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Backend Engineer, India

Pelago Health

Pelago Health

Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India · Sterling, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
Pelago is the world’s leading virtual clinic for Substance Use Management. Our program provides guidance, support and treatment for members seeking to overcome their tobacco, alcohol and opioid use. From unhealthy habits to active substance use disorders, Pelago delivers a personalized solution based on individual health, habits, genetics, and goals, providing care for members wherever they might be on the substance use spectrum.
Pelago's suite of virtual services ranges from education, to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to comprehensive medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Pelago enables employers and health plans to deliver accessible, affordable, and effective treatment for substance misuse.
Pelago has scaled to helping hundreds of employers and health plans and has already helped more than 750,000 members manage their substance use better. We have recently closed our Series C and raised over $151m from leading global investors. If you are passionate about making an impact on the health of others, join us and make it happen!

Overview of the Role:

We are seeking a highly skilled Backend Engineer specialising in TypeScript/JavaScript to join our dynamic and rapidly growing engineering team. You will play a crucial role in developing and architecting the Pelago platform, contributing to core products and services that significantly impact our members' health and well-being.

In this role you will…

  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable, performant, secure, and well-tested APIs using TypeScript/JavaScript.
  • Implement and manage serverless services using AWS Lambda, leveraging a variety of AWS resources including EC2, RDS, S3, CloudWatch, and VPC.
  • Ensure high availability and performance of the Pelago platform by continuously advancing and optimising backend services.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate third-party services and deliver comprehensive solutions.
  • Contribute to the backend guild by enhancing our software development lifecycle (SDLC) practices, security, refactorability, productivity, robustness, observability, and overall system performance.
  • Drive the adoption of AI and machine learning techniques within the backend services to enhance functionality and efficiency.
  • Ensure adherence to security, compliance, and data governance requirements, particularly in the context of a HIPAA-compliant, HITRUST-certified environment.

The background we are looking for...

  • Extensive experience building backend systems with a strong focus on TypeScript and JavaScript.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with AWS services, particularly in serverless architectures using AWS Lambda.
  • Proven track record of developing and deploying highly available, scalable, and performant backend applications in cloud-based environments.
  • Strong understanding of SQL, particularly with MySQL, and experience with other data storage solutions such as DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, and Kafka.
  • Experience with event-driven architectures and functional programming styles.
  • Ability to work effectively within a mixed-discipline squad, taking ownership of backend projects and driving technical decisions.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to a variety of stakeholders.

It would be nice if you also had experience in…

  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools like Terraform, AWS SAM, or Pulumi.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD practices and tools to streamline deployment processes.
  • Prior experience in a startup or rapidly scaling environment.
  • Passion for making a positive social impact through technology.

Why Join Us:

  • Be part of a mission-driven organisation that makes a tangible difference in people's lives.
  • Collaborate with a talented and passionate team dedicated to innovation in healthcare.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

If you are excited about leveraging your backend engineering skills to contribute to a meaningful cause and thrive in a collaborative and innovative environment, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to join the Pelago team and help us empower individuals on their journey to better health.


  • Competitive Base Pay + Equity (ESOP)
  • Employer's PF + Gratuity contributions
  • Medical Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Budget for Learning & Development
  • Hybrid working 3 days in office (Mon, Tue, Thurs) and 2 days remote (Wed, Fri)