Software Engineer - Frontend / Fullstack (NYC)

New York, NY
Engineering
Full-time
At HyperScience, we use modern machine learning to turn documents into machine-readable data. Our customers receive a wide variety of documents, like life insurance applications, paystubs, utility bills, insurance claims, that must be processed quickly and accurately to better serve the people at these organizations, and their customers. Amazingly, this is all done manually today. We’re on a mission to change that! Our product is already delivering value to large, blue-chip organizations in financial services and insurance, and we see a massive opportunity to expand to more industries and automate more business processes. We are looking for people who are excited to help us build upon this foundation and vision.

While at first this may not seem like a priority for a machine learning company, we see a huge opportunity in great user experience. Machine learning itself is not a product. While it’s a fundamental piece of our technology, it still must live in an ecosystem and be used by people. Human-in-the-loop is a powerful feature that allows us to do things like process anything, provide feedback loops for generating accuracy reporting, and on-demand model re-training. Our product works with people, and for people.

We're looking to grow our Application Engineering team with the addition of a Frontend Software Engineer. You'll be implementing a modern enterprise web application, with a focus on quality and great user experience. You'll find practical approaches to developing UI/UX for complicated workflows and take an active role in advising backend API decisions. At HyperScience, we believe in fluidity of roles and expertise; as such, we embrace those who wish to do full-stack work as well.

What You'll Achieve

    • Within your first month, you will dive deep into the technology of HyperScience and gain a product understanding of what we’re building and why it's important for our customers. You will build various features that give fine-grained control of the system to our customer while providing analysis of system performance. You'll become deeply familiar with the UI of our system along with the UX and "plumbing" of our data flows.
    • After 60 days, you will have successfully managed a large-scale, end-to-end feature that interfaces with multiple teams and technologies. You will do this in an environment that prides itself on communication and process, with the acknowledgement that requirements are sometimes vague and subject to change. Along the way, you’ll proactively point out and fix bugs, infrastructure issues, and tech debt. Customers will delight in using your feature, since it unlocks a critical need and majorly enhances the user's experience.
    • After an entire quarter and beyond, you will have had an active voice in directing the technological and product future of our company. This includes suggesting best practices and new technologies for our bleeding-edge stack, working closely with product and design teams on creating new features, and developing them for whole-team use. You will own many pieces of the code base and be proud of it!

What We're Looking For

    • Deep experience with a modern JavaScript framework is required; we use React and build it all with Webpack.
    • Expert level with JavaScript and a good understanding of browser ecosystem, event loop, etc.
    • Excellent command of CSS; we like PostCSS.
    • Passion for quality and attention to detail.
    • Desire to work closely with Product & Design teams in building highly interactive and intuitive web apps.
    • Proven track record of building complex systems OR strong GitHub/OSS presence.
    • Comfort with the "building blocks" of the web: http/s, APIs, REST, JSON.
    • Ability to discuss and defend an engineering approach, but also to fully commit and participate in an alternate approach as part of the team.

The Nice-to-Have's

    • Experience with advanced animations and data visualizations.
    • Experience with Python / Django.
    • Familiarity modern testing approaches, XSS, CSRF, sync vs. async, promise, immutability, pure functions.

Benefits:

    • Competitive salary
    • Comprehensive medical and health coverage
    • Meaningful equity
    • 401k with company match
    • Flexible PTO
    • Choice of hardware
    • Gym membership
    • Daily lunch
    • A variety of snacks and drinks
    • The ability to change the landscape of office work

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies:

    • HyperScience does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any person or email address at HyperScience prior to obtaining a signed agreement from Recruiting/HR. HyperScience is not liable for and will not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved recruitment partners.
HyperScience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HyperScience complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.