Back End Lead Engineer

Expressable is a virtual speech therapy practice committed to expanding access to critical services for the 40M people in the United States with a communication disorder. In response to a strong body of research proving that parent interventions are the most effective way to improve pediatric outcomes, Expressable has pioneered a technology-enabled care model focused on helping parents integrate speech therapy techniques into their child’s daily lives. Founded in 2019, we’ve been a fully remote workforce since day one.

As a Back-End Lead Engineer with Expressable, you’ll help us build innovative patient and therapist experiences using serverless technologies.


Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience with AWS Lambda, DynamoDB and over three years of writing applications in Node.js.

Additional Experience:

  • securing serverless applications

  • modeling data in NoSQL

  • developing and maintaining REST APIs

  • with Postman or an equivalent API tool


  • Technical Skills--Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. 

  • Design--Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail. 

  • Teamwork--Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. 

  • Attention to Detail--Double-checks the accuracy of information and work product to provide accurate and consistent work. Provides information on a timely basis and in a usable form to others who need to act on it. Carefully monitors the details and quality of own and others' work.

  • Adaptability--Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have experience with our tech stack and development practices:

  • AWS technologies (Lambda, DynamoDB, S3, Cognito, API Gateway, EventBridge, Step Functions, SAM framework for CloudFormation, Cloudwatch, Amplify Auth)

  • GitHub

  • CI/CD


During the selection process, the ideal candidate projects a sense of professionalism, initiative, and maturity, communicates clearly and effectively; and:

  • Conveys a genuine passion for our mission to set a new standard in speech therapy by making every caregiver a champion of their loved one’s success.

  • Describes examples of empowering others to achieve success.

  • Expresses an understanding of integrity and can provide an example of maintaining ethical behavior when challenged to do otherwise.

  • Communicates a commitment to innovation through steady and iterative problem solving. 

  • Demonstrates success as a team leader, team member, and an independent contributor.

Back End Lead Engineer
$150k - $170k
United States
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