Comprehend is hiring a

Full Stack Engineer

Redwood City, United States

Comprehend Systems has built a SaaS platform that improves and accelerates clinical trials to help bring new, safer treatments to market sooner, and that really *will* change the world.

Who are we? We're a down to earth group that loves React, Scala, Java, Python, and SQL. Finally, if you want to create disruptive healthcare technology, you need to focus on quality. We build it in from the beginning, so get your TDD ready.

Comprehend is growing fast. As a member of our team, you will have substantial impact on the future of our platform, and as we grow so will you. We invest in our people and ensure that they stay challenged while doing meaningful work that they love.

Here's what we like about you:

  • You're a team player - we run stable agile teams and value collaboration: pairing is encouraged, quality is required.
  • You're comfortable thinking at every layer of the architecture, and your well-reasoned and pragmatic solutions show deep understanding.
  • You value clarity in both communication and code.

Stuff we use:

  • React, Scala, Java, JavaScript, Python
  • SQL, PostgreSQL, Spark
  • Zookeeper, Kafka, Storm, Mesos, Marathon, Docker, HDFS

Position Description: Responsible for designing, building, testing, deploying, and operating the Comprehend application architecture.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.
  • Functional programming techniques using programming languages like Scala, Python
  • Experience building and developing single page Javascript applications (SPAs)
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and working experience with at least one of PostgreSQL or Spark

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years experience as a Software Engineer, Software Developer or in a related occupation
  • Designing and implementing web-based/Software as a Service (SaaS) application architectures at scale, such as multi-tenant architectures, data isolation, scalability, and caching approaches
  • Configuring and running web-based/SaaS applications via an automated configuration management technology like Ansible
  • Recognizing solution patterns and applying them to other problems, and abstracting solutions from the problem/domain