Technical Lead

| Santa Monica
About the Technical Lead, Headspace Health at Headspace:
Headspace is looking for a Technical Lead, Headspace Health, based in our Santa Monica office, reporting into our VP of Engineering. Headspace Health is a new offering, distinct in key ways from the current Headspace experience, which helps people living with specific health conditions achieve improved health and happiness. The Technical Lead will be a key member of the Headspace Health core team, helping to shape the direction of our offering and bringing key concepts from idea to reality.

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

  • Partner closely with Product, Design, and other teams to shape the Headspace Health roadmap and successfully deliver new health products and features 
  • Shape the technical architecture of, and identify the optimal technical design and development approach for, Headspace Health
  • Direct engineers across multiple disciplines, including mobile app development, Web front end development, backend service / API development, and DevOps, to deliver the full technology stack for Headspace Health 
  • Guide the Headspace Health engineering team to deliver testable, performant, and efficient code that fully meets product and technical specifications
  • Set and communicate delivery timelines, and guide engineers to translate user stories to implementation tasks 
  • Own incident management, including resolution, root cause analysis, and cross-functional communication
  • Define unit, functional, and integration testing approaches for Headspace Health, supervise test creation and execution, and partner with Operations team to leverage Headspace infrastructure, tools and CI / CD pipeline 
  • Mentor fellow engineers in design; architecture patterns, and Headspace engineering best practices. Inspire developers by providing new ideas or concepts to consider
  • Provide team leadership in a fast-moving environment, balancing agility and stability; facilitate and unblock team members’ work to maximize team performance

What you’ve accomplished:

  • 6+ years of software engineering experience
  • Experience managing and leading cross functional software engineering teams to deliver new products or new features 
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or related experience
  • Hands-on software development experience, working across multiple codebases, environments, and problems / contexts developing highly scalable, reliable, and resilient systems
  • Facilitating software design and architecture across multiple environments -- including mobile apps, web properties, and cloud-based backend services 
  • Understanding and building for information security and privacy 
  • Self-starter with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Hands-on experience across back end and front end development is a plus
  • Experience in the Healthcare space is a plus
  • Experience developing software in regulated industries (healthcare, financial services, automotive) or in organizations with Quality Management Systems (such as ISO 9001, 13485, 16949, or FDA QSR) is a plus

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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