Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack

Shine, New York, NY USA

Shine is an award-winning self-care app for people with anxiety & depression

About Us

Shine is on a mission to make wellbeing accessible— more representative, cheaper, easier and more connected than it’s ever been.

Today, with over 2M loyal users in 189 countries, our first product, Shine Text (covered on the TODAY show, CNN, Glamour, Mashable, TechCrunch and more), is a free daily text experience that makes it easy to notice and improve your wellbeing.

Shine Text takes a unique spin on one timely theme per day, breaking down research-backed solutions to today’s trickiest problems into a relatable conversation

Building on the success of our first product, in December 2017, we expanded our product offering to include daily audio content, via our iOS app — that was the App of the Day in the App Store in its first 6 weeks.

We believe that billions of people miss out on the chance to connect with themselves and others around how they feel, so that they can make better decisions and feel less alone in the human struggle.

Our team is awesome. Our community is incredible. Our movement is massive. And this is just the beginning.

About You

You are a smart and engaged person who cares about solving problems that connect with Shine’s mission. You have the maturity and skill that comes with practical, hands-on technical experience. You are inspired by others and enjoy helping grow those around you.

How you will succeed in this role:

  • Build products that our users will love. You can see a feature through from front to back. Your work on the backend scales to millions across different platforms like Facebook Messenger or our iOS app. Your efforts on the frontend create experiences that help improve the wellbeing of users globally.
  • Ship often and iterate quickly
  • Approach your work with a data-conscious mindset. You’ll setup user analytics, monitor app performance, and use the data to identify areas for improvement
  • Work closely and collaboratively with product, data and design to define and build the future of Shine’s products.
  • You’re passionate about how technology can be leveraged to improve health and wellness. And you’re able to take yourself and appreciate all the work we just did.


  • 4+ years experience as a software engineer with web technologies
  • Proficient in JavaScript on both the frontend (React) and backend (NodeJS)
  • Experience with relational databases


  • Experience with React Native or native mobile development (Android and/or iOS)
  • Experience with the Serverless framework
  • Experience deploying and monitoring applications on AWS
  • Startup experience and a passion for health and wellness


  • Free healthcare! Yep, we cover Medical, Vision & Dental 100%
  • Unlimited vacation, that we actually want you to use
  • Quarterly performance reviews to help you continue to grow professionally and support you in your goals
  • Snacks on snacks on snacks
  • Bimonthly game nights (aka “Codenames” night)
  • Stand up for something (literally — we'll give you a standing desk on your first day)
  • The chance to be part of a welcoming, kind, brilliant team who gets up every morning with the mission of making wellbeing accessible to all

About Shine

Join us in changing the way people care for their mental and emotional health.

Shine is an award-winning self-care app and community for people with anxiety & depression.

Our approach to wellness: It isn’t pricey, preachy, or privileged. We pride ourselves on being accessible, actionable, and non-shamey—we believe personal growth starts with accepting who you are today.

Our members take care of their mental and emotional health daily with the freemium Shine app. It delivers a new motivational message and meditation each day, plus features a library of 500+ meditations to help them cope with specific feelings and situations.

Our premium members also get real-time advice from other Shine members in our private Shine Squad digital community—it’s peer-to-peer support that reminds them they don’t have to go it alone.

In just two years since launching, our app already has over 10,000 5-star reviews (1 in 3 call Shine “life-changing”), we were named one of the best self-care apps of 2018 by Apple, and we’ve seen that increased use of Shine is correlated with decreases in both anxiety and depression by up to 35%.

Our team is awesome. Our community is incredible. Our movement is massive. And this is just the beginning.


Want to learn more about Shine? Visit Shine's website.