Software Engineer

  • Boston, MA
  • Full Time
  • Engineering
  • Mid Level

Who we are:

Join Embark on our mission to improve the life and longevity of dogs everywhere. Our canine DNA test — the highest-rated, most accurate on the market — enables us to make scientific advances in personalized pet care. Recently named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine, Embark is the only canine genetics company using research-grade technology, which allows us to make new scientific discoveries.

Designed by world leaders in dog genetics in partnership with Cornell University, the Embark Dog DNA Test provides information on genetic health risks and breed make-up, allowing dog owners, breeders, and veterinarians to make personalized care plans based on a dog's unique genetic profile. Embark is also home to the world’s only canine DNA relative finder. No wonder The New York Times recently called Embark’s Breed and Health Kit the best dog DNA test available!

Interested in joining our pack? We are looking for highly motivated and mission-driven employees who will join us as Embark leads the cutting edge of creativity and innovation in the fast-growing consumer genetics space.

About the role:

On the web development team, you will craft delightful digital experiences with Product Management and Design partners that span a full vertical slice, from UI to backend. Each Agile team consists of 3-4 engineers, a Product Manager, UX/UI designer, and/or an Analyst. Our   teams align to a core business domain: Consumer, Breeder, Veterinary, or Long Term Value. This year is a very exciting time to join Embark; this year the team will:

  • Evolve Embark’s architecture to enable Embark to continue to scale exponentially
  • Bring to life new and exciting business developments that make Embark a standard, global brand in providing pet wellness
  • Compound the delightful experiences we provide to our highly rated products

Our Stack

TypeScript, jest, eslint, prettier, npm

React, HTML5, CSS3, SASS

NodeJS, Express, PostgreSQL, Redis

AWS (ElasticBeanstalk, RDS, ElastiCache, etc.), CircleCI, CloudFormation, git (GitHub)

 

What you’ll do:

You are an Individual Contributor who is capable of consistently, reliably, and independently delivering well-defined solutions with little to no supervision. You’ll utilize your strong understanding of software development and internal/external collaboration skills to maximize the impact of each line of code you and your teammates write. Here’s a closer look at the day to day:

  • Deliver clean, efficient, maintainable code, as well as thorough tests and documentation
  • Perform code reviews for others and respond to code reviews on your code
  • Collaborate with our Product Management team and stakeholders to deliver high impact products and services
  • Contribute to improving our technology and development practices via retrospectives and other means, with the goal of continuous improvement of quality and team efficiency

What experience we’re looking for:

  • At least a Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
  • From 2+ years of professional web development experience
  • Developed strong experience building server side rendered web applications in HTML/CSS and JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Developed a strong understanding of relational databases (PostgreSQL) using SQL
  • Developed a strong understanding of AWS or similar cloud technologies
  • Utilizes CI/CD tools like CircleCI to ensure high quality, efficient delivery of software
  • Comfortable working with frontend frameworks like Vue.js
  • Understands DevOps, as well as Agile development philosophies
  • Willingness to participate in on-call rotation including some weekends and holidays

What we can offer:

At Embark, we might be dog lovers, but we’re passionate about people too. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where all employees can belong and flourish. Here are some of our benefits and perks:

  • A flexible vacation policy so you can take off the time you need when you need it 
  • Paid maternal and paternal leave (plus paw-ternity leave for new pets)
  • Every other Friday off each summer
  • Dog-friendly office near South Station, Boston (when we get back to the office), with some flexibility (eg work from home at least 2 days a week, flexibility around child care needs, etc)
  • Perks tailored for dog lovers including subsidized pet insurance and dog-walking services
  • Startup perks with big-company benefits (401k match, a generous bonus structure, commuter benefits, top-of-the-line healthcare, HSA/FSA)
  • Competitive salaries and equity participation — every employee gets stock options
  • Fully-stocked office snack bar and regular office events
  • New iMacs and MacBook Pros, or laptops running Linux
  • Continuing education, including attending conferences and company-provided resources to help with individual growth and development

Embark is an equal opportunity workplace and values diversity at our company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws. See also EEO is the Law.

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