production environments.

  • Advanced skills in system monitoring, alerting, reporting, metrics tracking, and software reliability engineering.

  • An exceptional sense of product development with a keen focus on user experience and customer needs.

  • A commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.

  • Strong leadership qualities with the ability to mentor and guide team members effectively.

Why You’ll Like Working with Athelas

  • Execution focused, driven team: Join a team with an incredible record - we are the smallest, fastest company in history to receive FDA hematology clearance. We are also the largest Remote Patient Monitoring company in the US, with a fast-growing SaaS Revenue Cycle Management business as well

  • Technology Focus: Revolutionizing how technology can be used in the healthcare industry

  • Strong Backing: $132M Series B raised from the likes of Sequoia, General Catalyst, Tribe, Y Combinator

  • Mission Driven: We are changing the way healthcare is provided, bringing it directly to the people who need it with technology-enabled solutions

  • Incredible Growth: Revenue growth of 5x over the past 6 months and we're just getting started!

  • Competitive Benefits: Unlimited PTO, medical, dental, vision, excellent maternity and paternity paid time off.

Athelas is committed to creating and fostering a diverse team. We are open to all backgrounds and levels of experience, and believe that great people can always find a place. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to all applicants throughout the application process.

Employees will act in accordance with the organization’s information security policies, to include but not limited to protecting assets from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference nor execute particular security processes or activities. Employees will report to the information security office any confirmed or potential events or other risks to the organization.

Employees will be required to attest to these requirements upon hire and on an annual basis.