Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer

Kaia Health

Munich, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Data-driven Health
  • Post Date: 06/08/2021
  • Website: www.kaiahealth.com
  • Company Address: 134 N 4th Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY, 11249

About Kaia Health

Founded in 2016, Kaia Health is a leading digital therapeutics company that creates evidence-based treatments for a range of disorders including musculoskeletal conditions and COPD. Kaia Health uses innovative technology, including artificial intelligence and computer vision, and works with medical experts to create an interdisciplinary digital approach.

Job Description

Kaia is a mission-focused health technology company.

Our story began in 2016, when our founders, Konstantin Mehl and Manuel Thurner, created a mission to bring affordable and accessible relief to millions of people with chronic conditions.  No strangers to chronic pain themselves, they decided to innovate ways to remove the obstacles many people experience in getting the leading-edge care they need.

How do Kaia apps work? Kaia uses a dynamic AI-powered algorithm. Our programs are based on multimodal rehabilitation, a holistic approach to managing chronic conditions. Our users have easy access via smartphone and tablet to our programs for back/hip/knee pain and COPD using this evidence-based approach.

Five years into our story, we are a leader in digital therapeutics, with 500,000+ users worldwide. Having raised $125 million from investors like Optum Ventures, idInvest, and Balderton Capital, to name a selected few, we are poised to create a global footprint in digital self-care. Kaia is patient empowerment made easy.

The regulatory landscape is quickly adapting to the digital ecosystem. Therefore, our mission and strategy bring new opportunities for determined talent to join our journey. With over 100 “Kaianeers” spread across the US and Europe, we now need more specialized talent to help take our mission further.


The role encompasses:

        Actively participate in product development and iteration within a cross-functional, self-managed team by participating in concept work and implementation
        Further develop our Ruby on Rails digital therapeutics platform by driving architectural decisions based on product vision to make it ready for new features, a growing user base, and multiple disease apps (back pain, knee/hip pain, COPD, and more)
        Mentor team members and help them grow personally and professionally

Your Profile

        You are a strong coder with deep technical knowledge of backend development using Ruby on Rails
        Strong software architecture & data modelling skills and ability to base engineering decisions on product vision
        Strong knowledge of data structures, design patterns, and software engineering best practices
        Strong engineering background, preferably with academic training in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent practical experience
        Willingness and ability to work in a cross-functional, product-focused team, and the ability to actively participate in the conceptualization of future features
        Ability to speak and write in English fluently

Ideally you also have:

        DevOps experience using Docker, Terraform, Elastic Beanstalk, Kubernetes

You'll fit in with our company culture if you:

        Are user centric and view technology as a tool to improve a user’s life
        Have a bias for action; the world is complex and unpredictable place so starting, releasing, and getting feedback iteratively is the only possible path to success
        Strive to be articulate and humble, make the complex simple, present ideas openly, accepting that being wrong is part of the process
        Are not afraid of tackling problems that others deem impossible
        Thrive in an entrepreneurial team, adapt easily to change, and enjoy a fast-paced environment
        Have worked in a fast-growing organization before (preferred)

Some of the benefits we offer:

        Opportunity to shape the future of digital health – one of the fastest growing industries
        A goal that allows you to grow with.
        We believe we have only built a fraction of what we have imaginedWork with an experienced founding team (previously founded and scaled Foodora)
        Flat hierarchies, flexible vacation and working times
        Personal development budget of 1200 Euro per year
        Free drinks, team events, knowledge sharing sessions, engineering library

Some of the benefits of being a Kaianeer:

You can directly influence the future of digital health in a team of industry experts and digital shapers.

You will work alongside serial entrepreneurs (previously founded and scaled another startup, Foodora).

You’ll enjoy flat hierarchies, a hybrid work from home/office environment, and flexible vacation and working times.

We support your professional development and have a budget set aside for you just for that!

Happy hours, team events, and knowledge-sharing sessions galore!

Join us if you’re looking for an entrepreneurial adventure and an exciting place to grow personally and professionally.

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