Senior Software Developer, Policy Reporter

Job Locations CA-Vancouver
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/17/2021 12:59 PM)
# of Openings


This is a dynamic opportunity to join a rapidly growing company, with industry leading software and services in the healthcare space. Policy Reporter provides a portfolio of offerings designed to redefine the way medical manufacturing companies receive and react to relevant information in the market. Our core offerings include a SaaS based platform hosting a database of the latest medical information, as well as custom projects to suit our client’s needs leveraging our industry experience with private medical and government institutions.


Our clients include Fortune 10 companies in the healthcare field, as well as an array of Fortune 500 companies within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms internationally.

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Job Description:


We are looking for self-directed candidates who are ready to experiment with finding solutions for difficult problems: people who appreciate a challenge, aren't afraid of asking questions, and enjoy working with others. You will be responsible for working with our clients to figure out the best solution, creating time estimates, delivering projects on time, and raising the effectiveness of the technology team.


We expect you’ve worked with a variety of technologies and through that experience have learned how to pick up new technologies quickly. You’re very comfortable with open source technology stacks, understand the benefits of continuous integration and delivery, and advocate for incremental improvement.



  • 8+ years building web applications.
  • 2 - 3 years of experience working with React and webpack or other modern web development tool chains.
  • Experience working with modern frameworks such as Rails, Zend, Laravel, and Django.
  • Writes tests early on and values decoupled easily testable code.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • Excellent debugging, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills.
  • Knows how to structure applications for long term maintenance and ongoing flexibility.
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal) and the ability to learn quickly.
  • Strong understanding of common web exploits with knowledge on how to prevent them.
  • Experience writing and reading RESTful APIs.
  • Worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or similar.
  • Very comfortable with PostgreSQL.
  • Experience communicating directly with customers to synthesize their requirements and align it with business goals. 


Good to have:

  • Knowledge of the medical insurance industry and the ability to speak directly to medical
  • professionals.
  • Knowledge of distributed design patterns is an asset.
  • Mentored developers to raise the quality of the organization.


About the Team

We’re a team of engaged developers who love building reliable, scalable systems that solve direct customer problems. We’re an easy-going team and have found value in being open to learn new technologies and eager to dive into our applications to tackle a wide variety of technical issues.

As a team we are making significant investments into our tech stack by improving our data structure, increasing automation, scalability, and software quality. We have a challenging problem of building a comprehensive database of payer policy data and keeping it up to date.

Our technology stack is JavaScript, PHP, and Go, with PostgreSQL as our primary data store. Our single page application is written in React with D3. Many of us are full stack developers and we care deeply about building quality products.


What we offer...

  • Competitive compensation package including extended health benefits
  • Paid Volunteer Leave
  • Training & Development Tuition Assistance
  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development
  • Healthy work/life balance
  • Collaborative company culture with fun team-building activities


The health and safety of our employees are important to us. All of our candidates will be interviewed virtually and the successful candidate will be onboarded remotely during COVID-19. 


Our Culture:

At Policy Reporter, people are the heart of our company. We foster an environment that promotes diversity and inclusion, and believe in a culture that supports open communication, continuous learning, innovation, and team collaboration. We create opportunities for employees to thrive both personally and professionally and work together with them to carve out their career path and future with the Company. Our employees work hard and are empowered to take on challenges head-on by being flexible and ready for change. There is no bureaucracy here. We’re focused on delivering great work with great people. At Policy Reporter, you will be able to do what you love, be yourself, and impact the lives of millions of patients.


Policy Reporter’s Core Values: 

Value & Respect
Continous Learning
Ownership & Accountability


Policy Reporter is committed to Employment Equity. Accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request for candidates with disabilities. 


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