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Function Health

Function Health

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

Company Overview:

At Function Health, our mission is to empower individuals to take control of their health. Through our innovative platform, we offer comprehensive health insights through over 100+ lab tests, tracking health changes over time, and providing actionable, easy-to-understand results all made affordable and accessible to everyone.

Our leadership doesn't just talk the talk; they've been at the helm of technological innovation and medical excellence. Led by tech visionaries and the esteemed Dr. Mark Hyman of Cleveland Clinic fame—a 15-time New York Times bestselling author—our team is a dynamic blend of pioneering spirits and medical mavericks. As we gear up for our next growth phase, we're looking for exceptional talent to join our ranks.

We're calling all innovators, disruptors, and those with a penchant for challenging the status quo to join us. Our technical leadership boasts alumni from the ranks of Google Research, where they spearheaded machine learning initiatives that have been deployed at an unprecedented scale. If you're drawn to the idea of leveraging technology to make a tangible difference in people's lives and have the skills to contribute to a platform that's changing the face of healthcare, Function Health is where you can leave your mark. Let's redefine health care together, one innovation at a time.


We are seeking TWO confident, competent, and gritty Software Engineers to join our dynamic team.

As a Software Engineer at Function, you’ll be part of a team that’s dedicated to using technology to improve healthcare. You’ll work on a cutting-edge platform that enables our members to access their health data in real time, and you’ll be challenged to make a difference in people’s lives. You will work with our product and engineering teams to create scalable and robust solutions that are user-friendly and highly secure.

The ideal candidate will be meticulous in their attention to detail, self-motivated, resourceful, and capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment. As an early member of our tech team, you’re contributions will play a critical role in shaping the future of our systems as we scale from currently thousands of members to millions. There is no ceiling for growth or impact in this role.

Applicants seeking an easy job, a big corporation, a slow pace, or predictable 9-to-5 hours need not apply. This role requires energy, talent, and a genuine passion for Function’s mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, Development, and Maintenance: Take the lead in designing, developing, and maintaining our platform. You will be expected to ensure that all code is of high quality and adheres to best practices in software development. Your role will be crucial in making sure that our platform remains robust, scalable, and future-proof.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with teams across different functions to brainstorm, design, and implement new features and functionalities. Your contributions will be key to providing our users with a seamless and intuitive experience. Collaboration and communication skills will be vital as you work to integrate diverse perspectives into tangible solutions.
  • Technical Problem-Solving: Identify and address technical challenges, ensuring the platform remains up-to-date and performs at its best. Your problem-solving skills will be crucial in diagnosing issues quickly and implementing effective solutions to maintain the reliability and efficiency of our platform.
  • Code Reviews and Quality Assurance: Participate actively in code review processes, providing constructive feedback to peers. Your insights will help elevate the overall quality and maintainability of the codebase, fostering a culture of excellence and attention to detail.
  • Mentorship: Serve as a mentor to junior engineers, guiding them in their professional development. Your role will involve promoting a culture of continuous learning and growth, encouraging team members to expand their skills and knowledge.
  • Continuous Learning and Innovation: Keep abreast of the latest technologies, tools, and industry trends. Your ability to learn and apply new technologies to solve business problems will be critical in driving innovation and ensuring our platform stays ahead of the curve.


  • Software Engineering Experience: At least 5 years of experience in software engineering, with a proven track record of developing scalable and reliable systems. Your experience should highlight your ability to tackle complex engineering challenges and contribute to the long-term resilience and growth of our platform.
  • Programming Expertise: Proficiency in at least one programming language (Python, GO, Rust, Java). Your deep understanding of your chosen language(s) will be fundamental in crafting efficient, robust, and maintainable code.
  • Cloud and Containerization Technologies: Experience with cloud-based platforms (AWS, Google Cloud) and containerization technologies (Docker). Familiarity with these technologies is essential for developing modern, scalable applications that can be deployed and managed efficiently.
  • Engineering Principles and Practices: A strong grasp of software engineering principles and best practices, including but not limited to Agile methodologies, test-driven development, and continuous integration and deployment. Your commitment to these practices will ensure the delivery of high-quality software and facilitate a culture of excellence within our team.
  • Problem-Solving and Analytical Skills: Exceptional ability to analyze complex systems, identify problems, and develop effective solutions. Your problem-solving skills will be key in ensuring our platform's reliability and performance.

