Backend Developer (Remote)

Remote   |   Full Time

About Pathcore

Pathcore is a Toronto-based software company specializing in whole slide digital pathology image management and workflow. The company develops leading enterprise-grade software for managing big pathology data which supports cancer informatics and healthcare IT. We are located in downtown Toronto, steps away from Queen’s Park metro station and the MaRS discovery district. 

About the Position

Pathcore is currently recruiting an energetic, detailed-oriented, and motivated Backend Developer to help us create and maintain complex web applications for cancer informatics. The successful candidate will assist with the development of web applications (Flow, Live, Scholar), which have been designed for viewing, annotating, and analysis of whole slide images (WSI). The candidate will be responsible for ensuring development targets are met in a timely fashion while working with other developers to produce high-quality, well-tested, and user-friendly software. We expect responsibilities will be dynamic and expand as we strive to meet our clients’ needs.


This is a remote position. Applicants from all parts of Canada are encouraged to apply.


  • Analyze, troubleshoot and debug complex and interconnected systems
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to gather feature requirements
  • Collaborate with developers, designers, and system administrators to develop features
  • Review, test and maintain existing features and develop new functionality
  • Follow emerging technologies and learn new technologies through self-study
  • Develop documentation for internal and external readers
  • Debug issues and tune performance across distributed systems
  • Provide training and support to internal teams
  • Handle inbound support and respond to bug reports


  • 3 years of professional software development experience
  • Proficient with backend programming languages for web development (Python preferred)
  • Experience with relational databases such as Postgres or MySQL
  • Experience designing and implementing REST or RPC-based web services
  • Familiarity with the deployment of web services in containerized environments (e.g. Docker and Kubernetes)
  • In-depth understanding of web development (design, development, and deployment)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Great teamwork skills and time management skills
  • Past experience with using software development tools and methods (source control, unit testing, bug tracking, continuous integration, etc.)
  • Must have excellent English communication skills; both verbal and written

Desired Experience

  • Hands on experience with a variety of programming languages (C++ and C preferred)
  • Experience deploying software on cloud platforms (e.g. GCP, AWS, Microsoft Azure)
  • Past experience using or developing software for medical imaging or microscopy
  • Medical image analysis (i.e. algorithm development) background and/or training


  • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Medical and health benefits package
  • Remote work benefits package

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