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  • Full-time
  • Co-founder

Backend Developer - Co-Founder for IoT-Healthcare Startup

Started since 2016, Pillpresso is a multiple award-winning health tech startup supported by NUS Enterprise, Enterprise SG, Singtel and angel investors. Our aim is to improve medication management and adherence among the elderly as they transition from hospital to home.

We're developing a medication management system that empowers seniors to manage their medicines independently, and deliver proactive healthcare in the community through technology.

Our solution has gotten traction across Singapore's leading hospitals and community healthcare providers.

Made up of individuals specialising in business, engineering and medicine, we are driven by the desire to improve human lives and healthcare delivery.

Find out more about us at: www.facebook.com/pillpresso


Multiple awards won:

  1. Winner at AIC's Global Conference for Integrated Care (2018)

  2. Selected as one of the top 7 participants in Singtel Future Makers, Singtel's social innovation program (2017)

  3. Grand Prize winner at the national Ageing-in-Place Tech Challenge (2017)

  4. Winner at Health Innovation Asia (2016)

  5. Winner at Modern Ageing (2015)



News Coverage:

  • https://www.opengovasia.com/articles/8072-top-4-grand-prize-winners-for-3rd-edition-of-ageing-in-place-tech-challenge-announced-in-singapore

  • https://www.channel8news.sg/news8/latestnews/20170928-sg-tech-factor/3839958.html

  • http://www.sgsme.sg/news/startups/millennial-entrepreneurs-take-ageing

  • http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/tap-on-science-and-technology-to-transform-ageing-dr-amy-khor

  • http://www.straitstimes.com/business/growing-focus-on-creating-products-for-the-elderly

  • https://www.techinasia.com/modern-aging-winner-startups


Pillpresso is looking for a Backend Software Engineer to join the team.

You’ll be working closely with the founders to build an innovative hardware & software IoT platform in digital medicine. The aim is to digitise medication management and track medication compliance for patients, caregivers and nurses alike – from hospital to home.

The role will involve improving and developing new features on our web + mobile app platform, which is built primarily on AngularJS, NodeJS and the Ionic framework.

You will be liaising with software counterparts and healthcare professionals from organisations of varying scale (e.g. community healthcare partners to large hospitals) so as to understand their needs, develop product features and work on API integration as needed.



  • Take the lead on technical design discussions and propose innovative solutions for the backend components

  • Plan, build and test new product features from end-to-end, based on customer and business needs

  • Collaborate with the electrical engineer in hardware-software interfacing

  • Design and implement JSON-based RESTful APIs

  • Write and execute test plans, debugging and testing scripts and tools.

  • Ensure performance, scalability, maintainability and security of the technical platform

  • Write and update technical documentation

  • Set coding best practices





  • Preferably at least 1-3 years experience as a software engineer, developer, or programmer

  • Strong knowledge in JavaScript, ES6, Node 8 (Note: We work based on the MEAN stack.)

  • Strong knowledge in Relational and/or NoSQL databases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB, etc.)

  • Strong knowledge in working with Amazon Web Services

  • Extensively used and implemented JSON-based RESTful APIs

  • Experience working with GIT or other version control systems.

  • Experience with best practices in software development, such as unit testing, pair programming and continuous integration.



  • Good proficiency in front-end frameworks and languages, e.g. AngularJS, Ionic, HTML5, CSS3

  • Experience with IoT, embedded systems

  • Experience with developing enterprise-grade architecture / software and security requirements



  • Able to provide technical leadership (e.g. set a technical product vision, show a mature and pragmatic approach when making technology choices)

  • Driven

  • Curious – you never stop learning. You stay up to date with the latest technologies to expand your skillset. Working on personal / open-source projects and active learning initiatives are a good sign of your passion to learn and solve problems.

  • Proactive in suggesting ideas or ways for improvement

  • Good verbal and written skills to effectively communicate product architectures, design proposals and interact with technical and business counterparts

  • Take pride in building great products, taking ownership of solutions and ensuring code quality

  • We welcome new graduates / candidates with less experience to apply – as long as you have the drive and intellect to work with us!



  • We'd be delighted to bring in people who can grow into the role and grow with the startup. It is not expected that any single candidate would have expertise across all the areas outlined above. Hence please apply even if you are unsure that you meet all the criteria. If you are interested in the role and think it could be a fit, we'd like to hear from you.

  • The base salary also comes with an attractive equity component.



  • As we are still a small team, this is a great opportunity to join us and play a key role in defining the direction and technical strategy of our product while we continue to grow.

  • Develop a new, digital health solution to alleviate the manual work and burden behind medication management – a big problem among patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals globally. This is a new area that has never seen a solution rolled out on a significant scale in Singapore and in the region.

  • Enhance your skills with a multi-faceted role that cuts across healthcare, IoT, hardware, enterprise software and social impact.

  • Engage with senior, influential healthcare professionals who are well known in geriatric medicine and pharmacy.

  • Collegial Start-Up Environment: We share the floor with other cool startups at The Hangar, NUS's incubator for startups. Fun activities are organized on a regular basis!


3000 - 8000 SGD

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