Founding Engineering Lead

Brooklyn, NY

About us:

Americans' poor nutrition is killing us (and costing us billions).

  • 3/4 are overweight

  • 1/2 are obese

  • 1/2 have 1+ chronic disease caused by poor nutrition

  • 1 in 10 will have an eating disorder in their lifetime (binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, etc.)

Nutrition therapy is clinically proven to make a difference and most commercial health insurance plans cover it at $0 out-of-pocket.

We’re on a mission to fundamentally heal America’s relationship with food. Berry Street empowers registered dietitians to launch and grow thriving insurance-accepting private practices. We’re creating game-changing technology to build America’s biggest nutrition therapy healthcare group and ensure that anyone can access the help they need.

Since publicly launching at the beginning of the year, Berry Street has raised capital from top VCs and angel investors, including Village Global and leaders of Elemy and Grow Therapy.

About the Role

As the first full-time engineering hire, you’ll have a huge amount of scope and autonomy. You get to see a number of different product surface areas (provider portal, marketplace, patient experience, infrastructure, and enabling operations) in addition to working full-stack.

What you'll do

  • Design, implement, and own the technical infrastructure for our digital health offering

  • Develop and maintain software applications that support the delivery of health services to users (patients & providers) of the platform

  • Collaborate with other team members to identify and solve technical challenges related to data security, privacy, and regulatory compliance

  • Integrate third-party APIs and services into the platform to enhance its functionality and user experience

  • Develop and implement scalable and maintainable software architecture for the platform

Who you are

  • 5+ years in engineering. You’ve built and scaled systems, made complex engineering decisions, and have proved out your technical skills in industry.

  • Full-stack web development experience. You have experience working with REST APIs, web frameworks, an understanding of HTML, CSS, JS and at least one backend language.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit. You have worked in a startup or on your own side projects and built products from the ground up.

  • Product thinker. You want to build through a user-centric lens and be involved not only in engineering decisions but product and design decisions as well.

  • Leader. You’ll do anything to achieve your goal. You know how to think on the fly and persist through setbacks and roadblocks and to motivate your teammates to do the same.

  • Team Player. You are collaborative by nature, relish in camaraderie and group wins, and are looked to by colleagues as a steadfast partner and source of encouragement

  • Highly Motivated. You want ownership of your work.

  • In the New York metropolitan area and willing to work in a hybrid capacity (in-office at our Williamsburg space ~2-3 days a week)

Bonus Points

  • Experience with React, TypeScript, and GraphQL

  • Python and Flask Experience or other modern back-end languages and frameworks

  • Interesting side projects!

Tech Team principles

  • You own what you build. You will feel ownership of the code you write, articulate the importance of the feature, and follow up to ensure it's successful.

  • We build solutions for our providers and clients. We write code to solve user problems, not just for the sake of solving technical problems.

  • You are not part of the tech team, but rather part of the team itself! Berry Street is a tech-enabled business and not a pure software business, so understanding how the business works is integral to your job.

The salary range for this position is $140 - 200K per year with a very strong equity package.


  • The chance to drive impact within the healthcare landscape from day one

  • Comprehensive health insurance plans, including dental and vision

  • Wellness benefits include (but are not limited to):

    • Flexible working hours ⏰

    • Generous PTO ☀️

    • Free medical nutrition therapy 🍓

  • Continuous learning opportunities

  • Competitive salary

  • The opportunity to help build a rapidly scaling start-up organization by taking strong ownership of your work, mentorship, and our unbounded leadership opportunities

How To Apply

📌 Sounds like you? Please email us at 👋

  • Please introduce yourself and include links that best showcase your work and the relevant things you’ve built/done to help us get to know you better. (LinkedIn, portfolio, Instagram, CV, etc.)

  • Also, feel free to send any questions about the role!