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Senior Software Engineer

Modern Animal

Modern Animal

Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Modern Animal is reimagining veterinary care and is looking for a Software Engineer that will build upon Modern Animal’s platform, with a focus on our back-end systems and infrastructure in order to expands the boundaries of what’s possible in pet healthcare.

This role requires a blend of technical proficiency, architectural understanding, and problem-solving skills. We’re looking for someone excited to take ownership of parts of our platform’s architecture and guide our engineering team in tackling the challenges that come with scaling a platform in a startup environment.

This role offers a hybrid work arrangement based in Los Angeles, CA. You’ll have the flexibility to work remotely with occasional requirements to collaborate in-person at our office.

What You’ll Do:

  • Contribute to the Modern Animal platform, which includes React and React Native applications and Python Django services.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to build scalable and robust systems.
  • Work closely with product managers and engineers to identify areas where technology can have an impact on the company’s goals and guide the team to deliver on these opportunities.
  • Actively contribute code and lead code reviews, setting a high bar for code quality and engineering best practices.
  • Bridge the gap between software engineering and systems architecture.
  • Be a voice for technical rigor and engineering excellence.
  • Create wins that benefit our users.

    Why You’d be a Great Fit:
  • 5+ years of experience in software development, with some experience in leading systems architecture decisions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline.
  • Deep hands-on experience with React, Python, or other relevant languages and frameworks.
  • Strong understanding of system design and architecture, with the ability to design and implement scalable and maintainable systems.
  • Proven ability to lead technical projects, mentor other engineers, and drive engineering initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of articulating complex technical concepts to cross-functional teams and leadership.
  • Enthusiastic about collaborating in team settings while also capable of working independently.

    Bonus points:
  • Experience with creating scalable systems through AWS
  • Experience with GraphQL and Apollo for building efficient and flexible APIs

    What You Can Expect From Us:
  • Excellent medical, vision, & dental coverage
  • Free membership to One Medical for primary care
  • Access to behavioral and mental health services through Ginger
  • 401k savings plan with a company match.
  • Flexible time off & paid parental leave.
  • Free membership to Modern Animal for your pets and other perks.

The pay range for this position is $150,000 - $170,000 per year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and equity grant units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the California Pay Transparency Act. Base pay information is based on geographic location.

We believe an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our mission. We’re not looking for candidates who are “culture fits.” We’re looking for candidates who can expand our culture and challenge business as usual. We strive to foster an environment where all staff can bring their whole selves to work, by their own definition, and we strive to provide all candidates with an equitable and accessible recruitment process.

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics.

In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process, or if you have feedback on how to make our recruiting more equitable or accessible, please let us know!