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Spiffy Combination of Release/Process/QAEngineer
Dorsata  
qa testing design healthcare Nov 10 2019

Employer's note: We're looking for someone in the DC to Richmond, VA area-ish; however, we could live with the NE corridor-ish. More in the posting.

Job description

We're looking for a new team member to drive the release management process behind our small-and-mighty engineering team. We believe that our ability to ship software quickly is a key competitive advantage, and as-such are continually driving ourselves towards a fully realized continuous delivery process. In this role, you will be expected to be a leader towards accelerating this effort, which entails overseeing the full delivery lifecycle - planning the release process as features are being designed / developed, aiding the engineering team's build out of functional & automated testing efforts, assessing the quality criteria of what is shippable, and communicating the timeline and expectations to stakeholders. Furthermore, you’ll be responsible for driving a company culture of fast, reliable software delivery by researching the state of the space, prioritizing areas of investment, and partnering with others to move us forward.  This all means that you'll be helping our with the actual testing of the code and driving improvements to how we test.  Should we change how we're using our tools to make this better? Drive that discussion. Yes, we're looking for a combination of all of these things!

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Update on 'Location' : So, while we do have the 'remote' flag on, we're *ideally* looking for someone in the Richmond, VA area-ish (think: 2 hour train ride, so DC to Raleigh to Charlottesville); however, we could live with the NE corridor-ish (think: <2 hour flight; our VP Engineering is near Boston), too. Our CEO works in an office in Arlington, VA, if you want to keep him company. Or, put another way: are you available to be in the Richmond, VA virtual office once every month-ish? Yeah, That'd be greaaaaaat... Don't forget the cover page on those TPS reports either.
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Ideally you are as eager and passionate as we are about:

  • Crafting thoughtful user experiences that help people (in our case doctors, nurses, and medical assistants) make the best decisions possible while removing tedious BS from their daily workflow.

  • reducing the large amount of time that clinicians spend on documenting what they have already done (go ahead -- ask your doctor about how much they like their EHR (electronic health record) next time you’re sick)

  • re-imagining not only the traditional user experiences & workflow of EHRs, but also the medium through which the latest medical best practices can be actionably and seamlessly incorporated into delivering care.

OK, you may not be super-passionate about these things right now (let’s face it -- medical workflows and “EHRs” sound pretty boring on paper), but you will be. Why? Because you’ll be building software that fixes INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING experiences for doctors.  And it’s incredibly satisfying to modernize, replace & improve outdated, problematic software.  It’s important. And you’ll be loved/adored for it.  (And once you see the way this stuff is currently done, you’ll be left scratching your head or otherwise disappointed)

A little about us...

We’re a small-but-mighty with funding and a strategic partnership with the most influential voice in women’s health: the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG).

Our mission is to remove the digital roadblocks that interfere with healthcare providers’ ability to spend quality time with patients (Oh, and we try to help them make better decisions along the way as well).

...A Lot About You

Ideally, you are a multitalented wunderkind who runs circles around each of the below bullet points, but let’s be real: while some of these are must-have, many are wish-list.  We may have gotten a bit carried away with these, so if feel your unique combination of skills is close-ish to the mark, don’t hesitate to reach out. In fact, do so enthusiastically.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare test & release plans for features in design / development.
  • Facilitate the creation of multi-staged rollout plans with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Work with engineering and customer success to define and maintain quality standards.
  • Lead the pre-release acceptance testing process along with the product manager.
  • Oversee (i.e. be the main point of contact) during the release process.
  • Prepare and distribute release notes as features are delivered.
  • Lead the organization in continually making improvements to the release process.
  • Make sure things actually get tested (while we strongly believe in developers/reviewers testing, realistically, you'll be doing some of this too)

Requirements

  • Demonstrated success building sane release processes within organizations
  • Strong written and oral communication skills that ensure that people are speaking the same language about expectations and responsibilities
  • A demeanor that brings a calm confidence to the sometimes frenetic world of releasing software (or convince us that a frenetic demeanor is actually the right answer!)
  • Experience with quality assurance processes, standards, and tools
  • Enough technical understanding to discuss feature nuances with engineers
  • Ability to both pay attention to the details, and also keep a bead on the broader context.  Put another way, you don't let the perfect get in the way of the good.
  • You've worked at startups before or have always been looking for an excuse to
  • You work well in a loosely structured PM/Managerial environment (we’re agile with a “little a”)

Us + You?

