Backend Chapter Lead (Engineering Manager)

Kinosis Ltd
London (Greater)
75k-85k DOE
31 Oct 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

What we are doing?

At Touch Surgery, we?re on a mission to positively impact lives around the world, and we?re doing this by improving surgical outcomes for patients. We are building software that pushes the boundaries of surgical care. We build tools to help healthcare systems improve training, reduce errors, and decrease the cost of medical care.

Design and technology are core to how we?re doing this and we?re always on the lookout for great engineers and designers to welcome into our team. If you?re looking for a real purpose behind what you do, this role is a genuine opportunity to make a difference.

What we are looking for...

Touch Surgery is looking for a Backend Chapter Lead. Someone that loves to get things done while understanding how to build products that will stand the test of time. An engineer that wants to lead a team that is building tools that are used by surgeons and medical professionals around the globe. If you love a technical challenge and want to lead a team building products that have a positive impact then you will love Touch Surgery.

At Touch Surgery you will be working in a continuously integrated, continuously deployed environment, with a diverse range of people from around the world. You?ll be working alongside data scientists, animators, 3d artists, and machine learning experts. We care about both the quality of what we?re making and the quality of life of our team.

As a lead of the backend chapter, you?ll be working to deliver our surgical content to millions of users and building the future products that will enable surgeons around the world to work more efficiently. Our backend stack is Django talking to Postgresql, Redis, and Celery, on Ubuntu, on AWS. With the bulk of our data streaming in via kinesis to Redshift.

You will work on a range tasks such as:

  • Communicating with other team leads to identify bottlenecks and dependencies.
  • Monitor the overall health of the tech stack and give technical direction.
  • Develop web and cloud-based backend systems for asset management and tracking.
  • Develop and maintain software development processes and tooling.
  • Document tools and train staff in best practice usage.
  • Provide technical guidance and manage a number of developers.

About you:

  • An excellent grasp of your favourite language, which is either Python or a willingness to learn Python.
  • Experience working with teams to create highly performant and user-friendly RESTful services.
  • Comfortable using Linux and orchestration frameworks.
  • Familiar and capable of managing relational databases.
  • Experience managing teams
  • Have mastered a web framework.
  • Good communication and management skills.
  • A desire to keep learning and developing your skills.

Why you should work for us?

As the team is growing, we are looking for someone with a real passion for software development to join our diverse but tight-knit group of dedicated people, working in an agile environment. You will be helping implement features into our platform and assist with maintenance across the whole codebase. You will be exposed to UI, networking, data persistence as well as opportunities to work on our simulation engine.

  • 25 days? holidays
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Pension scheme (Starting in October)
  • Friday drinks
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Season ticket travel loan
  • Kids Vouchers
  • Free breakfast & healthy snacks
  • Games nights (pizza & beer provided)
  • Learning opportunities with courses & workshops
  • For more senior team members we are also open to remote working.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in one of the best healthcare start-ups in Europe, with the chance to meet and develop relationships with surgeons from around the world. We offer competitive salaries and a share options scheme so that all our employees have a part in our success. We are located near Old Street Station in a newly refurbished space, which is right at the center of the growing technology start-up scene in London.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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