Senior Backend Engineer (Elixir)

Work Type: Full Time


Helium Health is accelerating Africa’s transition to a technology and data-driven healthcare sector. We provide a suite of solutions that serve as the digital infrastructure for all healthcare stakeholders in Africa: providers, payers, patients & governments.


We are looking to hire a Senior Backend  Engineer (Elixir) who will be responsible for all aspects of the development and delivery of applications. 



  • Support and maintain existing production code in the field and develop and deliver new enhancements and products to our client base. 

  • Collaborate with product management, operations, quality, and front-end engineers to deliver the right solution. 

  • Develop reliable, high-performance service applications using Elixir - Phoenix.

  • Provision, configure, and develop against remote infrastructure in AWS. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline with at least 5 years of programming experience with Elixir

  • Must have experience defining the scope and directing the work of mid-level - junior software engineers

  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developer with our API 

  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use 

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) 

  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability 

  • Separation of centralized services into microservices 

  • Experience with Git, Jenkins, Docker, Ansible/Chef/Puppet, or similar tools 

  • Pride in readable, well-designed, well-tested software. 

  • Experience with relational databases (PostGreSQL, MySQL) and key-value stores (Memcache, Redis) 

  • Good oral and written communication skills


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