Overview

Mediately is growing and we’re looking for a Ruby or Python(*) backend engineer!

This is a senior position, requiring an experienced developer to help us maintain and build upon the backend of our mobile/web apps. We have quite a well developed data-processing pipeline that scrapes many web sources across 8 countries (HTML, but also DOC, PDF, XLS…) and then cleans data, verifies data, raises warnings, merges multiple sources, applies custom fixes and finally builds single-file databases for use in mobile apps. (Before the final build, quality assurance is performed by a separate team.)

You will be joining the backend/ops team of 5 developers (3 more in the mobile team) and your main tasks will be:

  • maintaining data-processing pipeline and improving its architecture building scraping and parsing components for new sources
  • improving data quality assurance processes. You need to be very comfortable with relational databases, Linux and the command-line. Experience with web scraping at scale, data processing pipelines and software architectures in general is very desirable.

We offer to hire you full-time with an indefinite contract (“nedoločen čas” in Slovenian law). We do not obsess over formal education, as long as you have the skills we need.

We have a nice office in the very heart of Ljubljana but if you think you have enough self-discipline, we have no problem with remote work and weird work hours. We use agile development methods as much as is practical, but we’re not zealots. A very short daily meeting is unavoidable, otherwise we will let you work in peace.

If you see yourself helping our user base of 230.000 medical professionals and over 2 million patients (growing ~90% yearly in the last few years) who currently depend on us for fast, useful and objective drug information, contact us!

(*) Honestly, most of our code is in Ruby, but we have already converted 2 developers from Python to Ruby, so we’re confident we can convince you to love it, too 🙂

Reach out to us jobs at mediately.co

About Mediately

We help doctors with immediate medical information on their phones, helping them provide the right treatment at the right moment. With our mobile app, we make their jobs easier and save them time so they can dedicate more time to their real job, helping patients. We started with an idea from two doctors in 2012, and we are now by far the most popular medical information app in 8 countries and expanding, with an enthusiastic and growing team of 20 people.

Used daily by 90.000 doctors and a combined 230.000 healthcare professionals, we answer (literally) millions of their questions each month, about which drug to prescribe, how to prescribe it, how to diagnose a disease, and much more. And our users love us (check our reviews), more than half of all doctors in Slovenia use the app daily.