Senior Backend Engineer

Senior Backend Engineer

Remote, US

About Calm

Calmis on a mission to support everyone on every step of their mental health journey. With the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation as well as a growing library of digital, evidence-based mental health programs, Calm offers trusted support for individuals and organizations alike. Our flagship consumer app provides personalized content and activities featuring a range of experts and beloved celebrity voices to help users manage stress, improve sleep and live mindfully. Our workplace and healthcare solutions offer a consumer-friendly approach to clinical content and HIPAA-compliant resources in order to drive positive health and business outcomes. Named aTIME100 Most Influential Company, Calm supports more than 150 million people and 3,500 organizations across seven languages and 190 countries.

What We Do

We build Calms product, guide Calms analysis, secure Calms data, and operate the platforms that underpin it all. Were product-minded, team-oriented, and grounded in the mission of meeting everyone where theyre at on their mental health journey. We work in fast-moving, small pods and as a Senior Backend Engineer you will be expected to gather technical requirements, design and publish technical specs of innovative systems, as well as own building and releasing them into production.

What Youll Do

The Senior Backend Software Engineer is a critical member of the Calm Engineering Team. In this role, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the backend systems that power our mobile and web applications. You will work closely with a team of engineers, designers, product managers, and customers to ensure that our products are reliable, performant, and secure. Specifically, you will:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements, define project scope, and develop technical specifications
  • Design, develop, and maintain backend systems that are reliable, scalable, and secure
  • Lead development and implementation of complex backend features and services, collaborating cross-functionally with QA, DevOps, PMs, and client engineers to ensure smooth development and deployment process
  • Write high-quality, well-documented, and easily maintainable code that adheres to industry standard best-practices
  • Ensure high test coverage for all code, including unit and integration tests
  • Implement backend features with instrumentation and monitoring to detect system errors and performance issues
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest backend technologies and trends
  • Develop, mentor and train software engineers

Who You Are

  • Experience with the following languages/technologies/frameworks (or equivalents):
    • Javascript/Typescript
    • GoLang
    • Docker
    • Kubernetes
    • Terraform
    • AWS / GCP / GKE
    • Airbyte
    • Relational DBs / SQL
  • Experience with REST API-based microservices design
  • Proven experience working effectively in a fast-paced, agile environment as part of a collaborative team
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to learn new technologies and tackle challenging problems
  • Experience providing accurate high-level estimates based on complexity and consistently delivering on time and with quality
  • Consistently deliver on commitments through disciplined estimates and task breakdowns
  • Proficiency in writing unit and integration tests in a CI/CD environment
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey technical solutions to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Provide high-quality code reviews centered on code quality and mentoring
  • Ability to partner with leads across products to leverage institutional knowledge to solve complex problems
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

Nice to Haves

  • Past experience building apps in highly controlled industries, i.e., healthcare

Minimum Requirements

  • This role typically requires 8 years of related experience
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field

The anticipated salary range for this position is $185,500- $259,700. The base salary range represents the low and high end of Calms salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidates skills, experience, and other qualifications. This role is also eligible for equity + comprehensive benefits + 401k + flexible time off.