Software Engineer

Published on December 28, 2022

Primary.Health is committed to protecting the health of every community through easy and affordable access to diagnostics. We provide program management software and program design services that let employers, schools and communities administer testing to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Through our work with the largest, most complex organizations at the height of the pandemic, Primary has earned the experience and trust to provide superior diagnostic testing for COVID-19, flu and other conditions that threaten population health.

JOB TITLE: Software Engineer
JOB TYPE: Full-time

JOB SCOPE: At Primary, our engineers are blazing new trails at the intersection of technology, software, and
healthcare. We believe in tackling hard problems together as a team, with strong values around
collaboration, ownership, and transparency.

● Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering.

Major Job Duties:

    • Drive engineering projects to completion, with a tenacious focus on the business impact of those projects. Skilled at prioritizing tasks to deliver on goals with a sense of urgency.
    • Solve tough technical problems at any level of the stack, and be persistent in getting to the solution, whether it involves front-end, back-end, or infrastructure work.
    • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to plan and execute on engineering projects.


    • Minimum of 3+ years of industry experience in engineering.
    • You’re fluent in at least one major programming language and would be able to switch between multiple languages. In our stack, we mainly use Ruby on Rails and React.
    • You have solid experience building software on top of relational databases such as Postgres or MySQL.
    • You know what it means to write high-quality, maintainable, testable code, and you enjoy doing it.
    • You can break down complex problems rigorously and understand the tradeoffs necessary to deliver great, impactful products.
    • You’re curious, you’re data-driven, you love to ask questions, and you think critically about problems.
    • You love delivering value to your users and your teammates through your work.

Nice-to-have Qualifications:

    • You have experience building and maintaining reliable, performant distributed systems
    • You’ve owned and driven the development of complex projects or feature areas over the course of several months or years.
    • You’ve demonstrated your ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment.

Perks and Benefits:

    • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental Care
    • 401k (company match up to 4%)
    • Annual home-office reimbursement (up to $500)  
    • Generous Vacation Policy & Additional Company Holidays
    • Annual education assistance reimbursement (up to $2,000)  
    • So much more!

Primary embraces diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.