Full-Stack Engineer - Backend Focus

London (Central)
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
At Zava we believe in giving people the power and confidence to treat the conditions society judges most. Every day we treat thousands of people across Europe who feel let down by the ‘old’ way of doing healthcare - phone calls, paper prescriptions, bureaucracy, waiting and worrying.

We’ve built an online medical platform that connects patients with doctors, pharmacies and test laboratories - providing safe, efficient and non-judgemental care to over 1.5 million patients in 6 countries and counting.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Fullstack Engineer with a passion to build both beautiful web applications and scalable and performant APIs and services - with solid technical foundations. We’re an agile, highly collaborative and passionate environment with complementing skills sets, and you should be open to coaching others and expanding your skills. Our teams (with Product Owner and UX designer) consist of 4 - 6 people. Currently 3 teams - but planning on more for this year - this is why we need you!


Your main interactions will be with your agile team consisting of engineers, QA Automation tester, UX designer/researcher and Product Owner. In addition you are expected to work closely with other engineers (code, test, devops) across the wider organisation to deliver your work.

Other key stakeholders:
DevOps/Infrastructure Engineer
Head of Development
Agile Coach


Work closely with team members, Product Owner and Agile Coach to develop new features and applications based on your team’s plan
Design and implement new Services, enhance and extend existing Services
Code to high quality standards ensuring your work is tested (unit, integration, end-to-end) and monitored to sufficient level
Collaborate with other engineers to improve usability, scalability and quality
Learn and stay up-to-date on technologies
Input on colleague’s code & design reviews providing constructive feedback (as well as being open to receive feedback yourself)
Engage in application deployments tackling tasks yourself and contributing to improving deployment plans and processes
Actively contribute to developing your team’s product roadmaps, building and iterate on solutions

RESTful API development and consumption
Development and design of applications and services
PHP and/or OOP JavaScript (Node) or another backend language (you’ll also have to write the above though)
HTML and some CSS
Code versioning tools, such as Git
Desirable use of Amazon Web Services (e.g. S3, SNS, SQS, ECS, Lambda ...) as part of your services

Team player
Passionate about technology and delivery
Willingness to learn and grow
Clear verbal and written communication to technical and not-so technical audience
Provide constructive feedback as well as being open to receive it from colleagues

Agile team experience
Test Driven Development
Continuous Integration (Jenkins)
Docker & Linux containers
Working in a fast paced startup
Exposure to Behaviour Driven Development practices

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