We're a well-funded healthcare startup developing disruptive solutions at the intersection of the Internet of things, cloud and mobile technology using exciting languages and frameworks including AngularJS, Ruby and Rails. We have ecstatic customers - we have grown from 2 to 45 hospitals in the last year including several technology innovation leaders and are adding more hospitals every week. We are putting together an exceptional team of developers who enjoy technical challenges and a great environment.
You'll help change the face of hospital technology and be part of a team building the first truly hospital-wide and real-time drug and inventory tracking platform from scratch. Our technology automates manual processes using intuitive software resulting in operational efficiencies, significant cost savings and a dramatic reduction in human errors which has the potential to save lives.
We're looking for a DevOps Engineer to join our team and help us change the face of hospital technology as we build and deploy the first truly hospital-wide and real-time drug and inventory tracking platform. Whether you are a developer who is deeply interested in issues of continuous integration, continuous deployment, and network operations, or you are a systems administrator who has been working more and more with coding, testing, and deployment, let's talk.
We recognize that "DevOps" means different things to different people. For us it means someone who can maintain a holistic view of the development, testing, and production environments, and collaborate with all members of the technical teams to support, maintain, and deploy the best products possible.
Skills & Requirements
We're looking for smart coworkers who can handle both independence and teamwork and get excited about building great products.
Specifically, we're looking with someone who has the following production experience in some combination or another:
- 3+ years Operations/DevOps and/or Web Application Development experience in a Ruby on Rails-based environment
- Cloud deployments to Amazon EC2 (or Heroku or Rackspace, but we use EC2), specifically to geographically distributed and loadbalanced servers
- Deploying, maintaining, and administering MySQL (includes replication, backups, and tuning)
- Working with configuration management and automation tools such as Capistrano, Chef, or Puppet (we are leaning toward Chef over Puppet, but let's talk!)
- Working with operating system internals, distributed systems, and server architectures (in an open source stack)
- Developing and maintaining a scalable infrastructure architecture including caching layers (in an open source stack)
- Configuring, deploying, monitoring, and responding to alerts from tools such as NewRelic or CloudWatch (or both)
As a person and a colleague, you should also possess:
- the ability to learn, use, implement, and integrate leading technologies
- the ability to work independently, be self-motivated, and be a strong team player
- excellent problem solving and analytical skills
- excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate with all levels of the organization
Applicants must be local to Washington, DC or willing to relocate (relocation assistance offered), and have immediate work authorization in the U.S.
About Kit Check
Although we're primarily a software company, we also have a strategic portfolio of hardware that we design in-house. We try and integrate tools, such as RFID tags and readers, in a smart way that improves the user experience. There's nothing better than seeing something you just built end up in the hands of happy customers, where it fundamentally improves their daily work.
Much of what we're creating is brand new, so there's a lot of creativity involved in our day to day operations. We approach the job in a very collaborative way, knowing that we probably don't know the best solution from the get-go. Our two co-founders have strong technical backgrounds, appreciate the nuances of the development process, and strive to strike the right balance between that and getting marketable, effective products into customers' hands.
The corporate stuff:
- Unlimited vacation and sick days
- Flexible hours, full-time in our DC office
- Equity incentives
- Fully-covered employee medical/dental insurance
- Equipment of your choice (ex: Mac or PC laptop, two monitors)
- Professional development (ex: conferences, training)
The fun stuff:
- A casual work environment: shorts and flip flops? sure!
- Comfortable office: kitchen, coffee, bike racks, showers, etc.
- Play-time: company-sponsored social activities
- Metro-accessible (Gallery Place-Chinatown metro stop right outside)
- Team-sports reimbursements
Our mission is to make pharmacists and clinicians more efficient, drug administration safer, and inventory management smarter. We do this by tracking drugs and other consumables throughout the hospital and life sciences supply chain. We build modern tools and software, borrowing the best from the world of the consumer web and combining with a little RFID magic in a way that actually works.
Joel Test score: 10 out of 12
The Joel Test is a twelve-question measure of the quality of a software team.
- Do you use source control?
- Can you make a build in one step?
- Do you make daily builds?
- Do you have a bug database?
- Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
- Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
- Do you have a spec?
- Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
- Do you use the best tools money can buy?
- Do you have testers?
- Do new candidates write code during their interview?
- Do you do hallway usability testing?