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Senior Software Engineer

Big Health, London, UK

Good mental health without pills or potions


At Big Health, our purpose is to help millions back to good mental health. We do this by creating digital therapeutics: fully automated yet 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.

We are looking for a software engineer to help build the next generation of digital therapies. You will shape technology decisions and architecture as we build new products, improve existing ones, and scale our digital therapy to new target platforms.

Our modern tech stack uses microservices with AWS Lambda, Python and Postgres on the backend and React Native on the frontend. There is also some native mobile code in Java and Objective-C.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Engineer to help grow a company, while building unique products that benefit the lives of millions of people. You will report into Tom Walker, UK Engineering Manager.

As a Senior Product Engineer at Big Health, you will:

  • Build new and improve our existing digital therapy systems (including the frameworks and tools needed to build them)
  • Be a trusted advisor to our product team, helping them understand the technical trade offs involved in their design and product decisions
  • Mentor junior team members and review colleagues’ work
  • Help keep our processes and technical road map current

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

  • 5+ years designing and building well engineered, well tested, backend code
  • Python skills
  • First class software design and architecture skills

It's a bonus if you have:

  • Experience with JavaScript, especially React Native or React
  • Experience working with mobile native code for Android and or/iOS
  • Contributed to open source projects

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
  • 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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