Head of Application Development


Our Company, venture backed and currently in stealth mode, is a St. Louis-based digital health leader with a first-to-market non-invasive medical device and companion software targeting metabolic disorders. Launching in late 2019, we are a health and measurement innovator that provides the technology, feedback, and adherence at the intersection of human behavior and chronic care management in areas like diabetes and obesity, with a platform that extends well into additional chronic diseases. Serving an enormous market with no direct competition with positive market trends as a tailwind, our FDA registered (Class 1) device fills a well-publicized biomarker gap for our clinical B2B partners in pharma and chronic care management, as well as an eager direct-to-consumer wellness market segment. 

The Head of Application Development, reporting to the CEO, is the Company’s most critical hire to build the mobile, web and API components of the overall solution.  The position is a key member of the management team and compensated accordingly with an attractive compensation including stock plan.


  • Design architecture for sustainable and scalable mobile and web application development in HIPAA-compliant environment

  • Hire and coach team/partners and individually contribute to agile mobile and web application development for iOS and Android for targeted fall product release

  • Translate and transition feature requests with Head of Marketing to specific development plans, working closely with team using project management best practice  

  • Oversee mobile and web user interface design and iteration

  • Establish best-practice document control process, working with regulatory team

  • Build REST API for metabolic corporate partners requiring near real-time patient measurements

  • Own scalable software and firmware testing process to ensure world-class patient and consumer experience with least disruption to customers

  • Work closely with hardware engineering team to optimize device ability to transmit data 

  • Expand our thought leadership efforts, demonstrating the value of novel data sources targeting adherence for purposes of real-world evidence and innovative patient/provider value

  • Serve as an ethical member of the senior leadership team, being a responsible steward of our company's values toward patient care and placing the company's goals above any function or team member goals

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Fifteen years iterative application development experience, at least five years in managerial role

  • Demonstrated success in iOS and Android mobile application development in HIPAA-compliant medical device  or healthcare IT space

  • Strong acumen linking patient data from device to mobile application and cloud with Bluetooth and supportive encrypted databases

  • Deep understanding of the digital health value chain, including clinical development, medical affairs, and first-to-market commercial launch in both direct-to-consumer and institutional market segments

  • Demonstrated experience attracting and building highly innovative software engineering teams with clear KPIs

  • Deep understanding of complexities of provisioning/maintenance of mobile and web applications

  • Exceptional communication skills, demonstrated through an ability to synthesize disparate information in writing and in verbal interactions with team and senior leadership

Ideal Candidate:

  • Loves to solve problems in complex environments with positive attitude

  • Is motivated by start-up culture, wearing many hats while rowing with the rest of the team in an aligned strategy

  • Highly disciplined as self-starter in unstructured environment, supporting teams outside of standard scope

  • Thinks and acts “outside the box” throughout the day, using past experiences or competitive positioning as a framework only; has the confidence to boldly grasp and manage risk associated with novel deliverables and strategies; prefers to forge the path rather than follow

  • Inspire others through action and build teams of high performing individuals with fierce loyalty to brand and company culture beyond software development

  • Deeply aligned with Company’s vision to broadly impact patients and consumers with metabolic disorders; genuinely passionate about making a significant contribution to medicine that will impact a significant number of lives… today

  • Balance an optimistic view of the future with a pragmatic sense of what we can accomplish today in order to create meaningful, long-term value for our collaborators; very strong bias to action

  • Maintains a high level of intellectual curiosity in a field that is constantly changing and where Company has “cracked the code”

  • Comfortable in a dynamic workplace, knowing that our plan today will change frequently as market trends and milestones dictate; hired candidate is energized by change

Readout is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind:  Readout is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

To apply, please send your resume to info@readouthealth.com.