Senior Elixir Engineer at Vetspire (Austin, TX)

Introductory paragraph

Vetspire is an Artificial Intelligence driven veterinary medical records and practice management platform. We’re a startup reimagining the way that veterinarians use technology, impacting every aspect of patient care from AI assistance in the exam room to managing client communications and clinical analytics. As part of our team, you’ll be designing the future of what veterinary technology should and can be, and you’ll be joining a dedicated team building out a research platform for evidence-based veterinary medicine.

About us

My name: Sam Ginn
My position: CEO
Company name: Vetspire
Country: USA
Company info and history (how you’re using Elixir etc): Vetspire’s backend is primarily a GraphQL API built on top of Elixir/Phoenix using Absinthe. It’s a complex app that spans a host of features from integrations with payment systems and diagnostic laboratories to medical records and client communications. Our front end is a React SPA using the Apollo GraphQL framework, our primary database is PostgreSQL, and it all runs on Google Cloud via Kubernetes.

About the job

Job title: Senior Software Engineer
Job description:

We’re growing quickly and looking for a full stack engineer to join the team to help bring veterinarians’ dreams into fruition. Your day to day work will consist of learning and understanding veterinarians’ and veterinary staff needs and bringing them into reality from the front-end to the backend. To do this, you’ll be working at every stage of patient care from the exam room to back-end analytics. Some examples of what your weeks may look like: creating an emergency room clinical census to monitor patients and alert staff in real-time, designing the interface and algorithms for intelligent immunization reminders, or building a secure messaging platform for client and doctor communications. We’re looking for someone who will take ownership over the full pipeline of their work in a team-centered atmosphere that will work and talk directly with the users every day. You’ll want to take pride in talking with clients to understand their needs, brainstorm with the clients to find the ideal solution, implement the back-end architecture at scale, design beautiful and intuitive interfaces on the front-end, and continually iterate based on client feedback.

Position on remote work: Remote Position :slight_smile:
Qualifications or experience required: Experience with Elixir is fantastic, and experience in working with complex and user-driven apps required.
What the successful job applicant will be working on:

We’re hiring for three open engineering positions right now. They’ll be very hands-on: you’ll work closely with our users to understand their unique needs and build solutions for them to solve real problems in the field. It’s half-part engineering, half-part problem solving.

This will be a remote position, but you’ll have to be based somewhere in the United States or Canada.

About the interview process

If you’re a good fit, we’ll reach out to set up a phone call to tell you more about Vetspire. If you’re interested, we’ll work quickly to identify if this will be the best role for you:

  • ~30 minute screen, where we’ll just ask some basic questions to understand your experience and skill level.
  • ~1 hour technical project
  • ~1 hour technical interview
  • ~30 minute interview with our CEO
  • After that, we’ll hopefully make an offer and start preparing for you to join us!

Further info

If you have any questions, you can email me at

Otherwise, please apply for the jobs on our site here: Vetspire - Senior Software Engineer (Elixir)