Founding Engineer (Full Stack) at Legion Health (S21)
$100K - $220K  •  0.20% - 1.40%
Reimagining Mental Health
Austin, TX, US
3+ years
About Legion Health

Legion Health is tackling the biggest problem in the mental health space: the massive (and growing) lack of high-quality mental health professionals—and, the resulting lack of access to care.

Currently in stealth. Backed by Y Combinator and the world’s best VC firms and angels.

About the role
Skills: GraphQL, TypeScript, PostgreSQL, React

Legion Health is looking for an experienced and motivated founding engineer to join our growing startup as our first full-time engineering hire. In this role, you will work closely with the co-founders to help drive the direction of the product and build scalable and robust technology solutions to help increase the availability of mental health services.

If you are interested in this role, you must apply at the following link:


  • Collaborate with the co-founders and the product team to define and prioritize features on our product roadmap.
  • Design, develop, test and maintain high-quality software solutions that meet business requirements, are scalable, and easy to maintain.
  • Contribute to the full software development lifecycle from ideation to deployment, with a focus on front-end and back-end development.
  • Build and maintain technical documentation for the codebase, ensuring clarity and completeness.
  • Continuously monitor and improve the performance, reliability, and security of the platform.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices to ensure we are using the most effective tools and techniques.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to other engineers as we grow our engineering team.


  • 4+ years of experience as a full-stack engineer working on web applications
  • Proficiency in TypeScript and Node.js, with experience working on both front-end and back-end technologies.
  • Experience with relational databases and an understanding of data modeling principles.
  • Strong knowledge of software development principles, including design patterns, algorithms, and data structures.
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud platforms.
  • Familiarity with React, Redux, and/or Next.js.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience building and managing engineering teams is a plus.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about our mission to increase the capacity of the mental health workforce and is excited to be a part of a fast-paced, collaborative startup environment. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We are open to remote candidates in certain circumstances.


Open problems

"Clinician(s)" refers to doctors and nurses.

  • Clinician portal and telehealth interface
  • Auto-scaling platform for clinician time (scheduling and capacity optimization with humans)
  • Clinician quality analysis and evaluation platform
  • Clinician training and onboarding
  • Clinician verification and background check automation (APIs like Verifiable (YC S20))
  • Marketing and inbound lead-generation for clinician recruiting
  • Scraping and automation tooling for market research data collection
  • Customer management portal

Technology stack

  • Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Lambda
  • AWS Amplify
  • AWS Chime
  • Supabase (PostgreSQL)
  • Twilio + SendGrid
  • Auth0
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • TypeScript
  • Node JS
  • Python
  • Figma
  • Webflow
  • Zapier

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