As the newest member our engineering team, you’ll be an integral part of every aspect of our business strategy, dev roadmap, technology architecture decisions, and, undoubtedly, will wear a lot of hats.  

One of the hats -- in addition to your release/process/QA hats -- will, like all of our employees, be the Customer Hat. At Dorsata, we are fervent (rabidly obsessive, really) believers in frequent, high-touch interactions with our involved, loyal customer base, who drives our roadmap.  As we've grown, developers are often removed from the day-to-day, but you should be the type of person who is at least able to empathize and ask good questions of customers.

Obligatory Message to Third Party Recruiters:

If you're a third-party recruiter who is looking to send us resumes, please don't. We don't accept resumes from third-party recruiters. No, we're not interested in how Yet Another Recruiting company can help us make the world a better place, etc.; we already know good people who do that when we need to. (We're amazed at the number of random LinkedIn messages from recruiters we see, both on the hiring and job seeking side. Yes, you're great human beings, but please move along.)

About Dorsata

Dorsata’s clinical workflow intelligence platform is designed to work both top of and inside of the existing electronic health records (EHRs) that our customers use. The ACOG Prenatal Record -- our flagship product for the Dorsata platform -- is an AngularJS/Rails SPA designed collaboratively with women’s health providers to support the way that they work & think -- not tell them how to work & think (or add additional clerical burdens to their already-busy day). We want practitioners of women’s health to feel like they are using a piece of software not only designed for them, but by them.  

More About Us:

How We Interview & Hire

Like many of the other startups you are currently perusing on stackoverflow/angellist/hired/vettery/reddit/linkedIn/etc., our interview process begins with an intro call to help you learn more about the role, for us to hear more about you, and to help the two of us decide if Dorsata is a mutual fit. If we move forward, the next step will be a more in depth call with us that dives into some problem solving about healthcare.  Based on that problem solving exercise, we do a quick real-world based coding test to make sure you actually have a little AngularJS (or React or Vue or AngularX) / what a computer is, though for this interview, we make actually just build something that's a little broken and have you help figure out where.  

Full disclosure: we're still figuring out how to interview for this position.  Feel free to game the system by suggesting how we should interview for this role. Even just mentioning this section in your cover letter would be nice to tell us that you actually read this. You'd be surprised at how many people don't.

We're small, so we also like to have people talk to our CEO as part of our hiring process.

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Sr. Product Manager
Dorsata  
design qa healthcare Nov 05 2019

We're looking for a product manager to join our small-and-mighty product team. As a healthcare startup, we move fast (and with little overhead!), so we need someone who enjoys wearing multiple hats and is pragmatic about the inherent tradeoffs in building a product in a fast moving environment. We employ a Design Thinking approach that puts the customer first by balancing a creative thinking divergent process with an iteration heavy convergent process. Given that, it’s crucial that you feel comfortable :

  • immersing yourself in the customer experience by leading feedback calls to gain deeper understanding of the customer's journey and uncover unarticulated needs.
  • leading collaborative brainstorming & ideation sessions and articulating pre-experiences to test & vet design concepts

