See my other posts for more depth on work-life balance (& hiring working parents = many of us), building something that improves life/health, our culture (collaboration and good communication, not competition).
Superb communication skills required -- we all need to be highly articulate, clear, and at ease talking through complicated concepts with each other (skills talking with strangers: useful, but not an everyday requirement). Sometimes remote work tools are (nearly) flawless, but with some bad luck you might be explaining something complicated over a choppy connection with a 4-second delay and a marching band in the background.
If you're interested in PKB's growth, funding, profitability, contracts, etc., ask -- our CEO is also active on HN. Or Google us. I'm in the CTO role.
Current positions we're filling (continuously):
- Mobile developer: existing apps with Steroids(better Cordova, basically), OAuth2, JSON, REST. Later this year: helping choose tech for our next-gen apps.
- Mid-level to senior full-stack devs: Java expertise required. Of interest / stuff we're using: migrating bit by bit from J2E (JBoss/Hibernate, Tomcat/Spring/Struts) to simple microservices (DropWizard/SpringBoot) -- experience on either side of this migration is useful. TeamCity, Artifactory, Docker, Vagrant (dev environment), Selenium-based integration testing. CentOS, PostgreSQL (should be comfortable with native SQL), Hadoop DFS (just adding in now...). Crypto at various levels ("using it carefully", not "inventing it"). REST and SOAP/HL7 APIs. This isn't a checklist; we like partial overlaps in particular if you've worked with tools/ideas we're not yet using (but maybe should).
- Product manager: technical background (not just mgmt), startup mindset (look ahead, self-prioritize, adapt fast). Gather the best ideas from customers & us, and help us guide projects through to completion. Bonus points: good grasp of healthcare and mobile apps.
Bonus points (all positions) for significant experience in the medical world (as an intelligent patient counts!), as well as some history building things from scratch.
More details (and to submit an application): https://www.patientsknowbest.com/careers.html
Note that at present my record for active communication with people applying isn't great. :| We've recently switched to Workable and I'm sharing out this work so it's not purely reliant on bits of time I can claw out of an over-full schedule! If you've already applied, no need to re-submit; we haven't lost anything.