Senior Backend Engineer at Rune Labs
Remote › 100% remote position (in the US) (Posted Jun 5 2021)
About the company
Rune Labs is building a software platform for developing, testing, and delivering new neuromodulation therapies. We work with a network of the top therapy developers for neurological disorders, designing new ways of treating Parkinson's, epilepsy, Alzheimer's, paralysis, and severe mood disorders using direct electrical stimulation and sensing of the brain. Our cloud-based software platform provides these therapy developers the performance, scalability, and availability they need to run complex therapy algorithms across many patients, deliver precision medicine, and identify likely responders for clinical trials.
$140k – $180k • 0.1% – 0.2%
Senior Backend Engineer to fight Parkinson's, OCD, pain, depression, and other neurological conditions.
Backend engineering at Rune Labs
Challenging work on our cloud platform, architecting and implementing APIs, microservices, and other distributed systems that ingest, store, query, analyze, and creatively process biometric data recorded directly from inside the human brain (you read right), medical wearables, and our mobile apps.
An environment that has kept up with technical debt from day one, and works hard to keep it that way. Our infrastructure is fully automated and our stack instrumented with observability, CI, CD, strong security practices, and a team experienced enough to know why those always matter.
Your work will directly support research and development of new therapies for Parkinson’s Disease, OCD, chronic pain, depression, epilepsy, and other neurological conditions afflicting millions of people.
Work with the smartest and kindest folks in software engineering, neuroscience, and business development.
Be part of a culture of explicit ethical consideration to both ourselves and the patients whose data we are entrusted with.
Full health coverage and benefits for yourself and dependents
Across the street from Golden Gate park, pet-friendly office full of inquisitive pups, and all the free t-shirts you can wear. Enough said.
At least 4 years of experience working on distributed web services.
Familiarity with one of the following:
any scripting and/or interpreted programming language (we use Python)
any compiled and/or strongly-typed programming language (we use Golang)
Direct experience working on one of the following:
upload API with minimal features but very high uptime requirements
processing very large datasets iteratively
mission-critical data (e.g. medical, emergency services, financial, classified)
high-cardinality timeseries data
low-latency data streaming APIs (no specific protocol)
asynchronous/job-based request execution (e.g. queues, pub/sub, web sockets)
both training and executing ML models at production runtime
Strong belief in automated unit, integration, and performance testing.
You understand why monitoring your features and services in production is not someone else’s job.
Your code is well commented, well structured, readable, and maintainable by another human being. You have a strong sense of ownership, but don’t growl anytime someone comes near your code.
You are honest, speak your mind, and take the time to explain your thoughts and opinions, without being cruel, dismissive, condescending, or patronizing.
At Rune Labs, your work will directly forward the development of therapies and treatments of Parkinson’s Disease, OCD, Depression, Alzheimers, and other neurological conditions.
Rune Labs is a software and data platform that powers the important neuromodulation therapies of the future. We are working directly with both hardware manufacturers and well-known neuroscientists in the field of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to collect, process, and analyze signals recorded from implants inside the human brain and make them useful for therapy development and delivery.
As one of Rune's first backend engineers, you will have the opportunity to work with data few people have seen before, and thousands of people rely on. Our mobile apps collect data broadcast directly from medical implants in the brain or on the spinal column, correlate it with biometrics from the Apple Watch and other wearables and sensors, and stream it to our cloud platform. You'll store, index, process, and analyze that data on behalf of leading neuroscience clinical research groups in UCSF, Duke, Brown, Stanford, and University of Washington (to name a few). There's even more, but we won't spoil it.
If you believe in instrumenting great cloud architectures, championing test-driven development, using the best tools for the job, keeping your code DRY, and cringe at the word “technical debt”, then please apply!