Software Engineering Intern (Summer 2018)

| New York

We have openings for engineers across our different product lines, infrastructures, technology stacks, as well as experience levels. We welcome full-stack engineers, engineers that are excited about backend, engineers that are excited about data, engineers that are excited about technical leadership, and really any engineer that is excited about engineering!

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. Read about our engineering culture!

Our data

Our data pipeline takes in full clinical patient records and produces normalized, high-fidelity, queryable data that is ready to be mined for medical and operational insights. We’ve built a unified data set that is unparalleled in its depth and accuracy, and gives our partners the capability to ask questions about data that weren't answerable before now.

Our culture

We work in a fast-paced, high-information-volume environment with complex domain challenges, which means context is key and there's always more to learn and soak up. We want to know oncology data cold — better than anyone else in the industry — and we believe doing that requires building a culture where we all like coming to work each day. In our culture, decisions are transparent and data-driven, and people are empowered to make waves.

Are you interested in changing the way the oncology world thinks about data?

As a Flatiron Software Engineering Intern, you will:

  • Design and build our data infrastructure and pipelines
  • Continuously ship new features for our cloud applications, from the backend to the frontend
  • Learn more about cancer and the day-to-day intricacies of oncology than you can possibly imagine

About you:

  • You are graduating between December 2018 and June 2019 with a BS or MS in computer science or related field
  • You write clean, well-structured code, and are proficient in either functional or object-oriented programming
  • You are comfortable in a Unix/Linux environment
  • You are experienced in algorithms or systems software
  • You are enthusiastic about working on a multi-disciplinary team
  • You are passionate about our mission to improve healthcare through technology

Bonus points:

  • Contribute to an open source project
  • Speak fluent Python
  • Have used Pandas, R, or another data analytics tool on a messy, real-world data set
  • Have developed apps using modern frontend frameworks like AngularJS / Ember.js
  • Have experience with SQL or another query language
  • Have deep empathy for data and a strong understanding of statistics
  • Understand experimental design, and can build for collection, measurement and interpretation of results
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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 is in the heart of the Flatiron District. Eataly is right downstairs and we oversee Madison Square Park.
200 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Insider's spotlight

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

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

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

Perks of working here

401(K)
Casual Dress
Child Care
Commuter Benefits
Company Equity
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Daily Meals Provided
Dental
Flex Work Hours
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Stocked Kitchen
Vision
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