Senior Backend Engineer

San Francisco
Full time
We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to play a key role in building the next generation of digital therapies. In this role, you will have the opportunity to influence technology & architecture decisions as we build new products and optimize existing ones. You will build the extensible modules that make up our core platform — allowing us to scale our digital therapy offerings. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced backend engineer who wants to make an impact on the mental health of millions! 

At Big Health, our purpose is to help millions back to good mental health. We do this by creating digital therapeutics: fully automated yet highly personalized programs that are scalable and clinically proven to work. Our programs harness the intimacy of the human voice and the power of animation to engage and entertain, while delivering complex concepts to help our users overcome their unique mental health challenges

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will:

    • Design and build clean reusable components of our core platform
    • Solve complex problems with simple solutions
    • Work closely with our product team to generalize product requirements and develop manageable delivery timelines
    • Mentor junior team members in best practices

In order to be successful in this role you will need:

    • 5+ years designing and building backend systems
    • Experience building stateless services
    • Test-minded development practices
    • Experience building backend systems from scratch
    • Experience using Python or Ruby

Bonus points for experience with:

    • Serverless technologies like AWS Lambda

Life at Big Health:

    • Join a diverse team of all backgrounds, we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer
    • Autonomy over your work and freedom to input
    • Enjoy a clearly structured personal review and development program
    • Quarterly happiness survey that we use to ensure we’re creating a healthy and happy workplace for ourselves
    • Fund for spending on personal happiness
    • Regular team and company events
    • Generous vacation and maternity/paternity policy
    • Competitive salary and equity package

More Background on Big Health

    • Backed by leading venture capital firms, Index Ventures, Octopus Ventures, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures
    • With offices in London and San Francisco, Big Health’s products are used by large multinational employers and major health plans to help improve sleep and mental health. To date, more than 12 million people across 60+ countries have access to Sleepio or Daylight
Big Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally & experientially diverse team. Additionally, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.