Platform Engineer

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    New York City

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    Software Engineering

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    Jason Rumney

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    Jason Rumney

Our client is a  leading behaviour change technology company helping individuals and companies reach peak performance, ultimately ending the stress and burnout epidemic. We’re leading the global conversation about well-being and performance and creating tools and programs that help people go from knowing what to do to actually doing it.


As a Platform Engineer, you will play a significant role in building and operating core behavior change platform services.


Who we're looking for:

This role requires a stellar backend engineer with experience building data-intensive, cloud-based web services. We’re looking for someone with a bias for action, who’s comfortable working at a fast pace and can work with sometimes-ambiguous requirements. You will provide thought leadership on architecting and implementing highly available services that will serve as the foundation for our platform as we scale.


  • Building a platform messaging/”nudge” service that drives behavior change by triggering and delivering millions of messages per month

  • Designing and developing platform sensor and platform Integration services that leverage IoT and other types of integrations

  • Working with the Infrastructure and Operations team to establish our

  • Being a driving force behind our adoption of monitoring and alerting technologies to ensure we have a high-uptime product


  • 3+ years of industry experience in software engineering roles, including

  • 2 years experience working on cloud-based, networked server application architectures

  • 2+ years experience building cloud applications/servers on AWS

  • Must be a very strong programmer, with strong fundamentals and proficiency in software design and architecture lent in Go, with a working knowledge of JavaScript

  • Solid knowledge of cloud infrastructure, and comfortable with multiple deployment patterns (monoliths, microservices, containers, and serverless)

  • Excellent written and oral communication, with the ability to write and maintain excellent documentation

Additional Skills:

  • Experience with protobuf and gRPCPrior position working on a B2B SaaS platform

  • Experience with IaC tools such as TerraformA DevOps mindset and approach, with the ability to prototype and evolve new backend services from the ground up

  • Experience with modern cloud-native runtime platforms and tech, such as k8s, Istio, and Envoy

  • Some level of proficiency with another statically-typed language such as Java, as well as scripting languages such as Python and Ruby

What’s on offer:

  • Being part of a mission­-driven company that’s truly making a difference in the lives of people around the world ­

  • Ability to develop within the company and shape our growth strategy

  • A human-centric culture with a range of wellness perks and benefits

  • A competitive compensation package

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage + 401k program with company match

  • Generous paid time-off programs