Tausight

remote, sf
11 - 25 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Pre-Series A

Tausight was founded in 2018 by David Ting, the cofounder and former CTO of Imprivata and a former appointee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. We are a patient data security startup with a mission of reducing healthcare cyber incidents using a more proactive, risk management philosophy. At Tausight, we well understand the complex intricacies of the healthcare infrastructure and deeply believe that protecting patient's personal health information is the foundation of patient trust, the cornerstone of patient safety. Protecting PHI is also the #1 cybersecurity objective within the $3 trillion U.S. healthcare industry.

Backed by top-tier healthcare technology investors, Polaris Partners and Flare Capital Partners, our team has spent the last two years single-mindedly focused on developing a cutting-edge, multi-patented platform technology, and now first product, that will help secure and de-risk personal health information across a now increasingly decentralized healthcare ecosystem, post COVID-19 inception.

Our team is primarily located within Greater Boston and the San Francisco Bay area and welcomes remote workers and flexible working hours. As clearly stated within our company principles statement, called We Believe, Tausight will not tolerate ageism, racism, gender or sexual harassment, or any form of discrimination within our business operations or places of work. To be abundantly clear, we are committed to diversity, equity and belonging within our culture and across our company.

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Why join us?
  • Founded by the David Ting, the cofounder and former CTO of Imprivata. David helped raise $66M before taking Imprivata to an IPO. Thoma Bravo later took Imprivata private for $544 million in 2019. Current Tausight investor, Polaris Partners, previously invested in Imprivata as well. A highly regarded health care IT expert, David was appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force.

    CEO Dave Dickinson is a three-time startup CEO, Board Director, and corporate innovation and marketing executive within Fortune 500 companies: Bristol-Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson, Church & Dwight/Arm & Hammer, Johnson & Johnson, and UnitedHealth Group/Optum. A digital health pioneer, Dave was previously the CEO of Zeo, Inc., a revolutionary digital sleep management company that created a global following and won numerous industry innovation awards. Zeo raised $32M from Best Buy and Johnson & Johnson corporate venture as well as Silicon Valley and Taiwan venture capital firms.

  • We are nearing a significant Series A round investment that will support our groundbreaking product market entry in 2021. Now is exactly the right time to join Tausight. Not too early, but more importantly, not too late.

  • Interested in the $3 trillion healthcare industry? Are you aware that the fastest growing healthcare technology segment for the rest of the decade will be cybersecurity? Love to learn about how we built a multi-patented tech stack that will be the first-of-its-kind in the healthcare industry? Intrigued by the power of AI, ML, and sophisticated data analytics? Realize that SaaS is one of the best business models a startup can have (and that investors love)?

    Welcome to Tausight.


Engineering at Tausight
Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team is divided into four areas of development: IoT agent, GCP backend, web UI, and ML. Each team interfaces with each of the others to ensure that data is flowing through our system in a way that is efficient and convenient for the data’s consumer at each subsequent stage through our platform. Many engineering conversations happen, as needed, pulling in the specific people required to solve the problem at hand.

We also have a daily standup with the entire engineering team where, in addition to updating on status and blockers, issues can be raised to the broader group. Each week, we have a company All Hands meeting where everyone across all teams gets to see how the business is progressing as a whole and what issues or topics are pressing at that particular time.

On a more operational level, we conduct code reviews via GitHub pull requests. Each engineer is responsible for writing the unit/integration testing for the code they write. Engineers also work closely with the SRE team on automating deployment of new features and products. We use Jenkins as a CI server, and manage deployment and infrastructure with Terraform.

On the fun side, we just passed our first major company milestone, which was accomplished by our team remotely, across Boston, NH, SF, NJ, and South America. We celebrated the moment with a Recharge Friday all company 3-day weekend off and had a special Virtual Thank You session on Zoom where each of us thanked someone else on the team for how they helped each other get this done. We personally welcome and celebrate on Zoom every time a new engineer joins our team, and our founder/CTO and CEO are currently teaching us every Tuesday how to be ready to raise money for our upcoming Series A financing round, as they know some of us dream about running our own startups one day.

Technical Challenges

Our IoT agent must be capable of being updated remotely, with no user involvement and without interrupting the stream of telemetry it collects. It must also make efficient use of system resources, such as available CPU cores, and divide its work among the available resources. The agent must also scale its processing as necessary to handle situations where telemetry sources become more active. Finally, the agent must be able to recover in case of subsystem failure with as little impact as possible to the system and telemetry stream, and it must repair itself as fixes become available.

Our GCP backend needs to be able to manage the lifecycles of constant streams of data from hundreds of thousands of devices. Data streams may arrive out of order and with variable delays and need to be collated and processed in real-time to perform statistical calculations and risk modeling for complex distributed systems. Once processed, data needs to be transformed and placed in a variety of stores in formats suitable for downstream frontend, ML, and BI clients. For example, the web UI needs to access and display large volumes of data in a performative manner. The system needs to be highly available, scalable, and individual subsystems need to be fault-tolerant.

