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Senior Software Backend Engineer

Nirvana Health

Nirvana Health

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Company Overview

Nirvana is an innovative tech startup on a mission to build technology that brings clarity to healthcare insurance coverage. We help patients make informed choices throughout the care journey and empower health providers to focus on care. We started by focusing on mental healthcare and are in the process of branching out to new specialties after proving our impact. We brought together talent from healthcare, fintech, and data science to apply innovations from other industries, and today our products are used by some of the largest mental healthcare practices in the country.

Job Description

We’re looking for individuals passionate about addressing issues in healthcare. As a Senior Backend Software engineer at Nirvana, you will play a crucial role in expanding our product offering and enhancing our platform to meet the evolving needs of our customers, using data and technology to bring more transparency into the healthcare system. Working closely with our engineering team and product managers, you will contribute to the development of new features, optimize existing functionalities, and ensure scalability to accommodate our growing user base. As the data we touch is incredibly sensitive, we have a preference for individuals comfortable with working in adherence to regulatory restrictions. This role is ideal for someone who is driven by a sense of purpose, eager to tackle challenging problems, and thrives in a fast-paced startup environment.


  • Develop and enhance the core Coverage API and associated microservices to support new use cases, primarily using Python for backend development.
  • Optimize existing backend systems for performance and scalability as we expand our existing customer base.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand product requirements, translate them into technical solutions and deliver high-quality software.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely manner, ensuring the reliability of our services.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards and data privacy laws.
  • Lead and participate in code reviews and architecture discussions to maintain code quality, readability, and adherence to best practices.
  • Contribute to the evolution of our engineering processes and practices to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Mentor junior engineers and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends to drive innovation and continuous improvement.


  • Proven experience with backend technologies and Python programming.
  • Strong understanding of microservices architecture and RESTful API design and development.
  • Experience with containerization tools such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Proficiency in SQL and familiarity with NoSQL databases, particularly MongoDB.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Passion for addressing challenges within the healthcare sector.
  • Management or tech lead experience is a plus.


This position is available in New York City, NY, and Austin, TX.

Join Our Team

If you are driven by a sense of purpose, eager to solve complex problems, and thrive in a dynamic startup environment, we would love to hear from you. Join us at Nirvana Health, where you can make a significant impact on the future of healthcare technology and improve the lives of many.