Lead Software Engineer

New York   |   Full Time


Tembo Health is a virtual medical practice that helps patients in nursing homes receive care in hard to access specialties like psychiatry and cardiology. Our mission is to improve healthcare outcomes. The status quo is unacceptable, as our seniors have difficulty receiving specialty care leading to worse healthcare outcomes including re-hospitalizations. By partnering with nursing homes, Tembo Health drives quality improvement with our network of world-class clinicians. Our technology allows our clinicians to provide both complex and quality care with a seamless user experience integrating medical data from various sources. 

Our leadership team has deep expertise in clinical medicine, clinical transformation, operations, and technology with experience at top institutions including BCG, GE, Harvard Hospitals, Mount Sinai, Northwell Health, and Oscar. We’re backed by prominent investors including Bloomberg Beta, B Capital Group, and Resolute Ventures. We've proven product market fit over the past two years, have customer traction in NY, TX, and MI, and are scaling upon our success.



This is an incredible opportunity to get in on the ground floor, help shape our engineering-product architecture, and scale our mission across the country. As the Lead Engineer, you’ll be responsible for growing the team, directing engineering efforts, and building software to allow our clinicians to deliver high quality care and allow the company to scale. We envision that in this the role, the Lead Engineer will spend approximately 2/3 of their time on software development and 1/3 on management.


  • Grow the engineering and tech teams

    • Recruit candidates

    • Train new-hires

    • Foster the professional growth of employees

  • Direct engineering team efforts

    • Create engineering roadmap

    • Manage team’s workload to deliver features on time

  • Build systems and software which allow us to deliver quality care

    • Create applications that make our clinical teams more effective

    • Implement and uphold cyber-security protocols and software

    • Design databases and analytical tools that allow clinicians to make better clinical insights. 

Success in 30-60 days is:

  • You have identified a growth plan for the engineering team

    • Established 6 to 12 month hiring plan

  • You’re directing engineering efforts

    • Established feature roadmap for next 1 to 2 quarters

    • Tracking and management of team’s workload

  • You’re building our software

    • You’re familiar with our tech stack

    • You’ve delivered some key features

Growth opportunities:

  • Learn from Tembo teammates and clinicians

  • Build an engineering product team to assist our clinicians in saving lives

  • Aspire to grow into VP engineering role



  • Ability to build and manage an engineering team

  • Ability to direct product and engineering efforts

  • Ability to develop software as a full stack engineer

Nice, but not required:

  • You have experience with high growth startup environments

  • You have experience working in a regulated environment (e.g., medical, financial, aviation, government, etc)

  • Familiarity with tech stack:

    • Spring Boot using Kotlin and Java

    • VueJS or React

    • Docker (ECS, Fargate)

    • AWS (including Lambda and other fully managed products)

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