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Tava Health Senior Backend Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Backend Engineer

If you had all day to work on any project you wanted, chances are that you would pick something you’re passionate about. It might even be something that could change people’s lives for the better. At Tava Health, that’s exactly what we’ve done. We’re passionate about improving emotional healthcare and it’s our mission to do it through frictionless, technology-enabled care.

The “technology-enabled” part is where you come in. We’re seeking an experienced backend engineer whose passion for development is rivaled only by a passion for meaningful mission-based work. You’ll have the responsibility to ensure that the emotional healthcare we provide is enabled by functional and reliable platforms for clinicians, clients, and internal staff. This work will improve the quality of our customer’s lives, and that’s work worth doing.


  • Infuse all of your work with empathy, security, and quality to produce high-quality experiences

  • Build internal APIs to support client, clinical, and administrative applications

  • Build integrations with 3rd party services for scheduling, video conferencing, and billing, etc.

  • Build systems to capture data about how clients interact with us to learn how to improve the product

  • Manage and build upon our simple service deployment in AWS

What We Expect:

  • Ability to move fast and work through ambiguity - we are a small startup and are constantly balancing the demands of business growth and platform reliability

  • Effective collaboration with frontend engineers, product managers, data scientists, behavioral health specialists, and others

  • Willingness to learn new technologies and processes that may be out of your comfort zone

  • Empathy for everyone you affect: patients, clinicians, coworkers, and yourself

  • Proactive and consistent improvement of the security of our systems

  • Clear and efficient technical writing and thought to communicate complex ideas

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or the equivalent with around 5 years of backend experience

Key Backend Technologies:

  • Node

  • GraphQL

  • Typescript (we also ❤️Javascript)

  • PostgreSQL

  • AWS

What you'll love about this opportunity:

  • The work we do meaningfully improves people's lives in measurable ways

  • Get paid to do what you love while learning and exploring new ideas and skills

  • This is a true startup experience: fast-paced and fun with wide-open possibilities

If this type of work and startup environment is exciting to you, then we look forward to seeing your application!

This full-time position offers competitive pay and the opportunity for stock options. We are ideally looking for someone located near our office in Salt Lake City, but we will also consider allowing the right candidate to work remotely if desired.

Tava is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, marital or disability status.