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

Employee Testimonials

Ryan
Adam

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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? Were 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 Full Stack Engineer who is a self-starter and can learn quickly, maintain focus, work collaboratively in an Agile environment, and has a proven track record in shipping products.

The Opportunity

  • Deliver clean, efficient, maintainable code, as well as thorough tests and documentation.
  • Identify possible risks/pitfalls in the areas you are working on and provide practical alternatives/solutions.
  • Perform code reviews for others and respond to code reviews on your code.
  • Follow coding standards and best practices.
  • Contribute to improving our 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.
  • 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.
  • 2-5 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.
  • Comfortable interacting directly with the database (PostgreSQL) using SQL.
  • Must have excellent problem solving, time management, and detail oriented skills.
  • Strong programming skills and a proven ability to work within a complex, large-scale project.
  • Excellent team player, willing to follow team standards and excited to learn from Senior Engineers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

What We Offer

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

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

Why We Work Here

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.