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Machine Intelligence Engineer


Reports to: Chief Medical Officer
Location: Remote

About VisualDx:

We are a profitable and growing software-as-a-service company headquartered in Rochester, NY and staffed nationally on a mission to transform and improve medical decisions through augmented thinking and timely visualization. Our vision is to become the most relied-upon intelligence platform for improving medical decisions by healthcare professionals and laypeople alike. We currently serve more than 300 enterprise customers and half of all medical schools in the United States.

VisualDx is both a web EHR interoperable system and a mobile app that includes AI/machine learning image analysis capabilities. We are proud that our product has:

  • The world’s best curated medical image library
  • A leading skin of color atlas
  • Smart search for chief complaints, diagnoses, medications, and travel locations
  • The ability to build a patient-specific differential diagnosis
  • The ability to earn CME credits with every search
  • Availability on desktop, iOS, and Android devices

In 2019, VisualDx launched DermExpert, a mobile app that allows anyone to take a picture of a skin condition and map it to VisualDx’s database for personalized guidance in seconds. The app leverages VisualDx’s comprehensive curated medical image library, deep knowledge base, and machine learning tools to provide the general practitioner with the ability needed to recognize, understand, and treat skin conditions.

Job Description:

The Machine Intelligence Engineer is responsible developing state-of-the-art machine intelligence functionality for VisualDx’s clinical decision support products for both healthcare professionals and consumers.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs machine learning research and develops new machine learning models for purposes such as:
    • Recognition of medically relevant features in images
    • Medical classification of images
    • Natural Language Processing (NLP) of user input and medical texts
    • Intelligent dialogs with users to elicit relevant clinical information
    • Improved differential diagnosis generation algorithms
  • Devises experimental strategies and designs to advance intelligent features of VisualDx products
  • Incorporates machine intelligence features into VisualDx products
  • Works with Engineering and Product departments to improve and enhance VisualDx
  • Works with product planning to understand where machine intelligence can be applied to improve product usability and user results
  • Applies data science methods to analyze user-entered data to identify areas for improvement in the products and in VisualDx’s medical knowledge
  • Interacting with external research and business partners on technical details of joint projects
  • Participates in external research initiatives and communicates results to internal stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned


Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in machine learning, computer science or engineering, data science, or related field
  • Expertise in Deep Neural Networks
  • Strong software development background including Python skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload
  • High level communication skills and ability to work with others
  • Discretion and confidentiality


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in machine learning, computer science or engineering, data science, or related field.
  • Background in statistics.
  • Medical background.
  • Experience in grantsmanship


Physical requirements:

  • Regularly required to talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Able to travel as needed


Why you’ll want to join VisualDx:

Our people make VisualDx a great place to work. We’re connected through our mission to change medicine. VisualDx provides employees with work opportunities to stretch their minds and expand their skills. Here are a few other reasons you will want to join the VisualDx team:

We offer robust benefits, including:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 3% Safe Harbor Contribution to 401k plan available day 1
  • Generous paid time off; vacation, sick, and holidays
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Work from anywhere in the US!

We have fun. We learn together. We have hosted happy hours, picnics, holiday parties, catered lunches, virtual escape rooms, and our newest traditions – Treat Yo Self Day and Camp!

We care. Our Social Causes Committee, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, and wellness opportunities nurture our mind, body, and soul and deepen our community connections.

We’re pet people! Dogs are common workplace companions in our headquarters and those working remotely share pet adventures via Slack.

VisualDx is an equal opportunity employer.  We recruit, hire, train and promote without discriminating based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, military leave or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Because VisualDx is a federal contractor and because of our interest in employee and client safety, we adopted a policy requiring COVID-19 vaccination for our workplace. VisualDx requires that all employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or qualify for an accommodation from the vaccination requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Please note: This requirement may be subject to change based on applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or other guidance.

Regrettably, VisualDx does not sponsor employment at this time.

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