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Principal Software Engineer

Hippocractic AI

Hippocractic AI

Software Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work with a talented team of engineers, research and applied scientists, and healthcare clinicians to develop cutting-edge generative AI technologies that transform the healthcare industry. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining the backend infrastructure that powers our core Healthcare AI platform. You will work closely with research scientists, machine learning engineers, and product managers to build scalable and reliable systems that retrieve and process vast amounts of healthcare data to train and operate our AI models.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and maintain backend infrastructure

  • Collaborate with research scientists and machine learning engineers to design and implement scalable data pipelines

  • Build and maintain APIs and microservices that enable efficient and reliable data retrieval and processing

  • Develop and implement robust data security and privacy measures to protect sensitive patient information

  • Monitor and optimize the performance of backend systems to ensure maximum efficiency and uptime

  • Work closely with product managers to understand customer needs and requirements and translate them into technical solutions

  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to junior engineers


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field

  • At least 10 years of professional experience in backend development

  • Strong proficiency in one or more programming languages such as Python, Java, or Scala

  • Expertise in vector database technology and designing retrieval systems for high-performance machine learning applications

  • Knowledge of data modeling, database design, and SQL

  • Experience with cloud computing platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Azure

  • Familiarity with DevOps principles and tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, and CI/CD pipelines

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

  • Experience with technologies such as Langchain is a plus

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

About Hippocratic AI

Hippocratic AI is building a safety focused large language model (LLM) for the healthcare industry. We believe that generative AI has the potential to massively increase healthcare access the world over but has to be built and tested responsibly. Like the Hippocratic oath that doctors take we are building a model that aims to “Do no Harm.”