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Staff Software Engineer [front end]

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Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$192k - $240k



React Native


  • Contribute to improving patients' lives through a better pharmacy experience at Alto Pharmacy

  • Lead the architecture, design, and development of high-quality front-end features and applications

  • Opportunities to mentor, optimize applications for speed and scalability, tackle complex problems, and shape architectural best practices


Alto Pharmacy is a full-service, digitally-powered pharmacy that makes it simple to live your healthiest life by providing an easier, more supportive and more affordable pharmacy experience. We’re redefining what a pharmacy can do, with fast and reliable prescription delivery, tools like treatment reminders and medication bundling, direct access to care specialists, and support with insurance and cost savings. By focusing on the person behind the prescription, our model boosts adherence, improves health outcomes, and keeps our customers returning month after month. Learn more at .

As a Staff Engineer at Alto, you will join a team that is working to improve patients' lives through a better pharmacy experience. You will own the full stack for our patient applications as well as our internal tools with a focus on frontend technologies for both web and mobile. Use your technical expertise and influential skills to guide the evolution of the full stack with a strong focus on frontend technologies. The ideal candidate will be able to operate at the Director, VP, and CTO level as a key technical adviser. They should be able to provide both architectural guidance and detailed technical direction while biasing for delivering customer value.

Accelerate Your Career as You

  • Lead the architecture, design, and development of high-quality front-end features and applications.

  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability while ensuring web accessibility standards.

  • Mentor other engineers, encouraging best practices in software development and design.

  • Tackle complex technical and domain problems at the intersection of healthcare and e-commerce.

  • Shape a culture of architectural best practices at Alto

A Bit About You

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience

  • 10+ years of progressive software engineering experience in a production environment

  • 5+ years of experience working with frontend and mobile technologies

  • Experience with high quality microservices architectures

  • Expertise in architecting complex systems for long-term maintainability, performance, and scalability

  • Drive to build Proof of Concepts boldly leveraging new technologies that give outsized returns for our customers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment and maintain a growth mindset

  • A pragmatic approach to problem solving that’s biased towards impact

  • Experience designing and implementing modular scalable high volume cloud native architectures with purpose built datastores.

  • Experience with Alto’s frontend technologies: Javascript, React, React Native, React Native Web

  • Experience guiding other engineers to raise the bar

Additional Physical Job Requirements

  • Visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.  Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

  • Communicating with others to exchange information.  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

  • Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.

  • Frequent repeating motions required to operate a computer that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

  • Sedentary work: Sitting most of the time, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Walking and standing are required only occasionally.

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: $192,000 - $240,000

Commission Eligible: No

Equity Eligible: Yes

Travel: Yes - May be required up to 15% of the time**.**  Leadership or Engineering on-sites in SF, Den, or Dal.

Location Requirement: Employment at Alto is limited to individuals residing in the following states: Washington, California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, and New York.

Employment Requirement: Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.  At this time, Alto is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa.

Benefits: Full-time: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Group Life, AD&D, Employer paid STD/LTD, generous PTO and parental leave.

Application deadline: May 17, 2024


Alto Pharmacy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are an E-Verify company.

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