Software Engineer
London, England
10h ago

We are a team on a mission, to put accessible and affordable healthcare in the hands of every person on earth. Our mission is bold and ambitious, and it’s one that’s shared by our team who shares our values, to dream big, build fast and be brilliant.

To achieve this, we’ve brought together one of the largest teams of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to focus on combining the ever-growing computing power of machines, with the best medical expertise of humans, to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalized health service and make it universally available.

At Babylon our people aren’t just part of a team, they’re part of something bigger. We’re a vibrant community of creative thinkers and doers, forging the way for a new generation of healthcare.

We’re only as good as our people. So, finding the best people is everything to us.We serve millions, but we choose our people one at a time A Babylon Software Engineer works as part of an agile squad to build software to meet product requirements.

A Software Engineer spends the majority of their time working on user stories and tasks and building well-structured and well-tested code to meet requirements.

They can expect to take part in the usual scrum ceremonies, including standups, sprint planning and sprint retrospectives.

A Software Engineer is expected to follow industry best practice for architecting, structuring and testing code, including writing both unit and acceptance tests.


  • Writing software that meets the requirements of user stories and tickets
  • Following industry best practice for code structure and code style
  • Writing unit, integration and acceptance tests for the code they have written
  • Taking part in agile ceremonies, including standups, sprint planning and sprint retrospectives
  • Reviewing other engineers’ code (often with the help of a more senior engineer)
  • Working closely with product owners (to help refine requirements) and quality assurance engineers
  • Skills

  • Competency in one of Babylon’s chosen software languages (Java, python)
  • Knowledge of popular software frameworks for the relevant language
  • Understanding of software testing methodologies
  • Understanding of relevant technologies, including databases and cloud deployment
  • Qualifications and Specifications

  • Able to communicate clearly both verbally and in written-form
  • Understanding and interest of the business and product goals
  • Ability to work as part of an effective team
  • Curious and interested in software and technology
  • Interest in healthcare is a bonus
  • Graduate of a CS-related university programme or 1-2 years experience of software development (must have)
  • CS degree from a recognised institution at 2 : 1 grade or international equivalent (nice to have)
  • We believe that difference inspires a better, healthier world. That’s why it’s at the heart of everything we do. From our people to our products, difference enriches every part of our business and creates a culture based on equality of opportunity, and in which all Babylonians can progress their careers.

    We’re committed to creating an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, pregnancy status, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    At Babylon, we have Power of Diversity groups (PODs) to drive positive engagements that create and foster a diverse and inclusive environment and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse pool of candidates.

    Our mission is to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth. Diversity and inclusion play a key role in helping us bring this mission to life and create a true sense of belonging for all.

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