Embark: Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack
186 Lincoln St
Boston, MA 02111

Employee Testimonials

Ryan
Adam
Erika

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Love dogs? This is the place for you!

About us

Discover your dog more than fur deep with the most comprehensive DNA test on the market. Designed by world leaders in dog genetics, in partnership with Cornell University, the Embark DNA Test tells owners what breeds make up their pets, how to prevent future possible health problems, and what features and traits their pet might have. Help us end preventable disease in dogs and improve the lives of pets and their people through genomics.

Embark is the only dog DNA test using a research-grade DNA microarray, letting us give our customers the most accurate and comprehensive results on the market. More importantly, it allows us to do ongoing research into the genetics of dogs, which are a fantastic population for genetic discovery due to selective breeding over time. Our research focuses on mapping new traits and diseases, improving personalized veterinary medicine, and developing new breeding programs to eliminate preventable diseases in pets.

Interested in joining? We're looking for highly motivated and driven employees who will help us stay on the cutting edge of creativity and innovation in the fast-growing consumer genetics space.

The Role

Were looking for a Senior Full Stack Engineer with a proven track record of leading teams and shipping products.

The Opportunity

  • Peer with another Senior Engineer to manage our working processes and oversee all programming related development for the team.
  • Be a strong individual contributor, writing code to deliver features and leading the team by example.
  • Use your knowledge and experience to ensure the team is delivering clean, efficient, maintainable code, as well as thorough tests and documentation.
  • Identify possible risks/pitfalls in all areas of the project and provide practical alternatives/solutions.
  • Work closely with the Product team and collaborate with the broader company including the science and marketing teams.
  • Evaluate and mentor all members of the web engineering team.
  • Provide critical analysis of technology and development practices via retrospectives and other means, with the goal of continuous improvement of quality and team efficiency.
  • Maintain familiarity with advancements in web engineering technology and frameworks.
  • Guide and inspire the development team, promoting their morale and encouraging them to take pride and ownership in their work.
  • Be encouraged to bring your dog to the office regularly - we all want to meet him or her!

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science (or related), or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in web application development with a statically-typed language like C# or Java; and preferably, Typescript.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML and CSS for server-side rendered pages.
  • Experience architecting highly scalable web applications, e.g. trading off client-side vs. server-side rendering, monoliths vs micro-services, etc.
  • 1+ years of experience developing with Node.js and, preferably, Express, including issues like deployment, maintenance, monitoring and optimizing Node in production.
  • Experience working with Typescript on Node at an advanced level.
  • Expertise in interacting directly with the database (PostgreSQL) using SQL.
  • Experience with DevOps using AWS or similar cloud platforms.
  • Strong programming skills and a proven ability to design and implement complex, large-scale systems.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salaries, all-inclusive health care, and equity participation
  • Startup perks with big-company benefits
  • A flexible vacation policy along with paid maternal and paternal leave
  • Dog-friendly office near South Station, Boston
  • Fully-stocked office snack bar and regular office events
  • Perks tailored for dog lovers including subsidized dog-walking services and paw-ternity leave
  • New iMacs and MacBook Pros
  • Continuing education including attending conferences

Salary range: $140-180k

Embark Veterinary Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Ryan
Ryan
Founder & CEO

I love working for Embark because I get to work on my passion with incredible people.

Adam
Adam
Founder & CSO

I love working for Embark because it gives me an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of dogs and their owners.

Erika
Erika
Molecular Genetics Research Associate

I love working for Embark because I get to combine my passion and education to improve the lives of dogs! 

Aaron
Aaron
Senior Scientist

I love working for Embark because I get to use cutting-edge genomics to improve the lives of dogs and their owners.