Little Otter is reimagining the way that children receive mental health care. We pair technology, and exceptional care to deliver high-quality personalized mental health support to families and children anywhere, anytime. Developed by Dr. Helen Egger, previously Head of Child Psychiatry at NYU Langone and Duke University, and the top minds in early childhood mental health, our programs empower families to get back to what matters the most as soon as possible. Little Otter helps parents better understand their child’s emotions and behaviors, providing personalized care plans and evidence-based therapy.
We are looking for team members who are mission driven and excited to actively participate in growing our offering. Our engineering team is small where there’s an opportunity to have a large impact on the work we are doing and the decision making process. Our approach is to take a data-driven and evidence-based approach to providing high-quality mental health care to families and children and we are building the platform to enable it. This will be the first of its kind – a platform that focuses on providing a family-centric model to care and one that powers our providers to provide data-driven care.
Our software engineers are involved through the entire product lifecycle from early brainstorming and design, to prototyping and implementation. You’ll have the opportunity to and in fact thrive when working closely with product managers, designers, and directly with the users (therapists, psychiatrists, other healthcare professionals, and families) of our software to make sure we are building a product that is solving real problems.
As one of our first full-time senior frontend engineers on the team you’ll be responsible for setting the frontend technical direction of our products and owning large product areas end-to-end.
Experience working with large and complex codebases and are able to create reusable components. You navigate complexity well and hold a high quality bar for yourself and those around you
Experience with defining clean architecture and setting the technical direction for a product area.
Ability to engage on UX and design topics. You have a passion for building great products, and are constantly pushing to increase your product’s impact for its users
Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
You want to be part of a winning team. We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.
Nice to Have
You have worked on frontend teams in the healthcare and mental health space.
You have experience in developing applications for mobile devices.
Demonstrated leadership experience. You have owned the development for a product, and/or helped to set the technical direction for a team of developers.
Inclined to move fast and iterate quickly based on user feedbackFamiliarity with server-side technologies such as Python, Java, or GoLang
Own large products areas end-to-end and drive stages of the product development lifecycle, including UI/UX design, writing and reviewing code, overseeing deployment and understanding user-centric feedback.
Define longer term technical direction and vision for building a high-quality and scalable platform.
Work directly with product managers and the business to synthesize needs and requirements and inform project roadmaps.
Mentor and train other engineers and team members on high quality coding and design standards.
Build performant, intuitive, and beautiful user interfaces for patients, caretakers and health care specialists.
Join a collaborative community of mission-driven professionals who want to help children and families.
Build a first of its kind platform that focuses on providing a family-centric model to care and one that powers our providers to provide data-driven care.
Participation in early technical direction of the company.
Benefits include, but are not limited to: competitive salary and equity in an early stage startup, a flexible remote-first working environment and parental leave.
Take-what-you-need PTO policy with 2 weeks off for the winter holidays.
About the Company
Early intervention is essential for lifelong health and wellness. Still, most families and children do not receive the mental health support they desperately need. Little Otter is a venture-backed startup reimagining how children and families receive mental health care. We bring technology, proprietary methods, and exceptional providers together to deliver high-quality mental health support directly to families and children anytime, anywhere. Little Otter’s assessments identify a family’s unique needs, providing a customized care plan that includes a mix of teletherapy and digital self-management tools. Parents receive personalized and judgment-free support that grows with their family over time. Little Otter is the first product of its kind that is sold directly to families. Our goal is to break down existing barriers to high-quality services and empower parents to help their kids when they need it the most.