Daybreak Health

The first digital mental health system for youth

Senior Software Engineer (NYC/hybrid)

$150K - $180K
New York, NY, US
Job Type
3+ years
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Alex Alvarado
Alex Alvarado

About the role

We're Daybreak Health (, and we're on a mission to ensure that every young person has the benefit of mental health support. We deliver evidence-based virtual and in-person therapy to kiddos and teens aged 6-19, making a real difference in their lives. We've teamed up with public school districts and health insurance companies to provide free, accessible mental health care to all families. Why? Because we firmly believe that every child should have access to mental health support as an essential part of their education. Watch this video

We’re a YC-backed company that raised its Seed from Maven Ventures, Series A from Lightspeed Ventures and just announced our Series B led by Union Square Ventures. Over the past 2 years, we've seen incredible success and are growing rapidly and efficiently. Now, we're on the hunt for amazing people to join us in critical roles as we continue to speed ahead with our national expansion.

If you want to get a sense of the impact your work can have here, watch this powerful story told directly by Clifford, his mom, and school counselor about his mental health challenges and how his Daybreak therapist worked with him to change the trajectory of his life

Here at Daybreak, we:

  • Believe and rally around our mission
  • We are a bunch of creative, humble, hard-working folks who are determined to win.
  • Collaborate and execute superbly well by “doing more with less” - we value efficiency and output over hours worked.
  • We value mental health highly. Being open and vulnerable is a big part of our culture. We also enjoy regular mental health days (once per quarter)

The Senior Software Engineer Role

Daybreak’s engineering team is small but growing. You will contribute in a major way to building a new application for everyone we serve, shaping a psychologically safe and inclusive culture of excellence, and have fun and learn along the way. Daybreak will put you in a position to learn, grow, make an impact, and have fun along the way. We are looking for fullstack developers and generalists but we’re open to being flexible depending on fit and experience.

What we’re building:

We are building the next iteration of Daybreak’s application and system, largely a greenfield undertaking. The application we are building serves kids, parents, clinicians, school staff, and internal daybreak staff. Part of the fun and challenge is designing and building an application that has to be flexible enough to serve different such different users. The possibilities for innovation in this space are endless, and our goal is to make therapy accessible and effective for any kid that needs it.

You Will:

  • Be a part of building a growing engineering team, helping shape our culture and ways of working
  • Own the development of product features end-to-end including scoping, architecting, testing, and rolling out features
  • Work closely with other engineers, product managers, and other team members to ideate solutions to user problems
  • Design and expand the capabilities of our API (built with Ruby on Rails)
  • Design and expand the capabilities of our web frontend (built with React)

You Have:

  • 4+ years experience
  • Experience building complex web applications end-to-end
  • Experience working on all parts of the stack (frontend, backend, anything in between)
  • Proficiency with Ruby on Rails and/or React
  • Strong communication skills, low ego, and high empathy
  • Desire and ability to work autonomously and drive your work forward
  • Bonus points for experience with…
    • GraphQL, NextJS, DevOps, Healthtech

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Daybreak Health, we believe in fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace where every individual's unique background and perspective is celebrated and valued. We are committed to promoting equality, equity, and opportunity for all. We actively encourage individuals from diverse communities, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion, and socioeconomic background, to apply and join our team.

About Daybreak Health

Daybreak's mission is to create a world where every young person benefits from mental health support. Daybreak offers comprehensive and clinically-validated online mental health services designed for youth, like teletherapy, psychiatry and digital education. We partner with schools and pediatric groups to make access to services easy, and strive to deliver zero cost to the end consumer through insurance and government funding.

Daybreak Health
Team Size:20
Location:San Francisco
Alex Alvarado
Alex Alvarado
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