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WellnessFX is Hiring – Are You a Fit?

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Are you familiar with Ruby on Rails? Do you have a passion for health and fitness? Do you live in the San Francisco Bay Area? Do you want to be apart of the healthcare revolution?

If you answered yes to all of those, we want to meet you!

WellnessFX is current looking for an awesome Ruby on Rails engineer to join our team.

Here are some of the benefits of working with us, taken from members of our team themselves! Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

How to Build An Active Workspace (and Why It’s So Important)

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I, like many people I know, want to seek balance in my life between work, family, and personal health. And yet our culture and habits often keep the three separate. So why is it important to have an active workspace?

The workplace is increasingly becoming a voracious consumer of our attention and time. And as it currently exists, the average workplace does little to promote time with our families, more sleep, or physical health. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

WellnessFX Is Looking for Engineers!

credit: iStock

credit: iStock

Are you familiar with Ruby on Rails? Do you have a passion for health and fitness? Do you live in the San Francisco Bay Area? Do you want to be apart of the healthcare revolution?

If you answered yes to all of those, we want to meet you!

WellnessFX is current looking for awesome Ruby on Rails engineers to join our team. Why WellnessFX, you ask? Here are some of the benefits of working with us, taken from members of our team themselves!

  1. Freedom to engage at every level of the company. There are many interesting problems to solve and our engineers are able to work on the things they truly think are interesting.
  2. No pigeon-holing! You’re allowed to grow into other areas to take advantage of your developing strengths.
  3. Work is fast-paced, and never gets old. Now open in 20 states, WellnessFX is rapidly growing. As we continue to enhance and expand our product we face many exciting and challenging problems.
  4. We eat our own dogfood. WellnessFX is about bringing control of personal health back to the individual, and our team members share this passion. From CrossFitters to Runners to Yoga Teachers, you’ll discover how powerful it is to work with people who inspire both in and outside the office.
  5. Sustainable and progressive environment. Our office, located in the heart of San Francisco, has all you need to thrive in a healthy work environment. From standing desks to medicine balls to a kitchen full of lean meats, vegetables, nuts, and coconut water, we pack the variety to keep our employees fit and happy!
  6. We have fun. Weekly happy hours, holiday parties, and go-kart trips are just some of the activities our motivated team comes up with on a regular bases. Don’t believe us? Check out our impromptu planking contest that happened just this past Friday!

Team Member Spotlight

Marcus – Rails UI Developer

545317_10100386408875313_1543158698_n“I loved the engineering environment at WellnessFX. As a front-end engineer, I was able to grow my full stack engineering skills and learn a lot about deployment as well. I also spent a few weeks practically doing marketing! Outside the office, I remain very active with CrossFit and basketball. Constantly being around other health-conscious people made it easy to stay on track with my health goals and even encouraged me to eat better.”

Marcus is a Ruby on Rails developer who earned his degree from Stanford University. After more than a year developing and perfecting his skills with WellnessFX, he has moved to New York to start his own tech company. He is a member of CrossFit Metropolis and has a CrossFit Total of 985 (475/355/155).

If you think you’d be an awesome fit for WellnessFX, please contact us at jobs@wellnessfx.com. Include your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would want to be apart of our team. We look forward to hearing from you!

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

WFX Welcomes BD Director Zak Holdsworth

WellnessFX is pleased to now have Zak Holdsworth leading business development efforts. Between his tech business strategy background and affinity for adventure sports and triathlons, he’s a great addition to the team (and not just because of the Oceana accent). A Stanford MBA graduate, Zak initially started working with WFX while at Voyager Capital, where he was focused on deal sourcing and investment due-diligence. Here he describes his initial interest in WFX and where he sees the industry heading.

WFX: Has health always been important to you?

Zak: I grew up in Gisborne, New Zealand, on a farm where–mainly out of convenience–we grew much of our own food. I was also born ­into a family where nutrition and healthy lifestyle were considered important, and health has always been an important part of my life. Later, when I started training for triathlons and mountain races, I became more intentional as I started to understand the impact that sports nutrition and general wellness had on performance.

How do you describe your new role at WellnessFX?

I never expected to work in the healthcare industry as it always seemed too broken and bureaucratic. But when I first came across WFX I didn’t see it as a healthcare company (and apart from a few specific challenges, like regulation, I still don’t). I saw it as a consumer web and data aggregation business that, if successful, would drive systemic positive change within healthcare.

I see my role as director of business development including a few key pieces. The first involves developing and executing on a strategy for aggregating the most interesting and actionable data feeds within the quantified self ecosystem. The second piece is market development. As we look to establish a product market fit for a platform that we could take in any number of directions, it’s my responsibility to define how we can extend our reach most effectively in terms of the channels we focus on and the specifics of how we pitch our product into those channels.

What does success look like?

We believe that increasingly over the next five to 10 years everyone will be able to manage their health online. It’s our mission to become the quantified self platform of choice for consumers. And I believe that we are sitting on the cusp of a wave of innovation that could positively transform the way that people live their lives – if WellnessFX becomes one of the key drivers of this positive change then, in my mind, we will have succeeded.

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Why Engineers Do Better in Startups

 

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Dierken

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Dierken

I agree with a lot of Bindu’s article, Why Engineers Are Better off Joining Startups. I started a fairly successful Web 1.0 company in the 1990’s. At that time we had to hand roll even the most basic infrastructure to get the service up and running. Waterfall development was the rule. It was necessary to raise a lot more money because even basic services like Paychex, outsourced HR, Hosting, etc… were not available across a spectrum of what a functional company needs.

We still had a very successful exit as investors/employees received a 27x’s money return.

I recently came back and decided to do WellnessFX, funded in 2010. It has been nothing short of mind boggling to see the breadth of technology and business services available. What’s more, the variety of venture funds available that actually service early stage and seed companies is equally mind blowing. The talent pools are diverse and incredibly smart. Also, because there are so many services and outsourced resources available, it isn’t necessary to have a huge employment base. This means less dilution to the company equity structure. This is hugely in favor of investors and employees.

While the pay and job security are perceived as being superior with a large existing company like a Google, Facebook, or even Groupon, in reality there are several downsides: (keep reading >>)

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.