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Sr. Software Engineer


Kinship, Mars Petcare's newest division, is a hotbed for future innovation, data science and analytics, and at the forefront of emerging technology for pets, pet owners and veterinarians. At Kinship, we move quickly to create a better world for pets. We are optimistic, purposefully inquisitive, open to all, and passionate about what’s possible. We’re a coalition of bright minds, big ideas, and bold businesses united by our love of pets and our enthusiasm for the future. 

Part of Mars, Incorporated, a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love, the 85,000 Associates in Mars Petcare are dedicated to one purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. With 75 years of experience, our portfolio of almost 50 brands serves the health and nutrition needs of the world’s pets and The WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition  has advanced research in the nutrition and health of pets for over 50 years. Mars Petcare is also a leading veterinary health provider through a network of over 2,000 pet hospitals. We’re also active in innovation and technology for pets, with WISDOM PANEL™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs, the WHISTLE™ GPS dog tracker, and LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator and COMPANION FUND™ programs that drive innovation and disruption in the pet care industry. 


 WISDOM PANEL is the world leader in companion animal genetics, supporting the bond between people and pets by providing world-leading insights powered by DNA. WISDOM PANEL is seeking a Senior Software Engineer who will be an extraordinary addition to our Engineering team, working in support of product and infrastructure development.


We are looking for a senior software engineer who will: 

  • Push the limits of genetic technology to improve the life of our pets 

  • Leverage modern technology to drive innovation in petcare 

  • Utilize advanced data processing and analytics 


We strive to hire people who are passionate about our mission: creating a better world for pets. For all of our Kinship roles, we look for candidates who exemplify our attributes through consistent behaviors. We believe what we do is just as important as how we do it, and we aim to hire people who are:

  • Optimistic. Those who’s boundlessly energy and enthusiasm for what’s next shines through in everything they do. We seek to work with people who are intrinsically happy, and who will drive our vision and purpose while managing the complexities of our businesses. 

  • Purposefully Inquisitive. Those who are courageous and use their deep business insights to cultivate innovation. We want the trailblazers in tech. Those who are entrepreneurs at heart, ask the tough questions, adapt quickly to new situations, and analyze data in new ways to push our big ideas forward.

  • Open to All. Those who are inclusive leaders, committed to learning, and leveraging our differences as strengths. We hire people who are naturally collaborative and thrive in a flat and flexible organization. Those who are thoughtful communicators, and seek to foster meaningful relationships across our community of diverse partners.

And for this role, we hope you have the following skills we require to round out our team:

  • Advanced modern Javascript experience with one or more frameworks (Ember, React, Vue, Angular) Ember preferred.

  • Mentoring / managing other software engineers.

  • Expertise using industry-standard methodologies to build software (Github, Gitflow, Continuous Integration / Delivery)

  • Experience building RESTful APIs in Ruby / RoR (JSON::API is a plus)

  • Comfortable deploying software to major cloud platforms (AWS, Heroku, GCP) Heroku preferred.

  • Passionate about building products. 

If you also had these experiences, you’d knock it out of the dog park:

  • 4-8 years of experience professionally building software with a proven track record solving complex engineering problems.

  • Experience building fullstack software, both isomorphic and heterogenous in nature.

  • Superb communication skills and ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Ability to be self-motivated, proactive, work independently, and perform multiple tasks under minimal supervision.

  • Knowledge of modern CSS / SASS / UI frameworks (Flexbox, Bulma, Semantic, etc)

  • Excited by new languages and technology (Elixir, Rust, Flutter, React Native, etc)


We offer our associates a unique opportunity to have a completely customizable career within pet care. Through Kinship you will work with and learn from a community of industry executives, pet partners, entrepreneurs, and fellow associates across our startup investment companies, outside partners, and in Mars Petcare. Our nimble and flexible approach to work allows you to make an immediate impact across businesses, while learning new skills at every stage. The diversity of our work opens doors to big opportunities and unlocks enormous potential for countless career experiences in pet care.  Join us in our mission to chart the future of pet care, alongside the industry’s brightest minds. 

Kinship’s offices are global, and so are our associates. We are located in NYC, San Francisco, Portland, London, Helsinki, Shanghai, and in Moscow. Many of us flex between our dog-friendly hubs and our home offices. Today, Kinship offers exceptional benefits for you, your family, and your pets, generous paid time off, exponential opportunities to build a career within pet care, and progressive reward packages. Interested? Let’s take big strides, together.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

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Posted 3 months ago

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