Staff Software Engineer (Frontend), Operations Platform at Color (Remote)

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Color is a health technology company that makes population-scale healthcare programs accessible, convenient, and cost-effective for everyone. We have raised $100 million in Series E funding, bringing our valuation to $4.6 billion and our total raised amount to $378 million. We work with governments, public health institutions, employers, and national health initiatives around the world to provide the tools for preventive health and infectious disease management, including testing, vaccinations, and other services.

Apply to join Color and do the most meaningful 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!

The Operations Platform team enables Color to successfully operate in a high-complex environment by building end-to-end tools and software. Our team’s work impacts the company at every level - from clinical lab to bioinformatics to supply chain.

How You'll Contribute:

  • Help design and architect next generation of internal tools and lead efforts to migrate from previous versions of tools
  • Collaborate with UX Infra and Design teams to build reusable components that are part of Color Design system
  • Help identify scale, monitoring, and reliability issues in current tools and advocate for solutions to these issues
  • Collaborate with Frontend Engineers across org on setting standards for code quality and application architecture
  • Mentor and support other engineers on team on designing and delivering features
  • Participate in code reviews for team members and for other engineers on services owned by UV
  • Work closely with Tech Lead, PM, and EM on team go guide technical vision for team’s work

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • You’re passionate about using software and technology to positively impact community health and healthcare access. You want to apply your skills in the service of a greater mission
  • You have 7+ years of industry experience as a software engineer (or equivalent role)
  • You maintain a high bar for quality of code and avoid unnecessary duplication and awkward workarounds
  • You're passionate about rigorous engineering practices and discipline: code reviews, automated testing, logging, monitoring, alerting, 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 and knowledge of when to build a custom solution to a problem vs finding an off the shelf solution
  • You have experience building robust frontends applications following industry standards, creating an extensible and maintainable architecture
  • You have experience migrating legacy applications from one framework/architecture to a new one
  • You have experience with modern web stacks including AWS, SQL, REST APIs, React, HTML5, CSS3, and ES6+

Nice to Have:

  • You have experience with modern web backends including Python, Django, and other REST frameworks
  • You have experience with healthcare: health standards like HL7 or FHIR and working with Electronic Health Records (such as EPIC, Cerner, etc.)
  • You have experience with LIMS systems and clinical resulting and reporting
  • You have experience working with PII and PHI and HIPAA compliance

Possible Projects To Contribute To:

  • Modernize infrastructure by converting existing Angular framework to React 
  • Lead efforts to improve the front-end infrastructure by building out reusable components
  • Design and build a more configurable and manageable resulting/reporting platform
  • Build features in our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that allow Color to process a very high-volume of samples in both the genetic and COVID-19 labs
  • Help design and build the next generation of our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Help redesign data models to support migrating in-house fulfillment application to a 3rd party tool and architect a new ordering system


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, gender identity, sexual orientation, 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. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities in our recruitment process. 

Mandatory Vaccination Policy Disclosure
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.

More Information on Color
Color operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Burlingame, CA. Color was founded in 2013. It has 950 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with Nonprofits, Friends outside of work, Daily sync, Open door policy and Team owned deliverables. To see all 8 open jobs at Color, click here.
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