Full Stack Developer (Summer 2021 Co-op)

Remote (Canada) /
Engineering /
Before you read any further: Diversity is our thing at Opencare. We’ve worked hard to craft a team with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Why? We're glad you asked...experience means something different to each of us, and your unique combination of skills, passions, and experiences makes you a valuable asset to our team. We are all solving the same set of problems from our own unique lenses, and this is fundamental to our success as a business.

Opencare’s Vision 

To create technology that removes operational burden from dentists, so they can focus on patient care and experience 

Opencare is building technology to transform the dental industry. 

Running a dental practice is becoming more and more complicated every year. At Opencare, we believe that dentists shouldn't have to worry about managing their practice, which frees them up to prioritize world class patient care experiences. After all, we live our most important life moments, from laughing and smiling to eating and talking, through our mouths.  

Yet for such an important body part, the thought of visiting the dentist instills fear and confusion in most people. We want to change that.  

Through the Opencare technology platform, we are enabling dentists to connect with new patients, streamline their day-to-day operations, and manage their billing seamlessly. All of this frees up time and energy that can be dedicated to helping patients understand and improve their oral wellness. 

We believe that people reach their full potential at work when they are happy and healthy outside of work. You can learn more about our culture here and you can also hear about it directly from our team here. We've also been listed by Great Places to Work as a 2021 Great Place to Work!

Our Engineering Team’s Vision
In order to achieve our vision, we need an extraordinary Engineering team that is creative, passionate, and user-focused. We are a technology company that happens to be in healthcare, and we treat ourselves as such.

Our Engineering team prioritizes efficient and pragmatic development: we deploy to production multiple times per day with our continuous delivery pipeline, we have efficient code review processes on Github, and we are extremely agile with our product planning lifecycle. You will constantly be challenged to learn new technologies, and be given the freedom to solve problems on your own and learn by doing.

Key notes
- Job posting is for the May - August 2021 term

As a Full Stack Developer at Opencare, you'll spend your days:

    • Working with modern technology throughout our entire stack (Node.js, Angular, React, Next.js, Postgres) running on AWS and deployed with Codeship
    • Solving a wide variety of exciting design, product, and business problems (this includes implementing new product features and participating in the design process)
    • Working closely with our Design and Product teams to develop and deliver high-impact, high-quality, scalable web software, understand and prioritize projects, and solve product and design challenges in efficient and scalable ways
    • Code reviewing JavaScript code across the team

What skills will you bring to the team from day one?

    • An understanding of computer science fundamentals and can communicate decisions effectively to the wider Engineering and Product team 
    • A product mindset. You strive to put the needs of the user to the forefront whenever you work on a feature 
    • An interest in working in agile development environments and working with product management tools (eg. Asana, Trello, Pivotal, or JIRA)
    • Backend development experience preferred

You’ll also have the opportunity to:

    • Develop software in Node.js, Angular, and React in a fast-paced, startup in the health and wellness space
    • Grow your product management skills by always focusing on the end user first and foremost
    • Take ownership, as a part of a smaller engineering team, you'll have the opportunity and space to lead projects to support our broader vision

Some sample projects our past co-ops have taken on:

    • Working directly with our support teams to refactor our internal offers validation system to reduce fulfillment time by 300%
    • Owning our back-end implementation for Single Sign-on
    • Developing a way to reduce time to validate patient insurance by 500%
    • Migrating major pieces of our patient + practice experience from AngularJS to React