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Full-Stack Lead Engineer Job Description

About MindRight:

1 in 4 inner-city youth witness a murder by age 17. According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 1 in 3 inner-city youth suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). MindRight is changing the status quo for at-risk youth experiencing trauma. Our texting service provides high schoolers with daily, personalized psychoeducation around positive coping skills for managing traumatic stress. Through our service, we are making it possible for every teenager, regardless of socioeconomic background, to access mental health resources needed to recover from trauma.

We received the Stanford GSB Frances and Arjay Miller Social Innovation Fellowship and Social Change Leadership Awards for our work. We were also named as winners in the 2016 UPenn Milken Education Business Plan Competition. Our work is guided by clinical advisors at the Stanford Lucile Packard Hospital and the USC School of Social Work.

What we need

We need a mission-driven full-stack lead engineer. This individual will build our front and back-end architecture and take the lead on our technology strategy. Our content is delivered over SMS. In our first year, we need a customized web interface linked to a database that (1) streamlines the messaging conducted by MindRight and (2) tracks user progress and learns what content works for users over time. You will develop, build, and test product requirements as we grow and learn, building our internal tools that can handle up to 700 users in our first year and 20,000 users by year three.

We’re looking for individuals who have the initiative  and organizational skills to test different hypotheses and prototype rapidly, collaborate with the founding team and clinical psychologists, and develop product requirements as we learn. Join us to be a critical player in helping millions of youth get the support they need.


  • Full-stack development and engineering capabilities, including one or more of the skills listed:

    • Experience building scalable backend architecture

    • Expertise in web frameworks including Javascript and Python

    • Proficiency in natural language processing

    • Expertise in both SQL and NoSQL database management technologies

    • Proficiency with large-scale data analytics and machine learning coding

  • Interpersonal skills

    • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

    • Comfortable testing and evaluating hypotheses

    • Comfortable brainstorming and talking through ideas

    • Ability to evaluate details while keeping in mind the bigger picture

    • Open-minded and collaborative--able to assert and back up their positions while fully considering the perspectives of others.

  • Mission-driven mindset

    • Passion for empowering under-served, inner-city youth

    • Experience working with disadvantaged youth in a professional, personal, or volunteer setting a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred