Developing platforms and mobile apps to help people live healthier lives


Founded in 1978, StayWell is a leading provider of health engagement solutions based on the latest, cutting-edge behavioral science research.

Its platforms provide patients and employees with trustworthy health information, expert support, and a wide variety of digital tools, such as digital health coaching and activity tracking, to improve both their mental and physical health.

In May 2020, StayWell was acquired by WebMD Health Corp., one of the most trusted providers of health information services. Today, StayWell is a fully-distributed, remote-first company that provides support to over four million of its customers’ employees, more than 1,500 health systems, and eight of the ten largest health payers in the US.

The Challenge

Scaling up multiple of StayWell’s distributed development teams

To build new features and keep its platforms up-to-date, StayWell needed to scale up multiple of its distributed development teams. It was imperative to find highly experienced candidates in remote work who could onboard quickly and seamlessly with its existing distributed teams and culture.


They sought web and mobile developers with deep expertise in both legacy and modern programming languages, such as Javascript, Java, and .NET, as well as QA automation engineers with a broad understanding of multiple automated testing frameworks.

The Solution


fully-dedicated team members distributed all over South America

Lifestyle Risk Management Team

Web and mobile migration of the employee wellness platform from legacy technologies like Java to modern ones like Node.js

Clinical Team

Migration of web features from Angular to React. Successful releases every two weeks, regular documentation of server environments, databases/files, code deployment, etc. 

QA Team

Execution of test cases through both manual and automated testing. UI testing for multiple search engines such as Chrome, Safari and IE11 and various operating systems like iOS and Android.

Technology Stack

Technologies used:

  • C# C#
  • .NET .NET
  • Java Java
  • Javascript Javascript
  • React React
  • React Native React Native
  • Redux Redux
  • Selenium Selenium


Nearsure was able to find qualified long-term resources to fill critical positions quickly with a relatively high retention rate. This helped a lot with cost and productivity

Rob Boldon Executive Director of Technology


Overall benefits include:

  • Achieved a high employee retention rate, which translated into increased productivity and cost optimization
  • Reduced the time and investment required to release new features, resulting in an overall increase in efficiency and customer satisfaction
  • Scaled their devs teams on-demand and in record time, ensuring the perfect match from both a technical as well as a soft skills points of view

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