Hiring a frontend engineer/UX designer to help reimagine cancer support

buddhi | reimagining support for people coping with cancer

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Contract to hire 15-25 hours/week

Location – Remote

$50-75/hour commensurate with experience


buddhi is the digital platform reimagining support for people coping with cancer. We bridge the disconnects caused by cancer through content, community, and curated products. We’re on a mission to support healing across the entire cancer experience — regardless of time, diagnosis, or geography. We are an early-stage startup – founded by a 26-year cancer thriver – that launched in public beta August 2021.

We are currently a small team, recruiting another all-star to join us as we build and test new features with our community, and use those learnings to achieve product-market fit. We are looking for a contract-to-hire front-end/UX designer to work alongside our lead engineer to build out our platform and ensure an excellent user experience.


As our frontend/UX designer, you will help us to build high-quality, engaging, and empowering features that help cancer thrivers better cope with cancer through community support. We have already built core features that will provide our community with content, conversation, user profiles, a social tool, and a wellness shop to help community members heal their mind and body during treatment and recovery. Listening to community feedback and iterating on the product is a core component of our work and you will be the lead in designing and building the best UX possible. This role will work alongside our lead engineer, and report to our Founder and CEO, Kathleen Brown.


We are looking for a skilled frontend engineer and designer who is adept at developing intuitive user interfaces that work for users with a range of technical skills. Our frontend application is written in VueJS and the ability to build and update components is an absolute must.

● 3-5 years of professional work experience designing and building high-quality, scalable web applications or websites.

● Experience with usability, accessibility and responsive design.

● Frontend development experience using a modern frontend framework such as React, Vue, Angular, etc.

● Expertise in writing Javascript, Typescript, HTML5, and SASS/CSS.

● Previous experience working with RESTful APIs.

● Consistently produce high quality code, with a strong sense of ownership and pride for the code you write.

● Good at working both autonomously and collaboratively.

● Experience working with community and/or consumer-facing platforms is a bonus, as is a passion for -- or connection to -- our mission.

Our backend is a RESTful API written in Laravel/PHP using PostgreSQL and Redis. It integrates with numerous third party services (ex: MailChimp) and is deployed on AWS. While working on the backend is not expected, you will have the opportunity to learn it in this role.


We know interviewing can be stressful, so we try to make our interview process straightforward and transparent. Our goal is to not only ensure that you are a fit for buddhi but that buddhi is also a fit for you!

Here are our interview steps:

  1. Review resume and provided sample work.
  2. 30 min phone/Zoom screening focused on introducing buddhi to the applicant, reviewing the role and responsibilities, answering questions, and ensuring a mutual fit.
  3. 60 min interview with Lead Engineer. Reviewing work experience, technical skills, and questions about solving UX and frontend problems. No coding challenge, no whiteboard.
  4. Follow up questions over email, if any, and then offer extended (or not, with feedback).

Depending on ability to schedule interviews, we expect the process to take two to three weeks.


Send your resume/CV to [email protected] and include a recent sample of your frontend work. No cover letter necessary, but please introduce yourself. For extra credit, work the word “banana” 🍌 into your email.