Hiring Head of Engineering | MedMe Health

Head Of Engineering

Medme Health

Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time





Total Funding

$1.8 billion

Hi, I’m Rui and I’m the Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of MedMe. I’m a pharmacist, and despite a $200k Doctor of Pharmacy degree, I still spend most of my time writing notes by hand and fielding phone calls for refills. When in fact, pharmacists can directly prescribe meds (like birth control), adjust diabetes/heart medications, give over 20 different vaccines/injections, and much more!

I was almost ready to leave my profession when I met my co-founders Purya & Nick. Purya was a health data scientist for the government and Nick a product engineer for the Tesla Roadster. They’d watched their own parents struggle with managing 10+ medications and were equally passionate about using pharmacists to provide more services for patients in the community.

Together, we identified the biggest problem to be existing pharmacy software built 20 years ago with the primary purpose to sell drugs. So, we built MedMe.

We are building software for an industry that has relied on paper and pen for a long time. This is why crafting, building, and constantly improving the end-to-end customer experience is an essential part of our company. It’s crucial that we listen deeply to the diverse needs of our pharmacies - located anywhere from dense urban jungles to northern remote communities - to design and build for their needs to ultimately provide more proactive and sustainable care for the patients in their communities.

Our Mission & Vision

Having raised $3.7M USD from M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Fund) and leading Canadian VCs, our mission is to build an all-in-one cloud-based platform that empowers pharmacists to schedule, document, and manage clinical services at scale. Our clients include the 2 largest pharmacy chains in Canada, servicing 3500+ pharmacies across 10 provinces and touching millions of patients. Our ultimate vision is to transform pharmacies from today’s dispensing locations to tomorrow's health hubs. 💡

The Opportunity

We're hiring a Head of Engineering to drive forward our technical vision and engineering principles as we scale across North America.

We like to break out responsibilities into 3 different altitudes: 30,000ft, 10,000ft, and 0ft (corresponding to aircraft flight altitudes=)), and the distribution will roughly be 30% vs 50% vs 20%.

30,000ft - 30% This refers to the high-level strategic initiatives, such as:

  • Defining and enforcing engineering principles to scale up the engineering team
  • Collaborating directly with co-founders to drive forward product roadmap and build a collaborative, quality-driven engineering team

10,000ft - 50% This refers to managerial/team-level responsibilities, including:

  • Leading/managing an ambitious engineering team to elevate every individual’s strengths and creating effective processes for a healthy engineering culture
  • Building and growing the engineering team and sharing your depth and breadth of knowledge through peer mentorship
  • Taking an active role in developing our team and maintaining a quality codebase through code reviews, sprint planning, and retrospectives.

0ft - 20% This refers to the actual getting your hands dirty to write code/implement solutions/designing architectures. These may include:

  • Making key technology decisions to shape the architecture and technical strategy of the company as we scale and serve millions of people across Canada
  • Building web applications using React, Java, Typescript, NodeJS using GraphQL and a Postgres database on AWS infrastructure
  • Working with code and project management tools such as JIRA/Confluence.

As an example, here are some projects you could expect to work on:

  • Driving new processes and best practices within the engineering team while also ensuring professional growth of each team member in reaching their goals.
  • Creating new patient and pharmacist flows (eg. intakes, modules, features) to meet the needs of both our national enterprises and mom-and-pop pharmacy partners.
  • Building & versioning APIs that are consumed by third parties.
  • Working with 3rd party digital health platforms (eg. archaic EHRs/pharmacy software, remote monitoring devices) to facilitate integration and data interoperability that allows pharmacists to deliver more personalized, proactive care.

Your tech stack

  • React 17+
  • Node.js/Typescript with GraphQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • AWS infrastructure (CDK or Terraform a plus)
  • Typescript (both frontend and backend)
  • Dockerized / Container Infrastructure
  • Github & Github actions

What you bring to the table

  • You are an experienced engineer with more than a few years of experience managing full-stack engineering teams. (We don’t believe in years of experience, however, a typical lead member on our team has 5+ years)
  • You are a team player and you enjoy working with your fellow team members to work through the ideas, problems, and solutions.
  • You have a growth mindset and you seek out opportunities to grow.
  • Your communication style is open, concise, and effective; you can easily explain technical to non-technical parties.
  • You care about the product and about the end-user.
  • You are a process-builder; we enjoy working with engineers who are ready to help improve our processes and make them more scalable.

Don’t sweat it if you don’t have everything listed above. We believe in growth and curiosity. If you have some of these qualities and are excited about this opportunity, then we want to hear from you!

How We Hire

MedMe is committed to a fair and equitable hiring process for all candidates. To ensure that each candidate’s journey is consistent and the selection process is unbiased, the team at MedMe will not be responding to any personal messages regarding this role or other opportunities.

The Interview Process

  • Round 1: Phone Screen with a member of the team
  • Round 2: Virtual 30-minute behavioural interview with Rui, Co-Founder
  • Round 3: Virtual 60-minute technical interview with one of our Engineers
  • Round 4: Virtual 60-minute with 3 Co-Founders
  • Round 5: Conduct References
  • Round 6: Offer

Following the advice of Canadian health authorities, to mitigate the risk of potential spread of COVID-19 and support social distancing, all recruiting activities including interviews and new hire on-boarding will be conducted virtually.

Annual Salary ranges from $160,000 - $220,000 CAD + stock options

Perks at MedMe

  • Flexible health benefit plan
  • Full dental, vision, physical & mental health plus health spending account
  • Performance development support (yearly budget for courses & conferences)


We are fully remote, ideally looking for a candidate based in Canada. However, we like to plan on-site team retreats!

MedMe is a proud equal opportunity workplace that is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We’re looking for motivated and compassionate people who can execute from the ground up and support the work that MedMe believes in.

MedMe is committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. Should you require any accommodation, please inform us and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any accessibility-related assistance, requests for information in accessible alternative formats or to report any accessibility problems, please share in your application.

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