Full-stack Software Engineer

Toronto, Ontario   |   Full Time

Full-time, mostly remote position (Eastern time zone preferred). Toronto preferred for occasional team events.
Ability to work in Canada required (i.e. existing work permit or Visa).

We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. Please tell us why you think this is the right role for you.

About You

You're a self-starter who’s been the first engineer at a successful startup before. You have a broad range of experience in building and maintaining applications in production. You believe that shipping is a feature and are pragmatic (lazy?!) in using off-the-shelf components whenever possible to achieve your goal. You're a fast mover who knows the tradeoffs between good-and-soon vs. perfect-and-eventually. You're a strong communicator and team player, ready to coordinate with our cross-functional team to make sure we hit deliverables for our customers.

What You'll Do 

  • Join a small team as the first full time engineer working directly with the founders to help shape and execute the product roadmap

  • Architect and build secure customer-facing and internal applications--review code, write tests, maintain infrastructure, and help define best practices

  • Help select & direct software contractors to meet goals and deadlines

What You Need

  • 5+ years shipping and supporting production applications with real-world users as a full stack engineer

  • Experience managing and maintaining production infrastructure

  • Experience with JS frameworks like React, Angular, or Vue; HTML & CSS; MySQL or other relational DBs; containers; AWS (EC2, S3) or Google Cloud (we value your ability to solve problems across the stack more than your rote knowledge of technologies)

  • Experience as first (or early) engineer in a successful startup

Bonus Points For

  • Biology / Microbiology background or education; working with genomic data

  • Machine Learning framework experience

  • Experience building mobile-friendly web applications

  • Solid grasp of data visualization methods, libraries, tools (e.g. D3, Tableau)

Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!

About Poppy 

We’re Poppy. We’re bringing advanced science out of the lab, and building it into powerful, simple tools for everyday life. We believe that we stay healthy together when everyone has trustworthy information and reliable recommendations. Poppy was founded in 2019, and is launching in San Francisco and Toronto this fall with a new way to continuously monitor workplaces for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens that affect employee health and productivity.

About Our Team

At Poppy, we believe that being part of a successful business and doing good for the world are not mutually exclusive. We’re a nerdy, small, and nimble team that operates on trust, and thrives on diverse perspectives from the people on our team in everything we do. We move at a rapid pace and believe that our team is strongest when everyone has ownership for their key decisions. At Poppy, you can make an impact, be challenged to grow & do your best work. 

At Poppy, we embrace difference. We’re committed to openness, curiosity and creating an inclusive culture as we know that diverse teams build better products and generate better ideas. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Poppy provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know.

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