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Senior Backend Engineer

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Have an engineering background? Use it to directly and ethically impact the experience of thousands of patients every day and around the world! We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer with the ability to realize production-level systems that support dashboards and tools that nurses and hospital administrators will use.

What You'll Do

Your contributions will make a significant impact on how hospitals deliver care for their patients, ultimately reducing the burden of healthcare workers while saving patient's lives.

In particular, you will design Ouva's backend infrastructure that receives streaming data from machine learning modules, processes and delivers it to web interfaces and other end devices. This means, you will get to make decisions on what languages, frameworks we will use, deliver prototypes on your decisions and ultimately build a minimal, working, production-quality system.

Who You Are

You’re creative. You’re organized. You’re experienced. You’ve done this before. You want to do it again. You want to do it with us. We’re not looking for a superhero who thinks sheer hours = good work. Excess doesn’t impress us – creativity and efficiency do. You’ll have 8 hours a day to work, and, we hope, at least 8 hours a night to sleep.

Then, you are an experienced software engineer with a deep understanding of building live, flexible to data-driven systems. You care deeply about bringing your unique engineering mind into creating a considerate and sustainable team. You are autonomous - a manager of one. You will take full ownership of your work, and you assume the responsibility for every detail, every step of the way.


  • BS/MS in a Computer Engineering related field or equivalent experience,
  • 5+ years of professional experience in software development,
  • Solid experience with Java/SpringBoot and Python,
  • Understanding and practical experience in microservice development and event-based architectures,
  • Experience in message broker technologies (Apache Kafka),
  • Understanding of GoF patterns, SOLID principles and OO concepts,
  • Knowledge with containerization (Docker, Docker Compose, Kubernetes),
  • Good knowledge in databases and data storage technologies (PostgreSQL, Redis),
  • Profound understanding of basic development technologies like JPA, OAUTH, REST, JWT,
  • Experience and deep understanding of AWS or other providers' infrastructure and code development process tools,
  • Experience with data stream processing frameworks such as Apache Spark and Apache Flink,
  • Experience with NoSQL technologies,
  • Code review experience and willingness,
  • A keen attention to detail,
  • A team player attitude and solid communication skills.


We work remotely and asynchronously, and that is why we are looking for a manager of one. But you will need to overlap for a few hours with San Francisco time in your normal work-day routine - this may mean a few hours of meetings in the evening depending on your time zone - we do our best to keep them short. We can provide you with space outside of your home to work if you need to (e.g. co-working offices), or help get your home to be more accommodating to work.

We do not trap people in front of their screens or lock them in overtime. Just the opposite. We’re all about reasonable working hours and ample vacation time. See our employee handbook here.

How To Apply

We want to get a sense of how you think and work. To that end, please be prepared to share with us your take on the following:

  • Tell us how you’ve previous developed a solution to streaming data challenges. How would you begin to approach figuring out where we stand with our technology, and where we should be standing?
  • Chart us an example of a modern streaming backend stack that can support the needs of modern applications (for alerting, insight generation, and frontend interfaces)?
  • What technologies inspired you recently? What backend technologies are you the most excited about?

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. Each new hire is an opportunity for us to bring in a different perspective, and we are always eager to further diversify our company. Ouva is committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best and most rewarding work of your career.

We value great writers, so take your time with the application and put thought into your cover letter if you are writing one, but keep it fewer than 1500 words. Tell us why you want this job, not just any job.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

To apply for this position, please send your resume, supplemental materials and letter to hello@ouva.co

Some of the amazing people you will work wth:

Aysun Kocak
Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Kaan Ozdincer
DevOps & Platform Engineer
Dogan Demir
Co-founder & CEO
Cagdas Bas
Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Emre Kagan Akkaya
Senior Backend Engineer