Director of Engineering

Join our growing team and gain access to cutting-edge resources.

Director of Engineering

Join our growing team and gain access to cutting-edge resources.

Job Description

Hurdle is a mental health tech startup for invisible barriers.

We are Hurdle.

Hurdle offers the only culturally intentional telemental health care designed for Black people and inclusive of all minority groups. Hurdle empowers organizations to provide their employees/members with culturally informed mental health services, including digitally accessible self-mastery tools, wellness workshops, and teletherapy.  In this way, we support diverse populations who are underserved by traditional resources. We exist to ensure that individuals can show up whole, operate with joy, and live with power. 

About the role:

You will lead our team of software engineers who have everything that’s needed to get new product features and improvements delivered to our clients and clinical staff. You have experience building feature rich native or web UIs that integrate with backend web layers, APIs, and/or databases. 

About the stack:

Hurdle’s stack is currently :

  • MongoDB/Mongoose ORM/Node.JS backend
  • ReactJS web front end
  • React Native mobile front end
  • Integration with 3rd party EHR

While this is our stack today, we are actively looking to evolve the experience for our clients and providers and build a foundation we can scale.


  • Experience creating a strategy and aligning the executive team and engineers on the vision.
  • Experience recruiting, managing, and retaining a talented team of engineers.
  • Building and consuming robust scalable REST APIs
  • Microservices architecture
  • Agile Scrum development methodology and tools (Jira, Zendesk,  CI/CD tools and processes)
  • Experience integrating with backend data stores such as third party APIs or databases 
  • A preference for writing quality code with tests and leaving the code base better than how you found it.
  • Experience continuously delivering and debugging production code.
  • Comfortable communicating with engineers, clinical, and operations staff to solve open-ended problems.
  • Experience managing third party vendors


Desired Skills:

  • Experience in an early stage startup environment.
  • Data modeling for non-SQL databases
  • Mobile apps development and deployment 
  • Experience with the technologies in our stack.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining engineering processes in highly compliant environments (HIPAA, HITRUST, SOC1/2, ISO200
  • Experience working with healthcare data, healthcare technology, and clinical staff.



    • Preferred, but not required to be based in Northeast or Mid-Atlantic USA.


    We exist to ensure people can show up whole, operate with joy, and live with power.

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    1301 K St NW, FLOOR 3
    Washington, DC 20005

    Tel: 724-250-8855
    Fax: 724-788-0617

    Email: hello@hurdle.co

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