Let's build something amazing.

At Spectrum, we are fighting antibiotic resistance by transforming the way doctors diagnose and treat infections. Our mobile app delivers local prescribing guidelines to over tens of thousands of healthcare professionals throughout around the world, and we’re growing. As a member of our development team, you will work directly with the founders of the company to continue the evolution of our platform. This is an opportunity to join a young but proven startup that is having a very real positive impact around the world.

Development Team

Senior Rails Developer

Flexible Location, Full-Time

Backing our mobile apps is a Rails-based web application that provides API data to the mobile clients, and a CRM/CMS platform. You will be working to enhance and scale this web platform.

The kind of features you will be working on might include: Improve our API performance by implementing faster JSON serialization Write a flexible text-parser to import varied medical device data Extend our integration with Firebase APIs including analytics and messaging Improve our CMS frontend UI/UX with input from a designer Work with our mobile team on a new feature for mobile deployment with platform management Refine CRM workflows

It is a varied role and you’ll be working on the full application stack, right across the business.

How we work

Work Remotely
Our company is headquartered in Vancouver, but are a remote team, spread across North America. We talk frequently and use collaboration tools you will be familiar with like Slack, Zoom, Github, Basecamp.

Full Idea Lifecycle
You will be involved in the design process, working with the founders and others in the development team to scope and refine product and system concepts prior to development. Contributing thoughtfully to conversations in a positive, engaging manner should come easily to you.

We are a small, technically strong team. We communicate closely and enjoy working together. However, as this is a senior developer role, you will also be expected to be independent and self-sufficient. You will need to be capable of developing strong strategies to solve complex business challenges, communicating those to others, and then implementing your defined strategy.

Our success to date is founded on producing high-quality software that our users love. Yet as a young company in a rapidly evolving market we need to move very fast. We typically work in 2-week cycles with multiple disciplines on a project. We try not to sprint. We value considered, well-judged, pragmatic strategies that can be acted upon quickly. You will enjoy finding the right balance between shipping your very best work, and pragmatically meeting sometimes challenging schedules.


Technical Skills
The nuts and bolts of skills you will use daily include: Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, React, SQL, Redis, Docker. We have no minimum-experience requirement, but you likely have at least 3 years professionally working with Rails. Other helpful experience might include: dev-ops including working with platforms such as AWS, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud and Firebase products.

The core of our technical team are based around Vancouver, so you will need good overlap with PST working hours. This is a full-time position. We typically work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, though your schedule will be flexible and managed by you.

Language Your spoken and written English must be entirely fluent.

Company Benefits
Initial Hiring Process

If this role sounds like a good fit for you, please send a resume and cover letter to hello@spectrum.md with the following: