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Location: San Francisco, CA

The job

Akili Interactive is looking for a Senior Software Engineer for our Larkspur, CA office near San Francisco, CA. You will help develop distributed cloud based microservices that support the launch of our digital therapeutic products that combine rigorous scientific validation with engaging video game mechanics.

You will join during the early stages of building new mobile applications, web applications, event streaming pipelines and supporting API services. Our stack is Scala, Play, lots of Docker, Postgres, ElasticSearch, several AWS services and JavaScript. Ideally we’d like someone who’s comfortable with these technologies, but we’re always excited to meet great engineers who can quickly learn new technologies.

Here’s What It Entails

    • Participate in technical discussions with other engineers, architects, partners and colleagues to discuss application and platform solutions
    • Serve as a hands on software development engineer using the language and tools best suited to solve the problem
    • Establish expertise in our identity and authentication services
    • Establish expertise in one or more areas of our distributed cloud architecture
    • Develop APIs and features for the distributed, high-load and fault-tolerant applications using Scala and AWS
    • Apply algorithms and data structures to real-world problems
    • Be hands-on with cloud deployments, load balancing, CI/CD, provisioning and security of the production and staging environments
    • Ship clean well crafted code

Here’s What You Need

    • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Computer Science
    • 5+ years experience as a Software Engineer
    • Hands on experience using Amazon Web Services (AWS) SDKs – such as SQS, S3, SNS, RDS, Lambda
    • Strong understanding of Scala, or expertise in Java with a desire to learn Scala
    • Strong understanding of web services, web servers and microservices
    • Strong understanding of both relational and NoSQL databases
    • Understands Single Sign On, OpenID, OAuth, and other authentication protocols used commonly between SaaS providers
    • Experience working in a containerized infrastructure deployed in the cloud
    • Experience developing solutions using any one of many languages as best suited for the situation, including: Scala, Java, Node.JS, Python, PHP
    • Avid user of open source projects and enjoy constant learning
    • Enjoy both analytical and hands-on work to solve problems
    • Able to focus on a problem to completion with a strong attention to detail

It’s great if you also have

    • HIPAA experience
    • Continuous Integration and Development
    • Agile Development
    • Able to provide written technical documentation samples, or links to open source projects (github projects or documentation you have written)

Akili – The Company

Akili Interactive ( is pioneering the field of digital therapeutics, combining scientific and clinical rigor with the ingenuity of the tech industry to develop novel digital medicines designed to treat cognitive dysfunction and brain-related conditions.

Akili’s flagship product, AKL-T01 in pediatric ADHD, is now under review by FDA for clearance following Akili’s recent filing. Akili previously announced positive top-line results of a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, controlled pivotal study evaluating the safety and efficacy of AKL-T01. If cleared by FDA, AKL-T01 would be the first prescription video game to treat a medical condition and the first prescription digital medicine for children with ADHD. The product is based on technology developed at UCSF that was featured as the cover article in Nature under the headline “Game Changer.”

Akili was founded by leading neuroscientists and top-tier game design veterans to create gaming experiences that are designed to directly treat cognitive deficiency and improve symptoms associated with medical conditions across neurology and psychiatry. Akili has partnerships with top pharmaceutical companies, and has received recent recognition in major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fast Company, and The Verge.

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  • Computer Software
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals

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  • Engineering
  • Information Technology

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