Senior Software Engineer for Health Tech Startup Preventing Cancer
cancer.eliminate() // save lives"The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads … That sucks."-Jeff HammerbacherCancer 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 treatments that lead to poor outcomes.
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 want to solve problems, write elegant code, and iterate quickly. We are a group of ambitious devs who love all things science, web, and technology.
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.
What are we looking for?
You should have several years of experience (5+ years) and completed many projects that have enabled you to develop strong opinions on code structure and modularization. With the rapid movement in the web landscape, you shouldn’t be afraid to dive into new technologies and learn from top to bottom.
You should have deep knowledge of the surrounding parts of the stack with the capability of designing RESTful APIs and backend services. As we scale to reach many patients and institutions, you’d make implementation decisions around scalability, performance, and web page optimization techniques.
The desire to learn and help others are two 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. You should be passionate about always learning and growing, as well as spreading new knowledge to team members. As such, you’re a clear communicator and should be able to work with team members effectively.
What are the “Nice To Haves”?
Being able to navigate and contribute to the full stack will ultimately prove to be beneficial to the team. Knowledge of server-side technologies such as Ruby, Python, Java, Go, etc., would be excellent.
We employ a rapid, continuous deployment system, and as developers are responsible for seeing their features through deployment. Knowledge of DevOps and infrastructure tools (Jenkins, GitLab, Docker, Kubernetes) will prove to be beneficial.
- 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
What about perks?
- Competitive pay and benefits (health insurance, travel subsidies, discount programs)
- No dress code. Funny graphic tees are encouraged. We’re even okay with fedoras.
- Unlimited coffee, tea, beer, and cider.