Lead Full Stack Engineer at Lumos Labs | Powderkeg

Location: United States

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Engineering


Lumos Labs is the industry leader in brain training. Since the launch of Lumosity in 2007, more than 100 million users have trained their cognitive skills by playing over 7 billion training games. We believe in helping people keep their brains challenged through playful, meaningful experiences grounded in science.

From neuroscience to art, we combine diverse disciplines to create a brain training program that is both engaging and accessible — making cognitive research available to everyone. We draw upon scientific research, user- friendly design, and engagement with our user base to continuously improve our product. Through the Human Cognition Project, we collaborate with over 100 leading researchers and clinicians from institutions around the world.

We’re committed to building upon our brand to become world leaders in digital health and medicine.


We’re looking for a Lead Staff Engineer (full stack: web frontend, backend, and knowledge of mobile) to lead the development of medical products that create digital treatments to improve the lives of patients experiencing conditions that impact their cognition.

In this role, you’ll work closely with product managers, designers, engineers, domain experts, and stakeholders to create experiences that enable patients to treat health conditions through digital software.

The ideal candidate has a track record of successfully shipping software products and has a passion for health & wellness. This role will be focused on creating and delivering a pipeline of products through clinical trials and into the commercial market.


  • Own technical architectural implementation (in collaboration with others in the engineering department)
  • Own development plans, task breakdown, and documentation (based on product plans and requirements)
  • Code parts of the overall software system
  • Guide engineering teammates to code areas of overall software system
  • Work with teammates to estimate work
  • Work with engineers, product managers, and stakeholders to define scope and milestones
  • Guide engineering efforts to meet deadlines
  • Participate in and help lead agile ceremonies


  • Eager to learn what’s necessary to fulfill responsibilities
  • Enthusiasm for small teams working to help people tap into the full potential of their minds
  • Self-starter, internally motivated
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and skilled at lessening the unknown
  • Desire to proactively identify and mitigate risk


  • T-Shaped Engineer:

Fluent in many platforms and languages, an expert in one or more web and backend technologies

  • Working knowledge/expertise in specific areas:



  • Mobile development fluency
  • Leadership experience guiding a diverse team toward successful launches of software products
  • Experience working in a regulatory environment (medical devices, finance, etc.)
  • Bonuses:

Released software as a medical device (SaMD) to clinical trial and/or market

Worked with Quality department and/or a Quality Management System

Worked in the medical device industry


  • Lumos Labs offers a wide range of competitive benefits for all of our full-time employees:
  • The excitement and fun of an early-stage startup paired with the maturity and stability of a later-stage business with substantial revenue and company infrastructure.
  • A remote-first culture, building a team that spans the Eastern-to-Pacific U.S. time zones.
  • Competitive compensation packages, including salary and benefits on-par with later-stage companies, and equity options on-par with earlier-stage ones.
  • Flexible time off throughout the year to rest, reset, and recharge, and an end-of-year holiday break.
  • Generous company-sponsored medical, dental, and vision plans (options for individual, spouse, and/or domestic partner, and family coverage).
  • Continuous learning budget for conferences, professional and skill development – think Udemy Courses, Coursera, and books.
  • Monthly fitness, wellness, internet, coworking, and cell phone reimbursements.

Lumos Labs values diversity and recognizes that employees from a broad range of perspectives improves both the practice of science and the brain training experience for everyone. We are committed to inclusion, diversifying tech, and advocating for diversity in our employees, their experiences, and the people we serve.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Lead Full Stack Engineer
  • Company
    Lumos Labs
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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