Senior Backend Software Engineer

at Octave (View all jobs)

Remote, USA

About the company:

Octave’s mission is to create a new standard for mental healthcare delivery, one that is accessible to more people and sustainable for providers. We are broadening access to high quality mental health services that is measurement-based and insurance funded.  Now more than ever, we are looking to serve communities dealing with the rising public health challenge of addressing mental health needs. Octave is VC-backed and was founded in 2018 with footprints in New York and California, as well as virtually nationwide. We are expanding our beautiful practices throughout New York and California, offering telehealth and also clinic-based services. 


About the role:

Octave is looking for a senior backend engineer to help us develop the systems and tools needed to support clients seeking care, providers offering care, and the operational team and infrastructure infrastructure to support the two. We are a small but growing team who work primarily remotely, using Next.js (React), Django on PostgreSQL, and GraphQL to bring everything together.



Must have:

  • Experience developing and deploying Python applications into production environments using Django
  • Familiarity with modern web technologies (such as JSON, HTTP2, WebSockets,  HTML, JavaScript, CSS)
  • Experience relational database systems like PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Experience integrating and synchronizing data with third party APIs
  • A preference for writing quality code with automated testing and leaving the code base better than how you found it
  • Experience with continuously delivery and troubleshooting production code
  • Comfortable communicating with engineers, clinical, and operations staff to solve open-ended problems
  • Interest in doing mission-oriented work especially in the healthcare space


Nice to have:

  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code & continuous deployment in production
  • Maintained security initiatives such as penetration testing or bug bounty programs
  • Experience working with healthcare, healthcare technology, and clinical staff, or other regulated industries

“Nice to have” really means “nice to have”. It’s completely possible that you don’t have any of these and are still a great fit for the team.

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