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Principal Front End Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Our Mission

Healthcare should work for patients, but it doesn’t. In their time of need, they call down outdated insurance directories. Then wait on hold. Then wait weeks for the privilege of a visit. Then wait in a room solely designed for waiting. Then wait for a surprise bill. In any other consumer industry, the companies delivering such a poor customer experience would not survive. But in healthcare, patients lack market power. Which means they are expected to accept the unacceptable.

Zocdoc’s mission is to give power to the patient. To do that, we’ve built the leading healthcare marketplace that makes it easy to find and book in-person or virtual care in all 50 states, across +200 specialties and +12k insurance plans. By giving patients the ability to see and choose, we give them power. In doing so, we can make healthcare work like every other consumer sector, where businesses compete for customers, not the other way around. In time, this will drive quality up and prices down.

We’re 15 years old and the leader in our space, but we are still just getting started. If you like solving important, complex problems alongside deeply thoughtful, driven, and collaborative teammates, read on.

Your Impact on our Mission:

We are looking for a Principal Front End Engineer (PFE) to join our JavaScript Platform Team at Zocdoc! As a PFE at Zocdoc you’ll balance individual contribution with mentorship. PFE’s build our front end technology infrastructure and push the boundaries of usability and delight with our products. You’ll build scalable products that make the healthcare experience for patients, providers, and Zocdocr’s simpler, safer, and more efficient.

You’ll enjoy this role if you are…

  • Passionate about building fully scalable platforms with the latest technologies
  • A product-driven engineer
  • Excited to use technology to enhance the consumer experience
  • Excited to to enhance the frontend development experience and velocity of your colleagues
  • Excited to lead projects and be a mentor for other engineer

Your day to day is…

  • Working with technologies like React building the libraries, tools, and frameworks that power Zocdoc’s front-end development. You might build features that help doctor's visualize their value on Zocdoc or develop core patient experiences that change the way patients interact with healthcare
  • Collaborating with other engineering teams to improve their development experience.
  • Collaborating with our agile team of dedicated and brilliant engineers, product managers, and designers
  • Shipping real code to millions of users continuously
  • Making a meaningful impact as you own and release features in our CI environment that will impact patients, doctors, and Zocdocr’s alike
  • Mentoring your peers, with the notion that helping others means learning and growing themselves
  • Building a design system. Setting and evangelizing Front End standards for the organization

You’ll be successful in this role if you have…

  • Passion for web development IDEs, writing automated tests, and working with source code management systems
  • Experience with containerization, docker, and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Successfully mentored other engineers in the past and have encouraged your peers to use software development best practices for code testing and deployment
  • Worked to design, build, deploy, and maintain frontend platforms and component libraries
  • Successfully shipped code for a consumer-facing product, including layout, styling
  • Experience addressing performance issues and optimizing pages for SEO
  • Experience creating Front-end platforms and frameworks that improve development experience
  • 5+ years of professional front-end development experience. Experience with React framework is required
  • Strong grasp of TypeScript, HTML, CSS, Node.JS SSR, and related web technologies
  • Have a solid understanding of Server-Side and Client-Side Rendering
  • A Computer Science or related degree preferred, but not required


  • Flexible, hybrid work environment
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 100% paid employee health benefit options
  • Employer funded 401(k) match
  • L&D offerings + a free LinkedIn learning account
  • Corporate wellness programs with Headspace and Peloton
  • Sabbatical leave (for employees with 5+ years of service)
  • Competitive parental leave
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • In office perks including:
    • Catered lunch everyday along with snacks
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Convenient Soho location
Zocdoc is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. Salary ranges are determined through alignment with market data. Base salary offered is determined by a number of factors including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and skills. Certain positions are also eligible for variable pay and/or equity; your recruiter will discuss the full compensation package details.
NYC Base Salary Range
$219,000$241,000 USD

About us
Zocdoc is the country’s leading digital health marketplace that helps patients easily find and book the care they need. Each month, millions of patients use our free service to find nearby, in-network providers, compare choices based on verified patient reviews, and instantly book in-person or video visits online. Providers participate in Zocdoc’s Marketplace to reach new patients to grow their practice, fill their last-minute openings, and deliver a better healthcare experience. Founded in 2007 with a mission to give power to the patient, our work each day in pursuit of that mission is guided by our six core values. Zocdoc is a private company backed by some of the world’s leading investors, and we believe we’re still only scratching the surface of what we plan to accomplish.

Zocdoc is a mission-driven organization dedicated to building teams as diverse as the patients and providers we aim to serve. In the spirit of one of our core values - Together, Not Alone, we are a company that prides itself on being highly collaborative, and we believe that diverse perspectives, experiences and contributors make our community and our platform better. We’re an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Applicants are considered for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by applicable laws.

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