Privia Health: Lead Architect & Developer

Posted by | July 12, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Washington, DC


We’re looking
for a lead architect and software developer who is passionate about creating
beautiful web-based applications that make a real difference in people’s health
& wellness.

About Us
Health is a rapidly growing consumer health & wellness company that’s
leveraging technology to reinvent the practice of medicine for top
doctors.  We’re building a branded
network of membership medical practices where patients get access to better,
more convenient care that’s focused on prevention & wellness.  Some have described us as the “next
generation of personal health management”.
launched in 2008 with a subscription business model that’s now getting a lot of
traction.  We’re well capitalized by some
of the leading investors in the health care space and are geared for growth.  Now, we’re turning our focus to rapidly
scaling our Ruby on Rails based technology platform and adding innovative
features that will improve the experience for our users (such as mobile remote
monitoring and wellness tracking apps).  
We’re still a small team so we’re perfect for someone who’s looking to
come in and make a big impact, contribute their ideas, and pursue an explosive
growth opportunity.
used outside development firm (Viget Labs, to develop our
initial platform, so now we need your help to oversee our technology vision, expand
our app, develop great code, and begin to recruit an engineering team.  As an early member of the team you will have
significant opportunities to contribute at the highest levels. 
we’d hire someone who’s based in the Washington DC metro area, however for the
right candidate we’ll consider remote working arrangements.  Our office is located right in the center of
Georgetown, one of the major social centers of DC.

Core Responsibilities

  • You’ll take end-to-end
    responsibility for our web application – that includes technical planning,
    writing code, testing, and supporting the platform
  • You’ll work closely
    with our executive team to shape the strategy and vision of the Privia
    Health platform, prioritizing the features we’ll implement, and take the
    lead on defining our product road map
  • You’ll help recruit,
    interview, hire, mentor, and lead a small team of engineers who can help
    us scale
Technology Skills

  • We’re not looking for a
    laundry list of specific buzzwords, technologies, or popular acronyms on
    your resume. Right now we’re developing in Ruby on Rails and so you’ll
    need a combination of strong skills in Ruby, Rails, RSpec, HTML/CSS,
    Javascript, PostgreSQL, Apache, and Linux server management.
  • We appreciate someone
    who recognizes the value of, and has experience in, lean company and agile
    development approaches
  • We’d highly value your
    experience building consumer/subscription focused web applications that
    have scaled to 100,000+ users
  • You consider yourself
    more of a backend developer, but you’re comfortable on the front-end as well,
    especially logically extending existing UI patterns as functionality
  • You’re a Mac guy/gal.   No PC’s to be found around here.

  • You’re highly
    organized, high energy, and a productive person — you aim to achieve a
    lot in a day, and you generally do
  • You’re “hands-on” and
    willing to spend the greater part of each day coding
  • You’re obsessed with
    detail and have a commitment to developing exceptional web applications
    that are elegant in both design and function
  • You’ve had experience wearing
    many hats in a smaller, growth company environment
  • You’re passionate about
    creating a world-class, highly personalized membership experience for
  • You’re comfortable
    working in an office or from home as needed
  • You understand and
    embrace the advantages and disadvantages of working in an early stage
  • You like the idea of
    joining a proven, high energy team of experienced startup entrepreneurs
  • You have a Bachelors’
    degree or higher in a relevant subject area
  • You have a permanent
    legal right to work within the United States
the right colleague we’d be targeting a highly competitive compensation package
including full benefits.   If you have
some flexibility, we’d be willing to explore having you start on a contract/part
time basis.
How to Apply
Our company’s growth
prospects are tremendous – so if you’ve ever dreamed of joining a rapid growth business
on the ground floor, where you will make a tangible, positive difference in the
lives of thousands of people… this is your chance.
If you think you have the
skills, experience and passion required to help us better serve our Members,
we’d love to hear from you.

To apply: Apply online at

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