Senior Python Engineer

Remote /
Technology – Engineering /
Who we are
Numan is changing the way men look after their health and wellness. It’s a decades-old problem: men aren’t seeking the healthcare that they need. Our survey showed that modern-day society is yet to conquer this worrying trend. It revealed that 4 out of 10 men haven’t visited a doctor in over a year, and 1 out of 10 can’t even remember the last time they saw a doctor.  

We’re building a platform that gives men direct access to medical professionals, pharmaceutical products, and the knowledge to make informed choices about their health. Our mission is to help men across the world live healthier, happier lives with Numan as their trusted, long-term partner for all things relating to their wellbeing.  

Our aspirations are big - we recently raised Series B funding, working with industry-renowned, top-tier investors including White Star Capital, Novator, Anthemis and Vostok New Ventures. This massively accelerated our growth in 2021, and we have ambitious plans for further growth in 2022. We’re looking to expand our world class team to help us  achieve our mission, and we’re looking for the right people to work with us to make this vision a reality. 

The team and our technology stack
We're a team of 30+ engineers who are working to build a world class engineering culture, so that everyone who joins has the opportunity and the support to do some of the best work of their life. Small and autonomous teams are important to us, and we want to empower everyone to make and be accountable for their decisions through ownership, whilst fostering an environment where everyone can learn and grow from mistakes (we are human, we all make them!).

Here are the main pieces of technology and tools that we are currently using:
-Ruby, Rails, RSpec, PostgreSQL, Redis and Memcached for our web API services.
-Node.js, Vue.js with Vuex and Nuxt.js, ES6, SCSS, Jest (and a bit of Cypress) and Webpack for our website.
-Python, Django and PostgreSQL for our Medical Platform.
-Git, GitHub, CircleCI for our code and continuous integration/deployment.
-Heroku and Cloudflare for our infrastructure.
-Sentry, New Relic and Skylight for monitoring.
-Jira for keeping us on track.

Your mission at Numan
As a Senior Backend (Python) Engineer you will be joining our motivated and growing team, and more specifically the one that builds our Medical Platform. We are a fast-moving and Agile team made up of experienced engineers that take pride in our work.

Joining at this point of our journey means you will be making a big impact on the ways that we develop and execute.

What you'll be doing:
-You will be working in the Medical Platform team, designing, implementing, maintaining, scaling and deploying the core of our business.
-Be instrumental in building a health platform that helps men take better care of themselves.
-Be hands-on with coding, best practices, appropriate tools and technologies.
-Design domain models and business flows to implement new product features or 3rd party integrations and automation.
-Refactor code and automate end-to-end testing suites.
-Mentor, help and guide less experienced colleagues to help them up their game and become better engineers.
-Lead technical projects by working closely with our designers, product managers and marketers.
-Work with other parts of the business in clarifying requirements at the onset of projects and suggesting different and relevant technical approaches.

Experience you bring
-Have strong backend engineering experience in web development. Python and Django would be ideal, however we are not fussy as long as you are able to adapt.
-Have strong experience in SQL, relational and non-relational databases. We use PostgreSQL and Redis but even if you are coming from different flavours you should be fine as long as you have a strong background.
-Have strong experience in designing and developing web APIs.
-Have strong experience in automated software testing.
-Care deeply about systems health and maintainability. Good engineering habits and best practices are very important to us.
-Might have experience in infrastructure automation and DevOps.
-Know how to make trade-offs, when to incur technical debt and how to repay it.
-Use your initiative and can work independently. You feel comfortable designing software systems and solutions, as well as mentoring others.
-Can break down an ambitious vision into smaller components, prioritise the work and manage the team towards success.
-Have solid communication skills. You are able to work in cross-functional teams and collaborate effectively with remote team members.
-Take pride in your work and are always looking to improve, not settling for average.
-Want to work for a brand with a purpose.
-Have a bias for action and be results-focused.
Values we share:
Mission led - You have a passion for and deep subject matter interest in health and wellbeing.
Highly empathetic and collaborative - You’ll be bringing togetherness and drive contribution. 
Low ego - The best technology leaders spend their time enabling teams to do their best work by providing context, direction and removing roadblocks.
Ownership - We win and lose together. This role requires candidates who are comfortable taking ownership and high levels of responsibility. We reward that with a highly autonomous way of working that empowers you and your teams. 

What we can offer you:
-A competitive base salary 25 days holiday + bank holidays.
-A flexible working environment that allows you to make the biggest impact.
-A chance to help build a category-defining company that’s making a real difference in people’s lives.
-Health Insurance with HealthShield. This is a health cash plan paid for by the company. It also includes 24/7 counselling support, EAP programme, 24/7 GP access, access to wellbeing app Thrive and further discounts on fashion, holidays, entertainment, car hire, health and beauty and your weekly shop via the reward platform MyPerks.
-Continuous learning - Books, online subscriptions and budget for workshops and conferences.
-Annual Learnerbly budget.
-Pension contribution.
-Cycle to work scheme and secure cycle area to keep your bike safe.
-Discount to our Numan products (also for family and friends).
-Free eye test.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status