Senior Software Engineer

United States
$200,000 USD yearly
Join Cartwheel to help tackle the student mental health crisis. 
Kids spend most of their days in the classroom. And teachers and staff, who play a vital role in their development, are often the first to notice when something is off. But with 1 in 5 young people struggling with mental health, schools are getting crushed by a downward spiral in student crises and staff burnout.

With large increases in federal funding for schools and the rise of telehealth, schools are reimagining what mental health support can look like. 

Cartwheel is an early-stage startup building technology-enabled mental health services that put schools at the center. We see our role as supporting on-campus counselors, psychologists, and school social workers who see kids every day. Instead of going around them, we collaborate with them. This means: 
  • Earlier intervention
  • Higher student and family engagement in care
  • Better coordination among the trusted adults in a student’s life 
Kids shouldn't just aspire to get out of bed and drag themselves to class. They should be able to experience joy. They deserve to envision and build a life they’re excited to live. If you join Cartwheel, you’ll help make this vision a reality for millions of students across the country. We’re backed by top investors including Menlo Ventures, Reach Capital, General Catalyst, BoxGroup, and Able Partners, and we're looking for mission-driven teammates to join our team.

As one of Cartwheel’s first Software Engineers, your mission will be to own engineering responsibilities for Cartwheel’s first proprietary experiences as we scale from a pilot program in Massachusetts to a national program serving hundreds of school districts and millions of students. In doing so, you’d lay the foundation for Cartwheel to become the leading partner for schools nationwide in tackling the student mental health crisis.

This role will work closely with the Head of Product and VP of Engineering to conduct user research, ideate, and drive engineering across the product development lifecycle.

You will work in our Ruby on Rails codebase to deliver high-quality, reliable software for our employees and clients. 
  • Developing front-end website architecture using hotwire and tailwind.
  • Designing user interactions on web pages.
  • Developing back-end website applications.
  • Ensuring cross-platform optimization for mobile phones.
  • Ensuring responsiveness of applications.
  • Working alongside graphic designers for web design features.
  • Seeing through a project from conception to finished product.
  • Designing and developing APIs.
  • Meeting both technical and consumer needs.
  • Staying abreast of developments in web applications and programming languages.
  • Unshakable desire to work at a rapidly-growing seed stage company
  • Love to iteratively deliver beautiful, easy to use experiences
  • Enjoy building products from inception to delivery and have a proven track record of delivering products with a measurable business impact 
  • Comfortable creating your own structure, wrangling stakeholders, and making decisions with imperfect information
  • Open-minded, asking and accepting tough questions with grace
  • Energetic, optimistic, resilient, and empathetic
  • 5+ years of experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Accessible design and localization experience is a major plus
  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese also a major plus
The above is a summary of the role, not an exhaustive list. If you think that you have most of the above but not everything, please apply. We'd love to hear from you.

Our hope is that Cartwheel will be your best career decision! In addition to tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time, at a company well-positioned to do so, you’ll have: 
  • Team-based culture with mission-driven colleagues who will go to bat for you
  • Based on candidate experience, the total cash compensation is expected to be $200,000
  • Excellent health insurance
  • Meaningful equity ownership stake
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Hybrid work environment with regular in-person team retreats
  • 401K with employer match
  • $500 annual educational stipend
  • Macbook
Cartwheel is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diverse backgrounds and perspectives and an inclusive work environment. We're committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, or veteran status.

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