Technical Lead, Backend

| Santa Monica
About the Technical Lead, Backend at Headspace:
At Headspace, we believe the power of health and happiness can deeply impact each one of us. We are seeking skilled people to join our team and make significant contributions to our mission of making the world a happier and healthier place.
We are seeking an experienced Technical Lead, Backend Engineer to be responsible for executing on initiatives designed to move the needle on key business goals via innovative solutions and highly-scalable, performant code. You’ll be focused on connecting more people with our product and service in order to advance our mission of improving the Health & Happiness of the world. We’re a high impact team with an ambitious mission and are looking for high caliber people to join us!

How your skills and passion will come to life at Headspace:

  • Design and develop high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical systems
  • Write well designed, testable, performant, and efficient code
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Produce specifications and determine operational feasibility
  • Work with product and engineering teams to release services that operate at high volume

What you’ve accomplished:

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • High proficiency and technical leadership with backend frameworks such as Node.JS, Java, Python.
  • Proven hands-on software development experience, especially API and microservices architecture
  • Experience leading small engineering teams is a plus
  • Experience with Node.JS and Typescript is a plus
  • Experience with GraphQL, Hapi, and Sequelize a plus
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or related experience

How to get started:
If you’re excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Headspace, please apply with your CV and a cover letter that best expresses your interest and unique qualifications.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • MicroservicesLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Headspace is located in the heart of Santa Monica on Michigan and Cloverfield. Bergamont train station is right behind our office.

What are Headspace Perks + Benefits

Headspace Benefits Overview

Unlimited Time Off
Lifetime Headspace Subscription
$500/year learning and development budget
$75 gym stipend
Daily catered lunch and fully stocked fridge
Parking
Full Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage
Voluntary Coverage
Basic Life AD&D
Flexible Spending Account
401k
Commuter Benefit

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
$75 gym stipend each month
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Unlimited Paid Time Off Poilicy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$500 Conference budget
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Quarterly Hackathons. Optional group meditations daily. Competitive salaries. Unlimited PTO. Daily catered lunch.

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