Senior Backend Software Engineer

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Position Type: Full-Time

Company Mission: 

The Iterative Scopes mission is to empower doctors with real-time computer-aided detection and diagnostic tools powered by state-of-the-art computer vision and machine learning technology; improving patient outcomes by helping gastroenterologists detect and classify lesions in real-time, including those that often elude the human eye; and improving care worldwide by providing doctors across the globe with access to deep neural networks trained by the world’s best

and most experienced GI specialists.


Iterative Scopes is a venture backed company established by Jonathan Ng, MD a second time founder. The company has raised over $14M and is on track to be one of the fastest growing MIT startups. The scientific advisory board includes world-class gastroenterologists primarily based in Boston and leading MIT computer vision and machine learning researchers and faculty.

Job Overview:

 Iterative Scopes is seeking a Senior Backend Software Engineer. The core responsibilities of this role include developing and maintaining high-performance, scalable distributed services for our data pipeline. This is a dynamic, fast-paced role that will require creative thinking and strong, general software engineering fundamentals. It will require end-to-end, system-wide breadth of knowledge with potentially on-demand need for depth of any system component from relational databases and Linux boot configurations to high-volume data ingestion with Splunk. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4+ Years of experience working with modern web technologies

  • 3+ Years Experience AWS, SQL, and any object-oriented language

  • 2+ Years Experience with Python

  • Deep understanding of modern microservices architectures

  • Strong software engineering skills (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation)

  • Experience with event driven service architecture

  • Strong written/verbal technical communication and interpersonal skills

  • Basic understanding of ML Fundamentals

  • PostgreSQL

  • Docker/Jenkins

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • AWS Solutions Architect Certification

  • Splunk

  • Kubernetes

  • Typescript

Additional Information: 

The Iterative Scopes advisory board includes leading MIT computer vision and machine learning researchers/faculty and world-class Boston-area physicians and gastroenterology experts

Recruitment & Staffing: 

Agencies: Iterative Scopes does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to Iterative Scopes or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Iterative Scopes' internal operations team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of Iterative Scopes, and Iterative Scopes will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto. 

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