Tech Lead (Ruby on Rails background), Provider Integration

New York, NY /
Engineering /
Full-time permanent
Kaia is a mission focused medical technology company: 
Kaia Health was founded in 2016 with the mission of bringing affordable and accessible relief to millions of chronic disease patients. Using innovative technology, we develop digital mind-body therapies that provide better affordable care.
 
Our first product is a clinically-proven therapy for relieving back pain. Our mobile app gives users access to multimodal pain therapy, the gold standard of therapies in pain medicine. Kaia’s AI powered algorithm provides users with real-time feedback on their exercise execution using their phone. In the near future, we will release digital therapies for COPD, Osteoarthritis, and Parkinson’s disease.
 
Today we are one of the market leaders in digital therapeutics globally, with 400,000 users. We have raised a total of $50 million from investors like Optum Ventures, Balderton Capital and other top tier healthtech investors. We are building an exceptional team based in Munich and New York to succeed in our mission to bring affordable and accessible relief to millions.

The role encompasses:

    • You will join our new “Provider Integration” team - a cross-functional, autonomous product engineering team. The team will work on facilitating meaningful interactions between medical providers and Kaia users. The work that the team will do has high strategic priority and impact.
    • You will actively participate in discovery & concept work together with other engineers, PM, UX, data analysts, medical doctors.
    • As a TL, you will be the partner to the PM and team up to define team goals, direction, delivery timeline and consistently work towards reducing the complexity of projects, services, and processes.
    • You will act as the supervisor of all engineers in your team. Mentor the engineers, hold regular 1:1s, provide meaningful feedback, help set goals to facilitate personal growth, and ensure employee retention. Hire additional engineers.
    • You will own product delivery end-to-end for your team and develop a deep understanding of our technology stack in order to provide hands-on technical direction to your team.
    • You will contribute production code to our Ruby on Rails backend.

About you:

    • Engineering leader with experience providing mentorship, vision, and motivation to a small team.
    • You are capable of taking a helicopter view, grasp & articulate the big picture yet are also able to drill down and get into the details when needed.
    • Previous experience working in a cross-functional, product-focused team that embraces lean and agile product development practices and data-driven decision making. 
    • Strong coder with deep technical knowledge of software development using Ruby on Rails
    • Strong software architecture & data modeling skills and ability to base engineering decisions on product vision
    • Strong knowledge of data structures, design patterns, and software engineering best practices
    • Academic degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent practical experience
    • You are a good listener, but also argue for the cause when needed
    • Highly pragmatic, self-driven, professional personality with an aspiration to excel in your role.

You'll fit in our culture if you:

    • Are user centric and view technology as a tool to improve a user’s life
    • Have a bias for action; the world is complex and unpredictable place so starting, releasing, and getting feedback iteratively is the only possible path to success
    • Strive to be articulate and humble, make the complex simple, present ideas openly, accepting that being wrong is part of the process
    • Are not afraid of tackling problems that others deem impossible
    • Thrive in an entrepreneurial team, adapt easily to change, and enjoy a fast-paced environment
    • Have worked in a fast-growing organization before (preferred)
Some other things you will enjoy, specifically thinking about ‘the new normal’ post-COVID19

We have a sustainable, long-term impact: Most Kaianeers chose to work at Kaia and not at other companies simply because they want to have a lasting, positive impact on the world and not just talk about it. Providing remote access to the gold standard in management of chronic conditions already helps hundreds of thousands of users to reduce their suffering and win back quality time with their loved ones. 

Flexible working hours: You can manage your day so that it works for you and your family. We are interested in the outcomes of your work, not the face time you spent with work. 

Some more benefits listed on our website: https://www.kaiahealth.com/about-kaia/careers/

We value diversity and believe forming teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to our success.