Principal Software Engineer

R&D Remote

Wheel is the health tech company powering the next generation of healthcare. The entire healthcare industry is racing to serve patients online, but outdated business models, technologies, and mindsets are continuing to get in the way. We pioneered a new way for companies to build and scale virtual care. 

Instead of starting from scratch, companies can leverage Wheel’s virtual care platform and nationwide clinician network to develop a virtual care service — bypassing the 15 months and $15 million it can take to build from the ground up. Today, Wheel powers the most innovative companies in healthcare today, including digital health companies, clinical lab networks, retailers, traditional healthcare providers, and tech companies.

We’re a team of experts and innovators working together to solve some of healthcare’s most challenging problems in order to put great care within everyone’s reach. We’ve raised $216 million in funding and backed by top investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Tiger Global, Coatue, CRV, Tusk Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Silverton Partners. 

In the last year we’re proud to have been named:

  • Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startups 
  • Built In’s Best Remote-First Places to Work
  • CB Insights Digital Health 150 
  • Business Insider 30 Leaders under 40 Changing Healthcare 

We’re looking for people to join our team who share a passion for making a positive difference in healthcare and feel connected to our core values. 

Position Summary 

As a Principal Engineer at Wheel, you will help guide the evolution of our Engineering team and technology while supporting new green field opportunities. You will help establish technical standards and drive Wheel’s architecture, engineering practices and engineering methodologies. You work on our hardest problems, building high quality, scalable, and architecturally sound systems that are aligned with our business needs. Principal Engineers are pragmatic visionaries who can translate business needs into workable technology solutions. You should also be able to mentor, guide, and train other engineers.


  • Mentor engineers and help them grow in their careers
  • Influence teams to continuously improve while supporting progressive ways to solve problems; adopt new technologies and strategies where applicable.
  • Work holistically across different teams at Wheel, bringing a lean and iterative mindset
  • Drive architecture and build systems for multiple orders of magnitude of growth
  • Balance the needs of uptime, security, privacy, scalability, flexibility and performance consistent with business needs
  • Evaluate opportunities, risk and technical strategies and provide key findings to internal partners


  • 10+ years of industry experience
  • Material experience with modern open-source technologies
  • Deep experience building web applications and B2B SaaS products
  • Comfortable making architectural decisions in ambiguous and fast-moving environments
  • Comprehensive experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) services 
  • Knowledge of architectural patterns and archetypes for building scalable services 
  • Led multiple technology projects/teams and/or has been the go-to person on several past projects
  • Proven ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Thrives in a collaborative and diverse environment
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
At Wheel, we know we will go further together by celebrating diversity and that starts by honoring each of our unique lived experiences. We look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups: women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds. We are committed to ensuring a safe work environment where employees are not discriminated against based on age, race, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that believes in health, equity, equality, and prosperity for all so we can succeed in changing the way healthcare works.