Senior Software Engineer (Ruby/ Elixir)

Company: Teladoc Health
Location: New York , New York, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 16.JAN.2020


Mission to Our Employees: Teladoc Health is the global virtual care leader, offering the only comprehensive virtual care solution spanning ...


Mission to Our Employees:

Teladoc Health is the global virtual care leader, offering the only comprehensive virtual care solution spanning telehealth, expert medical, and licensed platform services. Teladoc Health serves the world's leading insurers, employers, and health systems and helps millions of people around the world resolve their healthcare needs with confidence. We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Teladoc Health. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, values and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share with our clients.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer excited about the complicated technical challenges that come with improving access to care to Teladoc Health's global membership and provider populations.

As the global telemedicine leader, we facilitate millions of consultations with doctors every year, covering everything from general medical visits to behavioral health and specialty care. In this role, you will be a core contributor on a collegial, cross-functional team whose mission is to ensure our continued ability to scale in providing private, high-quality access to care to those who need it worldwide.

What you will do:

  • Build APIs and web applications using Ruby, node.js or Elixir that handle complex data models efficiently, while having great architectural design to manage complexity.
  • Establish technical decisions and direction for one or many projects/teams.
  • Appropriately manage team demands and delegate technical execution or responsibilities when appropriate.
  • Direct technical aspect of operations related to escalated client accounts or high severity issues as they affect or confront a project or team.
  • Attend to both business and technical considerations when designing solutions to project/team or company related issues.
  • Actively work to improve the company's technical awareness, depth and use of technology across the business while establishing and maintaining positive and effective working relationships.
  • Participate in the evolution of company-level best practices, standards, and policies as it related to software development.
  • Provide leadership/mentorship as it relates to emerging technologies and preparing engineers for productively integrating the same into business.
  • Jump in and work on our other JavaScript/React applications, as needed.


  • Minimum of 5+ years of related work experience.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process preferred.
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, React, Git, SQL, and APIs.
  • Knowledge of modern technologies like Docker, Elixir, Kubernetes, Continuous Integration, etc. preferred.
  • Active social media or conference presence for the Open Source community is a big plus!

Preferred skills and competencies:

  • You can consume and utilize new languages, design patterns, APIs and toolsets.
  • You can work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.
  • Effective communication skills and a willingness to learn are a must.
  • Experience with Test-Driven Development and writing unit and integration tests.
  • Experience using Behavior-Driven Development suite like Cucumber.
  • Competent writing software with JavaScript ecosystems like React.
  • Comfortable working in a cloud environment like AWS.
  • Must have experience basic Linux/Unix CLI and using Git and GitHub for source code control.
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery systems like Jenkins.
  • Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes is a plus.
  • Exhibits enthusiasm and well-rounded knowledge of backend systems and software architecture.
  • Applies best practices including design patterns and linting to all software development.
  • Approaches engineering requests from a user's vantage point to form architectural and technical requirements.
  • Stays well-informed of emerging technologies and software trends.
  • Capable of debugging problems related to HTTP, XHR, JSON, CORS, SSL, S3, etc.
  • Able to investigate performance and memory issues.
  • Able to reduce complex requirements and user interaction flows into long-term API designs.
  • Good understanding of architectural messaging patterns and pitfalls using Kafka, Rabbit MQ, etc.
  • Endeavors to establish positive relationships, both interdepartmentally and cross-functionally.

Company Benefits:

  • Very competitive salary & equity compensation.
  • Excellent health, dental, vision coverage.
  • 401k benefits with employer matching contribution; immediately vested.
  • Awesome people to work with.
  • Becoming a part of a movement in telemedicine and building something that matters.

For a more detailed look at our company and values, visit our website at

At Teladoc Health we thrive on difference and individuality. Teladoc Health is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are 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.

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