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Head of Product to create a roadmap and set high level prioritization.
  • Interface frequently with a variety of stakeholders about product needs.
  • Oversee the ongoing prioritization of the backlog using key drivers & user feedback.
  • Write user stories with acceptance criteria and sufficient depth of explanation.
  • Lead backlog grooming to decompose and estimate stories with developers.
  • Answer questions from developers and clarify requirements.
  • Work with Release Manager, QA, & Customer Success to accept finished features based on acceptance criteria on behalf of Product.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated success leading the build-out of high value products.
  • A knack for bringing people together across teams and perspectives to get things done.
  • Solid written communication skills as evidenced by clear user stories.
  • Enough technical understanding to discuss scope/timeline tradeoffs with engineers.
  • Ability to both pay attention to the details, and also keep a bead on the broader context.
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Senior Full-Stack Developer
Dorsata  
vue-js javascript senior ruby css ux Nov 04 2019

About this job

Job type:Full-time Experience level:Mid-Level, Senior, Lead Role:Frontend Developer

Remote details

Employer's note:We're looking for someone in the DC to Richmond, VA area-ish; however, we could live with the NE corridor-ish. More in the posting.

Technologies

angularjs ruby vue.js react angular

Job description

Are you a versatile developer (frontend and backend) with a touch of UX designer who is obsessive about creating thoughtful software that improves someone’s day? If so, we’d love to chat with you about adding some firepower to our senior product team -- a team who is actively helping women’s health providers spend more quality time with patients by fundamentally re-imagining their daily digital workflows.  

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Update on 'Location' : So, while we do have the 'remote' flag on, we're *ideally* looking for someone in the Richmond, VA area-ish (think: 2 hour train ride, so DC to Raleigh to Charlottesville); however, we could live with the NE corridor-ish (think: <2 hour flight; our VP Engineering is near Boston), too. Our CEO works in an office in Arlington, VA, if you want to keep him company. Or, put another way: are you available to be in the Richmond, VA virtual office once every month-ish? Yeah, That'd be greaaaaaat... Don't forget the cover page on those TPS reports either.
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Ideally you are as eager and passionate as we are about:

  • Crafting thoughtful user experiences that help people (in our case doctors, nurses, and medical assistants) make the best decisions possible while removing tedious BS from their daily workflow.

  • reducing the large amount of time that clinicians spend on documenting what they have already done (go ahead -- ask your doctor about how much they like their EHR (electronic health record) next time you’re sick)

  • re-imagining not only the traditional user experiences & workflow of EHRs, but also the medium through which the latest medical best practices can be actionably and seamlessly incorporated into delivering care.

OK, you may not be super-passionate about these things right now (let’s face it -- medical workflows and “EHRs” sound pretty boring on paper), but you will be. Why? Because you’ll be building software that fixes INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING experiences for doctors.  And it’s incredibly satisfying to modernize, replace & improve outdated, problematic software.  It’s important. And you’ll be loved/adored for it.  (And once you see the way this stuff is currently done, you’ll be left scratching your head or otherwise disappointed)

A little about us...

We’re a small-but-mighty with funding and a strategic partnership with the most influential voice in women’s health: the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG).

Our mission is to remove the digital roadblocks that interfere with healthcare providers’ ability to spend quality time with patients (Oh, and we try to help them make better decisions along the way as well).

...A Lot About You

Ideally, you are a multitalented wunderkind who runs circles around each of the below bullet points, but let’s be real: while some of these are must-have, many are wish-list.  We may have gotten a bit carried away with these, so if feel your unique combination of skills is close-ish to the mark, don’t hesitate to reach out. In fact, do so enthusiastically.

  • ...you’re a software craftsperson with a roll-up-your-sleeves mentality -- there’s a lot of thoughtful, nuanced, nitty gritty work to get done.
  • … you have “X years of experience”  Pshaw. We aren’t big on formal requirements in the credentials department; rather, we want to see what you’ve worked on.  Show us a project you’re proud of that you shipped and we’ll start the conversation from there. But let’s not kid ourselves -- you should absolutely come without training wheels.
  • ... you are comfortable shifting gears between front-end Javascript and back-end Ruby-on-Rails when you need to… We have some folks who are stronger on the front end and some folks who are stronger on the back end.  Our ideal is someone who has excellent design sensibilities and a firm grasp of HTML5 / CSS / SASS, ui toolkits like bootstrap, but also can talk about and implement good APIs to talk to the front end and also write code to connect to other APIs from our backend.  
  • … you’re pretty opinionated about your design choices and can easily articulate/defend your design decisions/rationale when asked “Why did you <insert observation that challenges your design choice>?”
  • … you have solid AngularJS front-end development chops.  But, because you love javascript frameworks in general, you’ve played around with -- and probably are opinionated about -- other frameworks like Angular(7), React, and Vue.js.

