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Front-End Engineer Position for Fast-moving Healthcare Startup

at Elation EMR in San Francisco, CA   —   Jul 27, 2014   |  
Overview
Our ailing healthcare system is in dire need of change, and today's rapid advances in web technology will be a huge part of the solution. The approaches taken thus far have failed to acknowledge the core of what healthcare is: the interaction between a physician and a patient. Elation aims to dramatically reshape the practice of medicine by becoming a powerful facilitator of that trusted relationship.

Elation is an angel-funded healthcare technology startup dedicated to improving the clinical encounter. Our team currently consists of extremely passionate founders who bring years of health IT and healthcare industry experience and are deeply committed to improving the delivery of healthcare. Our investors include a practicing physician and the creators and backers of some of the world's largest and most innovative web companies, including Asana, Facebook, and Quora.

In the near term, we are focused on building an innovative web-based electronic medical record for physician practices. Our alpha product -- built by the founders -- has gone live, and we have aggressive plans to expand its use.

We are currently seeking extraordinary engineering talent to form the core of our technical team. As one of the first hires, you will play a key role in shaping the team and culture, architecting the foundations of a very complex system, and designing the experience for a highly demanding user. No healthcare experience is needed, but you should be excited about building technology that has the potential to deeply impact people's lives.

Come join us in transforming healthcare at its source.
Responsibilities
Your role as resident front-end guru will be to push the boundaries of what is possible in a browser, create an experience that makes users forget they are on the web, and engineer elegant solutions to client-side challenges more demanding than even Gmail's.
Experience
Substantial experience navigating and optimizing server-browser boundaries
Experience building robust web applications demanding minimal downtime a plus
Expert skills in Javascript, HTML/CSS
Experience with Javascript frameworks (jQuery, Prototype, YUI, etc.); contributions to Javascript frameworks a plus
Proficiency programming in Python; experience with Django a plus
No healthcare experience needed but ready to get excited about building technology that has the potential to deeply impact people's lives
Skills
Fascinated by making the web fast
Excited to concoct UI magic
Comfortable navigating and optimizing server-client boundaries
Seek ownership of large pieces of the product and responsibility for making key decisions
Are product-minded with a keen eye for usability, style, and design
Step into users' shoes and see extraordinary value in doing so.
Learn extremely fast and have no qualms diving outside comfort zones to do whatever needs to be done
Are comfortable with autonomy, fast decision-making and operating with minimal oversight
Are passionate about transforming the delivery of healthcare
Education
B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent technical field
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