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Engineering @ Ready Surgery

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You’ve heard it. Our healthcare sucks. We spend the most; yet have some of the worst outcomes. Healthcare touches all our lives at one time or another, and yet it is bankrupting us. The problems are overwhelming. But are you willing to be part of the solution? Not just on the periphery of healthcare. Not another wellness app. But deep in the heart of healthcare. With hard medical science and real patient data; with empathy and courage. Will you help tackle one of Healthcare’s biggest problems - surgical complications? Today, more lives are lost due to errors of ineptitude than errors of ignorance in medicine. What if your code can wield the power to stop this?

Ready Surgery delivers AI-enhanced risk management to avoid surgical complications, one of the top reasons for our runaway healthcare costs. With a personalized risk identification and stratification model, a patient's risk for specific complications is predicted and mitigated before surgery. Our solution is powered by a domain-specific conversational bot for risk assessment and an evidence-driven recommendation engine. With the current tailwinds of outcome-based healthcare reimbursements, the timing has been great and there is early validation. We have an MVP in pilot, have already spoken at surgical conferences and have brand-name strategic partners.


Today, Ready Surgery keeps people alive and well after surgery. It helps determine if surgery is worthwhile. But we are going for a moonshot. Our vision is to bring such rigorous risk management to all medical interventions, from chemotherapy to stem-cell injections, with the ultimate goal of ensuring thoughtful use of medical advancements. How will we do this? Read on, if you want to get on a rocket-ship.


Purpose. What you build matters. Help save millions from unnecessary suffering. Unleash scientific evidence into clinical practices around the world. Surgeons and patients will rely on your work to make informed decisions.


Pride. Be proud of your work - your product, your code, your process, your design, your teammates, your revenue, your impact; but most of all - yourself. And be proud not in the end at the destination, but every day on the journey.


Proficient. Work in your zone of genius. You are a hands-on builder. You know it because you have done it before. You are full-stack. You take 100% responsibility for your design decisions and your code. And your bugs. And deploying fixes. You work independently with initiative.


Productive. Choose your work style. Get creative. With a lean team and process, focus and do deep work. Measure your overhead and be ruthless until you get to radical productivity. Experience flow.

Pliable. You intuitively get agile and iterations and pivots. But change doesn’t happen to you. You are the change. Learning is more important to you than being right. Ordinary people do extraordinary work. So listen more, learn fast, adapt and deliver.

Personal. We care about how your job makes you feel. We care about you feeling fulfilled, energized, cared for and happy. That’s why our team strives to practice the 15 commitments of conscious leadership every single day.


Play. Work is play. We play together. Not the forced-fun morale events or Foosball tables. We laugh together. We laugh at ourselves. Our work unfolds without unnatural effort. Fun cannot be faked; work cannot be forced.


Persevere. Share the good times and the bad times. Collaborate without blame, guilt or shame when you lose. Be curious on why and learn deliberately. Be open and honest about your weaknesses. Conquer your fears with genuine support.

Preferences. Owl or lark? Introvert or extrovert? Planner or improvisor? Music or library quiet? Be self-aware on how you do your best work and share with candor. No need to conform. Have empathy for team members; keep your freedom.


Priorities. Care less about the elevator pitch, office building, newest frameworks, vanity metrics or the next big round. Care more about the next big medical breakthrough and which patient it can help best.

If all of the above resonates with you, a more "traditional" job description summary is below.

You. App builder or data science engineer (we need both!); Have built independently up and down the stack; Experience with architecture and full product cycle (~3+ years, 2+ real-world products); Love coding; User-focused; Scrappy; Humble; Now is good timing for startup in your personal life. Actually enjoy rolling up your sleeves. Depending on your experience and commitment, you could be Head of Engineering or Founding Engineer. At this stage the job is similar - no matter what the title is. But as we grow, the opportunities to craft your role (and team) are yours. Technical or leadership or a new path to keep growing - all are possible.

Us. Seed-stage; Menlo Park; In pilot; Massive growing market; Real business model; MVP built as responsive web app (react, node, mongodb, aws). Strong domain knowledge: CEO has technical product leadership +  healthcare payer background, and is a 2nd time healthcare entrepreneur. Co-Founder & Chief Scientist is the award-winning surgeon and healthcare executive who invented the risk models (well-reputed as the first to perform robot-assisted joint surgery in Silicon Valley)! Generous compensation but we believe in James Treybig’s philosophy. Culture is everything. Let’s start there.


Why Join Us? Yes, it’s a risk to join an early-stage startup. But no real risk = no real reward. We are not just talking about financial outcomes. We are talking about the risk of spending years at a job where you may not have your most impact or define your purpose. And the risk of missing an opportunity to craft a product from scratch - that too one that is friendly enough for our ailing elders, yet robust enough for our operating rooms!


Feels too audacious for a small startup? Dive in any way, and get outside your comfort zone.

Not sure what it's like to work at an early-stage startup? Read this - it's a great breakdown.

Worried you don't know anything about surgery?  We've got domain experts; don't need another. We want fresh outsider eyes! But if you want to learn more, email us and we can send you some light reading to learn about the domain (no medical texts, we promise!). Below is our founder's favorite book & author! Also he was recently featured on NPR.


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