Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Full Time

Meet Instinct 👋

Instinct Science is an animal health software company that helps the world’s leading veterinary practices enhance patient care, improve staff efficiency, and minimize burnout. Our easy-to-use platform acts as the nerve center for veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and support staff alike, fostering seamless collaboration across teams.

We’re fueled by compassion! Our team, our customers, and their patients and animal owners matter immensely to us. We put the Customer First; Act with Grace, Not Teeth; Do the Right Things for the Right Reasons; and know that Excellence is in our DNA.

If these values speak to you, you might be a good fit for our Senior Full-Stack Engineer role.

A Sneak Peek of Your Role 🔭

As a Sr. Full-Stack Engineer, you will play a key role in designing and developing modern veterinary software that serves thousands of users in animal hospitals across the globe.  Engineers in this role often take ownership of projects and have the ability to take on larger and more complex features and bugs. You will work closely with a small, cross-functional, highly-collaborative team to deliver quality software that solves real problems for our customers.  Our teams have a deep understanding of their domains and work to deliver value with minimal overhead.  We prize excellence, creativity, and accountability and in return provide autonomy and an environment to do your best work.

What You’ll Do 🐱‍💻

  • Own software projects from scoping to release
  • Design efficient, reliable and scalable solutions
  • Build software using Elixir, React and associated technologies
  • Define work for and mentor more junior team members
  • Lead collaboration with product, engineering and QA teammates to deliver quality software in a timely manner
  • Research and solve complex customer issues
  • Keep up-to-date with and lead conversations around industry best practices for design, development, unit testing and other aspects of software engineering

Who You Are 🐱‍💻

Must Haves:

  • Experience building modern SaaS applications
  • Knowledge of both back-end and front-end development languages
  • Ability to break complex problems into actionable and efficient work
  • Team-first attitude, including a strong desire to mentor teammates and build effective, lightweight work patterns
  • Strong communication skills in a remote work environment
  • Commitment to quality driven by empathy for our customers and their patients
  • Detail-oriented and organized in your work


  • Deep knowledge of Elixir or Erlang for back-end development
  • Knowledge of Typescript and React for front-end development
  • Experience using AWS to build, deploy and troubleshoot applications
  • Proven experience with relational databases, including using good design patterns and building and tuning efficient queries/data access

How Instinct will Care about YOU 🌞

  • We offer a supportive and caring work environment.
  • We are transparent, open, honest, and empathic, both internally and externally.
  • We pay our team well.
  • We offer medical, dental and vision benefits and 401K with match.
  • We give our team owner-like flexibility over work and time-off, including time to innovate and Slow Fridays.
  • We offer a generous stipend for wellness, professional development, and collaboration that can be used for you and your pet(s)!
  • We offer a rewarding employee stock plan so that you share in our success.
  • We provide all-expense-paid time throughout the year together, including at our annual retreat.

Base Compensation range for this role, depending on the level you are hired in at is $150,000 - $175,000


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