Senior Software Engineer

Founded by Arianna Huffington in 2016, Thrive Global is a leading behavior change technology company with the mission to improve productivity and health outcomes – one Microstep at a time. Thrive helps individuals and organizations improve well-being, performance and mental resilience with its AI-powered behavior change technology platform. Thrive’s Microsteps – small, science-backed steps to improve health and productivity – have been adopted by employees at more than 200 organizations in over 160 countries, from frontline and call center workers to executives at multinational companies. For more information, visit

As a Senior Backend Software Engineer, you will be an integral part of the teams that designs, builds, and innovates within Thrive’s products. You will build & grow the Thrive experience that brings real improvement in health and productivity through science-backed behavior change to our users.

We need a kind and caring team player who takes responsibility for organizational outcomes and is ready to collaborate with Business, Product, and Technology partners.

If you’re not sure that you’re 100% qualified, but this sounds like a role you would Thrive in – we want you to apply! We believe skills are transferable and passion for our mission goes a long way.

How You'll Contribute:

  • Building microservices that implement new business features or improve existing functionality

  • Working closely with platform teams to own, operate (build, deploy, monitor) and troubleshoot production software systems

  • Partner with team leadership, product, design, and data peers across the design, build and operate lifecycle to iterate & improve our mobile applications

  • Help improve the way your team works, and be an active participant in on-call & supporting the teams products

  • Take part in peer reviews, collaborative design sessions, production issue troubleshooting, business requirement gathering and other organizational processes.

Must Haves:

  • Production development experience in Kotlin, Java, or Scala

  • 5 or more years of software engineering experience; B2C platform or service experience is a plus

  • Experience building, running, and debugging scalable and reliable microservice-based applications

  • Strong understanding of systems and network design and their impact on application architecture

  • Ability to work well in a team setting, communicate effectively with other team members, and provide mentorship.

  • Relational database-driven RESTful and/or GraphQL API application architecture and design experience

  • Experience working with a cloud platform (AWS, Azure, GCP)

What We Offer:

  • Being part of a mission-driven company that’s truly making a difference in the lives of people around the world

  • Ability to develop within the company and shape our growth strategy

  • A human-centric culture with a range of wellness perks and benefits

  • A competitive compensation package

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage + 401k program with company match

  • Generous paid time-off programs

Compensation for this role depends on level, and will likely fall in the $122,000-$209,000 range. We provide a competitive mix of salary, performance bonus, and equity.

Thrive is deeply committed to creating a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment so that all employees can bring their whole selves to work.

Thrive is proud to ensure equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family or parental status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Thrive is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. Please inform Thrive’s Recruiting team if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.


Remote (New York, New York, US)

Remote (Ireland)

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