• Front-End Engineer (Developer) - Digital Accelerator

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/4/2019 11:05 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Strategy & Innovation
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    We are currently hiring a Front-End Engineer (Developer) who would enjoy the challenge of designing and building applications to improve diagnosis, treatment and management of cancer.


    You’re a creative and innovative developer, with experience in enterprise software development, who enjoys working in a fast paced and technically challenging environment. You should be self-driven, with an enthusiastic, flexible and 'can-do' attitude. You appreciate the latest emerging technology and know when and when not to use it.


    Data is not simply something you push and pull to populate your applications, but something you approach with curiosity and care. You have an attention to detail in design and execution. You embody or recognize aesthetics of code, user experience and data visualization. You take pride in your work and yet you know humbly that there are many ways to success.


    And most importantly, you enjoy your work and have fun with it!

    What's happening at MSK in the digital space?

    MSK is embarking on a Digital Transformation and created a Digital Accelerator to help us build our digital capabilities. The Digital Accelerator (DA) is a hub for new ideas, innovations, testing, and the development of new digital products and services to support patients, researchers, and clinicians. We’re using an agile approach and user-centered design to build products that will improve the patient journey. We’re a brand-new, lean group that is team-oriented, passionate about our work and focused on making an impact at MSK.

    You will:

    • Designs, codes, unit tests, and integrates new features and functionality during sprint
    • Analyzes functional requirements and documents technical specifications
    • Work anywhere in technical stack, delivering quality code on front-end and back-end
    • Builds scalable, globally distributed systems
    • Completes required documentation
    • Plans for implementation and migration from test to production
    • Alerts Product Owner & squad members to changes and additions to the sprint deliverables/backlog
    • Engages QA / Testers for automated testing
    • Participates in peer design and code reviews to ensure code quality
    • Leverages/contributes to standard packages, data governance
    • Ability to influence squad members to "swarm" tasks to ensure highest priority items are completed first in sprint

    You have:

    • You should have 3+ years of practical work experience in frontend web development with a strong emphasis on JavaScript.
    • You have experience working with a combination of TypeScript and React or other JavaScript frameworks (React, AngularJS, etc).
    • You have experience writing and maintaining “Object-Oriented” CSS and with the use of CSS preprocessors such as LESS or SASS. Experience with CSS-in-JS is a plus.
    • You have good knowledge of maintaining a healthy build pipeline for the frontend code through Webpack.
    • You value both cross-browser, as well as cross-platform optimization.
    • Solid understanding of data structures, algorithms, software architecture, TDD
    • Somewhat familiar with containerization, e.g. Docker, and cloud providers such as AWS and Azure
    • Experience working in an agile environment

    Nice To Have:

    • Understanding of Machine Learning algorithms
    • Experience working on digital healthcare products



    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


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