Vine Health

Tech Lead (Full-Stack/Backend)

Software Developer in London, ENG

Posted 2019-08-19
Description

DESCRIPTION
We’re looking for an experienced (4yrs+) engineer to lead the building and management of our tech stack (particularly the python backend) and leave a lasting impact on global healthcare.

Vine Health is a digital platform that uses a combination of behavioural science and artificial intelligence to improve the quality of life and survival of cancer patients.

You will be a senior member of the engineering team. Your job is to initially help us move from our private beta product into full market launch later this year. After that it’s scaling out the product for production. It’s a small team and we all need to help each other out so there will be some exposure to the full stack. Currently the mobile app is written in react-native (Javascript) and the backend is written in Python (Flask) with a Postgres DB. The backend is deployed on AWS. It is entirely serverless - we use Fargate, Aurora and Lambda. Our infrastructure is (almost) fully specified in code with Pulumi. We are working in a space where data security is really important so experience working in a regulated environment is a bonus.

We're a young company, so you'll need to get your hands dirty and no two weeks will be the same. The ability to cope with uncertainty and rapid change is crucial.

We're looking for someone to be a real part of the team. You spend a lot of time with the people you work with, so we want it to be fun and rewarding rather than feel like a chore. That means having a passion for what we're doing, wanting to make a real difference to people's lives, having interests outside of work, sharing knowledge with your colleagues, and adding to our company culture.

REQUIREMENTS
You’ll have been writing production Python for some time now, and understand its ins and outs. You’ll have written a number of REST apis in Flask or Django. You will also have been deep into the data tier and will be comfortable with web system architecture and design. You will also have had some devops experience, ideally maintaining a continuous delivery pipeline and deploying to AWS. You will play a key role in shaping our tech stack.

Skills & attributes:

Core Python with and without frameworks
Core programming and software engineering
Agile methodologies
Tools: Git, PostgreSQL, Kubernetes, Python/Django/Flask, Amazon Web Services(S3, Kinesis, Redshift), GCP/AWS
Problem solving
Attention to detail
Curious
Humble
Quick to learn
Empathy for our users
Passion for technology, startups and healthcare
What you’ll be doing:

Full back-end design and development with some exposure to the full-stack
Growing and maintaining our database and stack
Supporting our CTO with the development and mentoring of the engineering team
Working with the wider team to understand our customers and their needs
Supporting your team with pair programming and code reviews
Adding to the team and company culture with your personality, interests, and ways of working

BENEFITS
- Highly competitive salary (based on experience) as well as other incentives where appropriate
- Participation in an attractive EMI share option scheme
- Pension
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays
- Extra half day off during your birthday week!
- Macbook Pro
- Learning & development expenses
- Free tea, coffee and fruit
- Beautiful 3rd floor office space in the heart of the city surrounded by lovely restaurants, bars, gyms and public transport
- Beautiful onsite break areas and regular community events
- Yoga on Fridays

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