Reinventing oral health & care

Back-end engineer at Bristle (W21): Oral health testing and treatments from home

San Francisco or San Diego / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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David Lin
David Lin

About the role

Who we are

We're an inclusive team spread across North America working together to usher in a new standard of oral health care.

Our simple, at-home oral health test tells you your risk for cavities and gum disease - and what you can do to prevent them. Our technology leverages the oral microbiome - the makeup of bacteria, fungi, and viruses in your mouth - to identify risk factors and biomarkers associated with health and disease.

The platform that we are developing leverages next generation sequencing of the oral microbiome, enabled by molecular methods developed at Bristle.

Our mission is to democratize access to oral health care, and develop technology that enables the discovery of novel therapeutics and biomarkers for oral health.

About the role

We're bringing our MVP to market and are looking for a back-end engineer to help us meet our growing software needs.

You'll be involved with building out our back-end services, connecting with 3rd party APIs, etc.

If you’re a jack-of-all-trades + team player looking for diverse projects then this is a good fit! This is a remote, in-office, or hybrid position (San Diego or San Francisco/East Bay).

What you'll be doing

  • Developing, testing, deploying, and maintaining type and memory safe code for our back-end stack
  • Writing SQL queries
  • Implementing feedback from our security team
  • Participating in code review
  • Participating in decision making conversations

What you won't be doing

  • Working 16 hour days or on weekends
  • Dealing with Node.js (we only use this for front-end build tooling)
  • Sitting in meetings all day, every day

What we're looking for

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • Experience with Go (experience with Rust is also a plus!)
  • Experience with PostgreSQL or other SQL databases
  • Commitment to self-growth/care

Bonus points for

  • Devops/AWS/Pulumi
  • Docker
  • Rust
  • React
  • TypeScript

Why you should join Bristle

Bristle helps people understand and improve their oral health. We developed an at-home oral microbiome test to measure oral health status - including risk factors for cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. We use those insights to help people improve their oral and overall health through personalized recommendations, education, and behavioral change.

Team Size:6
Location:San Francisco
Danny Grannick
Danny Grannick
David Lin
David Lin
Brian Maurer
Brian Maurer
Shivam Patel
Shivam Patel