To be a strong fit you also need:

  • Bias Toward Action: Demonstrated ability to take initiative, make decisions under uncertainty, and move projects forward even in the face of ambiguity. We value individuals who are self-starters and ready to act on opportunities and challenges alike.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Strong adaptability to changing business needs with a knack for building and optimizing processes. Your entrepreneurial mindset will be crucial in navigating the dynamic landscape of our industry, ensuring our platform remains competitive and responsive to user needs.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, capable of explaining complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders. Effective communication is vital for cross-functional collaboration and ensuring alignment across our organization.
  • Remote Work Adaptability: Comfort with remote work environments, demonstrating the ability to stay productive and connected with the team irrespective of physical location.
  • Continuous Improvement: A willingness to question assumptions and a commitment to continuous improvement. Your openness to feedback and dedication to personal and professional growth will contribute significantly to our collective success.

Your dedication to these responsibilities will directly contribute to the success of our platform and the satisfaction of our users. We are looking for a proactive, skilled, and forward-thinking individual to join our team and help shape the future of our services.

Nice-to-Have Skills and Experiences:

While the core competencies are essential, the following qualifications will distinguish exceptional candidates:

  • Designing & Building Systems at Scale: Experience in architecting and implementing systems designed to operate efficiently at a large scale. This skill is particularly valuable as it demonstrates the ability to handle the complexities associated with high-volume, high-availability services.
  • Data Engineering Expertise: A background in data engineering, showcasing proficiency in managing, processing, and analyzing large datasets to inform decision-making and product improvements.
  • Start-Up Experience: We highly value individuals with start-up experience, especially former founders or early engineering hires. This experience indicates a versatile skill set and an ability to thrive in fast-paced, evolving environments.
  • Familiarity with Health Technologies: Knowledge of or experience with popular health technologies, such as Oura, Whoop, Apple Watch, and CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitors). An interest in or experience with health and wellness technologies suggests a passion for leveraging technology to improve personal and community health outcomes.

These additional skills and experiences are highly appreciated as they contribute to a more innovative, adaptable, and proactive team dynamic. Candidates who bring these strengths to the table will have the opportunity to leverage them in unique and impactful ways within our organization.

Why You'll Love Working With Us:

  • Transition to Permanence: Embark on a promising path from contract to hire, leading to a salaried position complete with a comprehensive benefits package. After a successful 3-month probation, enjoy two weeks of paid vacation annually, plus the flexibility to choose from 13 holidays — tailoring your time off to what matters most to you.
  • Empowerment in Your Role: Revel in the autonomy to handpick projects that resonate with your passion and expertise. Thrive in a supportive atmosphere where your independence is cherished, free from the constraints of micromanagement.
  • Collaborative and Innovative Culture: Become part of a vibrant community that not only values but thrives on collaboration and innovation. Here, swift execution and the celebration of fresh ideas are the bedrock of our success.

We value our team at Function and offer a competitive salary and benefits package, flexible working hours, and a dynamic work environment where creativity and innovation are encouraged. If you are a highly motivated and experienced individual who is passionate about using technology to improve people’s lives, we would love to hear from you.

Join the Function Health team and become a part of our mission to revolutionize healthcare. Work with us to make a difference in the lives of thousands, ensuring a healthier future for all. Discover more about us and how we're changing the face of healthcare at Function Health.


  • What is Function’s approach to remote work?
    • Function is 100% remote across the United States, from Austin to New York to San Francisco. We meet up in person on occasion.
  • Who works at Function?
    • At Function, our expanding team boasts globally recognized leaders, including esteemed professionals like Dr. Hyman, and visionary executives such as Mike, Jonathan, Pranitha
  • What’s the interview process like?
    • First, you’ll interact with our recruiters as an initial screening to go over your background and ensure a skills fit.
    • Second, you’ll have a quick intro call with the team lead. On this call, we’re looking to understand your interests, experience, and if you’re a culture fit.
    • Third, we’ll do a short coding challenge + technical interview all on a Zoom call.
    • Finally, we’ll send an offer. If we don’t give an offer, we’ll provide feedback.

At Function, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, Veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.