Ophelia

Medication & support to beat opioid addiction from home

Software Engineer

Location
New York, NY / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
Any (new grads ok)
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Zack Gray
Founder

About the role

About Ophelia

Ophelia is a mission-driven organization that aims to help individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) improve their health and quality of life. We make evidence-based OUD treatment convenient, discreet, and affordable. Our mission is to help patients manage their OUD by providing evidence-based FDA-approved medication (MAT/MOUD) and support through our telehealth platform.

Opioid overdose is the #1 cause of death for Americans under 50, but 80% of 3 million Americans with OUD are not getting the help they need. Most have jobs, families, privacy concerns, and geographic constraints that make it difficult to receive effective, evidence-based OUD treatment. Meanwhile, the majority of rehabilitation facilities do not offer MOUD at all, leading 90% of patients to relapse in the first 3 months upon discharge. As a result of inadequate access to proven medical treatment, an American dies of an opioid overdose every 11 minutes.

We are a team of doctors, scientists, and White House advisors, backed by leading technology and healthcare investors working to re-imagine and re-build OUD treatment in America.

Join us, save lives, and help fix healthcare for those who need it most.

Culture @ Ophelia

Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously

  • We’re a small team at Ophelia, and love a good laugh. Expect to be made into a slack reaction gif on your first day, defend your opinion on how gif is pronounced (spoiler alert, you’re wrong), and get a lot better at Quiplash and Codenames.
  • Feel free to include gifs in your application (encouraged). Take Our Product Super Seriously
  • We care deeply about our users and making their lives better. We apply product thinking not only to our product cycle, but to our entire business to make sure we’re always optimizing our user experience.
  • We’re all passionate about the addiction medicine space, and love collaborating across our roles and departments to provide the best product we can.

What We Build

At Ophelia, the users we build products for wear as many hats as we do. We build products for our patients to connect with Ophelia and their providers, for our team members to better understand our data, and for our clinicians to provide high quality care to our patients. We’ve built a state of the art, proprietary electronic health record for our team to provide tailored treatment to each of their patients, that we’re constantly improving to make our clinicians lives easier, and our patients lives better. One of the most important ways we do this is with our data, and we work to aggregate it from all our sources to help the team draw brand new insights from it.

Key Traits

Technical Proficiency

  • Full Stack: Engineers at Ophelia work across our backend, database, and multiple front end apps every day, delivering impact wherever the team needs.
  • Speed + Quality: We move quickly to constantly add new features to our growing codebase, and respond to our users feedback in real time, but also make sure to leave the codebase better than we found it with every addition.
  • Flexibility: Our scope, goals, and feedback are constantly changing, so we move between projects and stacks quickly to continue delivering top line business impact.

Autonomy

  • End to End Ownership: Engineers at Ophelia own the product cycle from inception to launch, and are expected to operate independently and communicate progress effectively with the whole team.
  • Strong Ideation: Our new products and features come from all members of our team, so bring strong opinions and ideas about how we can improve our product and share them often.

Desire to Wear all the Hats

  • Data/Product/Design: Engineers at Ophelia are also data analysts, product managers, and designers, so be passionate about the entire product thinking space and every step of the product lifecycle.
  • Be Part of Our Tight Feedback Loop with Clinicians: We’re always sourcing new ideas and improvements from our amazing community of clinicians, so you should be excited about working directly with our users to build the next generation of our product.
  • Understand our Patients: Everyone at Ophelia interfaces directly with our prospective patient population, and is always thinking about what we can do to better serve this population both as a business and a product team.

Our Stack

React, Node.js, Express.js, Firebase Cloud Functions, Firebase Realtime DB, Firebase Hosting, Google Cloud Platform, Webflow.io, Segment, GitHub

Next steps:

If you're interested in the role, please email your LinkedIn || GitHub || Resume to jobs@ophelia.com.

If this doesn’t seem right for you, but you know a good candidate, please forward this along.

Sincerely, Ryan Greenberg (Director of Engineering) & The Ophelia Team

Why you should join Ophelia

Ophelia is a venture-backed healthcare startup that helps people quit opioids and restore quality of life without going to rehab. We make medical best practices discreet, convenient, and affordable – offering FDA-approved medication, support, and therapy through in-person and telehealth modalities. Our mission is to re-invent the drug rehab industry using evidence-based medicine (MAT/MOUD), technology, and a commitment to patient privacy and choice.

For context: opioid overdose is the #1 cause of death for Americans under 50, but 80% of 3 million Americans with opioid use disorder (OUD) are not getting treatment. Most have jobs, families, and privacy concerns, making it easier to get withdrawal medication from a drug dealer than go to rehab. Meanwhile, 2/3rds of rehabs do not offer medication at all, leading 90% of patients to relapse in the first 3 months. As a result of inadequate access to proven treatment, an American dies of an opioid overdose every 11 minutes.

We are a team of world-renowned doctors, scientists, startup veterans, and White House advisors, backed by leading technology and healthcare investors (Y Combinator, General Catalyst) to re-imagine and re-build addiction treatment in America.

Join us, save lives, and help fix healthcare for those who need it most.