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Software Engineering Manager

Big Health, San Francisco

Good mental health without pills or potions


As an Engineering Manager at Big Health you will report into the VPE, lead an experienced engineering team and partner with our product, design, and clinical teams to build a reliable platform. Your responsibilities will include growing a motivated team, leading high-level strategy & planning, and partner management. This is an outstanding opportunity for an Engineering Manager who is motivated by the growth of their team and wants to be an essential part building a platform that revolutionizes digital therapeutics.

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 an Engineering Manger at Big Health, you will:

  • Support your team with hands-on mentoring, regular 1:1’s, periodic reviews, and long term professional development
  • Partner with product, clinical, and commercial teams to effectively allocate engineering resources
  • Support the technical development process by working closely with your tech leads
  • Contribute to the hiring plan and act as hiring manager for new roles on your team
  • Be a trusted advisor to all partners, helping them understand the technical trade offs involved in design, product, and integration decisions
  • Provide guidance on project prioritization and planning

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

  • 2+ years successfully leading an engineering team of 3 or more
  • 8+ years software engineering experience  
  • Experience working in a service-based architecture
  • Experience working on and managing backend systems
  • To be comfortable working with distributed teams

It's a bonus if you have:

  • Familiarity with AWS
  • Experience with serverless technologies like AWS Lambda
  • Experience working with sensitive data (e.g. financial, health)

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 are 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
We at Big Health are on a mission to bring millions back to good mental health, in order to do so, we need 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.

About Big Health

Our purpose is to help millions back to good mental health This is what drives us. It’s why we're creating automated behavioral programs scalable enough to help everyone in need - what we call "digital medicine”. It’s why we align our incentives with the interests of our users. It’s why we collect gold-standard clinical evidence and treat ethics as a duty, not a chore.

Big Health

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