Daybreak Health provides online counseling built for teens. Our mission is to ensure that every adolescent has access to high quality mental health care. Our counseling is designed for teens dealing with mild to moderate levels of anxiety, depression, stress and burnout, as well as other conditions. Our licensed therapists deliver evidence-based therapy to teens through video and messaging on our mobile app -- all enabled through our managed marketplace. 1 in 3 teens struggle with anxiety or depression and there has never been a better time to solve this problem.
Skills: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Data Modeling
Teens need access to therapy now more than ever. Daybreak Health needs a senior rails developer now more than ever. Come join a 3-person engineering team and help us tackle a more meaningful problem than optimizing another ad network.
Build a world where every young person benefits from mental health support.
Daybreak Health is a digital mental health clinic built to help millions of adolescents access effective mental health care. Our clinical program is designed for teens in particular and our digital platform gives teens access to high-quality therapists.
We're actively serving patients in California and operating as a remote first company; we do not have an office and do not currently have any plans to change that.
Daybreak is a fully remote company with seven team members scattered from SF to LA and out to PA. As a business we operate with a document heavy, meeting light, async first culture. Our seed funding comes from yCombinator and Maven Ventures (of Zoom fame). We have in excess of 12 months runway and are currently on track to raise our Series A within that window. In finance speak, we're a going concern.
You'll be the third Engineer on an eight person team and the first Backend Engineer besides the CTO.
Your first few projects will consist of:
These projects will give you insight into many of our critical backend systems and give you the foundation necessary to begin developing new features within it.
Beyond this initial onboarding you will work directly with the CTO to draft Technical Proposals and implement the backend components defined within them. This process will allow you to define not only the solutions we implement but the timelines on which we implement them. Over time you will take ownership of some of existing systems and many new systems and be looked to as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on them by both the CTO and Product.
Some example projects you might take point on include:
In order to be capable of these projects we expect that you will be extremely skilled at data schema design, API design, documentation writing & automated testing.
You are expected to have opinions on workflow engines, feature toggles and asynchronous processing. You are not expected to be a microservices wiz, a DevOps Ninja or a full time DBA.
From time to time you will be asked to help with some jr level frontend features, but you are not expected to be a full stack developer.
Lastly, you will help Engineering as a whole to deliver on our Technical Vision, which, if lived up to, we believe will provide the opportunity for the business to succeed.
We generally believe this job is doable by someone with three to five years of industry experience composed of at least two recent years of Ruby on Rails experience.
While we're a small company, we're on a growth path and can help you grow your skills. Depending on your interests and the growth of the company we can help you pursue one of the following growth paths:
Daybreak Engineering is kinda nuts. We allocate time for tech debt. We run a Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) that allows us to set our own deadlines for projects. We measure our productivity in both tickets punched and business value delivered. We're constantly looking for ways to buy solutions to our problems rather than build them. We understand that Software Engineering isn't just programming, it's programming plus time. We believe that it is worse to build the wrong thing than to build nothing at all. We are proactive instead of reactive.
We know where we're going, and we believe that through good faith debate we can get there. Check out our Technical Vision here for more: Technical Vision 2021-09-02
As a member of the Engineering Team you can expect:
Daybreak's hiring process aims to be doable in about six hours end to end spread across a calendar week.
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