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Human API - Redwood City, CA http://humanapi.co/ (onsite, visa)

== About Us ===

We're a small, product-centric team focused on opening the world of health data. For us, life is all about moving fast, crushing hard problems, and enjoying the journey. Our investors include a16z, Eric Schmidt, Blue Run Ventures, Max Levchin, Scott Banister, and Alex Payne.

== What You Will Build ==

Human API is the easiest way to integrate health data from anywhere. Users can now securely share their health data with any application or system, regardless of how that data was recorded, processed or stored. As an engineer on our team, you’ll be involved in one or more of the following areas:

- Modeling clinical data --> organizing and normalizing the world of health data

- Developing and scaling structured APIs

- Scaling our ingestion platform and optimizing a multivariate rate limited system

- Data engineering and building tools for data science - NLP and Classification

- Powering platforms and tools for customers to build health apps

== Open Roles ==

Most of our engineers have diverse programming background (Javascript (Node.js) / Scala / Python / Java / C), and most roles require willingness to work on Node.js, however we gravitate towards using the right tool for the job. Experience with some of the following required:

- Stream processing and unified log systems with Kafka and RabbitMQ

- Mongodb, Redis and Cassandra for data storage

- Data analysis with Spark or Python tools

- Building and scaling a modern infrastructure stack with Docker and Mesos

- Building consumer focused apps and/or developer focused tools

- Powering search with Elastic Search and related tools

You can read more about some of the open roles here: http://humanapi.co/company/careers We'd love to hear from you even if you don't "fit" one of the job specs -- we hire for people, not roles. andrei@humanapi.co

Why did you shut down your Vancouver office?

I heard your company's founder is a UBC grad.

Hey, Andrei (the UBC grad) and founder of Human API here.

We still have a great group of people in Vancouver (and that office will be open indefinitely), however we've decided not to expand the team there right now. The biggest driver in this decision was communication overhead across the two offices -- it's certainly not an insurmountable task, however we can't ignore the benefits of having most people under the same roof.

I personally love Vancouver and some of our best team members are located there, so if we decide to expand across two offices again, we'll definitely start there.

Thanks for replying, Andrei.

Air Canada Express recently started 2x daily YVR-SJC; direct connections between Vancouver and the Valley may help with communications with the Redwood City office.

Are you willing to publicly divulge an ETA on when you'll come back to Vancouver? Please come back. I really love Human API's vision, and I don't want Vancouver's biggest tech players to be companies like: -SAP (which I wish could be relegated to the ashheap of history in all its ABAP glory) -TELUS (a telco monopoly) -EA Canada (a slave-driving AAA game studio) -Tableau (which will be doomed when Microsoft PowerBI gets in gear and SharePoint integration improves)

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