The ideal candidate

  • You enjoy working and shipping independently
  • You've built and deployed something on the web or mobile (send us a link?)
  • You are comfortable developing React Native code for both Android and iOS (you have your own Mac)
  • You care about the product as well as the code
  • You are curious and take initiative to explore new things
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • If you don't have any "formal" professional experience working as a software engineer, you've worked on a product (or built a side project) that had users


  • Write, review, deploy, and maintain code in mostly React Native
  • Document the systems you help build, monitor, and maintain
  • Coordinate with the rest of the team on prioritising feature requests and bugs
  • Evaluate and recommend solutions to guide team decision making
  • Debug production issues and implement fixes for them

You Might Work On

  • New features in the Bearable app
  • Performance improvements to make Bearable faster
  • Automating our internal processes (for instance related to growth hacking)
  • A new product: we're currently exploring Bearable Pro, a variant of Berable for medical researchers and clinicians to more easily interact with their patients.
  • Something completely different! As an early stage company, we tend to be pretty "all hands on deck" when something comes up that we need to get done


  • This is a fully remote, full time position. You can choose your own hours as long as your time zone is close to London's.
  • Sustainable and healthy working matters to us. We care about building delightful products for our customers, not hitting arbitrary daily hour counts.
  • If you're outside of the UK, this position will be permanent and full time in spirit, but a contract role on paper. The reason for this is that employment outside of the UK comes with significant challenges for a small company like ours. In that case, this means that this role doesn't include certain benefits like a retirement plan/pension.

About us

We are a fairly early stage company with plenty of opportunity for you to make a huge impact! Currently there are three of us working on Bearable full time.

We're a profitable, bootstrapped company (no external investment).

Background on Bearable:

  • James designed Bearable in 2018/2019 to help him maintain mental clarity, and to more easily understand the effect that various daily factors and events have on his wellbeing.
  • It turned out that others wanted Bearable too, as thousands of people expressed interest in early access. James partnered with Kamil to turn this concept into reality.
  • Since we launched Bearable in March 2020, over 150,000 people have used the app, with many thousands becoming premium subscribers.
  • We are maintaining a rating above 4.8* on both Google Play and App Store
  • We've been featured multiple times as a noteworthy app on Apple App Store
  • We are now well suited for growth and for making Bearable the most versatile and intelligent health tracker in the world.

Our tech stack

  • Reach Native
  • Firebase (Auth, Firestore)
  • Google Cloud (Storage, Functions)
  • Segment, Mixpanel, Google Analytics

Disclaimer for recruiters and agencies

**We are not interested in working with recruiters or outsourcing to development agencies.**

Salary range £28,000 — 36,000

Salary dependent on experience. Stock options also offered