Tandem Diabetes Care

501+ employees
51 - 100 engineers
$5m - $10m funding

Headquartered in central San Diego with a corporate office in Boise, Idaho, Tandem Diabetes Care is dedicated to making the lives of people with diabetes better and better through relentless innovation. We are a medical device technology company that has revolutionized the diabetes community by inventing the first FDA-cleared color touch-screen insulin pump capable of remote feature updates, which has led us to be named the fasting growing insulin pump company in the world. We pride ourselves on our intentional people-centric culture. We’re dedicated to hiring quality people that each bring their own unique self to Tandem as well as providing an open door policy to engage with our leaders. People come and stay at Tandem because they believe in our mission and are empowered to make a difference in the diabetes community. We provide full transparency between all departments, heavily promote from within, and encourage healthy friendships between our people that often carry outside of the workplace. We make an effort to put our values into action to keep our employees and community connected and engaged. As a recipient of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Idaho and San Diego, we’re proud to be attracting, retaining and developing the young, professional workforce. Stay Awesome!

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Why join us?

  • Tandem Diabetes Care was named a top workplace in San Diego in 2018 and 2020 by The San Diego Union-Tribune and awarded a “Future Forward” 2018 Top Workplaces Spotlight honor based on the employee sentiment, “I believe this company is going in the right direction.” Our company is a top workplace because of its people, and with all of the career choices out there, we are incredibly proud that employees keep giving Tandem Diabetes Care such high marks.

  • We are the makers of the only color, touch-screen insulin pump that is capable of remote feature updates and compatibility with continuous glucose monitoring. Using a personal computer, patients can keep their pump up to date with the latest technology during its warranty period. In addition to innovative technology, we have a culture that fosters the idea that the happiest people are the most productive people. We treat our fellow employees like friends and family, and the company like our own home. This universal respect allows us the freedom to be ourselves and to be effective at our jobs, knowing at the end of the day that we can trust everyone to do the right thing, for each other and for the company.

  • At Tandem, our employees are just as important as our customers! Not only do we hire the best, we reward, develop, and retain them too. At Tandem we offer competitive compensation packages, superb medical, dental and vision, a discounted stock purchasing plan, 401k match, fitness discounts, generous PTO, casual work attire and more.

Engineering at Tandem Diabetes Care

Engineering team and processes

We run 2 week sprints and have dedicated Scrum masters. We have a strong split between backend and frontend teams. The frontend team will have 20 members by the end of this year with 2 managers and 2 architects. We care deeply about testing and code quality, spending about half our time on test implementation and having 2 code reviews for each PR. We are remote first and like to play games together.

Technical Challenges

Running React Native across Web, iOS, and Android and making sure it feels right on each platform is challenging. Working in a regulatory environment while trying to move fast, also brings some of the most intriguing challenges in terms of software testing you will encounter anywhere.

Projects you might work on
  • We are rebuilding our diabetes dashboard from scratch that is used by patients and doctors to help make clinical decisions with unique data visualizations of the data that our insulin pump and attached blood glucose meters collect.

  • We are rebuilding and expanding our customer portal that is used for training, reordering of supplies, and customer support.

  • We are working towards integrating these two products into a single touch point for our customers that will also be integrated with our native app.

Tech stack
React Native

Working at Tandem Diabetes Care

Our goal is to make the lives of those with Diabetes better and better by relentlessly innovating through continuous experimentation. Getting innovative ideas off the ground requires the experience, opinions and actions of many. We cannot accomplish great things without successful collaboration, both inside and outside of the company. We are an environment based on trust, where you can be yourself and work along side a diverse team of passionate and excellent individuals.

Diversity and Inclusion

Tandem is always looking for awesome, forward-thinking achievers to join our workforce. We are committed to making sure our company fully reflects the diverse consumers who use our product. We are making strides towards this goal through the support of a diversity council and are firmly committed to being an equal opportunity employer and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment.

We work hard at Tandem to support diversity and inclusion in our workforce and to encourage an environment where everyone feels comfortable being themselves, but we know this work is never finished. I pledge, on behalf of myself and the rest of our senior management team, that we will continue listening to our community and working hard to ensure that our company is not a place where racism can survive. - John Sheridan, Chief Executive Officer

We've partnered with community groups such as Athena, NSBE, San Diego Squared and University STEM student groups to recruit top talent and drive leadership development by giving access to resources, mentoring, networking, trainings and more.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Relax with 20 days of paid time off and celebrate 10 paid holidays in your first year. Save for your future with a company-sponsored 401(k) plan. Look forward to saving money on tickets to the San Diego Zoo, movies, restaurants, and so much more with our exclusive employee discount program. Tandem will also grant you stock options upon hire and the option to enroll in our lucrative Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

  • Beautiful Office
  • Health Insurance

    We offer a robust benefits package to support your health and your family. From medical, dental, and vision, to flexible spending accounts for both health and dependent care – Tandem’s got you covered!

  • 401(k) Contribution
  • Serves underrepresented populations
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Dedicated Human Resources team
  • Team Activities

    Join in monthly employee get-togethers, tacos for Cinco de Mayo, corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day, costume-contest for Halloween, and the annual JDRF walk. (All to be resumed once we return to the office).

  • Gym/Fitness
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Work from Home
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
  • Philanthropic Contributions
Our Team by the Numbers

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