Senior Software Engineer, Mobile



Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023

We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Real is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

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We Are Real.

Real is a venture-backed mental health care company based in New York City. We’re a team of innovators, clinicians, and technologists on a mission to make caring for our mental health a priority. We're redesigning mental healthcare through a digital platform and in-person experience, integrating empathy, design, and progressive care to build the most elevated end-to-end mental healthcare experience, while also improving the quality of care itself. We’re not simply “normalizing” mental health care, we’re celebrating it.

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer who is passionate about mental wellness.

This Senior Software Engineer will primarily contribute to the growth of Real’s iOS and Android applications (built using TypeScript, React Native, and Expo). Ideal candidates are excited to create seamless end-to-end customer experiences for a first-of-its kind mental healthcare product. These candidates have a deep respect for their craft of software development and are skilled at building beautiful and performant mobile applications. They’ll also favor writing maintainable code over clever code, have a willingness to dive into other parts of the platform beyond the mobile application, and look forward to championing software best practices across the engineering team. They’ll have a noticeable collaborative spirit and work closely alongside product and product design.

This is a full-time remote position and will report to the Director of Engineering.

A day in the life:

  • Be an integral part of a small engineering team building Real’s React Native app
  • Help shape the future of Engineering at Real by contributing to and championing software excellence and collaboration
  • Identify and execute on opportunities to improve the software development lifecycle and processes
  • Propose viable technical solutions to business needs that align with Real’s mission and values
  • Become a domain expert in building our mobile experiences while growing your impact across the stack
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the team (including mobile, back-end, infrastructure, and data engineers), our product and product design partners, and others throughout the organization
You’ve got:
  • Several years of experience in software engineering (likely a minimum of 3-5 years)
  • Strong proficiency in building natively-rendered mobile apps for iOS and Android using React Native, Expo, and TypeScript
  • Extensive experience working in a collaborative CI/CD environment using version control (Git), code review best practices (you know how to graciously challenge others and demonstrate how to be graciously challenged yourself), automated tests (Jest, Maestro, etc), and other tooling (e.g. CircleCI)
  • Comfort working in an iterative, Agile way alongside product managers, product designers, content creators, and other internal stakeholders
  • A willingness to expand your areas of expertise
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills
We’re extra-stoked if you:
  • Have experience working in the health & wellness space
  • Have familiarity with components of our full tech stack (we deeply value T-shaped engineers that bring a depth of expertise and a breadth of competency throughout the stack): AWS, GraphQL, Postgres, Node.js/NestJS, TypeScript, React, React Native (iOS and Android apps) along with some third-party integrations like Auth0, Braze, ReTool, RevenueCat, Stripe, etc.
  • Experience contributing to platforms/applications that are SOC 2 or HIPAA compliant

The base salary for this role is between $150,000 - $185,000 depending on skill set and experience level. Our compensation program is geographically-neutral, meaning that we do not adjust our pay ranges based on where you live, so this salary range applies to all candidates.

You are:

Passionate about mental wellness

  • You’re excited to improve mental healthcare and expand the number of people who have access to it.
  • You know the wellness market.
  • You care about the well-being of others.

Excited to build something from the ground up

  • You thrive in a fast-paced, scrappy start-up environment.
  • You’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves to get the job done.
  • You’re a self-starter; you don’t need instructions to get work done.


  • You pull insights from data, ensuring new ideas come from member experience and utilization.
  • You seek data and know how to collect more of it when needed.
  • You are excited to receive feedback and grow.

A team player

  • You know it takes a village.

We’re committed to your health and happiness (...which are synonymous, you know).

When deciding what benefits should look like at Real, we started by thinking long and hard about what employees need not only to work well, but to live well. Benefits impact how we act, rest, grieve, set boundaries, and take care of ourselves and others — and that means quality benefits are a fundamental part of not just a mentally well company, but a mentally well society. At Real, we want to offer our employees more than just "permission" to occasionally take a vacation or comp a therapy session. We want to give them the support and autonomy they need to feel well and maintain full lives outside of work.


  • Competitive salary, plus equity in an early-stage startup. Emphasis on “plus”—we won’t use equity to low-ball you.

Healthcare for Full-Time Employees:

  • 100% company-funded health, vision, and dental insurance for our employees. That means no monthly premiums coming out of your paycheck.
  • FSA plans
  • Free One Medical membership
  • Free Real membership
  • $1800 annual mental wellness stipend you can put toward therapy, psychiatry, fitness and other wellness services
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Life insurance

Retirement for Full-Time Employees

  • 401(k) — we don’t match yet, but you’ll thank us for the compound interest later.


  • Unlimited PTO…that we actually encourage you to take, we promise.


  • Four day work weeks Monday-Thursday
  • Four-week paid sabbatical after five continuous years of work at Real.

Floating Holidays

  • Three floating holidays in addition to company-wide federal holidays so you can celebrate what’s important to you.

Grief Break

  • Real employees receive two weeks of paid time off in the event of losing a loved one. We know grief doesn’t have an end date, and we also know that “unlimited PTO” isn’t enough for most people to actually take ample time away from work. We want to support the process of grieving by naming this, and offering employees the opportunity to grieve without thinking of work.


  • Competitive paid parental leave and flexible return to work policy.


  • Flexible working environment — if you want to exercise at three PM, go for it.
  • Remote-inclusive team — whether you work from Colorado or NYC, you’re 100% part of the team.
  • Autonomous work culture. We don’t have to see a green dot on Slack to trust that you’re doing your job.

Growth at Work

  • We invest in your career. Our company's growing quickly, and we'll give you the opportunity to do the same. You'll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the company's evolving needs and grow your career along the way.

The responsibilities and duties of this position described here are representative of those an employee must perform. This is not a comprehensive list and other duties may be assigned.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of Real not to discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, caregiver status, unemployment status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignments, benefits, layoff, and termination.

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