Lead Front End Developer

Lead Front End Developer

What’s the position?
TypeZero is seeking a Lead Front End Developer. This is a full-time job located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and offers benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.

Who are we?
TypeZero Technologies is a digital health and personalized medicine startup dedicated to revolutionizing the treatment and management of diabetes. At TypeZero, we use advanced data science techniques, statistical analysis, proven metabolic models, and modern engineering practices to develop customized analytics tools and blood glucose control solutions to help persons with diabetes improve their health and lives. TypeZero’s current products include a smartphone-based Artificial Pancreas system, therapy optimization tools for healthcare providers, and advisory applications for smart insulin pens.

What’s the role?
We are seeking a seasoned candidate for the role of front end developer.  You will be responsible for the creation and integration of user interfaces for web and mobile applications and will also work on our backend analytics platforms to support artificial pancreas and our next generation prescriptive analytics products.  Our small engineering team follows an Agile methodology for projects ranging from prototypes to polished FDA-compliant systems. TypeZero offers full benefits, competitive salaries commensurate with experience, company options, a flexible work environment, and an opportunity to solve one of today’s most challenging medical problems.

We like to have fun while tackling important problems, and being able to collaborate with others and work under tight timelines – all with a sense of humor – is a must. We’re a growing company that is developing its culture as we go. If you think you’re a fit, we’d love for you to join us.

Who are you?
You are an individual with diverse talents who wants a challenging career that makes a difference.  You are able to take constructive criticism and make revisions in your work quickly, while also confident in your skills to deliver the same to your colleagues. You enjoy the fast paced startup environment that comes with the ability to pivot quickly while making sure you and your team have a fun and productive work environment.  You are self-driven and meticulous and expect the same from others. You stay up-to-date with the constantly changing landscapes in technology, business, and medicine. You ideally have a knowledge of or connection to diabetes or chronic illness, and you appreciate the impact that TypeZero’s work will have on the quality of life for persons with diabetes.

Qualifications and Background:
BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent work experience. Your experience can be varied, but should include 5 – 7 years of professional experience showing increasing responsibility and leadership with at least 4 years in a non-academic environment. 

Skills and Experience:

  • Understanding of good software development practices, patterns, and architecture, including unit and integration testing
  • Experience building innovative products in a fast paced agile environment
  • Understand and utilize Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practice
  • Write clean, elegant, readable, testable, and well-documented code
  • Ability to learn new programming languages and platform technologies quickly
  • Provide technical leadership and display a passion for software development and demonstrate interest growing into new areas (i.e., Clojure, Data Science, Big Data)
  • Provide mentorship (including code reviews and paired programming) and training as needed
  • 2 + years implementing best practices, reference implementations, automation, and testing for application security in web, mobile and API development
  • 2 + years of demonstrated ability to manage in-house and external development teams
  • 2 + years of experience with administration of web applications (Docker, AWS suite)
  • 2 + years of mobile and web security solutions
  • 3 + user interface and web application development (JavaScript MVC Frameworks, HTML/CSS)
  • 3 + years of mobile development (Java/Android, iOS preferred but not required)
  • 3 + years of web development (Python/Django – preferred but not required, RESTful APIs)
  • Familiarity with medical device development and FDA software verification and validation or other forms of regulated software development frameworks.

Bonus Points:

  • Understanding of FDA quality and ISO regulations 13485, 14971, 62304, 60601
  • Experience building apps for multiple mobile platforms
  • Relational database design and query languages
  • Exposure to assisted code review tools or static analysis
  • Exposure to privacy and security standards
  • Strong algorithms and data structures background
  • Mastered several programming languages and ideally has some experience in Python
  • Experience in a professional software environment

TypeZero is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, a vibrant and family-friendly town at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville has been featured as one of the best places to live and visit in the US by companies like Forbes, Travel + Leisure, Kiplinger, and Yahoo. Home to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville is a burgeoning startup environment in the healthcare and biotechnology industries.

How to Apply:
Please send your CV or résumé and a cover letter to jobs@typezero.com.