Front-End Developer

US Only (Remote Ok) /
Technology /
Full Time
We are looking for a JavaScript developer to build and improve Biobot’s user-facing web applications. You’ll implement them with the React.js and Redux frameworks, following generally accepted practices and workflows. You will ensure that you produce robust, secure, modular, and maintainable code. You will collaborate with other members of our team, including front and back-end developers, data engineers, QA testers and UX/UI designers to ideate through technical solutions and pixel perfect implementation. Ideally you will help establish development best practices internally and workflows or libraries that help other internal developers be more efficient.

What you need to succeed:

    • Highly proficient with the JavaScript language and its modern ES6+ syntax and features
    • Highly proficient with React.js its core principles such as components, life cycle methods, and the virtual DOM
    • Familiarity with the Redux framework and building data-driven applications
    • Experience using React component libraries like antd, material-UI, or similar
    • Good understanding of HTML5 and CSS3
    • Ability to implement cross-browser responsive designs
    • Knowledge of functional programming and object-oriented programming paradigms
    • Ability to write efficient, secure, well-documented, and clean JavaScript code
    • Proficiency with modern development tools, like Travis, Babel, Webpack, NPM and Git
    • Experience consuming RESTful APIs and participating in the specification of such APIs
    • Experience with delivering apps at scale and production i.e., supporting a large number of simultaneous users. Ideal candidate can point to sites where their code is deployed “in production”
    • Experience with caching and other techniques needed to deliver a best in class user experience
    • Prior experience with adoption and implementation of Analytics approaches for A/B testing (Optimizely, Google, other) to learn and iterate quickly on aspects of our product offer
    • Familiarity with modern software engineering best practices, including iterative/agile development and version control
    • Desire to be part of an early stage start-up, are comfortable stepping out of traditional role boundaries and are comfortable in uncertainty
    • Creative thinking
    • Experience working in distributed/remote teams, and are generally self-directed

What will help you succeed:

    • You have experience or would enjoy working on a science-focused public health product
    • You enjoy prototyping UI features to aid customers in understanding their data in the context of other public health data sources
    • You have an eye for visual design and enjoy going the extra step to make products that are enjoyable to interact with
Biobot’s mission is to build resilient and inclusive public health infrastructure by turning our sewers into early warning health observatories. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Biobot pioneered wastewater analysis (based on what is excreted in urine and stool) as a tool for tracking the progression of the virus through communities. We are now the leader in pathogen detection for community-level and building wastewater, as evidenced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ recent award to sponsor COVID-19 monitoring by Biobot of over 300 hundred wastewater treatment plants representing over 100M people. Since the Company’s  founding in 2017 from a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) laboratory, we have been building capabilities to combat public health crises like the opioid epidemic, and plan to expand our early warning platform to serve as a resource management hub for disease, nutrition disparities, and more.

Please note that at this time Biobot is unable to sponsor employment visas.

At Biobot, we believe that the best technologists can improve society and we strive to build a workplace in which everyone can thrive. Our goal is to be a diverse team that is representative, at all job levels, of the society we live in. We encourage applications from women; non-binary, trans, and gender-non conforming individuals; Black and indigenous individuals, and people from other minority racial and ethnic groups; and other groups traditionally underrepresented in technology startups. 
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