Mount Sinai Careers

Front End Software Engineer - Consumer Digital Solutions

New York, New York
Information Technology


Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Consumer Digital Solutions - Req #2318408


Front End Software Engineer 


Consumer Digital Overview

Mount Sinai Health System is accelerating a transition to a business and operating model oriented towards the changing demands of the healthcare industry. Success in this new model will require, among other things, an expanded focus on the consumer. Traditionally, the focus of consumer engagement was limited to their role as patients and associated primarily with the services rendered in our hospitals and physician offices. In the new model, Mount Sinai will need to engage consumers, their families, and caregivers throughout the health care life cycle, i.e. when they shop for and buy health care, when they are trying to stay well, and when they need care. 


Beyond the hospital and the doctor’s office, we will engage them at home, at work, and in the community. We must engage with them when and how they want to be engaged. This will require Mount Sinai to “productize” these points of engagement with consumers. It will require new leaders with core competencies in the areas of software engineering, Big Data, behavioral economics, person-centered design, and rapid iteration development and experimentation, all of which are more frequently and effectively practiced outside the healthcare industry today. 


Our charter is to productize solutions using the latest and greatest technologies, operating like a startup, but leveraging a strong bias for action, clinical expertise, and robust funding from the broader Mount Sinai ecosystem.


Position Overview

As the Front End Software Engineer, you will get to work on a high-caliber team within one of the top health systems in the world. To drive this expanded focus on the consumer, the Mount Sinai Health System is launching a new Consumer Digital Solutions team, as an affiliate of the Population Health division, Mount Sinai Health Partners (MSHP). 


The Front End Software Engineer will be responsible for building beautiful, consumer-grade experiences using the latest mobile and web technologies and design considerations. You will report directly to the CTO and collaborate with the Product Strategy team, as well as clinical, operational, and sales leads within the health system to develop integrated solutions. The ultimate goal is to deliver real-world, modern products that help patients with access, navigation, service, payments, and overall clinical outcomes. 


The long-term vision for the team is to scale this platform across the enterprise and potentially ‘spin out’ to develop products for and with other health systems.


Scope of Responsibilities

Team Collaboration

Work with the head UX/UI designer, turning mockups into beautiful,

consumer- grade experiences. Attend daily standups and communicate with engineering

manager and product managers.

Domain Knowledge  

Follow the market and the latest and greatest technologies being used to engage consumers and build great products. Know the relevant libraries and frameworks and be able to differentiate ‘hype’ from ‘game changer.’

Product Design

Understand a user’s mental model and how they will interact with a product; provide input on design and workflows.

Product Development

Build mobile-first web applications and native mobile applications. Be able to provide estimates and deliver high-quality output on-time and in-budget.


Candidate Qualifications

Engineering Professional

We are looking for a software engineer with 2 - 4 years of experience building front-end user interfaces for web and mobile applications. We want someone with consumer experience where real customers and external users used the products you developed, and those products then scaled up in terms of volume of transactions, interactions, features, etc. 


A Computer Science or equivalent college degree is required.


Technical Acumen

Strong foundational engineering skills and demonstrated ability to maintain an active mastery over the newest development platforms, methodologies, and architectures through self-directed research and education. At a minimum, the ideal candidate will exhibit the majority of the following technical competencies:


● Fluent in UI Stack: Javascript, HTML, CSS/Sass, and React & Redux Frameworks a must
● Fluent in web and security tech: APIs, DNS, Https, Logins, SSO, OAuth
● Experience with mobile native using ReactNative, also iOS Swift or Android direct a plus
● Experienced with a UI component library like Material UI, Bootstrap, or Blueprint
● Experience with user tracking tools like Amplitude, Google Analytics, Hotjar, etc.
● Experience with Github or other source control system using feature branches and sprints
● Knowledge of one back-end language: Node and Go a plus, or Java, Ruby, Python, Scala
● Knowledge of Database systems: SQL (Postgres) and NoSQL (Mongo, Dynamo/DataStore)
● Bonus if experience with visualization library like D3.js or Google Charts
● Bonus if experience with Cloud Infrastructure AWS or Google Cloud
● Bonus if experience with GraphQL and data schema focused APIs

Entrepreneurial Heritage

Entrepreneurial spirit and desire to quickly develop product concepts, with a focus on continuous improvement and long-term career goals to be part of a startup-like company focused on dramatically improving US healthcare 


Desired Behaviors
Customer-Focused: Put yourself in the shoes of the customer, a patient needing help. Build the system you would want for you or your family during a time of need.

Pathfinder: Nothing beats a relentless desire to innovate despite all obstacles. Hustle and find a way.

Curiosity: Never stop learning. Challenge ideas and look at the data. “ The capacity to learn is a gift. The ability to learn is a skill. The willingness to learn is a choice .” - Brian Herbert

Opinionated: Bring innovative ideas to the table. Don’t be afraid to be wrong, and know how to have a professional, best-ideas-win debate. Collaborate and work together to refine.

Passion: Empathy with a bias for action to make an impact on healthcare. Love what you do.
High Standards: Iterate. Do not settle; great products are made in the last 10% of polish. We are building consumer grade experiences for people in need of healing, and they deserve the best.

Ownership: Demonstrate follow-through on whatever you do. Take on any task necessary to help.

 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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