Careers

at Quantified Citizen

Help bring scientific discovery to all.

Quantified Citizen is a Seed-stage mobile health research startup aimed at disrupting the unnecessary cost and time of clinical research by democratizing the process, and enabling anyone to design & deploy clinical grade health research studies to engaged participants who receive personalized health insights.

We launched our flagship mobile research app and have had over 51,000 iOS app installs with a 4.7 star rating. Among our initial studies, we've partnered with world-famous mycologist Paul Stamets on a UBC research ethics approved 17,000+ participant correlational study on the effects of microdosing psychedelic substances on cognitive performance and mental health. Our first paper on this study was accepted by Nature Scientific Reports and was published November 18, 2021. We've also partnered with award-winning cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg on a 6,500+ participant Gratitude Study. Stay tuned for a variety of new public studies in development.

Help us bring health research to everyone!


Be Our Next -

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Backend Engineer

We're looking for a full-time Backend Engineer to join our backend services team. The backend team is responsible for the REST APIs, data processing services and managing our underlying production infrastructure. They will work closely with our mobile and web teams on project requirements and with the CTO and VP Engineering on systems design and implementation.

The backend team is small so there are a lot of opportunities to influence design, direction, and culture. It also means the team takes on the additional responsibility of maintaining our staging and production infrastructure so any and all devops experience is a valuable asset, particularly with regards to large-scale, multi-tenant systems or significant experience with PaaS (AWS, GCP, Azure or similar).

We expect the role to grow or adapt along with the needs of the company and towards your interests and strengths.

Location: Remote - US & Canada

Metro Vancouver or the GTA preferred for timezone reasons, but not required.

Timeframe

Open for applications 📭

 🧮 If you're interested in applying and prefer to show rather than tell, take a look at our quick qc-apply exercise on github (~20 minutes).

About the Position

  • Build and maintain one or more of the background services (as appropriate)
  • Work closely with the CTO and VP Engineering on infrastructure design and maintenance
  • Collaborate with teammates on best practices and team culture
  • Communicate proactively using Notion, Github, & Slack to help maintain our effective use of meeting time
  • Write clear and actionable work tickets
  • Explore new and creative ways of doing things (e.g. automation, new approaches, featurizing multiple scripts into one script with options)
  • Attend our weekly, scheduled video calls every week for individual updates and team discussion
  • In collaboration with other teams, be an advocate for challenges that impact the backend and an ally in the universal melee against chaos

This is a remote job, even for employees In Vancouver and Toronto. You are free to work where you work best. You will be expected to regularly overlap 2-4 hours of your workday with the Vancouver workday (PST/PDT) to interact with our core team.

What We Expect from You

  • Operate with a privacy and security oriented mindset
  • Proficient in writing Python, Ruby or Elixir code to solve complex problems
  • Productive on the command-line for development and devops tasks
  • Experience working on a collaborative team that may have involved:
    • Participating in the full development life-cycle
    • Health and privacy-related regulatory compliance, like HIPAA or GDPR
    • Being a team lead or contributing to project organization
    • Implementing an automated continuous integration or deployment process
    • Having a positive work environment that you can tell us about 🤠
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following is an asset:
    • Platform services like AWS, Azure or GCP
    • Statistical analysis, discrete computation or machine learning
    • The practical challenges associated with working on very large datasets
    • Operational concerns like availability, reliability, and predictive resourcing
  • Comfortable working with underdefined requirements and possibly as an opportunity to directly contribute to the success of the product

Please note: Preference is given to candidates that have an interest or background in psychology (or similar), mental health, microdosing, health & wellness or what Quantified Citizen working on in general.

How to Apply

Complete form below: (scroll to get to bottom and click "Submit")

 

Hiring Statement

Quantified Citizen is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

If you're unsure whether your skills and experience would be a fit for this position, email us anyway so we can figure it out together. At the very least, we'll be pleased to answer any of your questions and offer any constructive feedback we may have (but only if we're asked).🌻

 

Senior Mobile Developer

We are seeking a full-time Senior Mobile Developer to assist our team of talented engineers to design and build the next generation of our mobile applications. You will work closely with other app development and technical teams and will focus at first on the Android platform.

You should be able to write clean code and ensure your applications run properly. We also expect you to be passionate about pushing mobile technologies to the limits and perform well working in a dynamic environment.

Location: Vancouver, Canada (or remote)

Job Type: Full-time

About the Position

You will work directly with the mobile team on our flutter-based apps, engaging with us on understanding our existing API and replicating the functionality. You will interact with devops and product design teams to rapidly release and test the app as you develop it. This role has potential to grow into a team lead role for a fast growing company.

  • Create and maintain advanced mobile Flutter applications for Android and iOS
  • Work together with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features
  • Efficiently use third-party data sources and APIs
  • Create and execute unit tests on your code, to ensure its robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Troubleshoot issues, fix bugs and improve application performance
  • Explore and utilize new technologies to maximize development efficiency.

What We Expect from You

  • Experience working on mobile apps, with a preference for candidates that have extended experience with iOS/Android or Dart/Flutter
  • Experience with RESTful APIs and JSON, CSV content
  • Familiarity with integrating third-party libraries and APIs
  • Understanding of the full mobile development life cycle
  • Experience in other languages and is a plus. Substantial experience may be considered in preference to any of the above bullet points.
  • Good knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Some experience leading and/or mentoring.
  • An interest/background in psychology/health sciences.
  • This is a remote job, you are free to work where you work best. You will be expected to regularly overlap 2-4 hours of your workday with the Vancouver workday (UTC-8) to interact with our core team.
  • Effective, frank, and open communication skills

How to Apply

Complete form below: (scroll to get to bottom and click "Submit"

 

Hiring Statement

Quantified Citizen is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

If you're unsure whether your skills and experience would be a fit for this position, email us anyway so we can figure it out together. At the very least, we'll be pleased to answer any of your questions and offer any constructive feedback we may have (but only if we're asked).🌻

Community Manager

We are looking for an experienced Community Manager who gets fired up by engaging and growing an online community.

Who You Are

  • You LOVE talking to people. You are genuinely interested in what they have to say and can bring value (and the brand) into a conversation.
  • You’re an expert listener. You get what people are trying to say even if they have a tough time saying it.
  • You have the instinct of how to rally people around a cause, how to talk to them and make them feel like valued contributors.
  • You’re a relationship-builder, whether that’s with community members, KOLs, or even other brands. You have a charismatic personality and great attitude that make people want to trust you.
  • You’re in sync with trending topics and can hijack those and other related conversations and bring them back to the brand.
  • You are creative! From coming up with a set of tools that will help develop goodwill in a community (codes, shoutouts, etc.) to knowing how to handle sticky situations or take advantage of golden opportunities.
  • You know how to direct traffic to our communities and keep them coming back.
  • You can measure your success with tools and provide analytics reports.

What We Expect from You

  • Be up to date with and analyze trends within the popular science and citizen scientist movements. Leverage that knowledge in building our community.
  • Craft and implement a strategy for growing and engaging a global community.
  • Define and report on success criteria and metrics.
  • Provide strategic direction to management when needed.
  • Collaborate with the marketing and social media departments to ensure all campaigns are in sync.
  • Engage with community members online and have a presence at community events.

 

Hiring Statement

Quantified Citizen is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

If you're unsure whether your skills and experience would be a fit for this position, email us anyway so we can figure it out together. At the very least, we'll be pleased to answer any of your questions and offer any constructive feedback we may have (but only if we're asked).🌻