Senior Software Engineer


SF Bay/Remote

About Quadrant Eye

Quadrant Eye is on a mission to improve eyecare access and fight preventable blindness. We're building the next generation eye exam... inside the average American home.

V1 of our eye exam allows patients to renew their glasses and contact lens prescriptions online. V_final will be an end-to-end exam that can remotely detect eye abnormalities.

Our team wants to enable patients' best and most visually rich lives. To this end, we're looking for curious and nimble minds to help us develop the world's first at-home eye exam and ultimately deliver high-quality eyecare at scale.

Some QE highlights

We're a team of renegades: ex-founders, surgeons, scientists, digital nomads, and polymath hackers.

Our backers include Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures, and the creator of Google Image Search.

We're a mission-driven company tackling an eye health market worth $USD137B.

Revenue isn't our main metric right now, but it did double last month!

Our core focus in the coming months is the development of patentable deep tech.

Our founders:

  • Quinn is a Duke and UCSF-trained cataract surgeon who loves skiing up volcanoes, and
  • Kristine is a UC Berkeley-trained biologist/engineer who likes exploring ghost towns.

Your Mission as a Senior Software Engineer at QE:

We're looking for a kickass engineer to help accelerate the creation of the world’s first at-home eye exam.

You'll likely enjoy working at QE if you:

• Thrive with lots of autonomy.

• Value being part of a team and can embrace remote-specific teamwork challenges.

• Can think both abstractly and concretely.

• Communicate clearly and kindly.

• Are willing to experiment quickly and publicly.

• Can accept imperfection and own up to inevitable mistakes.

• Want to make a positive impact on the world.

• Are endlessly curious.

We're looking for someone who has:

Bonus qualifications:

What we offer

  • A chance to determine the trajectory of a deep tech startup.
  • An opportunity to positively impact an underserved industry.
  • A safe space to develop team building and leadership skills.
  • Access to our network of founders (YC and otherwise,) top tier investors, famed researchers, coaches, mentors, and friends.
  • Competitive salary with an equity offering.
  • Full health, vision, and dental insurance benefits.
  • Flexibility of remote work; WeWork or equivalent co-working membership.
  • Quarterly paid off sites to locations such as Los Angeles and New Orleans (COVID permitting, of course.)
  • Unlimited PTO (with a minimum of 2 weeks required vacation in addition to paid federal holidays.)
  • A flexible perk stipend from; including coursera, costco, headspace and more!

Quinn and Kristine's Pledge

If you're looking at this, you're likely already considering forgoing big company comforts for the rollercoaster startup life.

We're working hard to build the fun, creative, and truly respectful company culture that we always wanted for ourselves. That means full transparency, no politics, 100% merit-based promotions, and lots of jokes.

Should you choose to join QE, the two of us pledge to fully support you through and beyond your eyecare journey. We also pledge to practice diagonal organizational mobility — if there’s another role you become interested in, we will prioritize the QE family before sourcing hires externally.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. We hope you decide to take a chance on us!

Interested in joining our team?
Here are next steps:


Email with the job title as the subject line e.g. "Head of Research." or "Senior Software Engineer"

In this email, please:
• Attach your latest resume/CV (and portfolio, if in design).
• Write down the name and email address of the person who referred you (if applicable.)


We see interviews as the opportunity to assess culture fit and team dynamics. We want to get a sense of how well we'll work together.

We respect your time and make decisions fast

Please refer your friends! We're offering a $2500 finder’s fee for each position.