Software Engineering Lead - Medexpress

Heliosx | London

Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time

Keywords: vue hibernate aws spring

HeliosX is a group of healthtech startups, with fast-growing operations in the UK and USA. Our companies range from online pharmacy MedExpress in the UK, ZipHealth in the US and Dermatica, a personalised skincare brand. We serve over half a million patients with high-quality consultation, prescription and skincare services in the UK alone.

HeliosX is dedicated to improving the quality, accessibility and affordability of healthcare for all. We’re on a mission to transform how healthcare and skincare are delivered, and we’re doing this through a market-disrupting combination of technology, science and excellent clinical care.

We are looking for a talented full-stack software engineer to join us for a full-time position at MedExpress, to be the primary software engineer for a successful ecommerce site. Our tech stack includes Spring, Hibernate, Vue.js and multiple AWS services and is built on a Java-based platform that’s been running for more than five years through the founder’s core business.


  • Design, implement, and test new features across the front and the back end. T
  • Maintain and improve the codebase; recognise duplication, apply SOLID principles, and ensure that we have a solid foundation for our continued growth.
  • Use best practices for unit, integration, and end-to-end testing.
  • Work as part of our development team on a daily basis, with product managers, designers, and others providing input.
  • Act as a steward of a large successful product.
  • Think about the most efficient ways to accomplish our business objectives, sometimes on incomplete information or in ambiguous situations.

We operate in an agile and progressive environment and encourage innovative thinking in everything we do. Every member of our development team has the opportunity to make a visible difference to our products.


  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Health Insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension
  • 32 days holiday
  • Free Deliveroo lunch every Friday
  • Snacks in the office

Skills & requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science/software development (may consider candidates without a degree but with equivalent experience/certifications) from a top University
  • Self-motivated and hardworking
  • Innovative and able to adapt to a progressive environment
  • Strong interpersonal and good communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of core Java, server-side web development, and AWS
  • Desire to develop clean code using test-driven development and agile processes
  • The belief that duplication is the root of evil and a fan of refactoring mercilessly

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