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Lead Software Engineer Apps & Backend

$200K - $250K
Sunnyvale, CA, US / Los Angeles, CA, US
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

Lead Software Engineer Backend & Apps

We are looking for a lead software engineer to join our Koko engineering team who is excited about working on topics in the GenAI and IoT space, interacting with our Voice and sensor enabled hardware-technology. We'd like you to be curious and love the challenge of solving problems. You will be part of a core group that plays a direct role in determining company direction and ultimately the success of the product. The focus of the role is the backend development for our web/mobile apps as well as the data infrastructure to support our IoT devices.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • This is a technical position and requires hands-on technical work
  • Lead a small but dedicated team of backend, web, mobile, and infrastructure developers
  • Backend/Frontend and infrastructure planning, strategy and management
  • Backend/Frontend and infrastructure system architecture
  • Hands on contributions to our tech stack in Java, PostgresSQL, AWS, TypeScript, React/Native
  • In addition you will have the opportunity to learn and work on various parts of our product (embedded device, Gen AI, etc.)


  • MS in Computer Science
  • 5-7 years of experience in either backend development and at least 2 years in front-end development
  • Strong development experience in building data-driven backends in Java and SQL.
  • Typescript experience for backend development is beneficial.
  • Development experience in React/React Native, native mobile app development
  • Experience managing infrastructure in Terraform.
  • Experience managing effective engineering teams from a technical perspective
  • Experience writing production ready code, preferably in a product based company
  • Excellence at communicating ideas and collaborating in oral and written form with the team
  • Strongly prefer someone with healthcare experience at a tech company

About Koko Home

Koko Home (kokohm.com) is a leading healthcare technology company focused on leveraging radar, AI, and LLMs to deliver remote monitoring and digital caregiver support. The Company’s multi-modality platform emerges as a beacon of innovation and compassion to improve outcomes, patient and caregiver experiences, and independence for the rapidly growing and diverse needs of the aging population and others in need of home care. The platform provides healthcare providers with visibility into patients' homes, monitoring early health risk indicators, engagement levels, and medical compliance, while empowering patients with easy access to personalized and direct care. The Company’s bold mission is shaping a future where personalized, immediate care is accessible to all using the simple power of their voice.


We offer competitive compensation and equity along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days and 401(k) plans.


Preference for candidates located in Sunnyvale, CA, or Los Angeles, CA.

No Visa Sponsorship

Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization in the United States at this time.

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About Koko

At Koko (formerly Totemic) we are a small team of 25 working on a mission to enable every older adult to thrive in their own home for their entire life. Our first product uses wireless signals and machine learning to passively monitor and improve well-being at home, without the use of wearables.

We are backed by Lightspeed, Khosla Ventures, YC, and Marc Benioff.

Team Size:25
Location:Palo Alto