Senior Platform Engineer (Data Science)

Touch Surgery
Green Street Green, UK
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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Description5 billion people, two-thirds of the world's population, do not have access to safe and affordable surgical care. As a result, millions go untreated every year, causing unnecessary suffering, permanent debilitation, or death. The causes are a shortage of surgeons, varying quality of care, rising costs of training surgeons, lack of funding and lack of accessibility to quality surgery. Digital Surgery is on a mission to change surgical care for the better.

With our award-winning Touch Surgery mobile application and web platform, it is now the dawn of Digital Surgery. Digital Surgery has created a digital data-driven ecosystem that uses the latest cutting-edge technologies like AI, augmented reality and computer vision to modernize surgical training, orchestrate surgical teams in the OR and deliver safer surgery around the world.

We are currently seeking a Senior Platform Engineer to scale and maintain our data management structures. You will work within the Data Science team and alongside the Platform team to translate functional and technical requirements into detailed design as well as taking ownership of defining improvements and scaling strategies to our existing data infrastructure. You will be responsible for ensuring that the quality and integrity of our data is of the highest standard. In addition, you will maintain infrastructure related to the training and deployment of machine learning models and data pipelines.

Must HavesRequirements
  • BSc in a relevant discipline, such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Analytics or similar.
  • An excellent grasp of Python including experience with Django or other open-source web frameworks.
  • Experience building cloud-based systems & architectures using services such as AWS or GCP as well as building repeatable infrastructure using terraform and ansible.
  • Knowledge of relational and NoSQL databases including Postgres, Redshift, MongoDB and experience overseeing database migrations.
  • Experience in building end to end data pipelines including ingestion, cleaning and validation processes.
  • Experience translating complex functional and technical requirements into detailed design.
  • Experience in writing clean and maintainable code for collaborative working and using code versioning tools.
  • Flexible - you can independently solve problems as they arise, but are comfortable asking for help when you need it.
  • Excellent communicator and team player - you are comfortable working with programmers, marketers, surgeons, business leaders, and everyone in-between.
  • Experience in using open source tools for large scale data processing, for example, Apache Spark and Kafka.

Nice To Haves
  • Experience in using open source tools for large scale data processing, for example, Apache Spark and Kafka.
  • Experience with ETL workflow tools like Luigi or Airflow.
  • Knowledge of GDPR and HIPAA data policies and how these influence data structures and security.
BenefitsWe're in a really lucky position to operate like a small team, with all of the benefits of a big company. Following our acquisition by Medtronic in February 2020, our benefits have had an impressive face lift. ; Our benefit package aims to help support your health, build wealth, grow in your career and share in the success of Digital Surgery and Medtronic. We are in the healthcare business and so in order to look after our people we provide:
  • Private healthcare via AXA PPP - £100 excess
  • 30 days' holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Pension scheme (we double your personal contribution of up to 6%, by contributing 12%)
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Annual meal allowance
  • Life insurance (4 x annual salary*)
  • Group Income Protection (67% of insured salary payable until pensionable age)
  • Personal Accident Cover ( 3 x annual salary)
  • Maternity - 20 weeks' full pay + 15% returner's bonus
  • Paternity - 2 weeks' full pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme (support line for counselling, legal or financial advice)

Not to mention all of the other bells and whistles such as free daily breakfast, employee recognition programs, cash for referring a friend and a whole host of other wellness benefits.

As part of being Family Friendly, we encourage flexible working so you choose when you start and finish. Slack is one of our collaboration tools to help share information on what our teams are doing. You could even join the #coffee_buddies Slack channel to be matched up with someone for a face to face coffee.

So what's it like working at Digital Surgery?

Part of the Medtronic family we benefit from a small company feel, within the world's leading medical device company. We have 130 people globally, with teams across the UK, US and Canada. The majority are based in our London HQ in Old Street. The company is made up of several teams covering Engineering, Product, Studio, Innovation, Marketing, HR, Operations, Finance and Sales. We care about our employees' career and development, offering training internally as well as external courses and attending global conferences. We believe that helping you grow will help our company grow too.

We have our Family Meeting on Friday afternoons with beer, wine and cold drinks - it's a great chance to meet new joiners, share success stories and hear what's been going on in the company that week.

The Office

We have a really open plan office, think New York loft style with break out areas, sofas as well as more formal meeting rooms when you need some privacy. Open kitchen full of healthy snacks, naughty biscuits, tea, Nespresso coffee machines - we also provide breakfast every day for everyone. Ooh, and dogs. Bring your dog to work if you want. One of our Co-Founders has 2 dogs, (named after batman characters) but they're not on payroll !

Our Values
  • All for One
  • Candid but Kind
  • Equitable
  • Grit
  • Deliver Extraordinary Things

Come help us to build a company that makes a difference, that changes lives, that saves lives.


During this global crisis we have erred on the side of caution in our handlings. We closed the office 3 weeks before the lockdown in order to protect our employees. As flexible working has always been on the table, our preexisting IT infrastructure has allowed us to seamlessly transition to life in lockdown across the wider organisation. Despite the global crisis we continue to grow, and are interviewing and onboarding candidates remotely - so please do APPLY to express your interest in our vacancies!
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