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Octopus Ventures

Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack

Big Health

Big Health

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Our Mission
At Big Health, our mission is to help millions back to good mental health by providing fully digital, non-drug options for the most common mental health conditions. Our digital therapeutics — Sleepio for insomnia, Daylight for anxiety, and Spark Direct for depression — provide treatment anytime, anywhere.
In pursuit of our mission, we’ve pioneered the first at-scale digital therapeutic business model, in partnership with some of the most prominent global healthcare organizations, including CVS Health and the UK’s NHS. Through product innovation, robust clinical evaluation, and a commitment to equity at scale, we are designing the next generation of medicine and the future of mental health care.
Our Vision
Over the next 5-10 years, digital therapeutics (DTx) will transform the delivery of health care worldwide, providing access to safe and effective evidence-based treatments to billions. Big Health is in a prime position to take the lead in this transformation.
Big Health is a remote-first company, and this role can be based anywhere in the US. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet 100% of the job requirements.
Join us.
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will develop and maintain Big Health’s suite of iOS, Android, and web applications using React, React Native, and Python, while driving technological choices and fostering technical discussions in collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops and maintains the Big Health’s suite of iOS, Android, and web applications using React, React Native and Python, ensuring clean, maintainable, and secure code
  • Develops automated unit, integration, and end-to-end tests to ensure high-quality, reliable software
  • Collaborates with a variety of stakeholders from functions such as Product, Design, Security, QA, and Clinical to align on technical plans
  • Writes and maintain comprehensive technical documentation
  • Actively contributes to the ongoing evolution and improvement of engineering practices, processes, and tools within the organization
  • Supports the operation of the Big Health applications in production through monitoring and analysis using tools such as Sentry, Datadog, and Splunk

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of software engineering experience, including 2+ years providing production support for commercial applications with over 1,000 end users
  • 2+ years of React Native development experience, with a strong understanding of state management, hooks, and functional programming
  • 2+ years of experience with Python or other object-oriented programming languages
  • 2+ years of experience designing and implementing automated tests at the unit and integration or functional level
  • 2+ years of experience designing and implementing RESTful APIs using best practices such as endpoint versioning and authentication
  • 2+ years of experience working with Postgres, MySQL, or other relational databases

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
Because we are on a mission to bring millions back to good mental health, we believe it’s essential to reflect the diversity of those we intend to serve. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally and experientially diverse team that leads with empathy and respect.
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. Big Health participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with Form I-9 information from all new employees to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. Big Health does not use E-Verify to pre-screen applicants.