Senior Frontend Developer at CancerIQ

| Chicago
Cancer.eliminate() // save lives

"The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads … That sucks."

-Jeff Hammerbacher

Cancer sucks! But, code is powerful, developers are brilliant, and people are resilient.

In the high cost world of oncology, trial and error treatment is still the norm despite enormous advances in genomic medicine. Patients are given one-size-fits-all prevention plans and treatments that lead to poor outcomes, and unfortunately, sometimes death.

CancerIQ is building intelligent analytical technologies aimed to optimize cancer risk prediction, prevention, and treatment. We do this by providing care providers with workflow tools built upon informed decision engines and data-driven classification models. Our mission strives to engage and educate patients, and guide them through the complex, convoluted, and intimidating journey of cancer prevention.

How do you fit in?

CancerIQ Engineering is looking for curious minds that are hungry for knowledge, want to solve problems, write elegant code, and iterate quickly. We are a group of ambitious engineers who love all things science, web, and programming.

As a frontend software engineer, you will design and implement frontend solutions using Typescript, Javascript, React.js, GraphQL, and other technologies best-suited for the goals of the CancerIQ platform.

You will take part in designing products, current and greenfield, as well as help to design backend APIs; you'll ultimately develop frontend solutions that will enable clinicians to operate efficiently and gain new insights. And finally, through thoughtful analysis and data-driven insights, you will help to build intuitive applications across multiple platforms for patients of all types and demographics.

You will be a leader.

We want you to lead new efforts, promote best practices, and help the rest of the team grow in their engineering abilities through mentorship and teaching.

Requirements

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for someone that loves all things programming.

You should have experience with various programming paradigms, best practices, and have an understanding of computer science concepts.

We use a mixture of technologies, and focus on those that help us get jobs done most efficiently. Knowledge of Javascript frameworks such as Angular, React, Backbone, and the like, should be something you can bring. You should have an expert-level understanding of Javascript (e.g. prototype-based inheritance, event delegation, closures, callbacks). You need thorough knowledge of the newer frameworks, and the progression of web technologies such as ES6/7, Typescript, etc. Taking part in the design process will ultimately prove to be useful, so proficiency in prototyping tools such as Sketch or Figma is a plus.

The desire to learn, teach, and to help others are the core values that drive us as a development team. We believe that if you aren’t passionate about these values, then we’re not your best fit. As such, you’re a clear communicator and should be able to work with team members effectively.

What are the “Nice To Haves”?

  • We like functional programming. Familiarity with function languages or libraries will prove to be beneficial.
  • Project management: We're a small team with lots of cool products in development; with autonomy comes the need for self-management.
  • Eye for design.
Anything Non-technical?
  • Self-motivated learning
  • Public artifacts and outreach such as blogs, open-source contributions, conference presentations
  • Strong communications skills such as empathy, listening, and conflict resolution
  • A good sense of humor

Benefits

  • Competitive pay and benefits (health insurance, travel subsidies, discount programs)
  • Opportunity to work in the cutting edge field of genetics and genomics
  • Ability to build relationships with the healthcare C-suite, and top executives at CancerIQ's multi-billion dollar strategic partners
  • Health insurance, commuter benefits, other work perks including an on-site gym
  • Laid back work environment, conveniently located near public transport
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • RustLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PhoenixFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Aha!Management
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

In the River North neighborhood that offers an authentic live-work-play lifestyle. It's right across from the Red Line, plenty of bars and restaurants

An Insider's view of CancerIQ

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We all believe in our product and want to see it succeed, which means we're always pushing the boundaries of healthcare and of ourselves. We work fast and encourage each other, so we learn fast. Here you can propose an idea, see it built and launch it, which you don't get at a larger organization. In my first 6 weeks I released a brand new product!

Hilary Mohs

Product Manager

What does your typical day look like?

I get to sell to people that are excited to hear from me. Our product solves a problem for everyone - including our sales channel partners that I get to interact with and learn from. From drafting proposals & negotiating terms to providing feedback on product & marketing ideas - it's never a dull moment at CancerIQ

Annie Stoik

Account Executive

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I initially joined to get some practical experience before going to grad school for genetic counseling. While observing workflow and supporting clinical users, I fell in love with CancerIQ's user-centered design process and never wanted to leave. I'm now transitioning to the product team and look forward to a career in product management.

Sadie Freedman

Product Specialist

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to be a product-focused, "apple" of the health tech world that is able to build products that make the most complex concepts in genomics easy to understand and apply in everyday care. Sadly there are few healthcare solutons that are simple, elegant, and informative enough that doctors and patients will actually love

Haibo Lu

VP of Product & Customer Success

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Healthcare data, specifications, and interfaces tend to be archaic and non-standard across healthcare systems. Developing a modern platform that is inter-operable with old systems requires designing and building around inherent complexities through careful domain-driven modeling, flexible micro-services, and sophisticated adapters.

Chris Bun

Chief Technology Officer

What are CancerIQ Perks + Benefits

CancerIQ Benefits Overview

CancerIQ provides are variety of perks that include but are not limited to
*Unlimited vacation policy
*Onsite gym
*Flexible working schedules
*Opportunities for career development and Job Training resources
*Eligibility for performance bonuses
*Commuter benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
CancerIQ's onsite gym boasts of free membership available to all employees, accessible during working hours and after.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Work remotely 1 day per week.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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