Founding Software Engineer/Tech Lead at Axle Health (W21)
$120k - $160k  •  0.50% - 1.50%
In-home Healthcare as a Service
Los Angeles
3+ years
About Axle Health

Axle Health builds software that enables any company to add in-home visits to their patient offering. Gone are the days of taking off work to go into an office or lab. Axle provides health professionals, optimized routing, and supply chain management to handle in-home care, so providers can maintain lasting relationships with their patients over video and chat while Axle provides physical services in their home.

About the role
Skills: Python, React

The Covid pandemic has led to a rapid increase in telehealth usage. In the summer of 2019 only 8% of patients had used telehealth - that number is now above 50%. But the one thing preventing all of our healthcare needs from being met virtually? The world is still physical. We still need vaccines, blood draws, injections, and therapeutics that can only be delivered in person. That's where we come in. Axle Health connects telehealth platforms and patients with in-home healthcare professionals to bring care into the patient's home. We bridge the gap between physical and digital care.

We recently finished YC and raised our $2.5M seed round from Pear VC along with the founders of Eden Health, CareRev, and QuiteGenius plus Nikhil Krishnan from Out of Pocket and former execs at One Medical. We've also been featured in TechCrunch. If you want to get an idea of where we’re headed, check out our CEO’s launch blog post.

The Role

We're seeking a well-rounded software engineer to help build our systems from the ground up. As a software engineer, you’ll be critical in pushing our product and technology forward.

What You’ll Do

  • Talk to customers to gain user empathy and understand their needs

  • Design, build, and maintain Axle’s API, ensuring our platform is scalable, secure, and easy for developers to implement

  • Build and launch new products for patients, clients, and health professionals

  • Build and maintain robust data infrastructure to help the team make data-driven product improvements

What You’ll Need

  • 3+ years of experience in software engineering

  • Experience with web development (knowledge of Python/Django preferred, but not required)

  • Self-starter who can both problem-solve on their own and knows when to bring in the rest of the team

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • A desire to change healthcare and the patient experience for the better

  • Bonus: Have experience in mobile development

What We Offer

In addition to offering a competitive salary and best-in-class equity, we want to ensure every team member has the tools they need to work to the best of their ability. To that end:

We are committed to your Ownership:

  • We cultivate an environment where team members feel ownership over the work they do. Everyone in an organization has big ideas and we want to hear them and, if a good fit, implement them.
  • All of our employees have equity compensation. We want you to benefit from all the hard work you do in helping patients and catalyzing this shift in healthcare.

We are committed to your Wellness:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Unlimited PTO and sick days

We are committed to your Growth:

  • Fast paced work environment geared towards professional growth
  • Get the chance to move roles within the organization to learn new skills and contribute in other areas

Get to Know Us

We're standing at the edge of a seismic shift in how healthcare is delivered in this country. In a digital first world, we are the bridge to the physical world. Come be a part of increasing healthcare access to millions of patients and growing personally & professionally along the way.


Healthcare is is complex. Healthcare in the home? Even more so. Part of the reason in-home care isn't widespread is because it's not economical without a heavy technological component. Providing economical in-home care is a series of optimization problems. How do you assign visits to the lowest cost health professional qualified for a visit? How do you account for different license requirements across states (e.g. a medical assistant in Florida can administer an IV, but in California they can't)? How do you ensure visits that require refrigerated supplies are completed earlier in the day? Solving this 3-dimensional tradeoff between time, geography, and licensure is what we do day-in and day-out.

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