Way to Health

A mission that matters

Join a team that has launched over 200 research studies and clinical programs, improved the lives of over a million patients and citizens, and facilitated top-notch scientific research.

Why you should join


Way to Health is making a real difference to patient lives and to healthcare operations. We need your help to launch more programs, launch them faster, and make them more reliable, resilient, and scalable.


Every day, month, and year we’re addressing bigger and more interesting challenges. We learn, we get better, we do more. If you’re looking for something boring and comfortable, we might not be a good fit. But c’mon…

The team

We’re admittedly biased, but our team kicks ass. We power a wide number of programs, have built a powerful and resilient platform, and are kind and caring to each other, our customers, and our patients.

About the team

Driven but balanced

We believe in the mission of what we’re doing, and are enthusiastic about and dedicated to our work. We’re also dedicated to our outside lives, children, pets, and hobbies - we leave work on time, and work-life balance is important to us.


We operate collaboratively across functions. We value and respect each other’s skills, backgrounds, personal quirks, contributions, and limitations. We have implementation specialists writing regexes, developers writing product requirements - whatever makes sense for the product and the team. We all have input on the product and on how we work.


We tend to work pretty standard business hours, but are flexible because life is more than work. Work your schedule, get things done, and show up on time to meetings. Definitely no timesheets or billable hours, or needing to request PTO to leave early for your kid’s little league game. (We might ask you to livestream that game just so some of us can reminisce and offer some backseat coaching.)

Remote / On-site

Since March 2020 we’ve been working entirely remotely. We’ve become very comfortable on Teams / Zoom - that’s where we do most of our meetings, pairing sessions, 1-on-1s, and so on. Before the pandemic we worked from home one day a week, and once the office reopens we predict we’ll be in our office on the Penn campus 1-3 days a week.

Technology and Requirements


We have some constraints but we are flexible on technology choices as long as they are maintainable. Some details: PHP, Symfony, VueJS, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Jenkins, Gitlab, Docker, Azure, Mirth Connect.

Hiring requirements

In short: Software Developer candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree (in any field) and at least 3 years of experience in web development. Healthcare experience and/or interest is a plus. See the job description for more details.

Day in your life


Design a program in conjunction with clinical or research partners. You have significant input into project design such as patient / participant level interactions, language and more. Expertise with the platform also drives the overall program design and launch. Your work will likely be acknowledged in peer reviewed publications as a co-author.


Building a feature to allow an upcoming research study or clinical program to configure their program in a specific way.


Defining test cases, code reviewing or testing a colleague’s code (or deciding that the automated test coverage is adequate and that we can skip manual QA). Looking into scalability or performance issues on the platform, finding and fixing the root cause of whatever is slowing down the site or background jobs


Pairing with one of our implementation specialists on a tricky build - helping them figure out how to combine WayToHealth’s building blocks to accomplish what they need, or what additional building blocks to develop.


Setting up a dashboard or ETL to our analytics database to illustrate the value of W2H programs to health system executives, or to provide visibility into the operations of a program. Presenting to leadership on successes of various programs on a quarterly basis or more frequently.

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Engineers / Software Developers

We’re currently looking for TWO software developers to join the team. A full job description, requirements, and application can be found at w2h.us/developer. We’d love to hear from you!