Lead Engineer - UK Remote

permanent
Fully Remote

Only accepting applications from: United Kingdom

Onko Health is hiring a full-stack engineer for our cancer support platform, becoming technical lead for our all-new team.

We’re a healthtech scaleup company. Our app blends remote support and coaching from expert oncology practitioners with self-help approaches, backed by a data handling platform. We serve a number of UK healthcare providers and NHS trusts, delivering improved outcomes for patient health and care giving. We're preparing to bring development in-house, with a new engineering team to deliver upon our ambitious growth plans. 

With guidance from our VP of Product & Engineering you'll help define, design and build the evolution of our clinician-facing web application, the platform, and integration with our patient-facing mobile app, as well as influencing our culture and methods.

Because of the need to deliver scheduled features, fix bugs, and respond to the needs of newly onboarded customers, we’re looking for someone who is comfortable working with users, and offshore colleagues while we form a new team, and who still relishes lots of hands-on work.

We place equal emphasis on front and back-end, being particularly mindful of quality, resilience, and data security.

Once up to speed, your remit may include

  • Owning the architecture and code base of our web application and back-end
  • Setting the technical direction and writing clean, robust code to provide a secure, scalable and reliable platform
  • Exploring algorithmic methods in data science, for improved health and care outcomes
  • Working with our VP on roadmap, deliverables and hiring aims
  • Collaborating with our with our multidisciplinary team to take product features from concept to delivery, integrated with our mobile app
  • Keeping up to date with trends in software development, technology and healthtech
  • Upholding compliance, regulation, data and accessibility requirements
  • Mentoring junior staff, imparting best practices
  • Overseeing third level support, troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Establishing CI/CD pipelines, and shaping a DevOps approach
  • Evolving our development culture, methods and tooling
  • Automating tests and upholding quality

Experience

We're looking for

  • Someone with broad full-stack engineering abilities
  • Excellent technical understanding of software engineering and data security principles
  • Comfortable with architecting web applications - or ready to grow into this 
  • Technology agnostic and adept with Node.js, plus a modern JS framework (we're currently using Angular) and/or TypeScript
  • A good understanding of front-end technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3
  • Skilled in API development 
  • Appreciation for documentation, quality and best practice
  • Experience with Git/GitHub, and running CI/CD pipelines
  • Good technical familiarity with AWS Cloud services
  • Competent with SQL and MySQL/similar admin
  • A pragmatic application of Agile (both Scrum & Kanban) methodologies

You may also bring - or like to gain - skills or knowledge around

Influencing architecture, technology choice | mobile app development - e.g. Swift, Firebase | secure coding practises, OWASP Top 10 | DevOps culture, pipeline automation | offshore collaboration, onshoring | mentoring engineers | Lean | algorithms and data science | establishing ETL pipelines and querying data warehouses

Location: fully remote, within the UK only. We'll get-together in person in London, from time-to-time, monthly at most, and with good notice.

Salary and Perks

  • £70,000 - £80,000 - reviewed at six months - we're keeping an open mind
  • Share scheme for formative team members (once proven value to the business)
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and 5 days unpaid leave
  • Flexible working practices - tell us what you need - e.g. optional four day week
  • Personal development plan that you can shape, with budget for related training/certifications
Technology
NodeJS
Typescript
AWS
ReactJS
Angular
CSS
HTML
Javascript

About Onko

Founded in 2017 by a cancer care nurse and a cancer care surgeon, we're a team of engineers, designers, health coaches, and medical professionals, building the first digital health coaching service for people affected by cancer. It is clinically proven to lead to faster recovery, better quality of life and sustained health benefits.

The work we do has a real impact on people’s lives, and we are on a journey to transform the lives of people affected by cancer.

Founded in 2017 by a cancer care nurse and a cancer care surgeon, we're a team of engineers, designers, health coaches, and medical professionals, building the first digital health coaching service for people affected by cancer. It is clinically proven to lead to faster recovery, better quality of life and sustained health benefits.

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