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Mission & Values

Everyone deserves the chance to live the healthiest life that science and medicine can offer. We’re looking for people who are talented, humble, and truly passionate about what they do. But above all, we want people who embrace our vision of applying engineering, design, genomics, and other technological and creative disciplines to improve people’s health and quality of life on a global scale.

Color is a leading healthcare technology company. We are building and delivering technology-enabled healthcare to millions of people. Through partnerships with public and private partners including governments, employers, and health systems, Color’s infrastructure and software enable large populations to receive essential healthcare services directly where they live or work. This includes testing and telehealth services for preventive health and infectious disease management.

Since March 2020, Color has mobilized to address the pandemic by leveraging its platform to scale COVID-19 testing programs around the country. Color’s platform is used by more than 100 major employers, universities, and public health institutions, such as the City of San Francisco, the State of California, and PerkinElmer, community-based efforts in Oakland, and others, to deliver critical health programs.

Team

Currently, we have 54% women in leadership. Some of these leaders are:

  • Claire Vo, Chief Product Officer
  • Kate Kodesh, Chief People Officer
  • Caroline Savello, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Alicia Zhou, Chief Science Officer

Work / Life Balance

While our HQ office is in Burlingame, CA (and we have a laboratory and satellite office in San Francisco), we’re remote-friendly. Our team members span different time zones in the U.S., so there’s a great deal of flexibility in how, when, and where you get your work done. We try to have as many overlapping hours as possible, but you are more than welcome to create your own schedule. Some engineers who live near an office like to come in once or twice a week to collaborate in person, but it’s not required. We also will happily fly in engineers for team events if they are interested in traveling.

In 2021, we also had a personal day off on a Friday once a month, so that people could use the extra time to recharge. Having to work weekends is generally rare, but if you do (or you’re required to travel over a weekend day), we have a “burn day” policy, where exempt employees can work with their manager to take a burn day off without counting it as a PTO day. Color is also a great place to work if you’re growing your family. We offer 18 weeks of paid parental leave and our remote work policy inherently allows for more flexibility.

Benefits & Perks

You’ll have the opportunity to work with an amazing, mission-driven team and the ability to directly impact the lives of our clients. Here are some of the other employee perks we offer.

✨ Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits. Including employer HSA contributions and One Medical

🍼 18 weeks Equal paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents

📈 401k match

📝 Monthly lunch, phone, and wifi stipend for remote employees

🏝 Generous vacation policy, paid holidays, and company-wide recharge days

💌 Monthly stipend to spend on your well being

🧬 Four complimentary clinical-grade genetic testing kits for you and your family

HR

We have a decided People (HR and Recruiting) team. The People team is roughly 60 people, which includes dedicated HRBPs who support all the org leaders.

Interview Process

Our interview process can vary between roles but at a high level our basic structure is:

  • Stage 1: 30-minute recruiter screen
  • Stage 2: 60-minute technical interview
  • Stage 3: 3-4 hour virtual onsite interview with different members of the team. An interview including live coding and design.


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