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We’re looking for outstanding people to join us to help Inspire grow. As a member of Team Inspire, the work you do will have a direct and positive impact on the lives of many.

We’re currently hiring for the positions listed below, but are interested in meeting talented people, regardless of specialty. Send your resume to if you’d like to join our team.

Technical Manager

Location: Arlington, VA or remote


Do you enjoy the intersection between technology and management… where you are innovating and engaged in the hands on development and engineering but also provide leadership and management of a team?  Does a company that has an innovative culture and a mission that is truly helping others drive you? Then this role could be what you are seeking! Inspire, the largest social network for patients and caregivers, is seeking a Technical Manager to join our engineering team. We have significant product development initiatives ahead to help drive online member growth and sales to top pharmaceutical, research, and medical device companies and their agencies.

The Technical Manager reports to the Vice President of Engineering.  You’ll be working closely with our team of architects, engineers and project managers to enhance and modernize our approach.  Inspire’s technology stack is moving away from the classic LAMP stack to a modern mix of AWS Lambda, Angular Single Page Applications, Docker Containers, and Aurora database, along with lots of other fun stuff you’d expect to see in a web development shop.  We use a wide variety of technologies, and are constantly looking to improve our systems and our members’ experience. Working on our team offers the opportunity to enhance and modernize our approach.

You will be:

  • Leading and mentoring a team of Engineers.
  • Extending and maintaining complex systems involving multiple components.
  • Building RESTful API services and clients.
  • Fostering a very supportive and collaborative team environment that values ideas, opinions, curiosity, and creativity.
  • Participating in brainstorming sessions and contributing ideas which enhance our technology, algorithms and products.
  • Evaluating new technologies and helping to modernize our technical infrastructure.
  • Working with our project and product managers to prioritize your team’s work.
  • Work cross functionally to collaborate with leadership, marketing, product development, community and business development.


We are a multi-language development shop that strives to use the right tools for the job at hand. We are currently using NodeJS, Elixir, Python, Perl, and more in some capacity. As we continue to modernize and scale our architecture we will consider the deployment of additional technologies to ensure we are using the right tools and best practices available.   We’re looking for someone who has an interest in system architecture, a passion for getting things done and an ability to lead and collaborate.

Our new team member will have knowledge or experience with most of the items listed below but will also enjoy learning new things and working with a talented group of co-workers to build something truly meaningful.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience of overall technology experience in Full Stack Development or Systems Engineering.
  • Enjoys leading others as well as rolling your sleeves up and getting your hands in the technology – this role will be hands on.
  • Challenges others to develop, attain goals and pursue excellence while serving as a role model.
  • Cultivates our innovative, collaborative culture by ensuring that project tasks are in line with each team members career interests when possible and encourage team members to take ownership and pride in their work .
  • Able to communicate effectively and identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change.
  • Understanding of multiple AWS services
  • You find satisfaction in a job well done and want to solve head-scratching challenges
  • Solid software design knowledge – you should know how to create software that’s testable, extensible, reusable and meets desired architectural objectives
  • Proficiency in SQL, in particular MySQL / Maria / Aurora
  • Familiarity with NoSQL stores (CouchDB / DynamoDB / MongoDB)
  • Linux experience (eg: Ubuntu, Arch, RHEL, CentOS) with a focus on web (Apache / Nginx)
  • Understanding of protocols/technologies like Docker, Lambda, HTTPS, SQL, HTML, YAML, JSON.
  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment and automated testing

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  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Generous PTO policy (ask us about it!)
  • Stock options
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching
  • A corporate mission that benefits society
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Talented, creative co-workers


Inspire was founded in 2005 out of our interest in health, our personal experiences with difficult health issues, and the vision that we could use the Internet to improve patients’ and caregivers’ ability to find support. We believe patient centricity is the future of healthcare.

Inspire’s mission is to bring people together and to accelerate medical research. We have developed focused member groups and partnered with over 100 non-profit patient advocacy organizations, including the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, National Osteoporosis Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, National Psoriasis Foundation, and Genetic Alliance, to provide online patient communities in a safe, privacy-protected environment.  Members are resources for each other sharing health information and support without regard to location, background, or status. Together they reduce the feelings of isolation experienced by those with chronic conditions, cancer, rare diseases. We all believe that “Together we’re better”.

From marketers, designers, to software engineers and healthcare product experts, we are a diverse community with the goal of changing the patient and caregiver experience through community.


Apply for the opportunity to join our team by emailing your resume and cover letter to and include “Technical Manager” in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!

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