Developer / Senior Developer

Position: Developer / Senior Developer

Business Area: Delivery Team

Salary: 35-45k+ (depending on experience)

Reporting to: Managing and Technical Directors

Location: Birmingham, Cardiff or Remote (within the UK)

Deadline for application: 15th March 2019

Substrakt Health is a technology company working with the NHS to improve primary care services by developing user-centered digital products. You will be joining the company at an exciting time of growth. Our main product, PatientPack is being adopted by a patient population of 1.2m in Birmingham and more throughout other areas of the UK. We are collaborative and open in our approach, forming partnerships to solve big sector challenges.

At Substrakt Health we aim to foster an ambitious, supportive and collaborative working environment. As well as sending staff to conferences, hackdays and industry events, everyone has a book allowance. We also have several ‘employee perks’ to help ensure working life at Substrakt Health is a happy life. We value our staff and want to support their ambitions.


Main purpose of the role

To create and maintain quality web and native applications that benefit the full range of users that use our products.


Working relationships

We’re a small and friendly company. You’ll be working closely not only in the development team but also with our support, QA, UX and delivery teams. We ask that everyone helps each other whenever possible which may mean occasionally switching context.

You’ll be helping to debug any issues that arise from support and give our UX designers feedback on tradeoffs with new features with regards to development time and potential unintended impacts on other scenarios in the application.


On a daily basis we’d expect you to:

  • Communicate well with the team in stand ups, planning and retrospectives
  • Write well tested and documented code and encourage others to do the same in code reviews
  • Be user focussed and not see problems as beyond your role
  • Help plan new projects from the ground up
  • Work with the product owner to find the most effective option to meet the requirements

Technical Skills

These are the languages and frameworks you’ll be using on a daily basis. It would be great if you’ve worked on projects with at least 2 of these:

  • React Native (or if you have experience with React or other Javascript frameworks)
  • Ruby on Rails  (or if you know another MVC framework well)
  • Javascript


These are the tools that you might be interacting with on a daily basis. It would be great if you have briefly or extensively used at least 3 of the following:

  • Kubernetes
  • Git
  • Amazon Web Services and basic server management
  • Redis
  • Postgres
  • Swift

Other Skills

  • Good at communicating with both technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Keen to take on new challenges and learn new skills
  • Good at receiving and giving constructive feedback
  • Unafraid to ask for help and keep team members up to date on progress

Personal qualities

  • Ability to context switch
  • Self-motivated, thorough, diligent and quality-orientated with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Ability to work to challenging deadlines.
  • Willing to share knowledge & experience across other team areas.
  • Organised, pragmatic and flexible approach.



Please get in touch with Andy Hartwell and Ash Vora on with your CV and a covering letter by 15th March 2019.

Please send details of your experience, a link to your blog/portfolio or a link to some code that you’re proud of. You can send us a link for a public repo, or contact us and we can organise looking at a private repo. We promise we won’t share.

If you’re unable to show us an example of your code, we’ll set you a small technical task to test your coding prowess.

Substrakt is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.

Please just drop us a line if you have any questions or wish to discuss the role.

No agencies, please.