JavaScript Engineer

Engineering

Auckland

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Overview

Vital is software for hospital Emergency Departments & patients. We use AI to reduce length of stay, save millions by increasing doctors’ and nurses’ productivity, and keep patients safe & happy. There are more than 500 million visits to the ED every year in the US. Our goal is to improve the healthcare experience for these patients.

We are building a mission-focused, inclusive, and motivated team to scale our product to more patients. Based primarily in Auckland, New Zealand we also have offices in Atlanta and New York. Vital is backed by prominent investors in healthcare, and founded by Aaron Patzer and Dr. Justin Schrager.

As a JavaScript Engineer at Vital, you will develop and launch cutting-edge products, using the best technologies available. We have a strong DevOps culture, excellent CI/CD tooling, and an agile approach. We make use of React and Redux for our single-page application products, TypeScript and Flow for type support, and GraphQL for our API layer.

Role

  • You’ll be responsible for building and maintaining services across our stack, from our client-side end-user products to our backend microservices.
  • You’ll apply Software Engineering thinking to create reliable and performant services.
  • Work on building, deploying, and maintaining production code used by providers and patients.

Requirements

Most of our requirements are flexible for the right candidate:

  • We are looking for intermediate to senior engineers with experience in maintaining web applications, preferably at scale, with high performance and volume. We’d like you to have several years of software engineering experience.
  • Our JavaScript stack includes React, Redux, Flow & TypeScript, Apollo, GraphQL. Experience with any of these libraries and frameworks would be an advantage.
  • Because of our need for high reliability and scalability, the right candidate will have strong fundamentals in Software Engineering/Computer Science. For example, you should have a good understanding of the performance of algorithms at scale, and be able to communicate this in Big-O notation.
  • Other than the above, we’d like you to demonstrate passion and drive toward your engineering work, and toward the prospect of making a real difference in healthcare.

The right candidate will take initiative to get things done, embrace uncertainty and work well in a team of other high-performing engineers.

Bonus skills

Some additional skills which we’d find useful if you have them, but should not affect your decision to apply:

  • Experience in Scala and/or Java.
  • Experience in healthcare-related technologies, such as integrating with Electronic Health Record systems.

Who You Are

  • Have passion and drive for software engineering.
  • Possess a strong bias towards getting it done. You take initiative and don’t need to wait for permission.
  • Comfortable with, embrace, and thrive in uncertainty.
  • Work well with other, high-calibre team members.

Benefits

As a startup, a role at Vital gives you the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing company, where you can have a large impact on our engineering culture. You’ll have the autonomy and independence to make important decisions, while supported by a brilliant and enthusiastic team.

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