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Lead Software Engineer

Company: Embark Veterinary
Location: Boston
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Who we are: Join Embark on our mission to improve the life and longevity of dogs everywhere. Our canine DNA test the highest-rated, most accurate on the market enables us to make scientific advances in personalized pet care. Recently named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine , Embark is the only canine genetics company using research-grade technology, which allows us to make new scientific discoveries. Designed by world leaders in dog genetics in partnership with Cornell University, the Embark Dog DNA Test provides information on genetic health risks and breed make-up, allowing dog owners, breeders, and veterinarians to make personalized care plans based on a dog's unique genetic profile. Embark is also home to the worlds only canine DNA relative finder. No wonder The New York Times recently called Embarks Breed and Health Kit the best dog DNA test available! Interested in joining our pack? We are looking for highly motivated and mission-driven employees who will join us as Embark leads the cutting edge of creativity and innovation in the fast-growing consumer genetics space. About the role: On the web development team, you will craft delightful digital experiences with Product Management and Design partners that span a full vertical slice, from UI to backend. Each Agile team consists of 3-4 engineers, a Product Manager, UX/UI designer, and/or an Analyst. Our teams align to a core business domain: Consumer, Breeder, Veterinary, or Long Term Value. This year is a very exciting time to join Embark; this year the team will:

  • Evolve Embarks architecture to enable Embark to continue to scale exponentially
  • Bring to life new and exciting business developments that make Embark a standard, global brand in providing pet wellness
  • Compound the delightful experiences we provide to our highly rated products Our Stack TypeScript, jest, eslint, prettier, npm React, HTML5, CSS3, SASS NodeJS, Express, PostgreSQL, Redis AWS (ElasticBeanstalk, RDS, ElastiCache, etc.), CircleCI, CloudFormation, git (GitHub) What youll do: You will lead engineers on your team while collaborating with cross functional leaders across Engineering, Science, Product, and Design to form best practices, processes, and decisions that lead Embark to become the global leader in pet wellness. Heres a closer look at the day to day:
    • Write and review reusable patterns that enable your team to rapidly and continually evolve systems
    • Coach your team through day to day technical tradeoffs
    • Lead your team through discovery and delivery of challenging, multi-month initiatives that require synthesis of information across cross-functional Embark teams
    • Collaborate with Product and Design to deliver a best in class product experience supported by your team
    • Peer with Engineering Managers to grow your team skills by identifying challenging opportunities
    • Foster a culture of consistent, high quality data driven execution amongst your team
    • Inform the technical roadmap and architecture to enable our technology to support Embarks continued exponential growth
    • Build strong relationships and contracts with teams that use your teams services (e.g API consumers, internal tooling support, etc.) What experience were looking for:
      • At least a Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience
      • 7+ years of professional web development experience as an individual contributor
      • Expertise in:
        • Building, maintaining and operating large-scale distributed web applications built by multiple teams
        • Introducing best practices to legacy systems
        • DevOps processes, systems and tooling
        • Developing, maintaining, and operating critical production systems
        • Deep experience in one or more of the following:
          • Frontend development with frameworks like React
          • NodeJS
          • DevOps
          • Ecommerce
          • Data architecture
          • Observability
          • Distributed web applications
          • Experience with:
            • TypeScript with NodeJS
            • A consumer-focused product company
            • Managing multi-month, multi-person projects and collaborating with non-technical partners and stakeholders
            • Excellent communication skills, both written (design docs, RFCs, system documentation, user guides, PowerPoint management reports etc) and verbal (leading and facilitating effective meetings, training, pair programming etc)
            • Passion for dogs and genetics
            • Interest in staying up to date with the latest technologies, architectures, and management skills
            • Willingness to participate in on-call rotation including some weekends and holidays What we can offer: At Embark, we might be dog lovers, but were passionate about people too. Were committed to building an inclusive culture where all employees can belong and flourish. Here are some of our benefits and perks:
              • A flexible vacation policy so you can take off the time you need when you need it
              • Paid maternal and paternal leave (plus paw-ternity leave for new pets)
              • Every other Friday off each summer
              • Dog-friendly office near South Station, Boston (when we get back to the office), with some flexibility (eg work from home at least 2 days a week, flexibility around child care needs, etc)
              • Perks tailored for dog lovers including subsidized pet insurance and dog-walking services
              • Startup perks with big-company benefits (401k match, a generous bonus structure, commuter benefits, top-of-the-line healthcare, HSA/FSA)
              • Competitive salaries and equity participation every employee gets stock options
              • Fully-stocked office snack bar and regular office events
              • New iMacs and MacBook Pros, or laptops running Linux
              • Continuing education, including attending conferences and company-provided resources to help with individual growth and development Embark is an equal opportunity workplace and values diversity at our company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws. See also EEO is the Law . by Jobble

Keywords: Embark Veterinary, Boston , Lead Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Boston, Massachusetts

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