Senior Front End Developer at Clara Health (San Francisco)

Senior Front End Developer

San Francisco

About Us

Healthcare has often been faceless and overwhelming. But, in the next few years, a wave of patient-centered technology and services will begin to transform the way healthcare is accessed, distributed, and discovered. This has only accelerated due to the new pandemic.

At Clara, we’re doing our part by building a platform that combines leading-edge technology and empathetic patient-focus to make it simple and approachable to find and connect to clinical trials that fit them best. 

Recently, we've launched World Without Covid, a free service, built on this platform, to connect people with ways they can contribute or access COVID-related trials to accelerate diagnostic, therapeutic and vaccines development.

In democratizing access to clinical trials for all patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds - while also helping research teams more efficiently reach out to and engage with the patients that they need to participate in their trials - we believe we can help make healthcare more diverse, open, and welcoming and the world a healthier place.

This is the first step in our mission to be the most trusted partner in furthering any healthcare journey.

If you want to work with driven teammates to help break down the barriers that exist in today’s healthcare landscape, shortening a time to a cure, and if you want to work on difficult, meaningful problems that millions are waiting for solutions to, we would love to talk to you.


This full-stack/front-end engineering position is ideal for someone who wants to work in a small team to make a meaningful, tangible contribution toward providing internet-based, patient-centric access to healthcare and health solutions.

You’ll work with the rest of the team to design, implement, and deploy new features and products that are revolutionizing the clinical trials industry, from the front-end, to the APIs, dev ops deployment, monitoring and analytics.

As the team is small, a lot of autonomy and responsibility is required. This includes helping optimize the product roadmap, taking initiative on issues and concerns as/before they arise, as well as being able to grow and develop in areas beyond product engineering output.


  • Be a stakeholder (sometimes THE go-to stakeholder) in product development, working closely with primary product stakeholders, other team members, and the rest of engineering while being part of the process from problem understanding to shipping the solution

  • Architect and implement the user interface to deliver on those solutions.

  • Architect and implement secure and HIPAA-compliant APIs, AWS infrastructure, scalable database schemas, and analytics/data.

  • Speak up and bring your ideas forward with thoughtful, effective communication skills (especially valuable in the COVID-19 world of remote work)

  • Contribute to our culture of learning, communication, and action in the engineering team as we grow together

  • Develop technical documentation and engineering process with the engineering team and across the organization


  • Expertise in Typescript/Javascript as well as toolchains and libraries involved in development (Babel, WebPack, …)

  • Strong algorithmic background

  • Strong front end development chops, especially with React and Redux.

  • Experience structuring, implementing, and securing RESTful APIs, especially GraphQL and OpenAPI 3

  • Familiarity with server-side NodeJS, experience with Koa, Apollo a plus.

  • Experience working with relational databases, experience with PostgreSQL is a plus

  • Experience with managing application and development infrastructure, especially AWS, Git, Cloudflare, Vagrant, Terraform, etc.

  • Autonomous, self-starter who will reach out to team members when stuck or in need of assistance

  • Strong desire to learn and improve

Nice to haves

  • Experience with Python

  • Understanding of MVC web frameworks such as Django or Rails

  • Prior experience working within and growing a small engineering team

  • Deeper knowledge of security for web applications and services

  • Experience with the ELK stack

  • Experience with serverless infrastructure, such as AWS Lambda


  • Competitive compensation with meaningful stock options

  • Medical, dental and vision plans 

  • Pre-tax commuter benefits

  • Daily lunch (post shelter-in-place)

  • 401k offered through Human Interest

  • Contribution towards fitness membership plans

  • Free One Medical membership

  • Unlimited PTO and sick days

  • Professional development budget

  • Mentorship available

This is a full-time role based in San Francisco, CA.

Clara Health is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants from every background and life experience. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.