Job Opening – Full-Stack/Backend/Frontend Web Developer

Full-Stack/Backend/Frontend Web Developer

Interested in building software for global challenges in public health? We’re hiring.

Job Description

We seek a Software Engineer for our Back Bay Boston public health informatics company. The candidate would join a dynamic team of scientists, public health experts, and software engineers tackling global challenges across a wide range of population health domains, including disease outbreaks, drug safety, supply chain vulnerabilities, and more.

Applicants should have experience (or training) with Web development frameworks in JavaScript (for example, but not limited to: Angular.js, Ember.js, Backbone.js, Twitter Bootstrap, Node.js), and either PHP, Ruby or Python in *nix environment. We favor experience, and interest, across the Web stack including databases, front- and back-end development, and open source collaboration.

Strong written and verbal communication are important, as well as the ability to contribute to a team.

We are a diverse, multi-nationality, multi-ethnic, gender-balanced team. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Will also consider junior candidates and recent graduates who don’t yet have all listed skills, but who are self-motivated with the ability to learn on the job.


  • 2 years experience in Web development or degree in related field
  • Strong skills in JavaScript, HTML5, ideally experience with PHP or Python
  • Exposure to databases, database-driven Web development
  • Experience with social programming tools (git/GitHub)
  • Strong written and verbal communication


  • Experience or interest in the health domain
  • Github or other portfolio
  • Mobile development
  • Interest in agile methodologies and rapid application development
  • Data visualization and analytics interests

What We Offer

  • Competitive base salary, commensurate with experience, and annual bonus potential
  • Competitive contribution to health benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • Paid time off
  • Unique and growing company culture where you can learn new skills and advance your career

About Epidemico, Inc.

Epidemico is a health data collection and analytics company. We combine natural language processing, crowdsourcing, and public health expertise to provide real-time insights and consumer engagement on population health. Our web and mobile platforms serve as resources for the public, government officials, life science, hospitality and financial companies. The company is a spinoff from Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and MIT. Our work has been nationally recognized by the Smithsonian, the White House, the Library of Congress as well as national and international media including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NBC and CNN.

HealthMap is one of Epidemico’s major product lines. HealthMap is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. The freely available Web site and mobile app “Outbreaks Near Me” deliver real-time intelligence on a range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience including local health departments, governments, and international travelers. HealthMap brings together disparate data sources, including online news aggregators, eyewitness reports, expert-curated discussions and validated official reports, to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Through an automated process, updating 24/7/365, the system monitors, organizes, integrates, filters, visualizes and disseminates online information about emerging diseases in fifteen languages, facilitating early detection of global public health threats.

Epidemico, Ltd.

Epidemico is expanding into the European Union. In particular, we are beginning work on a large, multi-stakeholder project to improve the management of crises across the EU. Overall, the project aims to produce guidelines, and mobile apps, for enabling and encouraging users of social media to contribute to the security of citizens in crisis situations as well as other contingencies demanding search and rescue activities. We are also expanding our MedWatcher product to the European market, as part of an EU-funded consortium.

Please contact clark AT epidemico DOT com to apply.


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