Karuna Health

remote, sf
< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Pre-Series A

Our mission is to build deeper relationships between patients and the healthcare system. Karuna’s Message Orchestration infrastructure allows business units to initiate outreach independently while acting as “air traffic control”—automatically prioritizing and consolidating communication across existing channels and platforms. Members receive the right information at the right time on the right channels. Administrators receive enterprise-wide analytics on every touchpoint.

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Active Roles
Why join us?
  • Since day one, helping patients has been part of our DNA. We're helping vulnerable patients build deeper connections with the healthcare system and get the care they need. You'll directly the impact of your work on patients' lives.

    One patient told us “I wish you were available to me when I first started this journey, and I believe that this could be a game changer for battling [my] disease.”

  • Karuna Health is advised by three of the most prominent healthcare leaders in the U.S. and backed by some of the best seed funds including First Round Capital, SV Angel, Founder Collective, and BoxGroup.

  • We're partnered with one of the largest health insurance companies in the country to coordinate communication for their 17 million patients.


Engineering at Karuna Health
Engineering team and processes

Everyone syncs up on major decisions, and then is given a lot of independence to go get their feature or section done. We have company-wide standups every day where progress can be demoed. Engineering works super closely with product, ops, customer success, and sales teams!

Everyone works on their own feature branches, and uses Pull Requests on GitHub to do code reviews. Anyone can merge code anytime (after a review), and master is auto-deployed to our staging servers (which are promoted to production as-needed).

Technical Challenges

We're building sophisticated, large-scale messaging infrastructure from the ground up, with a bunch of unique constraints that come along with healthcare and the need to be HIPAA-compliant. On the frontend, we need to build a product which is dead-simple for tech-illiterate users. It should be intuitive and not require training, but also needs to be powerful enough to crowd out our competitors. The most interesting challenges at this stage are figuring out how to get new features out the door incredibly fast, while still writing quality, reliable code.

Projects you might work on
  • The CRM that administrators and care managers can use to manage and communicate with their patients. This involves building a sophisticated CRM without making the interface too complex, and adding all the necessary reporting and analytics throughout our product to generate beautiful dashboards.

  • The intent-based messaging engine which takes the restrictions given by our users and figures out the best way to deliver that information to the patient (dumb and hard-coded at first, but gets smarter over time).

  • The interface/CMS for codifying workflows and creating educational material that will be received by every patient on the Karuna platform. There are interesting challenges here around being general enough to support the huge variance of workflows in healthcare, while still being intuitive and simple to use.

Tech stack
React
Ruby on Rails
Ruby
JavaScript
Redux

Working at Karuna Health

Our company values exemplify our culture. We're committed to making sure our impact on patients is positive and measurable, investing in each other’s growth, both professionally and personally, braving uncertainty, and providing space to make and learn from our mistakes, transparency in our relationships with each other, our customers, and our investors, keeping patient privacy and security top of mind, and building a culture that combines collaboration and ownership.

We do everything we can to live up to these values every day. For example, we end every standup and all-hands with company-wide gratitudes and shout-outs, the entire company knows how much runway and revenue we have, along with sales projections, and team members are given a ton of freedom and ownership - two of our full-stack developers took the initiative to rebuild both our mobile and web applications from the ground up—from design through QA and release.

Health Insurance

Company subsidized health insurance, flexible spending account with a $1000 company contribution, dental plan, and vision plan.

Company Retreats

Every six months we pick a place to travel to as a team. This year we were planning to visit Yosemite but we were unable to go due to COVID.

Flexible Hours

We support everyone working the hours they are most productive, aside from a few fixed times for stand-ups.

Work from Home

We're fully remote and will remain remote post-COVID. We'll still offer an office in San Francisco for employees who prefer to be in the office.

Generous Vacation

Unlimited vacation policy that's actively used and encouraged

Transportation

We contribute $100 per month to transportation costs

Workshops/Conferences

$1,000 annual budget for professional development expenses, including conference attendance, books, and online or in-person courses

Free Food

Weekly reimbursable team lunch hosted over Zoom

Other

$1,000 budget (on top of standard laptop and equipment) to make your home work environment a comfortable, happy place

Travel

Our clients are located all over the country. Outside of COVID, we often travel to their offices and encourage all employees to join at least once.


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