Remote Senior Back-End Engineer at Market Access Transformation

Hampshire,United KingdomMar 04, 2019

Recruiter & Company

About Us

Market Access Transformation is a radical and disruptive tech company that revolutionises the way advice is exchanged between healthcare stakeholders including payers, manufacturers, and the investment community.

We are soon to lose our senior back-end engineer to take up a Fellowship in the Django Foundation. Go Mariusz! So we are looking for an experienced back-end developer to take on his responsibilities and strengthen a dedicated development team.

Our service, RPR, is a constantly evolving B2B application built on a well-architected Django API (Go Mariusz!). We are currently using AngularJS (we are moving to Angular 6 this year) on the front end with Python, Django and PostgresSQL on the back - all sitting on AWS.

We are a small informal team and always looking for ways to improve how we do things. We make use of Jenkins, Selenium and also Jira, Slack and Zoom to manage the work. We work remotely with folk in far-flung places meeting up in person twice a year (expenses paid) and I need someone who is comfortable working in this environment.

If you are based in UK, US or India this could be a permanent role with bonus, pension, holidays, etc. but the contract option is available for everyone.

The application process consists of a quick coding exercise, an initial 30-minute remote interview followed by a further 30-60 minute interview. All can be done over Zoom, Skype, etc.

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Technology, the Senior Back-end Engineer will:

  • Play a key role in developing and maintaining MAT’s RPR™ portal
  • Be a technical leader within the MAT team
  • Collaborate with experienced engineers, designers and analysts
  • Make use of great tools and techniques including Django, Python and PostgreSQL to deliver great software and maintain the technology platform


  • Work in a cross-functional agile team to build important new application features for the RPR™ platform
  • Lead by example - writing great code and helping others to do the same
  • Work closely with the Head of Technology to design and architect the RPR™ platform
  • Deliver tested and functionally complete software components that meet requirements
  • Focus on the back-end but be expected to contribute your experience at all levels of the stack
  • Collaborate with software engineers, analysts and other stakeholders and take opportunities to learn and lead as they arise
  • Take ownership of the RPR™ API and be a go-to person for back-end technical knowledge
  • Help drive quality and improve coding standards, testing, delivery processes and tooling
  • Offer technical support and leadership as required to MAT colleagues
  • Think imaginatively about problems and give your opinion and listen to others

Experience and Expertise

  • You will have at least 6 years of professional software development experience
  • You will have full-stack web development experience with excellent back-end skills
  • You will have shown technical leadership in a team environment
  • You will have a solid understanding of system design and a good understanding of API architecture
  • You will have deep and demonstrable knowledge of Python and Django and you will know how to develop high quality API components with these tools
  • You will have experience of using a broad set of web application technologies including JavaScript, AngularJS/Angular, HTML5 and CSS3
  • You will know your way around different data platforms such as PostgreSQL and Druid
  • You will be used to working with tools like Git, Jira, Jenkins, Selenium and the AWS environment and you will have a good understanding of version control, release management, TDD and testing.
  • You will appreciate how the software development lifecycle works in a small team
  • You are comfortable working in a security-conscious context and you understand the importance of OWASP best practices, penetration testing and data encryption; and
  • You will enjoy working in a team environment and collaborating closely with remote colleagues


Occasional international travel


The application process consists of a quick coding exercise, an initial 30-minute remote interview followed by a further 30-60 minute interview. All can be done over Zoom, Skype, etc.


Work Schedule



£50,000 + bonus, pension or equivalent daily rate


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