Modern Health

A mental health benefits platform for employers.

Software Engineer (Back-End)

San Francisco/Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

About Modern Health

Modern Health is a mental health benefits platform for employers. We are the first solution to cover the full spectrum of mental well-being needs through both evidence-based digital content and professional support from a global network of certified coaches or therapists all in one comprehensive app. Whether someone wants to proactively manage stress or treat depression, Modern Health guides people to the right care at the right time.  We empower companies to help all of their employees be the best version of themselves, and believe in meeting people wherever they are in their mental health journey.

We are a female-founded company, backed by investors like Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, John Doerr, and Y Combinator, and partner with companies like Pixar, Gusto, Okta, EA, and Nextdoor that are taking a proactive approach to mental health care for their employees. Modern Health has raised more than $42 million and is looking for driven, creative, and passionate individuals to join in our mission.

An inclusive and diverse culture are key components of mental well-being in the workplace, and that starts with how we build our own team. If you’re excited about this role, we’d love to hear from you!

The Role

The benefit of working at a start-up is that you'll be given lots of responsibility and the opportunity to have true ownership as we build out our products. This is a unique opportunity to use your coding powers to make a direct impact in people's lives. We need a back-end engineer who can pick up and understand complex technical areas quickly, is enthusiastic about building new products, and can develop scalable systems in a maturing service-oriented architecture. We are hiring across Tech to: 

  • Create best-in-class member experiences, anchored on sustainable care products that blend innovative cost-effective care modalities, drive positive outcomes, and meaningful engagement.

  • Offer enterprise capabilities required to fundamentally change the future of mental health care delivery, and ensure Modern Health drives positive outcomes at scale and across the globe.

  • Empower our engineers to deliver software that is high-quality, secure, and scalable.

This position is not eligible to be performed in Hawaii.

You will...

  • Build and maintain the backend of a GraphQL API written in Django 2 
  • Engineer efficient and reusable systems that drive complex web and mobile applications 
  • Maintain HIPAA and GDPR compliance and general security through best practice implementation 
  • Tackle tough design and product problems 
  • Work collaboratively with design and product to deliver delightful user experiences 
  • Write and maintain technical documentation, unit tests, and integration tests 

Our stack... 

  • Python, Django, Flask, aiohttp 
  • PostgreSQL, Redis 
  • React, TypeScript, Redux, Webpack 
  • Docker
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) including ECS, RDS, Cloudfront, etc.

You have…

  • 3-5 years of relevant software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages  
  • 2+ years of production experience in Python and Django strongly preferred
  • Experience building and maintaining GraphQL and/or REST APIs
  • Experience with scaling relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL) and writing performant queries 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work effectively with a distributed development team
  • Passion for building something to improve the lives of others

Bonus points if you have experience in...  

  • Linux system administration 
  • Working at a high growth startup 
  • Working on SaaS software 
  • Working in Health Tech or HR

Other reasons why you’ll love working at Modern Health…

  • 100% coverage for Medical / Dental / Vision 
  • Stipend towards mental health 
  • 401k plan 
  • Flexible PTO 
  • Passionate team dedicated to making a positive impact
  • Awesome office with snacks and catered lunch in the Financial District (when we can return to offices)
  • Generous parental leave 
  • Unlimited career growth opportunity

Why you should join Modern Health

Modern Health is the leading mental wellness platform that combines clinically validated assessments, personalized stress management support, an international network of certified behavioral health coaches, and licensed therapists to deliver mental health support across a broad range of individual needs. Modern Health empowers employers to lead the charge in helping their employees be less stressed, more engaged, and happier through evidence-based technology and professional support. Modern Health has raised over $170M from top investors Battery Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, and John Doerr and supports over 200 companies globally including Lyft, Pixar, SoFi, Credit Karma, Electronic Arts, Cooley, and Okta.

Modern Health
Team Size:140
Location:San Francisco
Alyson Watson
Alyson Watson