Lead Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Detroit, MI, USA
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024
At Fidari, we're creating life changing health tech for the oncology ecosystem by supporting cancer patients through the cancer journey from diagnosis through survivorship. We will be working closely with clinical care teams, life science organizations, and supporting solutions like mental health, rehabilitation and nutritional services to create life changing solutions for cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers. Our mission is led by compassion to create the best experience for the patient during and after their treatment. We are creating innovative solutions to gather data around the patient that is changing the oncology landscape through advanced tech solutions.

We're seeking a profound lead software engineer that holds excellence and compassion at the forefront of their work. Our core engineering team is curious, driven, and innovative—all holding the ability to continuously learn and expand on current technologies. Every team member will have an immediate impact on Fidari and on the health tech space.

Together we can lead with compassion, empathy, and care.


  • Capable of continuous learning, expanding on ideas, and willing to tackle the most difficult problems. You have a drive to continuous research on current and future technologies as a hobby and in practice
  • Willing to work autonomously while in collaboration with the core team. This is in the form of ownership of a component of a solution that will have an excellent impact on the overall Fidari tech
  • Produce great code that can be adopted by any engineering team, help guide team members if their code isn't up to standards
  • Can lead a team of engineers by taking a large solution and break it down into smaller tasks for continuous improvement and deployment—work well with product management to understand required solutions
  • Create timeline strategies for delivery of time sensitive solutions that are tested, secure, and ready for production
  • Continue our team's culture of respect, inclusivity, care, and kindness while bringing respectable perspective and thoughts to a conversation. We all lead with a gentle step and are capable of communicating respectfully to our peers

The role

  • 5+ years of experience as a high-level engineer
  • Experience leading team members
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Built and maintained large infrastructure with security in mind, scale isn't just a term but a reality
  • We love data and you love data—can manage organized and secure data sources
  • Have the ability to transition to a new coding language and environment quickly—willing to learn a new language functionally for implementation
  • Have strong knowledge of JavaScript, TypeScript, SQL databases, cloud solutions (AWS, GCP, Vercel... etc.), bonus if prior experience with Python and ML solutions
  • Like automation because we do. i.e. CI/CD, testing, logging, alerts
  • Willing to take on high-level responsibilities with the ability to manage the security and integrity of data and infrastructure—always keeping patients' privacy as the north star
  • Need to be a great team member that leads by example and with care, can take a discussion and manage the team to create a solution within a reasonable time that is ready
  • Be curious, love researching, not afraid to take on a task that is a challenging in timeline and in reality
  • Bonus having an advanced education in bioscience, bioinformatics, or similar
  • This is hybrid with on-sites in Detroit, Michigan—plus we require a full background check

What's The Day In The Life

  • Mentor, lead, and guide our team to excellence—we are hiring with intention and we will lead with intention
  • Daily stand ups with the engineering team, lead with accomplishments and transition into personal task lists and then into listening to other engineers' tasks—communicating any feedback and organizational thoughts
  • Work with the CTO on big picture solutions and planning between patient solutions and life sciences
  • General coding and solution building, along with PR reviews and conversations around code quality and implementations
  • As needed QA checks on current solutions, including current infrastructures
  • Occasionally, we will have required pager duty on weekends to maintain uptime for our patients and our partners
  • We have a hybrid office experience—work from home is great and, also, we will have office days throughout the month—we believe in-person human interaction is very important to the team
  • Will be managing multiple projects daily that could interact with each other in the larger picture and understand the journey to the bigger picture will be a lot of responsibility

Tools We Use

  • Core Tools: JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Tailwind, Python, SQL, GraphQL
  • AI Tools: Gemini, VertexAI, BigQuery, Llama, Sagemaker
  • Infrastructure: AWS, GCP, Vercel, Flightcontrol
  • Version Control: Github
  • Team Planning: Linear, Figma, Sketch


  • Base Salary range $150,000 - 187,000 USD
  • Medical, vision, and dental coverage
  • Flexible PTO
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Work from home stipend
  • Inclusive environment passionate about supporting each other as teammates
  • 401k
  • Parental leave and family planning

Fidari is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Don't meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.

We're committed to building a diverse inclusive and authentic workplace with a tangible sense of belonging for all our people.

So if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with everything in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right person for this or another role.