Headspace is hiring a

Software Engineer, Platform

Santa Monica, United States

About Headspace:

Headspace was founded in London in 2010 by Rich Pierson and Andy Puddicombe. Originally conceived as a meditation events company, Headspace has evolved into the world’s most popular meditation app. Using proven mindfulness techniques, it will teach you how to train your mind for a healthier, happier life. Sessions take as little as 10 minutes a day, and you can do them wherever and whenever you like. Our app has now been downloaded more than 5 million times in 150 countries, helping so many people to enjoy the benefits of a clearer calmer mind. Today, we’re ready to embark on the next phase in our evolution: to become the world’s most comprehensive guide to health and happiness.  

Last summer we completed a $30mm Series A funding round. The round was led by The Chernin Group, with significant participation from other media and tech leaders including Jim Breyer (via Breyer Capital), Allen & Co, William Morris Endeavor, Freelands Ventures (the venture arm of Elisabeth Murdoch) and Advancit (the venture arm of Shari Redstone). Rounding out the raise were a handful of influential individuals including Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn CEO), Jessica Alba, Ryan Seacrest, and Jared Leto.  

You can read more about us in Fast Company or the New Yorker.

About the Platform Engineer role @ Headspace:

Headspace is seeking a Software Engineer who possesses a passion for building services for speed and scale, for large, fault-tolerant, highly available systems and will work with our team of talented engineers to design and build the foundation of our full suite of products.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical systems
  • Write well designed, testable, efcient code
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Produce specifications and determine operational feasibility
  • Work with product and engineering teams to release services that operate at high volume

Qualifications:

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or related experience
  • Proven hands-on Software Development experience
  • Object Oriented analysis and design using common design patterns
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with NodeJS
  • Familiarity with Java