  • ... you have solid Ruby on Rails development jobs.,  Or, because you love software development in general, you're not worried about picking it up because you have other back-end experience that translates.
  • ...you should be able to design, architect & implement solutions that reflect your particular problem-solving approach (...and you’ll probably be solving a problem that was based on a story that you yourself were instrumental in either eliciting or refining).

  • … you’re a natural Design Thinker.  Therefore, you’re good at leveraging your empathy to investigate both known and ambiguous aspects of a complex, convoluted story (lots of these in healthcare!) in order to discover hidden parameters and open alternative paths which may lead to the real story.  
  • …  you have an admirable understanding of the principles behind a good* RESTful API design.  (*But also know enough to not let perfect get in the way of the good)

  • … you’re comfortable/knowledgeable with git.  CI experience a bonus, but not required.

  • … you’ve worked at startups before or have always been looking for an excuse to.

  • … you work well in a loosely structured PM/Managerial environment (we’re agile with a “little a”)

Us + You?

As the newest member our product team, you’ll be an integral part of every aspect of our business strategy, dev roadmap, technology architecture decisions, and, undoubtedly, will wear a lot of hats.  

Ones of these hats -- in addition to your techie/design hats -- will almost certainly be the Customer Hat. At Dorsata, we are fervent (rabidly obsessive, really) believers in frequent, high-touch interactions with our involved, loyal customer base, who drives our roadmap.  As we've grown, developers are often removed from the day-to-day, but you should be the type of person who is able to empathize and ask good questions of customers.

Obligatory message:  If you're a third-party recruiter who is looking to send us resumes, please don't. We don't accept resumes from third-party recruiters. No, we're not interested in how Yet Another Recruiting company can help us make the world a better place, etc.; we already know good people who do that when we need to. (We're amazed at the number of random LinkedIn messages from recruiters we see, both on the hiring and job seeking side. Yes, you're great human beings, but please move along.)

About Dorsata

Dorsata’s clinical workflow intelligence platform is designed to work both top of and inside of the existing electronic health records (EHRs) that our customers use. The ACOG Prenatal Record -- our flagship product for the Dorsata platform -- is an AngularJS/Rails SPA designed collaboratively with women’s health providers to support the way that they work & think -- not tell them how to work & think (or add additional clerical burdens to their already-busy day). We want practitioners of women’s health to feel like they are using a piece of software not only designed for them, but by them.  

More About Us :

How We Interview & Hire

Like many of the other startups you are currently perusing on stackoverflow/angellist/hired/vettery/reddit/linkedIn/etc., our interview process begins with an intro call to help you learn more about the role, for us to hear more about you, and to help the two of us decide if Dorsata is a mutual fit. If we move forward, the next step will be a more in depth call with us that dives into some problem solving about healthcare.  Based on that problem solving exercise, we do a quick real-world based coding test to make sure you actually do know AngularJS (or React or Vue or AngularX) / what a computer is.

We're small, so we also like to have people talk to our CEO.

Benefits / Perks / Comp

  • Health Insurance / Dental
  • Market salary + equity participation opportunity
  • We are remote first, though we do have some space in Arlington, VA.  If you like, go for an occasional stints in Antarctica, though we operate on the East Coast timezone and get together every 6 weeks in person.  Also, Antartica is cold.
  • Fun, friendly & delightfully BS-free work environment

Joel Test

Source control One-step build Daily builds Bug database Bugs fixed before writing new code Up-to-date schedule Specs Quiet working conditions Best tools that money can buy Testers Code screening Hallway usability testing

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