Projects you might work on
  • For the first time, invent a breakthrough way to: 1) discover new types of risk to patient data across the healthcare IT system, at the present time; 2) predict those risk scenarios into the future; and 3) go backwards and determine what caused those risks to patient data in the first place.

    That's some challenge. It has led to four patents-pending for us and lots of trade secrets.

  • Operationalize a cutting-edge, IoT data telemetry technology platform that creates no drag on our client's devices. We not only built a data processing engine. We also built the non-stop railroad that the novel data we discover rides upon.

  • For two years, listen very carefully to some of the top, thought-leading, CIOs and CISOs in healthcare; find out their top 20 (totally unmet!) patient data risk problems; and present to them all of the answers they need within a user interface that they helped us to design — a UI that follows the latest principles of design thinking and customer-centric user research.

    At Tausight, we love, respect, and have fun with user-driven design and with striving for a best-in-class UX.

    How about you?

Tech stack
JavaScript
Google Cloud Platform
React
Node.js
CSS
C++
HTML
Kubernetes
Python
Java

Working at Tausight

Something special happens when you decide to commit your passion, energy, unique talents, and dedication to a healthcare technology startup. It doesn't take long to realize that you have not only accepted an opportunity to help change, grow, and protect one of the most vital institutions of our daily lives. You soon appreciate that a meaningful and critically important social responsibility always goes alongside the startup's business mission. In our case, we well understand and deeply respect that what we soon plan to do is to play a critical role in protecting a patient's identity and health information, which then can directly impact a patient's safety in a moment of crisis.

To say that our healthcare business mission and innate social responsibility affects our culture would be an understatement. Healthcare's core reason for being is about caring for people and their caregiving families. With ... respect, equality, fairness, expert knowledge, ethics, excellence, and a tremendous sense of urgency. Without ...bias, discrimination, disrespect, and inequity. And similar to healthcare, humor, fun, positive reinforcement, and celebration are the secret to longevity and, many times, the best medicine of all.

At Tausight, our culture strives to embrace the principles of healthcare as well as the best practices of the most successful, fun-to-work-at startups. This past spring, we created our company principles and all agreed to commit to work and live by them.

Here are our company responsibilities. We call our credo, We Believe.

Our first responsibility is to serve, help protect, and provide exceptional value to all healthcare providers and administrators who are entrusted with the care, safety, and privacy of their patients. We believe that protecting PHI is the cornerstone of patient trust and the foundation of patient safety and that it is an honor and privilege to do so.

Our second responsibility is to our employees and their families. We must continuously strive to make decisions, create work environments, and institute business practices that seek to ensure their safety and well-being. We will create a culture that is ethical, fair, fun, just, open, and positive and one that is mindful of ways to help our employees fulfill their responsibilities at home. We are committed to equal employment opportunity, fair compensation, employee development, and to the advancement of those qualified.

We will not tolerate ageism, racism, gender or sexual harassment, or any form of discrimination within our business operations or places of work. To be abundantly clear, we are committed to diversity, equity and belonging within our culture and across our company.

We believe in:

DIVERSITY - Our organization will be stronger and more resilient when we encompass a variety of experiences, opinions, and backgrounds. We will aim for a Tausight community of employees, board members, advisors, and partners that resembles the broader and far more diverse socio-economic and global world that we live in. Specifically, we will grow into a team of passionate, healthcare-dedicated individuals that span age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and race.

EQUITY - We will work toward fair outcomes for people and groups by treating them in ways that address their unique advantages or barriers.

BELONGING - All members of our community will feel equally valued and their voices and points of view are to be heard and respected. We will take deliberate actions to cultivate an atmosphere where all employees feel included, can contribute, and thrive.

Our third responsibility is to our investors, our Board of Directors, business partners, and other corporate stakeholders. We will strive to surpass our milestones on time and with excellence, achieve early and superior customer value and delight, and deliver truly exceptional growth as the leader within the new PHI Integrity market segment we will create. We will continue to spend our investment dollars with strategic prudence and responsible cash flow management and will always seek to identify pathways to achieve high returns on our strategic investments.

Our final responsibility is to make a positive, measurable impact on the lives of the underrepresented, underprivileged, and/or less fortunate people in the communities where we work. We will specifically focus on educational, fund-raising, and professional development opportunities where our passion for and deep experience within healthcare technology can significantly advantage those organizations, individuals, and particularly young people, with the explicit intent to help level the fields that lie ahead.

Benefits and Perks
Work from Home

We have already declared that we will all work remotely through at least next July 2021 and have exited our lease for our Boston headquarters. In 2021, we will revisit our real estate options but will always include remote work as a fundamental tenet of our recruiting and personal well-being strategies.

Generous Vacation

Tausight has unlimited vacation and paid company holidays.

Health Insurance

We provide full health and dental benefits.

Flexible Hours

With members of our team working from home on both coasts, the core team meeting hours of our workday are 11-5 pm ET. It's flexible beyond that. We are a high-growth, fast-paced startup, measured by productivity and outstanding milestone accomplishments while sensitive to and considerate of personal well-being and at home obligations.

We also just celebrated our latest milestone with a Recharge Friday Off. That was a good idea.

Maternal/Paternal Leave

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