Software Engineer, Diagnostics

Remote, USA

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From population genomics to high throughput COVID-19 testing, Color provides the technology & infrastructure for large scale health initiatives. Learn more.
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Named by Rock Health as the Best Digital Health Company to Work For, Color is a leading healthcare technology company. Color is building and delivering technology-enabled healthcare to millions of people. Through partnerships with public and private partners including governments, employers and health systems, Color’s infrastructure and software enables large populations to receive essential healthcare services directly where they live or work. This includes testing and telehealth services for preventive health and infectious disease management.
Since March 2020, Color has mobilized to address the pandemic by leveraging its platform to scale COVID-19 testing programs around the country. Color’s platform is used by more than 100 major employers, universities and public health institutions, such as the City of San Francisco, the State of California and PerkinElmer, community-based efforts in Oakland, and others, to deliver critical health programs. For more information about Color and its response to COVID-19, visit
By investing in the technology that ensures easy and affordable access to healthcare, Color is creating the infrastructure that will serve us for decades to come. Apply to join Color and do some of the most important work of your career. If you are not sure that you're 100% qualified, but are up for the challenge - we want you to apply!
Color’s Diagnostics engineering team has been at the forefront of an impactful set of challenges, most recently building a fully featured platform to power large-scale COVID testing. Schools use Color to help keep teachers and students safe with initiatives like the California Safe Schools for All program. Employers rely on our platform to safely reopen their offices, and community-based organizations utilize our services to increase testing access in some of the hardest hit areas. 
We're looking for experienced engineers to continue scaling our products to millions of users.

How You'll Contribute:

  • Design and build novel products and features to address long-standing problems in healthcare, with a focus on diagnostic testing.
  • Collaborate with product, design, data science, and our scientific teams to build cutting-edge tests and services
  • Improve the quality, reliability, and speed of our core products and services
  • Propose and implement changes to our data models, core architecture, and codebase
  • Develop all levels of the technical stack even if you’re more experienced in some layers

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • You’re passionate about using software and technology to help save lives, slow the spread of the pandemic, and reduce the risk of populations to a multitude of diseases. You want to apply your skills in the service of a greater mission. 
  • You have 2+ years of industry experience as a software engineer (or equivalent role). 
  • You've built and launched numerous features, products or systems successfully into the wild and iterated to incorporate user feedback. 
  • You maintain a high bar for quality of code and work hard to eliminate unnecessary duplication and awkward workarounds. You're passionate about rigorous engineering practices and discipline: code reviews, automated testing, logging, monitoring, alerting, etc, etc. 
  • You effectively communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical collaborators: you identify core challenges in complex situations, explain trade offs, and incorporate feedback to make decisions using code reviews, docs, wikis, meetings, and other channels as needed.
  • You have experience with modern web stacks.

Nice to Have:

  • You’re productive in one or several items from our technology stack including Python, Django, AWS, SQL, REST APIs, React, HTML5, CSS3, and ES6+.

Possible Projects To Contribute To:

  • Launch COVID-19 testing for a community or company for a safe reopening plan.
  • Roll out new types of diagnostic tests for important health conditions.
  • Build information management systems and workflows for physicians, administrators, and other professionals who rely on Color for their populations. 
  • Design a novel service/app to help Color's clients manage their health and take actions to reduce their risk of diseases. 
Color is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Color prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Color conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Color requires anyone working onsite or visiting Color’s offices to confirm they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious accommodation is timely requested and approved.  Please reach out if you have questions or concerns about this policy and how it may apply to your candidacy for a role with Color.
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