*This role is fully remote*

Our Company:

Today, 1 in 3 Americans say they suffer from mental health problems like anxiety, depression, or insomnia. Despite this mental health epidemic, seeing a psychiatrist can take up to 3 months and cost as much as $500.

Shocked? Us too. That's why we started Cerebral, a telemedicine-first mental health startup. We are breaking down the barriers to access to mental healthcare so that anybody can get the care and meds they need immediately and for just $99/month. We launched publicly in January 2020 and are growing at over 40% month-over-month, and need your help.

The Role:

Cerebral is seeking a Back-End Engineer to join our Product and Engineering team in a high-growth environment. The ideal candidate will be passionate about learning and growing within a small yet scaling team, working iteratively through processes, and experienced with building code on Ruby-on-Rails. This role can be Remote, or can work from our offices in San Francisco, CA or Dallas, TX.


  • Design and develop applications in an agile development environment
  • Design and develop back-end end solutions and APIs
  • Rapidly prototype and refine applications based on user experience feedback
  • Collaborate with product managers and fellow engineers to establish and refine requirements
  • Architect and implement micro service APIs to be used by iOS and android clients
  • Manage infrastructure and deploy micro services
  • Continuously find opportunities to refactor, improve performance, and increase reliability & quality.
  • Ensure high-performing, scalable, and reliable exchange between front-end and back-end systems.
  • Work with our QA team in analyzing and resolving issues.
  • Ensure efficient and reusable systems and abstractions.
  • Participate in Design reviews and ensure a high-quality bar for feature implementation.
  • Design and implement APIs working closely with the mobile team to ship product efficiently
  • Design, develop, test, refactor and scale backend implementations of new and existing consumer product features
  • Work closely with our product team to launch new features
  • Develop thoroughly tested code and conduct quality assurance on all new code alongside our QA team
  • Collaborate effectively with other technology teams and architects to solve complex problems spanning their respective areas
  • Work in a team as well as independently and deliver on aggressive schedules and goals


  • 2+ years of experience building code on Ruby-on-Rails
  • 2+ years of experience building REST APIs
  • 1+ years of experience working with relational databases and SQL
  • 3+ years of professional software engineering experience with a degree in software engineering, or 5 years or professional software engineering experience without a degree
  • 1+ years of experience with Data Warehouse ETL design and development, Release Engineering or DevOps as part of a team of engineers, or building Automated Software Testing for a web or mobile app
  • Experience with PostgreSQL a huge plus
  • Experience with AWS a huge plus
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, related technical field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong understanding of Ruby on Rails.
  • Strong understanding of database design, entity relationships, and normalization.
  • Rigor in A/B testing, test coverage, and web best practices
  • Exposure to architectural patterns of a large, high-scale web applications
  • Start-up experience is a plus
  • Effective communicator and team player
  • Aligned with Cerebral’s mission to increase access to high-quality mental healthcare

Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. We are not able to sponsor work visas at this time. 


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