3Scan’s growing team of engineers, biologists and data-scientists is united by intellectual curiosity and the desire to further the progress of biology. The VCs of Silicon Valley call us “hot-pink-haired techno punks,” but we embrace all hair colors. We work hard, and we’re passionate about the potential our technology has to change the future of pathology. This year, we won the Best Places to Work Award by the Business Intelligence Group.

Our labs and offices in the Mission District are in the center of San Francisco’s booming science and tech culture: we hold regular talks on topics ranging from histology to optics to polymer physics. 3Scan holds several patents across a variety of disciplines and has trademarked the term Squishware™.

3Scan’s science is multidisciplinary and results-driven. Our values apply to our work and lives. We encourage our team in their work inside and outside the company, whether they’re publishing articles, building art, or dreaming robots.

Please note that diversity is very important to our culture and environment; we welcome all applicants.


2122 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 [Mission district]

Job Openings

Front End Web Developer

TEAM: Software / Web Team

WORKS WITH:  Team Lead and Software Engineer, Cross Departmentally

STATUS:  Permanent/Exempt

SCHEDULE:  40hrs/week

TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should submit a single PDF attachment that includes both a cover letter and resume. Send this to with subject line: Front End Web Developer Applicant/[your name].

DEADLINE:  Open until the position is filled.

Role Summary

Develop web-based tools to drive medical research and decision making using data from 3Scan's Knife Edge Scanning Microscope (KESM). Work as part of a small, dynamic team where you can have a large impact.


  • Participate in the design of 3Scan’s web facing products
  • Write clean, tested, documented, maintainable code
  • Review pull requests for other team members
  • Maintain and improve our front end build system and development environment
  • Advance our institutional understanding of modern front-end design patterns and technologies

Core Requirements

  • 5+ years experience as a full-stack or front-end web engineer
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Love of collaboration
  • Deep knowledge of JavaScript (es6+), HTML, and CSS
  • Experience with front-end build systems, especially Webpack
  • Significant experience in at least one modern front-end framework (React, Angular, Vue.js)
  • Experience in at least one modern back-end framework (Django, Rails, Spark, Express)

Bonus Experience

  • Experience with TypeScript
  • Experience with Vue.js
  • Experience using Webpack to build Vue apps written in TypeScript
  • Other experience in modern front-end devops
  • Experience with WebGL, three.js, etc



Thank you in advance for your interest in 3Scan. Due to the volume of applicants, only candidates who will be invited to interview will be contacted.

 (*Recruiters are encouraged to mention “Tardigrades” in initial email correspondence to indicate that they have read our job postings.)

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