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Senior Backend Developer

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23 Feb 2021

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We're looking for a Senior Backend Developer to join the Product, Data and Technology team and help build on the success of the HealthUnlocked platform as the world's largest health focussed social network improving the lives of millions of patients. We help people find the information they need to better manage their health condition, and connect them with others from all over the world in the same situation for peer support and advice.

HealthUnlocked is part of Healthivibe, a market leader in innovative, evidence-based patient engagement initiatives across the product lifecycle for pharmaceutical clients. The HealthUnlocked platform is a key part of our ambitious plans to create an industry-leading ecosystem centered around the patient voice, providing access to engaged patients across the globe and allowing us to better understand what matters most to patients.

About the role

This role is remote first, the team made a successful transition to being fully remote in 2020. We use Clojure heavily, so demonstrable experience in developing full applications with Clojure is essential for this senior role, but we're mainly looking for smart, committed people who are keen to learn and improve their skills as part of a supportive team. Exposure to AWS would be handy too - we deploy our code in Docker containers to our Terraform managed AWS infrastructure. Our frontend stack is built in React, Redux and Next.js.

We like to move fast and release in small increments frequently - you'll be deploying to production within your first few days. As a team we really value giving enough time for developers to tackle bug-fixes, refactoring and other technical optimisations, which we do by alternating product feature sprints with maintenance periods to ensure the long-term technical health of our codebase.

This is an opportunity for you to take the next step in your tech career and work to positively impact the lives of millions of people. We are a small team, where every person counts - you'll be able to see your work having an impact immediately on a product that really matters. We have a healthy working culture that values autonomy and creativity - as a developer you'll work on the full lifecycle of features, from conception through to release. This could be anything from improving how recommendations on the site are surfaced to members, through to integrating cutting edge machine learning models to classify and tag the posts members make with our custom medical ontology - to name just two recent projects. You'll need to be a team-player: collaborative in the way you work and supportive of the people you work with - and you'll find us very supportive of you and your professional development too, with opportunities for promotion as part of a growing team.

We also genuinely care about diversity. We have a roughly 50/50 male/female split across the team (including in technical roles), and welcome applications from people of other genders, and from other groups underrepresented in tech, too.

About You

· 5 years plus professional experience as a developer, with end-to-end responsibility for designing, building and maintaining server-side and client-side software on web platforms operating at significant scale.

· Demonstrable advanced skills and production experience with Clojure.

· Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.

· Strong practical knowledge of Agile, Scrum, BDD, TDD and CI/CD.

· Enjoys mentoring and supporting less experienced developers in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment.
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