Want to use JavaScript to help millions of people overcome depression & anxiety?

Meru Health is a digital clinic treating depression and anxiety. Our goal is to make effective treatment widely accessible to people in need. We operate at the forefront of technology and medical science, using leading scientifically proven methods to redefine how depression and anxiety are being treated.

We believe in data-driven, individualized and holistic approach and we measure the results of every patient that goes through our treatment. Our team has previously built successful healthcare businesses and developed services with great UX used by millions of people.

Quick facts:

 
 

About Us

 

WHY

There are more than 500 million people suffering from depression and anxiety around the world and depression is the leading cause for disability (WHO 2016).

There is a dire need for accessible and scalable solutions to treat mental health conditions. This is where digital therapeutics and Meru Health comes in!

WHAT

Meru treatment is delivered via a mobile app and is supported by remote clinicians. The treatment consists of:

  1. A treatment program that adapts to individual needs.

    Our 12-week treatment program combines psychological treatment modules and practices. We individualize the program based on patient’s personal information and needs.

  2. Daily support from licensed therapists

    Participants get proactive support on a daily basis (via in-app chat).

  3. Anonymous peer support

    It’s beneficial to recognize that you are not alone with your challenges and learning how others overcome them.

OUR VALUES

PASSION Because our mission is personal, we genuinely believe in our work, and we do it with enthusiasm and positivity. We believe that putting our heart into our work is when true creativity comes to life making almost anything possible.

TRANSPARENCY We believe in openness, accountability and stellar communication. We believe in saying and expressing things as they are, as a foundation for building trust among our employees and partners.

INTEGRITY Integrity is the alignment of values, thoughts, words, and actions. Our commitment to integrity means we operate as individuals and as a company from the highest moral principles, acting on our values with consistency and honesty.

COURAGE Doing our work with courage is about taking risks and confronting the uncertain, as well as believing in ourselves and our dreams. Courage is also about doing the right thing, even when it confronts established paradigms.

COMPASSION Through our work, and corporate social responsibility efforts, we are reducing suffering for people with depression, empowering them with tools they need to improve their lives.

 

JavaScript Backend Engineer / Helsinki, Finland

You will be part of Meru Health’s smart and skilled product team. You will be managing our various systems and making sure they are secure and running smoothly. You will also be responding to our backend needs, such as email automation, analytics data collection, new data models and API’s.

As we are treating real patients with mental health condition, we are handling highly sensitive data. Security of this data is of upmost importance to us. You will play a key role in developing and implementing security practices at Meru Health, including preparing for audits, doing penetration testing, evaluating vulnerabilities, updating systems etc.

What will you get?

  • Being surrounded by positive and super smart colleagues working as a self organizing team at our Helsinki office in Maria 01

  • Flexible working hours and lots of freedom in your work habits

  • Opportunity to spend time at Meru Health San Francisco office

  • Support of personal development (conferences, wellness gadgets reimbursement)

  • Weekly team breakfast

  • Great salary and options package

Responsibilities

  • Development of different backend functionality

  • Keeping Meru Health’s systems up and running

  • Developing and implementing security practices and processes at Meru Health

  • Doing security assessments and improving security of the Meru Health platform

  • Documenting Meru Health’s systems, data flows, and interfaces

  • Monitoring systems for issues and abnormalities

  • Making technology choices and improving our development practices to make development more fun and helping us write better quality code

Skills & Qualities

  • Technologies: Node.js, PostgreSQL, Cloud Functions, plus if experience with Firebase and Kubernates

  • Deep understanding of the inner workings of the web and common development patterns

  • Good understanding of security best practices for managing web services and knowledge of common security threats

  • Experience with running web servers and databases in production

  • Experience with cloud platforms, such as AWS (S3, SNS, RDS, KMS…) or Google Cloud (BigQuery, Firebase…)

  • Ability to own complex development projects, from gathering requirements, to development, to collecting feedback and improving

  • Ability to write clear and maintainable code

  • Drive to understand things on a deeper level, always seeking for the root cause of the problem or understanding the underlying need in any proposed solution

  • Being accustomed to writing unit and integration tests, but also being comfortable at balancing between speed and test coverage

Experience

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience

  • Working in a startup or similar highly demanding environment