HELP build a cutting-edge critical real-time communication platform as the next Backend Developer sought by a dynamic HealthTech company. You will also participate in the planning and delivery of a scalable architecture that can support a high load with full redundancy. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years in a similar role in a commercial environment – preferably one with external users, be familiar with deployment to Linux environments, able to use distributed source control systems, Relational Databases, Message Queues and REST and Java/Kotlin proficiency. This is a fully remote position.


Key Responsibilities –

  • Contribute to the scalable and reliable architecture.
  • Develop and maintain the core backend components.
  • Establish automated deployment and testing processes.
  • Integration with third party systems.

Tasks –

  • Develop and maintain the core system components of the communication platform.
  • Contribute to architecting and deploying a system that can scale according to demand with the necessary fault tolerance and redundancy structures in place.
  • Manage deployment to cloud providers.
  • Ensure databases are designed and performing optimally.
  • Research and evaluate new technologies, components and tools for inclusion in the environment.
  • Involvement in the full software development lifecycle, including Agile processes:
    • SCRUM and Sprint planning.
    • Continuous Integration and automated deployment.
    • Maintain an automated testing environment.

  • Planning and architecture.
  • Maintain production systems.


  • At least 5 years of Backend Development experience in a commercial environment (preferably one with external users).
  • Java / Kotlin experience.
  • Familiarity with deployment to Linux environments.
  • Competent in using distributed source control systems.
  • Strong Relational Database experience.
  • Message Queues and REST services.

Advantageous –

  • Cloud platform experience.
  • Worked with Akka.
  • Event-driven architecture and CQRS.
  • Microservices architectures.

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Desired Skills:

  • Backend
  • Developer
  • Java

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