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Engineering Lead
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in the well-being of fellow humans?

Are you passionate about building great software products?

At Tempus, software products are owned and developed by small, autonomous teams composed of developers, designers, scientists, and product managers. You and your team set the goals, build the software, deploy the code, and contribute to a growing software platform that will make a lasting impact in the field of cancer research and treatment.

Tempus builds software as nimble as our teams. Our modern full-stack tech stack - React and Node.js on AWS - allows our teams to iterate rapidly and lead our industry in innovation. Our decentralized, microservice architecture and emphasis on automation allow us to deliver advanced solutions with confidence, and at scale.

Why we're looking for you:

* You've got a few years of experience managing software development teams, and can lead technical analysis & design, evaluate tradeoffs, and champion best practices
* You love exploring hard problems with data-driven, iterative software development
* You're up to speed on modern web tech we use like Javascript/TypeScript, Node.js, React/Angular, Postgres, and Python
* You understand the challenges and appreciate the rewards of a distributed and event-based architecture
* You're a devoted Scrum Master who's worked in fast-paced, agile environments, helped keep projects on track, and unblocked your team more times than you can count
* You write meaningful, useful documentation and tests, and coordinate cross-team collaboration
* You enjoy learning from and collaborating with a diverse, talented team and mentoring junior team members

Bonus points for:

* Experience with AWS tech like S3, SNS, SQS, Lambda, and Batch
* Experience with Docker and related technologies
* Experience in biotech, genomics, clinical research and/or precision medicine

Responsibilities for the position:

* Works with Product Managers to build roadmaps, resourcing plans, systems design, and product increment planning
* Leads a team of 3-5 engineers working as part of a cross-functional team
* Leverages our career progression framework to develop engineering talent within the team and actively manages the performance of individual contributors
* Works with other Engineering Leads to produce design artifacts that describe software architectures involving multiple systems and technologies
* Adopts, contributes, and spreads practices and norms that achieve well designed systems, maintainable code, and productive teams
* Works with Product Managers as needed to plan across multiple Scrum teams, and presents solutions to optimize for effort across the end-to-end Tempus ecosystem
* Actively drives team improvement through retrospectives and other team activities

About Tempus:

We're on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. We're looking for software engineers who are passionate about changing the status quo and bringing cancer care into the 21st century.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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