Ascend Innovations


Ascend Innovations is looking for a Software Engineer to join our growing team and help us build products that enable community health organizations to better serve the most vulnerable populations. We work with clients ranging from recovery boards, to hospice organizations, to grass root community health programs focused on important initiatives such as reducing infant mortality.

🌄 About Ascend

Ascend Innovations is a socially impactful technology company that provides data-driven products and consulting services to help organizations solve complex community health problems. We desire to empower all communities to improve health and wellness with human-centered technology. Owned by the three hospital networks in Dayton, Ascend is uniquely positioned to build solutions around mental health and addiction, chronic disease, social determinants of health, and other core focus areas related to community health.

❤️ What We Value

Our team culture is rooted in the values of drive, perseverance, trust, accountability, and community. A great fit for our company will exhibit these characteristics in action on a daily basis.

  • We aspire to be better
  • We grow through challenge
  • We are open and honest
  • We have each other's back
  • We are better together

☕️ Perks

  • 🏝 Unlimited PTO
  • 🍼 3 months fully paid parental leave
  • 🌎 Work Remotely

🧬 Who You Are

  • You have a least 2+ years experience in software development
  • You have experience building, configuring, and implementing AWS cloud solutions
  • You have experience working with Infrastructure as Code solutions like Terraform
  • You have experience working with containers and container orchestration like Docker and AWS ECS
  • You have experience working with test automation and CI/CD pipelines
  • You have experience working with web frameworks such as Django, Ruby on Rails, Express, or Gin
  • You enjoy being engaged with multiple projects on any given week and can effectively multi-task and efficiently manage your time
  • You are excited about working with a highly collaborative team where you can help define engineering tooling, standards, and processes
  • You are an excellent communicator and enjoy working with project managers, designers, data scientists, and other engineers

☀️ As an Ascend Software Engineer, on a given day you might:

  • Brainstorm ways to re-implement legacy systems using modern cloud architecture
  • Write effective, efficient, and testable code with clear documentation
  • Pair program with other engineers on the team
  • Review and provide effective, constructive feedback on Pull Requests
  • Debug, troubleshoot, and resolve bugs and defects across local, staging, and production environments
  • Work on improving internal tooling or processes in order to enable others (or your future self) to work faster or more effectively
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and workshops that help define the overall direction of a project
  • Experiment with new technologies to integrate into Ascend’s engineering workflow
  • Establish, maintain, and foster an open, collaborative, supportive, and positive working environment

🦾 What Our Engineering Team Values

Our engineering team values curiosity, creativity, simplicity, and craftsmanship

  • We desire to continuously learn, explore, and experiment
  • We believe that software engineering is a creative pursuit
  • We believe even complex things can be simple and elegant
  • We desire to craft high-quality applications with care and attention to detail

📍 Where You’ll Be

  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our teammates to find a work mode that is best for them!
  • We offer flexible fully remote, hybrid, or in-office working arrangements.
  • Our primary office is in Dayton , Ohio (EST Timezone), but we also have a presence in Columbus, Ohio.
  • For the time being we ask that all employees be located within the United States

✨ Benefits Highlight

  • Inclusive healthcare package (medical, dental, & vision)
  • Automatic 401K employer contribution
  • Health Savings Account with employer match
  • Flexible working style
    • in-office, hybrid, or 100% remote, with teammates located throughout the US