Software Engineering Technical Lead at | Powderkeg

Location: Remote U.S.

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Engineering

About the Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Software Engineering Technical Lead to join Flywheel’s medical imaging viewer team. This is an exceptional opportunity to steer the technical roadmap for a specialized product team focused on the development of a state-of-the-art application tailored to work with medical image data for several clinical workflows. Successful applicants will have a passion for problem-solving, elevating others around them, and delivering quality results. This role requires technical leadership experience and a strong development background.

The team works with a variety of technologies, including:

Python, Typescript, Go

MongoDB, Redis, Sqlite

Docker, Kubernetes

AWS, Google, and Azure

Gitlab CI/CD


Work closely with a growing team of engineers and business stakeholders. The development team operates within a lightweight Agile process and is empowered to alter it as needed to achieve team and company objectives. We’re highly responsive to customer needs and constantly strive to make a positive contribution to the biomedical and life sciences communities we serve. Team members are recognized and rewarded when advocating for customer success and satisfaction over other concerns. We value self-motivated, creative individuals who work well in a collaborative environment – constantly generating and sharing new ideas and solutions with the team.

Flywheel has a comprehensive benefits package and encourages a balanced work life and home life.


  • Develop and maintain applications and services for our primary imaging viewer.
  • Provide technical direction and guidance through collaboration with product owners and other stakeholders to understand product requirements, translating them back to the team.
  • Ensure the timely delivery of product features and releases, while ensuring quality and stability.
  • Lead design and architecture discussions, ensuring reliable, scalable and maintainable solutions.
  • Improve the observability of new and existing services, helping us catch problems sooner.
  • Help the team establish and adhere to standards in code quality and testing.
  • Collaborate daily across a geographically dispersed development team.
  • Mentor other engineers and share knowledge in a variety of forums.

What would make you a great fit

  • 7+ years of software development experience, 2 of which in a technical leadership role.
  • Experience developing client/server image viewing software, with experience with common medical imaging formats such as DICOM or NIfTI being a bonus.
  • Strong development skills and some proficiency in full stack development with typescript and python.
  • Proficiency in web browser based application development working with large datasets such as imaging or video with an emphasis on performance optimization.
  • Proven track record of building, operating and scaling software in the cloud.

Do you feel like you don't have everything that's listed above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!

About Us

Flywheel is the leading research data platform that's transforming the way biomedical and imaging data are managed at leading life sciences, clinical, and academic institutions globally.

Flywheel provides a comprehensive research data solution with all the tools needed for curation, imaging processing, machine learning workflows, and secure collaboration. By leveraging cloud scalability and automating research workflows, Flywheel helps organizations scale research data and analysis, improve scientific collaboration, and accelerate discoveries.

Company Values


The alchemy of effective teamwork happens when we each take ownership of both the menial and the magical every day. We’re serious, but never stuffy. We keep our cool under pressure because we assume best intentions and maintain perspective. This allows for true teamwork, with a dash of irreverence.


We are tenacious and united in our pursuit of solving our customers’ biggest challenges, and no challenge is too big. Diverse backgrounds across our team make us more effective as we listen, absorb, collaborate, and iterate to innovate.


We’re obsessed with uncovering the why of any given. Having an open mind allows us to be quick to fail and quick to adapt. We relentlessly pursue continual improvement through learning and imagining new possibilities.


We’re fueled by grit, boundless energy, and a deep belief that we are doing cool shit. We don’t hesitate to stand up and speak out because we trust that through tough, honest discourse we can drive change and make a real difference for our customers and our mission.

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    Software Engineering Technical Lead
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