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The world's smartest thermometer

Full Stack / Front End Software Engineer

$105k – $140k • 0.0% – 0.1%
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We are looking for a front end focused full stack web developer to help build the world’s first outbreak detection system for contagious disease.

At Kinsa we are driven by our mission to track and stop the spread of contagious illness. We use data analytics and machine learning to forecast where and when illness will break out. Our award winning connected thermometers provide the sensor network needed to collect real-time, geolocated, clinically accurate health data. We've proven that our data can accurately track the spread of influenza in communities weeks ahead of the US Centers for Disease Control

We are looking for someone who is equally comfortable building eloquent, easy to learn web based user interfaces and developing backend systems to service the UI.

Working with Interaction designers, data scientist and health experts you will be responsible for implementing web based interfaces including enterprise portals, marketing web sights and web based mobile content.

This is an mid-level role with room to grow into a senior engineer. You will be exposed to, and able to contribute to a large variety of technologies including SCSS, D3, React, AWS, Node, Docker, SQL, GraphQL, Python and Machine learning.

There are three key characteristics of our team and culture that we hope resonate with you:

Passion: The Kinsa team is driven towards a goal that is bigger than themselves, they have a real passion in working toward a solution for a widespread social issue. Our work is stimulating, meaningful and has purpose.
Commitment: We are committed to our mission, to each other, as well as a healthy work-life balance. We know a well-rested engineer is going to be happier, write better code, and build better systems. We strive for and support this balance while keeping enough gas in the tank to power through when it is all hands on deck to solve a pressing issue.
Efficiency: We are a startup, and we are proud of our work so far but there is a lot more work to be done. Moving fast is the result of good planning, decision making, and execution.

Develop interactive javascript data visualizations mapping the spread of illness in real time
Create a reusable library of UI patterns out of efficient JavaScript, semantic HTML, and modular SCSS.
Optimize client-side code for durability, speed, and scalability
Design and implement new GraphQL and REST APIs for our mobile and web applications using and Node.JS and Python
Ensure the technical feasibility of product requirements and interface designs

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent relevant experience.
2+ years of experience in front end web development
Experience with writing accessible HTML and modular SCSS
Experience with React
Experience with Python or Node.JS
Experience with web-based data visualization
Desire to learn and grow

About Us

At Kinsa, we are driven by our mission of tracking and stopping the spread of contagious disease while simultaneously giving families the tools and information they need to stay healthy.

We are technologists, designers and health professionals who have built best-selling products, started successful ventures, and brought life-saving treatments to millions of people. We are backed by successful entrepreneurs and top VCs like Kleiner Perkins and FirstMark Capital.

Who We're Looking for

We are actively hiring talented, mission-driven engineers who want to grow, learn, and help make the world a healthier place.
Given the diversity of technologies we use, we prefer self-starting generalist engineers who can dive into any codebase and make meaningful changes quickly. We are also looking for strong specialists who can teach the rest of us how things should be done!

Come join our team and do good!

Job type
Visa sponsorship
Not Available
2+ years
Hiring contact

debra rosen

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we also check all of the boxes when it comes to a good health plan and benefits

Free beer and snacks

Plus weekly team lunches

An adorable company dog

Happy hours

And monthly team outings

Volunteer opportunities

Kinsa at a glance

The world's smartest thermometer

Kinsa focuses on Healthcare, Big Data, Health and Wellness, Mobile Health, and mHealth. Their company has offices in San Francisco. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Kinsa has raised $28.6M of funding; their latest round was closed on March 2017.

You can view their website at http://www.kinsahealth.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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