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28 Apr 2022

Full-Time Senior Software Engineer

Justina Lopez / COTA – Posted by Justinaml United States

Job Description


At COTA, our vision is for data-driven cancer care to become the standard across healthcare. We believe that everyone touched by cancer deserves a clear path to care. Together, we can make that vision a reality. 

We’re searching for smart, motivated people who share our passion for bringing clarity to cancer. Connect with us, introduce yourself, and apply to one of our current openings.


Working at COTA comes with many perks! At COTA, we are committed to workplace wellness and employee happiness. Some of the benefits for working full time at COTA include:

  • Medical / dental / vision benefits
  • 401k / retirement
  • Monthly commuter benefits
  • Annual bonus
  • Stock option grants
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Paid sick time – 40 hrs/year
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Company team building events
  • Educational lunch & learns
  • Cause-driven employees
  • Fun and productive culture
  • Employee-led Diversity & Inclusion committee
  • Healthy snacks
  • Gourmet coffee and cold brew



COTA is seeking a Software Engineer who has strong experience with a pure functional programming language (such as Scala, Haskell, etc), and with writing stable, scalable back-end services. We help others make and understand connections in a complex web of data. On one end of the spectrum, we ingest large amounts of heterogeneous data, ranging from multi-GB exports from large data providers to individual facts extracted by abstractors from scanned paper records. On the other end of the spectrum, we serve information derived from the processed data to users, including doctors and other healthcare decision makers who draw meaningful conclusions about the current state of their patients. As an engineering team, we build robust scalable platforms and products that help further the business. We are data-driven and face interesting technical challenges daily. This is an opportunity to join a modern engineering culture where you will be able to affect many lives and have a major impact on COTA’s offerings.


  • Develop efficient services and components
  • Participate in regular sprints while working on individual or team projects
  • Translate business requirements into software designs and implementations
  • Participate in code and design reviews
  • Propose and lead new initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related major, or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to write well-documented, reusable, and testable code
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with colleagues on requirements and set expectations accordingly
  • Ability to successfully work independently with limited direct oversight and guidance
  • Experience with Cloud integration with GCP and/or AWS
  • Understanding of distributed server side architectures
  • Professional experience with Pure Functional Programming languages such as Scala or Haskell
  • 5+ years of experience in at least one mainstream typed language such as Java, C#, or C++
  • Proficiency in distributed version control systems such as git or mercurial (we use git).
  • Working knowledge of Postgres or other relational databases
  • Working knowledge of authentication mechanisms (OAuth)
  • Belief in the principles of:
    • Agile development
    • Coding standards
    • Unit testing
    • Documentation
    • Communication


At COTA, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity with the belief that it drives our innovation. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a guiding principle on how we build teams and develop leaders. As part of our commitment to building a respectful culture that encourages, develops and celebrates different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, culture, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment decisions, including decisions to hire and promote, will be based on merit, competence, business need and performance. 


We are a proud equal opportunity employer.

All employees who work from or enter COTA’s office location or attend company events or meetings in-person must be fully vaccinated unless an exemption applies.


This Notice applies only to the collection of personal information from California residents on and from January 1, 2020. Cota (“we”) is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of our job applicants’ personal information. In connection with your application for employment, we will collect and process personal information that you provide to us or that we obtain through employment agencies, background check agencies, your professional or educational references or other third parties or service providers. This information includes contact information, such as name, email address, telephone number and other identifiers, professional or employment related information, and education information. We may also collect information concerning your protected characteristics if voluntarily provided by you. We will use your personal information and share it with third parties solely for purposes of considering your application for employment, and should you be hired, in connection with your employment.”

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