Software Engineering Team Lead

Remote U.S. /
Engineering /
/ Remote
About the Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Software Engineering Team Lead to join Flywheel’s busy and collaborative development team. This is a unique opportunity to work with and lead a dedicated product team, building a large scale application for sharing and curating scientific and medical data and associated metadata. Tools that your team builds will be used by scientists and researchers to enhance their workflow efficiency and sharing capabilities.  Successful applicants will have a passion for problem-solving, elevating others around them, and delivering quality results. This role requires leadership experience and a strong development background. 

The team works with a variety of technologies, including:
Python 3 APIs, specifically FastAPI
Angular, Typescript
Cloud providers: AWS, Google, and Azure
MongoDB, ElasticSearch
Docker and Kubernetes
Git, Unit and Integration testing, CI/CD a plus, specifically GitLab


This role works closely with a cross functional product team and business stakeholders. The team operates within an Agile process and is empowered to alter it as needed to achieve team and company objectives.

We’re highly responsive to customer needs and constantly strive to make a positive contribution to the biomedical and life sciences communities we serve. Team members are recognized and rewarded when advocating for customer success and satisfaction over other concerns. We value self-motivated, creative individuals who work well in a collaborative environment – constantly generating and sharing new ideas and solutions with the team. 

Flywheel has a comprehensive benefits package and encourages a balanced work life and home life.


    • Lead a cross functional team focused around a product area.
    • Directly manage software engineers on the team providing continuous feedback.
    • Develop with a variety of technologies, such as Python, Typescript (Angular), Docker, Kubernetes.
    • Work closely with product owners to develop product features and improvements.
    • Be accountable for team delivery, performance, and culture.
    • Collaborate daily across a geographically dispersed development team.
    • Build up the team by mentoring other engineers, sharing knowledge, and raising the bar.
    • Keep a constant feedback loop open with all members of the team as well as starting conversations about career growth.
    • Help grow the team by participating in hiring and onboarding.

What would make you a great fit

    • Proven track record of elevating and mentoring other engineers.
    • Derives satisfaction from clearing roadblocks for others.
    • Interested in building culture and collaboration within a team.
    • Ability to facilitate healthy debate around technical issues.
    • Strong application development skills.
    • Direct experience building APIs, SDKs and/or CLIs.
    • Experience building applications that handle large file transfers and interact with cloud storage services like GCS, S3, etc.
    • Feel passionate about writing quality code. 
    • Plan with an eye towards details and edge cases.
    • Thrive in a collaborative and dynamic environment.
    • Have a habit of documentation to share your knowledge and learn from past mistakes.
    • Driven by curiosity and creative problem solving. Have an urge for delivering to deadlines and iterating fast.
    • Keep customers top-of-mind.
Do you feel like you don't have everything that's listed above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!

About Us

Flywheel is the leading research data platform that's transforming the way biomedical and imaging data are managed at leading life sciences, clinical, and academic institutions globally.

Flywheel provides a comprehensive research data solution with all the tools needed for curation, imaging processing, machine learning workflows, and secure collaboration. By leveraging cloud scalability and automating research workflows, Flywheel helps organizations scale research data and analysis, improve scientific collaboration, and accelerate discoveries.

Company Values

The alchemy of effective teamwork happens when we each take ownership of both the menial and the magical every day. We’re serious, but never stuffy. We keep our cool under pressure because we assume best intentions and maintain perspective. This allows for true teamwork, with a dash of irreverence.

We are tenacious and united in our pursuit of solving our customers’ biggest challenges, and no challenge is too big. Diverse backgrounds across our team make us more effective as we listen, absorb, collaborate, and iterate to innovate.

We’re obsessed with uncovering the why of any given. Having an open mind allows us to be quick to fail and quick to adapt. We relentlessly pursue continual improvement through learning and imagining new possibilities.

We’re fueled by grit, boundless energy, and a deep belief that we are doing cool shit. We don’t hesitate to stand up and speak out because we trust that through tough, honest discourse we can drive change and make a real difference for our customers and our mission.