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Software Engineer @

Location: Remote

Salary: $95,000 - $125,000

Job Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago

About Innolitics

We're a remote-only team of 14 software engineers helping accelerate progress in the medical device industry. We're doing this in a few ways: First and foremost, we help our clients write software for their medical devices. Second, we create tools to help startups efficiently navigate this highly regulated industry. Third, we share our knowledge through the articles we write.

Yujan and David, our founders, are both biomedical engineers and software developers. (Yujan is also an MD!) We've found some better ways of writing medical-device software that we believe will transform the industry. You can help us make this happen.

Investment in the medical device industry is booming due to COVID, and AI/ML is making its way into the clinic. It's a good time to be in this space and we expect to grow significantly over the next few years.

What you'll do as a Software Engineer at Innolitics

You’ll work with one of our clients, helping them write software for their medical devices. We usually follow an agile process and demo any notable progress to clients once a week. You’ll be responsible for gathering requirements from the client, architectural design, coding, testing, risk analysis, and documentation. You’ll also be responsible for reviewing other engineer’s code (and your code will be reviewed too).

Since we work in a regulated industry, you’ll need to learn a bit about the standards and regulations that apply to us to be effective. We don’t expect that you would know about these when you join us. Most of them are reasonable and merely require companies to show they are following best practices.

Sometimes you’ll work alongside the client’s engineering team, and other times you’ll work on a team of one, two, or three Innolitics engineers. If you’re the only engineer on a project, you’ll be primarily responsible for its success. Sometimes you may have more than one project at a time.

You’ll also contribute to Innolitics outside of client work. You may work on our open-source projects or other tools we build. You’ll also be encouraged to write articles to share your expertise.

Who are we looking for?

Someone who

  • Believes in our mission
  • Shares our values
  • Has at least three years of experience as a full-time software-engineer
  • Has a deep understanding of at least one programming language
  • Is familiar with web-development basics (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript)
  • Is capable and interested in learning new technologies quickly and independently
  • Wants to learn about medical devices and the regulations that apply to them
  • Is willing to travel a couple of times a year
  • Can communicate fluently in English via Slack, email, and video calls
  • Lives in the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).

It would also be helpful if you have experience with a couple of the technologies that we commonly use—Python, TypeScript, C++, Django, TensorFlow, React, and Qt—but please apply even if you're unfamiliar with these!

Why would you want to work for us?

Meaningful work

We only work on fulfilling projects—ones that we believe improve the world. For example, our current projects include software for radiation oncology clinics, a startup building an medical device to detect ear infections, open-source software used by neurosurgeons and researchers, software for tracking metastatic cancer, and several others.

You can see past projects in our portfolio.


The salary for the position is $95k - $125k/year, depending on ability and experience. We also have overtime pay and bonuses.

Small and growing

We’re small, profitable, and growing quickly. If you work with us you can participate in our growth and help define the direction we move in. There will also be opportunities to grow your career. You can also wear many hats and contribute to the company beyond software development.

Talented and fun teammates

Work with a team of talented, mission-driven engineers who will help you become a better engineer. We're also a lot of fun and have a close-knit group, despite being fully-remote.

Stay relevant

We invest in the personal and professional development of all our team members. We dedicate two and a half hours on Wednesday afternoons to ongoing learning. Here is a list of our previous learning topics.

You’ll also have opportunities to change projects from time to time and be involved with many more.

Remote only

We’ve been remote-only since 2012. You can live wherever you want within the United States except for Alaska and Hawaii.


We love what we do, but we also have lives outside of work. We have flexible work hours. We usually work 40 hours/week and have an overtime pay policy. It is rare to have people working during nights or weekends (unless they want to). Most individual contributors have only three or four meetings a week.

We provide two weeks of paid time off your first year, three weeks your second and third years, and four weeks for each year after that.


We provide a 401(k), with Traditional and Roth options. Innolitics makes an annual contribution, equal to 3% of your salary, to your 401(k) once you’ve worked with us for six months. This contribution vests immediately. The 401(k) plan includes very low-cost index mutual funds, and we cover all the plan costs.

We provide company health insurance (read more about this in our handbook). We reimburse internet costs up to $1200/year and provide a $500/year equipment stipend.

How to apply

Send an email to that includes

  • a copy of your resume
  • three or four short paragraphs explaining why this position in particular interests you and why you are a great fit.

What happens after you apply

We’ll read your email and review your resume.

If we don’t think you’re a good fit, we’ll let you know. We probably won’t respond if you don’t live in the US or haven’t explained why you want to work at Innolitics in particular.

If it looks like you’re a good fit for the role, we’ll get in touch. Our typical interview process has four steps:

  1. 30-minute phone interview with David (our CEO).
  2. 60-minute technical interview with two engineers on our team.
  3. 60-minute higher-level technical interview with David and Yujan (our founders).
  4. Two reference checks