Principal Software Engineer (Media Streaming)

San Francisco
Engineering – Engineering ( US )
About Augmedix:

Augmedix is a health care services technology platform deployed across the US with many of the nation’s largest health systems. Our mission is to rehumanize the clinician-patient interaction by allowing our clinicians to fully focus on patients. We provide remote, technology-enabled, real-time EHR scribing and productivity services to outpatient clinicians. Our service saves users more than 10 hours a week and increases clinical efficiency by 40%.

About the Role:

Using Google Glass and smartphones utilizing remote human-driven documentation service, the core of the Augmedix technology platform is end-to-end secured audio-video streaming. We are looking for engineers experienced in developing, designing and researching in the area of secured/encrypted audio-video streaming. The ideal candidate is an experienced and highly proficient software engineer with a keen interest in owning, maintaining, and improving Augmedix’s proprietary media and data streaming platform. The individual will be required to have great system design knowledge along with hands-on experience working with multiple media streaming protocols, platforms and technologies.


    • Extend and optimize our custom media and data streaming stack
    • Analyze, improve and maintain current Augmedix media and data streaming engine and platform
    • Hands-on coding and software development for on-going streaming projects
    • Research new/alternate streaming technologies in order to improve performance, scalability, quality and overall robustness of the system
    • Build and manage Java SDK and Javascript SDK along with API documentation
    • Work on media technology performance analysis with metrics collection and data analytics
    • Provide detailed and constructive design for improving the platform and technology
    • Perform code and design reviews of other engineers in the team
    • Document code/design, system, architecture and research findings to enhance knowledge base 


    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent
    • 8+ years relevant experience
    • Very strong concepts on distributed system design and architecture
    • Very strong concepts of basic data structures and algorithms
    • 2+ years hands-on coding experience with WebRTC
    • 2+ years experience working on various media streaming protocols and technologies RTMP, RTSP, MPEG-DASH, Wowza, etc.
    • Strong understanding of networking stack i.e. network layer, transport layer, application layer
    • Clear understanding of security concepts, specially TLS, symmetric and asymmetric encryption, different types of firewall rules
    • Comfortable with Linux environment, Bash scripting, working via SSH
    • Proficiency with C and Go

Nice to Haves:

    • Programming languages C++, Java, Python
    • Familiarity with AWS and various AWS services like EC2, Auto-scaling, RDS, etc.
    • Familiarity with Docker and virtual machines
    • Familiarity with version control system, build management tools, etc.
    • Familiarity with data storage in PostgreSQL and ElasticSearch
    • Understanding of different media codecs and formats, especially: G.711, Opus, AAC, VP8
    • Familiarity with network analysis tools like tcpdump, Wireshark


    • Health, Dental, Vision benefits
    • Unlimited vacation policy
    • Flexible working hours
    • Fully stocked kitchen
    • Animal friendly work environment
    • Opportunity for extreme growth and promotion within Augmedix
    • Opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds in healthcare technology