Backend Engineer – Scala

Backend Engineer - Scala
San Francisco, CA

About Driver
Driver is a consumer technology company building a treatment access platform for cancer patients.  Our team consists of 85+ radicals, including scientists, software engineers, data scientists, product managers, computational biologists and passionate entrepreneurs who ordinarily would never work in the same environment but all of whom share a common mission to give patients access to new treatments. Headquartered in San Francisco, Driver also has an office in New York City, and a cancer treatment and development center in China.

Backend Software Engineer
Exceptional software development is integral in allowing us to fulfill our mission of putting the patient experience first. As a Backend Developer at Driver, you’ll develop scalable, distributed systems interfacing with many internal computational biology and machine learning pipelines, in addition to frontend clients. You’ll work alongside self-starters interested in solving real-world problems and streamlining the inefficiencies in the cancer patient’s treatment experience. You’ll have the opportunity to directly impact and help real patients in their battle with cancer.

Job Responsibilities
  • Lead technology decisions pertaining to the many Driver web services
  • Develop, improve, and maintain many internal web services and customer facing APIs
  • Coordinate feature development and deployment with front-end team and product manager
  • Develop backend services that fit inside of Driver's microframework architecture
  • Help grow and mentor team of web application developers

  • Backend web technologies: Scala, Akka HTTP, Slick, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Experience building REST-ful APIs
  • Functional programming experience
  • Source control: Git
  • PostgreSQL
  • 5+ years industry experience

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Kafka or other streaming message queue 

  • Competitive compensation package (salary + equity)
  • 100% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employee and their dependents
  • Commuter, gym and cell phone stipend
  • Catered meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) daily and a kitchen stocked full of snacks
  • 401(k) plan
  • Company happy hours
  • Generous, flexible vacation policy
  • The opportunity to work for a company looking to change the world by improving the lives of cancer patients

Driver is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse culture. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

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