Full Stack Engineer (x2)

Alpha Health – Engineering
Alpha is a long term innovation facility created by Telefonica in 2016 to work on moonshot projects. 

These are audacious projects, on the edge of what is technically possible, that will affect 100s of millions of people, have a positive societal impact, and grow into billion Euro businesses.

Alpha Health
Worldwide, healthcare costs have been increasing faster than GDP for 50 years, whilst key indicators such as life expectancy have plateaued in many countries.  The root cause is a change in disease burden; across the world, today’s biggest diseases and biggest killers are chronic diseases such as cancer, heart attack, stroke, and mental health disorders.  In fact, for every life saved from infections since 2000, we’ve lost two lives to chronic disease. 

It’s now well-established that the main cause of chronic diseases is everyday behaviours such as poor diet, lack of exercise, using tobacco, excessive alcohol, or lack of sleep.  Yet healthcare systems are not geared-up to manage such behaviours at their source.  To make the challenge even harder, pioneers in neuroscience and behavioural economics have begun to reveal that people are not even really in conscious control of much of their everyday behaviour.

At Alpha, we believe that advances in neuroscience, mobile computing, and machine learning now mean we can help people to take control of their own behaviour, optimise their life, and limit the effects of unhealthy behaviour on their bodies and their minds. 

To support our work, we are partnering with the best academics, developers, companies, and professionals around the world.

Alpha Health is looking for a Fullstack Engineer to join our Digital Therapeutics unit. You will help us deliver rigorous, evidence based digital therapies that combine the very best of medical device quality and safety with consumer application best practice.

Tech Stack
Angular front-ends for Web browsers
Ionic 4 apps for mobile devices
NodeJS + TypeScript for the backend running on a Kubernetes infrastructure in the Cloud

Understand, curate, implement and estimate a user story.
Participate proactively in team technical meetings and discussions
Participate proactively in backlog grooming and plannings. 
Implement new features, refactors and fixes and reason about the solution adopted,
Write tests for components and modules.
Architecting servers and services that enable new product features.
Work with a product lead and design team.
Work independently and as a team, participating in code reviews.
Direct ownership and end-to-end responsibility for the entire software development life cycle: analysis, development, testing and deployment.
Ensure the automation of the projects.
Support software documentation efforts under our Quality Management System (QMS) towards FDA clearance.
Complete QMS training as required.

Experience with Unit Testing
You have experience in developing back-ends with NodeJS, possibly using TypeScript.
Good JavaScript skills. Familiarity with Typescript.
Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks (Ionic, Angular, React, Vue), libraries and tooling.
Highly motivated and experienced professional focused on creating an energized environment with a 'Getting things done' attitude
Ability to adapt to changing conditions and unexpected obstacles, modifying work methods to accomplish goals
Good level of English

Nice to Have
Experience as a mobile developer with native (Android, iOS) and/or using hybrid frameworks (Ionic, Flutter or React-Native).
Use of dev-tools (profiling and debugging)
Experience working with Software as Medical Device (SaMD) or regulated medical device software.

Alpha Perks
We provide all the necessary help and perks to make your life at work and outside of work fun and comfortable all year round, like:
-       Benefits package (health, pension, life)
-       Casual dress code and open culture
-       Flexible work schedule
-       High social impact with world-wide reach
-       Free daily catering for lunch and large stocked kitchen
-       Weekly ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions with guests talking about the most varied world topics
-       Work and learn with some of the very best minds in innovation and ideation
-       A friendly and open environment
-       A democratic team culture that encourages everybody to contribute ideas and acquire new skills
-       Based in Barcelona, right by the beach!