Blackfynn is looking for a talented full stack engineer to join our team. We're a group of engineers, scientists, clinicians, and business minds tackling tough problems at the intersection of big data, research, analysis, and visualization. We need driven people to help bring our vision to life. Full stack engineers design, build, and scale features and capabilities across our entire platform.

About You

Here are things that we think lead to being a successful engineer at Blackfynn:

  • You're a generalist who happens to have deep knowledge in a area or two.
  • You're eager to share in the ownership of a product, front to back, down to deployment.
  • You have experience writing scalable applications on distributed architectures.
  • You have a solid understanding of services and APIs, both as a consumer and producer.
  • You consider what you do a craft and deliver clean code that others can pick up.
  • You're data driven and measure results to help guide our efforts.
  • You constantly seek out opportunities to automate processes and tasks.
  • You're eager to review peer code and have your code reviewed.
  • You're team focused, care about engineering culture, and don't have an ego.

About Us

We're a team with diverse backgrounds who value working on a product that can make a meaningful impact on society. We appreciate healthy debate, curiosity, transparency, and getting things done. We're not language zealots, we're "right tool for the job" people and as a result embrace a polyglot codebase. Today, that codebase looks like:

  • Languages: Scala, Java, Javascript, Python
  • Frameworks: Scalatra, Spark
  • Infrastructure: AWS, Docker
  • Datastores: Redis, MySQL (RDS), RabbitMQ
  • Front End: Polymer, Node, D3

Although experience with our existing stack is great, we're interested in engineers with strong problem solving skills and confidence diving in to new technologies and domains. We're not looking for any specific industry knowledge, we learn what we need to learn from each other. That said, if you've had exposure to the healthcare and life science worlds, awesome, it'll be put to good use. Our market, and as a result our team, is inherently multidisciplinary, and we heavily lean on each other to navigate it. Above all else, we're looking for engineers who are mission driven and wish to use their talents to make a meaningful impact on people's lives.


  • Competitive salaries and stock options – we all share in Blackfynn’s success
  • Generous vacation benefits – we want you to work hard but also rest and recharge
  • Transportation allowance – to make your commute easy
  • Excellent health benefits – at the end of the day, we are here to improve healthcare


Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, depression, Parkinson’s Disease and other neurologic conditions affect one in six people worldwide. We want to improve their lives. Neuroscience data is some of the most complex in science today. We need to improve access and collaboration around it. To achieve these goals, we need passionate, bright, collaborative, problem-solvers who want to use their skills and talents to make a positive impact in the world. Join a unique startup with an important mission.

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