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Lead Backend Engineer


Apply Now  Email Ajit Verma at

Ellipsis Health is revolutionizing the way behavioral health is assessed and managed. We are establishing voice as a behavioral health vital sign and offer a real-time platform powered by patented machine-learning algorithms to assess and monitor Anxiety and Depression. Our goal is for everyone to have easy access to mental health care as we work to eliminate the stigma related to such issues. We are headquartered in Silicon Valley and are funded and supported by some of the most preeminent venture capital teams such as Khosla Ventures, Generator Ventures, Luminous Ventures, SpringTide Ventures, and CityLight Capital.


We are currently looking for an experienced platform/backend engineer with significant experience in building a highly scalable and available system in a public cloud. 


This is a technical leadership role and you will work closely with our CTO to define the architecture, build a flexible and secure API layer, and integrate our system in the healthcare ecosystem. It is a great opportunity to build the next generation of our platform as the very best in the behavioural healthcare industry.


Ellipsis Health is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, but we are open to remote candidates for this role in the US, Canada, India and beyond. 


  • Architect a public-facing API layer that is safe, secure, and scalable

  • Provide guidance on the stack and technologies for a cloud-neutral platform

  • Build and lead the backend engineering team and mentor junior engineers

  • Work closely with other engineers, data scientists, and stakeholders from Product, Business Development, and Customer success

  • Participate in operating the service and meeting our SLA


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science from a reputable college

  • 5+ years of industry experience

  • 2+ years of experience with a public cloud (GCP / AWS / Azure). GCP preferred.

  • Excellent knowledge of JavaScript and Node.js. Bonus points for Python and Java.

  • Experience developing large scale web-based APIs, Platforms, and Services (SaaS/PaaS)

  • Excellent grasp of algorithms, data structures, and CS concepts such as asynchronous processing, multi-threading, queuing, pub-sub, etc.

  • Experience with scalable systems such as:

    • Pub-sub (Google Cloud PubSub/Kafka/Kinesis)

    • NoSQL (Firestore/BigTable/MongoDB/Cassandra/DynamoDB)

    • Object stores (Google Storage/S3)

    • Data warehouses (BigQuery/Redshift/Snowflake)

    • Caching (Memcache/Redis)

    • Logging (ElasticSearch, Logstash/Fluentd, Kibana)

  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes

  • Experience with CI/CD (git/Jenkins) and DevOps (Prometheus/Zabbix/PagerDuty/OpsGenie)


  • Experience with Machine Learning pipeline

  • Experience working in Healthcare

  • Knowledge of HIPAA or other regulatory standards

  • Full-stack experience


​Ellipsis Health is an inclusive company where differences are celebrated. We are an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws.

  • Competitive Salary with performance bonus

  • Generous PTO policy

  • Health Insurance

  • Stock Options

Apply Now  Email Ajit Verma at

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