Lead Back End Developer | JAVA | Global Kinetics (Health-Tech)


It’s not every day that you have an opportunity to work for a business that is really doing something socially good for the world. A role where you can see the impact of your work and feel good when you go home at the end of the day is, in my opinion, priceless. 

If you’re still reading, then that means you resonate with this statement in some way. Good. You’re just the kind of person we are looking for. 
Affix is thrilled to continue to partner with a HealthTech startup that is working hard to make a genuine difference to people’s lives, for the better.  Want to know what this “too good to be true” role is? Well, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Global Kinetics, also known as, GK. 

Who are GK? 

Founded in 2007, their leading product (The PKG System) has been developed by neurologists and enables the precise monitoring, quantification, and reporting of movement patterns of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. 

This is a great opportunity to work for a business that has some serious purpose, and who really care about the work they are doing. Their IoT platform has assisted over 50,000 people and with 10 different ways to configure the device, it is leading the way neurologists provide better patient care to those suffering from Parkinson’s. Along with this, they are growing substantially, with an ongoing pipeline of projects approved. This, my friend, is where you come in…

The role.

What we need is a Lead Back End Developer who will essentially be GK’s Point person, responsible for backend development, working alongside back, front and full-stack developers, UX and design teams and project managers. 

The Lead Backend Developer will estimate, scope, deliver and document features and enhancements to their existing products, helping GK to enhance customer and patient experiences. Using existing knowledge and studying emerging technologies, the Lead Back End Developer will be formidable in helping to shape the direction of GK’s software platforms to solve complex business, data and integration needs.

What you will be doing in your day to day

  • Research, scope, design and develop technical solutions on their existing PKG platform cover backend design and business logic implementation in API
  • Participate in reengineering efforts of the existing platform and share your experiences by proposing industry best practices
  • Strong focus on keeping back end API logics intact by running required Unit and Integration Testing on an ongoing manner to provide a reliable system of API
  • Have a mindset of developing frameworks and reusable software components where applicable to solve common repetitive problems
  • Test, maintain, upgrade and extend existing functionality, ensuring it’s fit for purpose and follows their coding practices. 
  • Write clear documentation as required, apply good practices in documenting code
  • Contribute ideas and effort toward internal projects and work as part of a team to find solutions to various problems (i.e. development platforms, documentation, etc.) 
  • Provide solutions that help the business progress its goals and vision.
  • Collaborating with the front-end developers and other team members to establish objectives and design more functional, cohesive codes to enhance the user experience.
  • Taking lead on projects, as needed.
  • Support team in improve/maintain current CI pipeline, coding AWS infrastructure deployment procedures, patch production servers, logs monitoring and managing releases to environments

More about you

Leading by example, you are a great communicator with presence and proven commercial experience in managing multiple internal stakeholders to deliver tangible and timely outcomes via agile methodology. Ideally, you will have been a dev lead before, or you are a senior engineer looking to step up and take on further responsibilities. Either way, you need to be able to work with the Engineering Manager to harness a highly skilled team, ensuring cadence in collaborative outcomes and ensure GK’s software products meet the agreed business needs. 
With sound AWS experience and know-how, a key element of this role is the ability to analytically assess the software requirements of the business and develop robust solutions using the technology and team you have at your disposal. For example, helping drive the uplift of their DevOps practices and maturity, ensuring a high level of unit testing is apart of the engineers’ everyday life and more. 

The skills and experience you will have

  • Bachelor’ degree in Computer Science or other relevant fields
  • At least 5 years of working experience in a backend development capacity – programming in  Java, Python, SQL, and Relational Database Design
  • Exposure to both traditionally server-oriented architectures and also to modern microservices-based platforms
  • Must have proven work experience in enterprise-grade platforms clearly demonstrating your contribution
  • Must have gathered experience in deploying and operating services with cloud technologies (AWS preferred) and experience setting up continuous integration infrastructures  
  • Deep understanding of data structures, system design, and algorithms
  • Automation of deployment processes and testing code as well as significant experience working with MySQL, building schemas, and the storage and retrieval of data
  • Expertise building and developing web services and have experience with big data technologies

Next Steps

Hi – We’re affix. We have an amazing job to partner with inspiring companies such as Global Kinetics to help them scale up their teams with the addition of great humans. 
As you can imagine this is a pivotal role in order to scale GK’s product and development team. They would ideally like someone to start as soon as possible so if you have a notice period past 4 weeks please let me know ahead of time. 
If this role is of interest to you please apply via the link below. We would love to know more about you, what you’re passionate about, interests and hobbies that go beyond just reviewing your CV. So, let’s have a chat and see if this is your happy (work) place.

Luke Child
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