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Senior software engineer

Location London, United Kingdom
Posted 01-October-2021
Description

Alva supports women through menopause with evidence-based information, assessment and treatment. Our mission is to reduce menopause suffering and help all women live longer in good health. We're building a comprehensive digital healthcare service from the ground up to make excellent menopause care accessible to accessible to all.

By all we mean women of every age, ethnicity, sociodemographic background, sexual orientation and disability. Although the platforms health services are for women - we're also passionate about including men and families in our menopause conversation to really break the stigma. What we're building is inclusive to all.

About the role:

We're a small and tight-knit team of 6 at Alva, of which 2 are software engineers. You'll work with everyone in the team and will report directly to Alva's Head of Engineering. As a senior engineer, you'll be taking an active part in planning, building and monitoring our software products.

Alva is building novel, next-generation healthcare services that have the potential to scale to serving millions of women. Our top priority is delivering safe, high-quality care. Software is just the tool that enables us to do that in a scalable way. What that means is that, for the most part, we choose to use boring, mature and reliable technology. For example, we store permanent data in Postgres, transient data in Redis and use Heroku to keep our infrastructure simple.

Responsibilities:

Being heavily involved with the planning, building and monitoring of our products and features. You'll be leading some of these projects, which often involves working with the wider teamWorking on our consumer-facing and internal productsWorking across our Back End and frontendDeveloping and maintaining our accessibility-first design system from the ground upCollaborating with our designer on user research, and working with other members of the team to understand their needs for internal toolsCollaborating on the development of our design/engineering/product team processesWe're a small company and it's often all hands on deck. There's a good chance you'll occasionally be helping with things beyond your role Requirements: Must have a deep understanding of, and significant experience working with the following: Vue, Typescript, Node, Postgres, TypeORM, Redis and Jest It would be nice if you had experience working with NestJS, Pug, Nuxt.js, Stylus, Docker, Stripe and HerokuGreat communication skills; the ability to break down problems, explain work and relay information in ways that help everyone move forward with a shared understandingWe don't have a strict 'number of years' policy but want to highlight this is a senior role. Typically that would mean at least 4 to 6 years of experienceDeep understanding of, and significant experience working with Typescript and PostgresExperience working in small and fast-paced team environments. Healthcare experience is a bonus, but not a requirementAbility to design systems from scratch and take ownership of planning and delivering complex projectsA good understanding of tech debt and the ability to balance the priorities of today with building strong foundations for the long termUnderstanding of security best practicesAn eagerness to be actively involved in the whole product development process, not just your domain. We need everyone to think and problem solve like product managersAttention to detail and a desire to raise the barA passion for company culture and the conviction to contribute to itAt this time we can only offer roles to people who have the right to live and work in the UK -A competitive salary with twice yearly salary reviews.Own a part of Alva - we have a generous employee share option scheme.28 days of holiday per year, plus bank holidays. We also have an extra'birthday bank holiday'policy (take your birthday off, or the Monday after if it's on the weekend ).Flexible working hours - work at the times that are best for you.Pension contributions.A dog-friendly office with a lot of plants next to Broadway Market.Our benefits get reviewed periodically with input from the team.Quick intro call with Clare, People and Talent LeadDeep dive with Head of EngineeringChat with wider team and CEOVue.js, TypescriptVue.js, Typescript, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Redis, Jest, Nuxt, Docker, Heroku

 
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Finalist at SiTF Awards 2014 under the category Best Social & Community Product
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Learning Management System
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Talent Management Software
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