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Senior Software Engineer, Developer Tools



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

Are you passionate about developer tooling?

The Developer Tools team creates internal tools and frameworks focused on improving the lives of every software engineer working at the company. By optimizing the developer experience, we’re able to help Tempus deliver the right experience to our physicians and drive positive outcomes for our patients, faster. Our team’s existing portfolio spans from brew-like CLI tools to full-stack applications bearing resemblances to TinyURL, and even includes a few core Python libraries used across the company. We’re looking to expand into more interesting areas such as LLM-based tooling and VS Code plug-ins to help our Product, Compliance, Quality Solutions, and Operations partners. Join us in our mission to help delight our fellow engineers.

What You Will Do:

  • Be a thought leader and key contributor within the Developer Tools team
  • Independently design and implement thoughtful features and tools to improve software engineering productivity and code quality
  • Mentor junior peers and contribute to the success of teammates via code reviews, to ensure adherence to industry best practices
  • Independently own and maintain existing tools
  • Regularly provide support to internal customers and create/deliver training sessions. Author clear and concise documentation to reduce support costs
  • Relentlessly partner with teams company-wide to identify pain points in their development processes
  • Act as our team’s representative for your Tempus site (NY-only)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or CS-related field
  • 5+ years of professional experience as a software engineer OR a minimum of three years with an advanced degree
  • 2+ years of command-line experience in macOS or Linux
  • 2+ years of recent coding experience in Python
  • 1+ year of experience with Postgres or MySQL
  • Existing expertise in Golang or a willingness to learn independently
  • Hands on experience with Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, or Azure
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Bonus Points for:

  • Prior experience building developer tools, plug-ins for developer tools, linters, etc.
  • GCP certification(s)
  • Coding experience in TypeScript, Golang, and/or Rust
  • Experience using any of the following technologies: Flask, Node.js, React.js, Postgres, CloudSQL, Okta, Slackbots, OpenAI
  • Experience using any of the following tools: Terraform, Concourse, Jira, GitHub, Sentry.IO, VSCode, Docker, Copilot, DataGrip
  • Experience writing VSCode extensions
  • Experience as a full stack developer
  • Deep knowledge of test automation, CI/CD, DevOps, QA, or Scrum
  • Knowledge of HIPAA, HITRUST, or ISO
The expected salary range below is applicable if the role is performed from [New York] and may vary for other locations. Actual salary may vary based on qualifications and experience. Tempus offers a full range of benefits, which may include incentive compensation, restricted stock units, medical and other benefits, depending on the position.
New York Pay Range
$130,000$175,000 USD

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.