Senior Backend Engineer (Elixir & Python)

This role is an opportunity to shape an innovative health tech platform as one of two backend engineers working on it (along with frontend and DevOps peers).
Department
Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
Copenhagen
Reporting To
Engineering Manager

WHO ARE YOU

You want to work on a product that matters in a driven team that aims to improve the quality of lives for our users (heart patients).

You have experience implementing and maintaining non-trivial production systems composed of heterogeneous services. You can work autonomously yet you know how to keep other team members updated and engage them in important decisions.

You share our values and beliefs:
  • Teamwork and collaboration are paramount
  • Sketch, build and test early and quickly
  • Base insights on a solid understanding of work practices using fieldwork
  • Build on participatory design principles
On the tech side, we’re interested in your experience with:
  • Functional programming
  • Cloud native development
  • RDBMS and message queues
  • NoSQL
  • Python
It would be nice if you’ve worked with our tech stack and/or in the health tech field already.

WHO ARE WE

We all share the passion for building the best next generation of healthcare solutions. We are a team of software engineers, physicists, anthropologists, sociologists and more.

Our work is ambitious. Our software product enables remote care for heart patients with implanted pacemakers. We enhance the lives of patients while making clinicians more efficient at the same time.

OUR TECH STACK

Our platform is backed by AWS EKS, using Kubernetes to manage our resources, provide resilience and empower developers to create representative environments for testing. We host Elixir and Python services (~80/20 ratio), along with PostgreSQL, NoSQL databases and RabbitMQ as an event bus. We manage our CI/CD via Jenkins with code based pipelines. Orchestration of the platform is done with Terraform and we use DataDog for monitoring and alerting.

On the frontend we have a React Native mobile application for iOS and Android, a React web portal for clinicians at the hospitals, and the administative tools are also built in React.

Our architecture is still evolving as we go. So you'll have impact on the design and implementation of the architecture as we adapt it to meet current and future needs.

WHY WORK WITH US

We make a real difference
It's hard for hospitals to strike the right balance between cutting costs and delivering better care for patients. With our software platform we do just that using AI-driven clinical decision support along with more classic work-process optimisation and smart visualizations of medical data.

We’re passionate about our journey and each other
We’re here to make an impact and have the best time together while doing it. We firmly believe that we should all understand the purpose of what we do. So no one will just hand things off to another team and forget about it.

We’re solving hard problems
Doing health tech right is difficult for a number of reasons. Some are technology-related: stability, security, transparency and reproducibility, which are a different beast than the typical throughput and scaling. Standards and protocols for health tech are still evolving and often misappropriated, and therefore require creative solutions.

Other reasons are more practical: different hospitals and clinics simply have different workflows and this impacts the way we design software to support those individualities.

Finally, there are the legal and ethical considerations: how do we handle GDPR, security, auditing and logging, national and international laws, etc.

About Vital Beats

Vital Beats is an interdisciplinary digital health company in Copenhagen, Denmark.

We make a data-driven software platform for remote care of heart patients with implanted devices. We practice participatory design combined with nordic design aesthetics. This means we continuously involve clinicians, health professionals, patients and relatives in the design process. We're proud that Danish hospitals use our platform daily, but we still have much more we want to achieve.

We’re all here to make an impact and have the best time together while doing it. It's important that we all understand the purpose of what we do and why we want to enable better healthcare for all. We want high quality in our work, but also care for each other, so we won't just hand things off to another team and forget all about it.

Our work is ambitious. It's hard for hospitals to strike the right balance between cutting costs and the need to deliver better care for patients. We do exactly that with our AI-driven clinical decision-support coupled with work-process optimisation and meaningful visualizations of the medical data.

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Department
Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
Copenhagen
Reporting To
Engineering Manager
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