Develop technology to lead healthier lifestyles
正规365体育投注Noom Inc., a leader in mobile health coaching, combines the power of technology with the empathy of real human coaches to deliver successful behavior change at scale. Our direct-to-consumer weight loss and exercise tracking mobile applications have reached more than 40 million users worldwide. Leveraging the success of our ground-breaking health and fitness programs, we have developed a behavior change platform to treat chronic and pre-chronic conditions, beginning with the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). On the first day the CDC began recognizing mobile and online DPP providers, we were there. Since then, we’ve expanded our curricula across the acuity spectrum and now feature programs for pre-hypertension, hypertension and diabetes management, in addition to our flagship weight loss and diabetes prevention programs.
Our apps are saving lives
正规365体育投注Noom's apps boast more than 32 million installs worldwide and its flagship app for Android has been the #1 top grossing Health and Fitness App since 2012 in the Google Play Store. Noom has offices in New York City, Berlin, Seoul and Tokyo.
正规365体育投注We recognize that some of the world’s most pressing and least addressed wellness problems are not the same ones we have. We therefore learn the discipline and skills needed to build products for people who are drastically different from us. This is harder, more fun, and benefits the world more.
And you can have the satisfaction of using your software skills in helping a great cause.
The Engineering Challenges We’re Tackling
There are a ton正规365体育投注 of interesting engineering challenges related to preventable health conditions, and yet few engineers are working on them. 66% of Americans are obese, it's the fifth leading cause of death worldwide, but only a couple big tech companies are working on addressing it. Many of the companies that do work on these issues target sexy gadgets or general tracking software. Because human behavior is a very complex thing to analyze and modify, our problem space is constantly evolving as we learn. As a result, we’re working on a lot of different problems at various times. Here is a snapshot of some of our engineering challenges to give you a taste:
Willpower & Nutrition Hacking with big data (aka Coaching)
We build many features that explore psychological principles like loss aversion, self-efficacy, habit formation to essentially hack willpower. We are constantly experimenting with the easiest way to get people to follow a diet with the largest impact.
Food logging is the single most proven large-scale behavior intervention, for any diet changes but especially weight loss -- and we have the data to show it. Yes, it's a bit of pain to do, but a lot easier than actually changing your diet. So for this intervention, the aim is to make it as easy and as rewarding as possible.
Virtual Support Groups
We know that group motivators can be really effective in helping people form and stick to new habits -- AA, WeightWatchers, and many others have demonstrated success. We also have early data that shows this effect can be replicated in a virtual setting (what Facebook did for keeping in touch with friends, we can do for joining a support group), but it requires building some really innovative tech.
We’ve currently got a basic model working using FTS3, but we’re always exploring faster alternatives, especially as our data set grows. These technical challenges exist in addition to all of the UX challenges of how to effectively craft an interface to help the user produce outcomes.
正规365体育投注With the scale and complexity of our apps, we often had to develop more efficient custom solutions for infrastructural problems (while always re-using such tech where we can!). For example, we've created a more efficient lazy transactional replication framework, customized the Android build tools to be more efficient and work with a single source tree, and created a custom Python-based data analysis framework. We're also always on the look out for ways to optimize all parts of our mobile stack (HTML5/iOS/Android/SqlLite) and web serving stack (Nginx/Spring MVC/mySQL/Mongo).
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