Description

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 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 hereditary 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.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will architect and implement backend and frontend solutions using Javascript, React, Ruby, Elixir, Elm, Rust or other technologies best-suited for the goals of the CancerIQ platform (we're polyglot!). You’ll be developing robust, performant services and user-friendly web clients that can enable clinicians to operate efficiently and gain new insights. You'll practice sound fundamentals with regards to Domain Driven Design, Microservices, and Event Streaming using technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Kafka. Through intuitive visuals and interfaces, you will be creating modern and appealing 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?

You should have several years of experience and have 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.

We use a mixture of technologies, and focus on those that help us get jobs done most efficiently. You should have knowledge of the React framework as well as common javascript tooling such as Webpack, Parcel, or Lerna for frontend development.

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”?

We employ a rapid, continuous deployment system, and as developers are responsible for seeing their features through deployment. Knowledge of cloud, DevOps, and infrastructure tools (Jenkins, GitLab, Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud, AWS) will prove to be beneficial.

Experience in healthcare and healthcare technologies (EHRs, HL7, FHIR) is a bonus.

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

 

Note: At CancerIQ, the safety and wellness of our employees is our top priority. To provide our employees with the support they may need to maintain their personal health and wellness, our office is open and available for those employees who are interested in using it. Our long-term goal is for CancerIQ employees to return to our Chicago office, however working remotely will be an option until everyone is comfortable, and it is 100% safe for all to return.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

CancerIQ requires you are authorized to work in the U.S. as a precondition of employment. We are unable to grant sponsorships at this time.