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Senior Software Engineer, Backend - CONTRACT

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PathAI's mission is to improve patient outcomes with AI-powered pathology. Our platform promises substantial improvements to the accuracy of diagnosis and the efficacy of treatment of diseases like cancer, leveraging modern approaches in machine learning.
Boston, USA
Senior Software Engineer
5+ years


PathAI is seeking a Senior Software Engineer, Backend (CONTRACT) to join their mission of improving patient outcomes with AI-powered pathology. This role offers the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology in the medical field, leveraging machine learning approaches to enhance diagnosis and treatment efficacy.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience and a strong background in backend development. You'll be working with technologies like Python, FastAPI, Kafka, and PostgreSQL to solve complex problems and build robust systems. This position allows for remote work or is based in Boston, MA.

Key responsibilities include developing new features, refactoring existing ones, driving architecture decisions, and collaborating across teams. You'll be involved in creating software as a medical device, implementing backend services using HL7 standards, and developing data pipelines with Kafka.

We're looking for someone who is passionate about solving challenging problems, has a strong engineering background, and is eager to learn and grow in a complex space. The role requires a mix of technical skills, leadership abilities, and a commitment to high engineering standards.

At PathAI, we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of background. This contract position has the potential to transition to a permanent role, offering an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact in the field of AI-powered pathology.

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  • Solve interesting problems with code
  • Build new features for internal and external users, and refactor existing ones
  • Work with a wide range of systems, processes, and technologies
  • Drive the architecture of our application platform
  • Collaborate with product, design, front-end, machine learning, and infrastructure teams
  • Drive and uphold high engineering standards
  • Mentor, learn, and share knowledge with others
  • Contribute to the development of software as a medical device
  • Design and implement backend services for the integration of IMS with LIS using HL7 standards
  • Develop data pipelines and interfaces using Kafka


  • 5+ years of experience in the field
  • Generally, a bachelor's degree (or equivalent years of experience)
  • An insatiable intellectual curiosity and the ability to learn quickly in a complex space

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