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Capsule // pharmacy delivery
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Friday, March 26, 2021
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About Us:

Capsule is rebuilding the $425 billion pharmacy industry from the inside out with an emotionally resonant pharmacy experience that works for everyone, & technology that enables customized outcomes for patients, doctors, hospitals, insurers, & manufacturers. Our team is laser focused on creating the best healthcare experience for our customers, & driving meaningful value & better outcomes for every participant in the healthcare system. Everyone who uses Capsule raves about it - we have 5,000+ five-star app reviews - & were expanding quickly to get that experience in the hands of as many people as possible. Weve raised over $250 million from the best internet & healthcare investors to enable that expansion.

Our values are: everybody needs some looking after sometimes & winning together. People succeed in our culture when they are intensely focused on our customers, energized to accomplish ambitious goals, & push themselves & those around them to be better. We work hard to teach & share our successes to help others be successful. We anticipate our teammates needs & communicate early & often, using the input of our peers to operate both fast & right. We have tremendous ambitions & a lot of fun pursuing them if that excites you, wed love to have you join us.

About the Role:

As a Senior Full Stack Engineer at Capsule, you will be responsible for building features & user interfaces that enable a seamless customer experience. You will work closely with the logistics & operations teams to design & develop software to enable them to deliver medication precisely & efficiently. You will work closely with pharmacists to design & develop software that enables them to scale up the number of prescriptions they are able to safely & efficiently fill, making free same-day delivery of medication available to more & more people.

  • Lead or participate in implementation of key projects that contribute to the company OKRs. 
  • Implement the features & user interfaces of Capsules applications targeting diverse categories of end users including: consumers, pharmacists, doctors, & logistics personnel.
  • Architect efficient & reusable front end systems that drive complex web applications.
  • Design, build, & maintain APIs, user-facing experiences, services, & systems.
  • Review product requirements, provide detailed software design & build the software that meets the requirements in high-quality & clean code using React, Redux, Javascript, Typescript, Python & other programming languages your team uses to build Capsule systems.
  • Write Technical Specs that communicate architectural approaches & present them to internal peers for review & feedback.
  • Provide mentorship to other engineers through code reviews & architecture reviews.
  • Build accessible, considerate systems that are usable by everyone - you will learn WCAG standards, how to build systems that work well with a screenreader, etc.

About You:

  • You take pride in enabling the best work of others on the team. You think ahead to anticipate the needs of your teammates & you give & get all the facts making it easy for others to make decisions.
  • You drive results in a way that makes everyone better. You accomplish ambitious objectives while uplifting the team around you. You're a magnet for team members looking to get better & be successful.
  • You work hard & want to have fun while you do so. You celebrate wins & remember to enjoy the journey as we build something iconic.
  • You can work both fast & right & don't view them as trade-offs. You understand when things require precision & accuracy & where 80% gets you to the desired outcome.
  • You thrive on being pushed & challenged. You communicate effectively both in written form & live / on your feet - you are not fazed by tough questions in the moment. 
  • You strike the right balance between putting enough work in to share something, but not going off into a corner for weeks at a time to polish something to perfection.
  • You operate like an owner & expect others to as well. You take personal responsibility & value personal responsibility in others. 
  • You check your ego at the door. You are interested in finding the right answer vs. always having the right answer.


  • 5+ years of overall software engineering experience.
  • Familiarity with modern JavaScript build pipelines & tooling.
  • 3+ years of HTML/CSS experience, including concepts such as layout, specificity, cross-browser compatibility, & accessibility.
  • 3+ years of JavaScript experience, including concepts such as asynchronous programming, closures, types, & ES6+.
  • 3+ years experience with browser APIs & optimizing front end performance.
  • 1+years experience working with any of following languages Kotlin/Python/Java etc.
  • Experience working with relational databases & PostgreSQL.
  • Experience contributing to the architecture and  system design (architecture, design patterns, reliability & scaling) of new & current systems.
  • You have been part of a team that owned software components critical to business.

Capsule is committed to hiring the best team possible to build a pharmacy that works for everyone. We have a diverse set of problems to solve, & believe that we need a diverse set of perspectives to deliver the best possible solutions to those problems. We look for talent from a wide range of backgrounds - including but not limited to - race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, national origin, religion, disability, & veteran status.

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