Awesome Full-Stack or Back-End Hacker

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


Who you are:

You are an aspiring software engineer and quick study, comfortable learning new development languages, tools, and technology. You can work well in a team but can also put on headphones and power ahead on a challenge. You not only talk the talk of a developer but can also explain to non-developers what your work means and how it impacts users. You’re open to new projects, new ideas, and excited about figuring out first-to-market solutions for a rewarding data-intensive domain.

You'll be essential in building and scaling the products, services and APIs that power Rare Genomics research. You could be working on our patient or researcher facing interfaces, internal systems, help spec and design new products and features, or improve our core abilities. Most of our systems are written in Python, Ruby, or Javascript. We're a small team, conscious of encouraging a productive and rewarding culture of inclusivity, diversity and fun, with opportunities to grow and shape the role and organization.

Skills we'd love to see:

Experience with modern languages and systems
- Some years of Python, Ruby, NodeJS, Go or similar languages
- Comfort with databases such as Postgres, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, or Redis
- Excited to use containers, Docker, new cloud techs in a project
- Git, Mercurial, etc; Linux experience; can setup own dev environment
- Bonus for having built/used data analysis frameworks or pipelines

Experience developing web and mobile applications
- Have worked with or built APIs for web and mobile
- Comfortable with basic HTML / CSS / JS
- Knowledge of the JS ecosystem
- Familiarity with the D3 library or writing code for charts and visualizations
- Bonus for experience with Ionic, Cordova or native iOS and Android apps

General awesomeness criteria
- Someone who is comfortable with wearing many hats
- Analytics/data wrangling experience is greatly appreciated
- Experience writing software for a startup or tech company or CS coursework is a plus
- A background in engineering or science and a track record of building interesting projects
- Extra bonus points for having contributed to open source projects!


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