Tech Apprentice (Spring 2019)

| Greater NYC Area

The opportunity

Want to help us build the future of cancer care? Eager to use your technical skills to improve the lives of patients everywhere? Ready to gain the skills and experience that will help you build a career in technology? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

The Flatiron Tech Apprenticeship is a paid, full-time four-month program at our Soho HQ that enables professionals from historically underrepresented communities and non-traditional backgrounds to develop their technical skills, gain industry experience and grow their careers as software engineers.

This program aims to increase of representation of women and minorities in tech. We encourage all historically underrepresented professionals in tech to apply. This includes but is not limited to: Black, Hispanic, Latino, Native American, professionals with disabilities, veterans and professionals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

About us

We’re building technology that accelerates cancer research and improves patient care. The growing team at Flatiron Health is made up of more than 500 software engineers, quantitative scientists, oncologists, product managers, designers, visionaries and more — all from different industries and backgrounds working together to solve problems that matter.  

When you join us, you’ll be part of a passionate, curious and highly motivated team united by a common purpose: taking on cancer. You’ll have the opportunity to do inspiring work in a dynamic environment where you’ll be both challenged and supported by our commitment to continuous learning and growth. Come help us make a difference.

Our engineering team

The Flatiron Health engineering team builds and runs data processing pipelines, algorithmic and human-operated data curation tools and customer-facing data analytics and visualization tools. We build systems that clean, structure and understand clinical-level patient data as we build the largest, most comprehensive set of oncology data intelligence. We scale pipelines to handle the world's oncology data with creative engineering solutions to open-ended oncology data problems.

When community practices thrive, so do millions of cancer patients. Our OncoCloud suite is built to meet the technology needs of the community practice of the future: operationally efficient and prepared to thrive in the world of value-based care. Over 2,500 clinicians at more than 800 sites across the country have chosen Flatiron as their long-term technology partner. To grow our reach and have a bigger impact, we need your help.

What you’ll do

As part of Flatiron’s apprenticeship program, you’ll gain hands-on experience in:

All aspects of the software development life cycle

Testing and deployment best practices

Working with the team of skilled engineers to receive and provide code review and design feedback

Version control systems and collaboration tools that allow for developing software in a team environment

Agile methodologies of software development

Working cross-functionally with people outside of software engineering, like product managers, designers and clinical specialists

Multiple software stacks and full stack development, as well as data processing, data analytics and data visualization

You’ll also get exposure to what software teams across Flatiron are working on, including front-end development, machine learning, DevOps and data science

Our Apprenticeship Bootcamp: You’ll join Flatiron’s Engineering Bootcamp program, supplemented by deep dive sessions on the Flatiron technology stacks, developer efficiency and tooling. You’ll learn the ins and outs of Flatiron development, team culture and home-grown tooling, along with the necessary skills to succeed in their day-to-day work.

Learning and Development: In addition to developing technical skills, you will develop transferable professional skills through hands-on training delivered through Flatiron University. Our courses will equip you with the tools to take your leadership, communication, feedback, productivity and creativity skills to the next level.

Mentorship and Networking: As part of the apprenticeship program, you’ll be paired with a mentor who will be your guide throughout your time at Flatiron. You’ll also find tons of opportunities to network with other apprentices and Flatiron employees from cross-functional engineering teams.

Who you are

We’re looking for passionate, driven professionals who can help us build the future of cancer care. To join our growing team, you’ll need:

Relevant education or training that includes one of the following: An associates degree in a technical field, graduation certificate from a coding bootcamp, tech development program or equivalent, or a BA/BS degree in any field from an accredited college or university

Industry work or a portfolio with working demos that showcase experience building things in at least one high-level coding language, including but not limited to: Java, JavaScript, C#, Ruby or Python

Two years or more of prior work experience in any field

Enthusiasm for working on a multi-disciplinary team

Passion for improving healthcare through technology

The ability to communicate effectively and convey your thoughts in a clear manner, with an interest in further honing these skills in a technical environment (especially as it relates to explaining technical topics to people of varying technical ability)

Grow your career at Flatiron Health

Flatiron Health has been named a “Best Place to Work” by Crain's, one of the “6 Hottest Startups in Healthcare” by Inc., a “Hottest Companies in Cloud Computing” by Forbes, a Best Workplace for Women and a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. Flatiron is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco. Learn more about the Flatiron team and culture on Built in NYC, our website or our blog.

Flatiron is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

Flatiron Health has returned to Soho. We're right next to Trader Joe's! Soho is filled with boutiques, fancy chain stores and art galleries.

An Insider's view of Flatiron Health

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The most exciting part of being in my company is solving a real problem at scale through serious collaboration. Oncologists, software engineers, statisticians, business folks, etc. all have to come to the table together, as equals, to figure this one out. And we are doing it.

Amy

Chief medical Officer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

An engineer and oncologist work together over several weeks to build an algorithm from a naive prototype to a highly specialized and flexible rule set that can accurately represent the lines of therapy for 95% of patients within a specific disease subset.

Abhishek

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

As engineering manager, I am invested in the professional development of the people I work with. I train team members by pulling them out of their comfort zones to the uncomfortable territory. At Flatiron, it is one of our values - greatness and comfort rarely co-exist.

Kevin

Software Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

At Flatiron, we believe that learning from the experience of every cancer patient is an imperative — it is the key to accelerating research and continuing to improve the quality of care. Our mission is to serve cancer patients and our customers by dramatically improving treatment and accelerating research.

Zach Weinberg

Co-Founder, President and COO

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Instead of studying the cells, I now have the opportunity to write about the patients. I can tell their stories through the research lens and enable them to advance clinical cancer research through their experiences. I certainly never lose sight of the human behind the cell anymore.

Rana

Medical Writer

What are Flatiron Health Perks + Benefits

Flatiron Health Benefits Overview

Flatiron’s holistic employee experience program translates our values into reality. We cater to the well being of our employees both mentally and physically to promote a culture where wellness is at the forefront. By managing weekly mental wellness programs, monthly office wide fun and fitness classes, we give employees the opportunity to directly incorporate a mindful balance into their day to day life.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Daily catered meals
Stocked Kitchen
Endless snacks & beverages
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Robust learning & development curriculum. Participate at industry events.

Additional Perks + Benefits

On a monthly basis, we host a Wellness Day that includes massages, manicures, and meditation sessions. We often set up booths for local wellness organizations and fund on site and off site fitness classes. We also host a bi-weekly meditation in the office.

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