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CLOSED- Back End Engineer

About the role

Simplyhealth โ€“ the UKโ€™s first B Corp Health Insurer โ€“ have built and launched a new venture as part of our existing portfolio of companies. We are on a mission to lower barriers to affordable healthcare and improve patient choice, with an exciting new business sitting at the heart of our new digitalisation and venture building strategy; Boost. Empowering practitioners to give patients the finance and confidence to get the care they need.

Boost has been set up to tackle problems faced by healthcare practitioners and their patients. There is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the journey to create and scale a multi-product business across health financing, treatment support, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provision and compliance.

Sitting at the core of our commitment to digitise, we will serve a large, fragmented market, with an innovative new offering to improve outcomes for both patients and healthcare practitioners.

To achieve these goals, weโ€™re now hiring a high-performing permanent team to join our leadership team to take Boost to the next level.


What youโ€™ll be responsible for as Back End Developer:

  • You will be part of a product team that has end-to-end ownership of the core platform developing the backend in Node.js and Typescript
  • Maintaining and adapting a lightweight infrastructure setup on AWS, using CDK
  • Building scalable, performant APIs and complex backends from scratch
  • Scaling a greenfield backend and bringing your expertise and experience to help drive key technical decisions
  • Collaborate with the broader engineering team to help create the technical roadmap and wider product vision


About You:

You should have:

  • Expertise building and maintaining backend APIs Node.js with Typescript and using ORMs to communicate with relational databases
  • Knowledge of AWS and using infrastructure-as-code tools to create resources, ideally with a history of managing lightweight CICD pipeline
  • A positive attitude towards code quality and experience writing unit and integration tests
  • Experience deploying a solution to a live systems is a nice to have
  • Broad knowledge of industry trends that you could bring and apply to the next technical challenge
  • Experience working in a fast paced start-up environment, ideally within the Tech, SaaS or Healthcare sectors.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, in order to clearly explain design decisions and processes to stakeholders
  • A passion for technology and a curious nature, always eager to explore feedback and a keen focus on continuous improvement.


Your Recruitment Journey:

Weโ€™re focused on providing an application, assessment and onboarding journey that is fair, consistent, diverse and inclusive for all, allowing us to hire top talent based on the skills and behaviours pivotal to your and our success.

Your process:

  • Initial screening call
  • Technical interview with Head of Tech and Lead Engineer at BCG X
  • Final meet with CEO & Co-Founder
  • Offer

Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team if you have any questions;ย


Simplyhealth is a healthcare company, offering cash plans, dental plans, private medical insurance, and self funded health plans.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 1,001-5,000
Year Founded: 1872

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