Senior Software Engineer at Vial Health Technology

June 3, 2024

Job Description

Vial is a pioneering Contract Research Organization (CRO) that prioritizes technology to expedite clinical trials while significantly reducing costs for biotech sponsors. Our goal is to empower scientists in discovering innovative therapeutic solutions for improving people’s well-being.

Beyond just being a CRO, we are a team of proactive individuals, transforming the landscape of clinical trials. With a blend of talent from Silicon Valley and leading CROs, we’ve established a global, tech-driven CRO offering comprehensive services.

Operating across various Therapeutic Areas, including Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Cardiology, Medical Devices, Rare Diseases, and Digital Therapeutics, Vial, headquartered in San Francisco, was founded in October 2020 by Simon Burns and Andrew Brackin. Since then, we’ve grown rapidly, securing over $100 million in funding and employing 100+ professionals.

At Vial, we’re committed to streamlining clinical trials by leveraging technology at every stage, benefiting innovative biotech startups. Are you ready to join us in revolutionizing clinical trials?


As a Senior Software Engineer at Vial, you’ll be pivotal in developing end-to-end products vital for clinical trials. Collaborating with a dynamic team, you’ll have the chance to make a substantial impact on the industry. We seek individuals enthusiastic about technology, eager to contribute their expertise to our team, particularly those who excel in problem-solving, prioritize career advancement, and thrive in fast-paced environments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to shaping Vial’s technical architecture and stack vision
  • Leading major projects from conception to implementation
  • Mentoring junior and mid-level engineers
  • Writing high-quality, well-tested, and maintainable code and documentation
  • Providing input on the roadmap and future strategies
  • Collaborating with product and business teams to deliver innovative technology solutions benefiting clinics, patients, and pharmaceutical companies
  • Enhancing engineering processes, tools, and systems for scalability and faster feature deployment
  • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices

Who You Are:

  • 5 years of full-stack engineering experience, including internships or side projects
  • Proficient in JavaScript and popular libraries/frameworks (e.g., React, Express)
  • Familiarity with one or more general-purpose programming languages (e.g., TypeScript, Python, C#)
  • Availability during regular US working hours (East or West Coast)
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality products and features at scale
  • Knowledgeable about modern web technologies and testing frameworks
  • Experience with databases
  • Quick learner with an entrepreneurial mindset; startup experience preferred
  • Experience in healthcare or clinical trials is advantageous

Why You’ll Love Working At Vial:

  • Innate curiosity driving constant innovation
  • Emphasis on autonomy, empowering individuals to make a significant impact
  • Dedication to fostering mastery in craft and workmanship
  • Agile approach and humility in navigating challenges