Senior/ Principal Full Stack - Front End Engineer

Portland, OR /
Engineering - Software /
Full-time
We are looking for a senior level front end focused full stack web developer to help build the world’s first outbreak detection system for contagious disease. 
 
Kinsa was founded with a mission to stop illness from spreading by knowing where and when it starts. Our mission has never been more important or more relevant than it is right now. We are leading the charge in the fight against COVID-19. Our real-time map of illness has been featured in the New York Times, on Rachel Maddow, CNBC, FOX News, The Economist, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah etc.  Turn on the TV, open the paper… We are making headlines bringing our Data to the fight. We’ve done this by successfully transforming the first device you grab when sickness strikes - the thermometer - into a sensor to detect when and where illness is rising, and communicate with those who have just fallen ill. 
 
We are looking for someone who is equally comfortable building eloquent, easy to learn web based user interfaces, developing backend systems to service the UI as well as doing code reviews and mentoring/facilitating other engineers. Working with Interaction designers, data scientists and health experts you will be responsible for implementing web based interfaces including enterprise portals, marketing websites and web based mobile content.
 
This is a senior level role with room to grow into leadership position. The ideal candidate will bring expertise, and are able to contribute to a large variety of technologies including SCSS, D3, React, AWS, Node, Javascript SQL, GraphQL, Python.
 
Responsibilities:
 
·       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
·       Code reviews and mentorship of other engineers
·       Ensure the technical feasibility of product requirements and interface designs
·       Data Visualization experience is a huge plus
 
Requirements
 
·       Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent relevant experience.
·       6++ years of experience in front end web development
·       Expertise in writing accessible HTML and modular SCSS
·       Expertise in React and Javascript
·       Experience in Python or Node.JS
·       Experience in D3 or other data visualization tools
·       Desire to mentor, to learn, and grow into a leadership position.
 
About Us:

There are four key characteristics of our team that we hope are traits you have as well:

Be Passionate: 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.

Be Committed:We are committed to our mission. We have a tremendous opportunity in front of us: to change the face of public health and save hundreds of thousands of lives in the process. We are committed to working hard, working smart, working together, and doing what it takes to make a difference. Our time is now.

Be Efficient: 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.

Be Inclusive: Solving one of the most important public health problems of our time requires a mix of perspectives and approaches, which is why diversity of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, religious belief and ethnicity are all welcome and greatly valued at Kinsa. We are as proud of our differences as we are of our shared passion for stopping the spread of infectious illness, and are always looking for people with varied viewpoints, skill sets, backgrounds and experiences to realize our mission.