At Kinsa we are driven by our mission to track and stop the spread of contagious illness. We use data analytics and machine learning to forecast where and when illness will break out. Our award winning connected thermometers provide the sensor network needed to collect real-time, geolocated, clinically accurate health data.

This is a key role at Kinsa as you will help define the architecture and set the technical direction for the company. The Kinsa platform is responsible for securely collecting data from Kinsa smart  thermometers and other sources (including social media),  then analyzing and presenting the insights gleaned from the data so we can track and help stop the spread of contagious diseases.  You will play a pivotal role in designing and building our data collection platform and new applications and features.  This person will have a broad set of responsibilities including how we  build, deploy, diagnose, monitor, scale and secure the Kinsa Health platform.


  • Design and implement new APIs and micro services for mobile and desktop applications.
  • Assist with architecture, scalability, performance and security of the the data platform
  • Work with data scientists on accommodating new data sources that improve our illness signal and extend our forecasts.
  • Collaborate with mobile engineers, product managers and business folks to help ship the technology stack needed for new products and enhancements


  • At least 6 years of experience in backend server development
  • Built large scale, data driven applications including elements like real-time streaming, batch data aggregation, data modeling, data cleaning, anomaly detection and bulk ingestion    
  • Strong technical leadership skills including architecting robust distributed systems
  • Strong software development skills and significant back-end experience with Node.js 
  • Data analysis/analytics. Proficient in SQL
  • Experience with AWS ( ie EC2, S3, EFS, RDS, Dynamo, Lambda, Redshift )

Nice to have

  • Experience designing and implementing microservices
  • Experience designing and implementing data-as-a-service (DaaS)
  • Experience with or interest in Docker
  • Experience with distributed data processing systems (e.g., Spark, Hadoop, etc.)
  • Geospatial data processing and mapping datasets
  • Experience building modern web UI

About Us

At Kinsa, we are driven by our mission of tracking and stopping the spread of contagious disease while simultaneously giving families the tools and information they need to stay healthy. Our award winning connected thermometers provide the sensor network needed to collect real-time, geolocated, clinically accurate health data. This data allows us to track and forecast illness using machine leaning and other modeling techniques.

We are technologists, designers and health professionals who have built best-selling products, started successful ventures, and brought life-saving treatments to millions of people. We are backed by successful entrepreneurs and top VCs like Kleiner Perkins and FirstMark Capital.

Who We're Looking for

We are actively hiring talented, mission-driven engineers who want to grow, learn, and help make the world a healthier place.

Given the diversity of technologies we use, we prefer self-starting generalist engineers who can dive into any codebase and make meaningful changes quickly. We are also looking for strong specialists who can teach the rest of us how things should be done!

Come join our team and do good!

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