Senior Software Engineer (Frontend, Backend and Full-Stack) (Remote)

Work Type: Temporary

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 Senior Frontend, Backend and Full-Stack Software Engineers who will be responsible for all aspects of the development and delivery of applications. 


Frontend Engineer

  • Collaborate with product managers, designers and developers to conceptualize and build new products, features and changes that’ll radically improve user experience

  • Write well-documented code for features, tests and other front-end web and mobile application components 

  • Ensure the front-end web and mobile applications work well across all target platforms 

  • Work closely with back-end developers to continuously improve our ability to deliver awesome front-end web and mobile experiences 

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders; motivating, persuading, and negotiating towards a positive outcome.

Interested candidates must have the following;

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline with at least 5 years of professional experience as a software engineer

  • Good knowledge of any modern framework like React, Vue, Angular or Ember

  • Good knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 APIs

  • Experience in styling with solutions like Styled Components/CSS Modules/PostCSS/Sass/Less

  • Experience with modern front-end workflows: git flow, project management tools, unit and E2E testing, build tools, REST APIs, CLIs, CI/CD

  • Managing complex application state with Redux/Vue


Backend Engineer

  • 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 and PHP. 

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


Interested candidates must have the following;

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline with at least 3 - 6 years of professional experience with Elixir/PHP or similar languages 

  • 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) 

  • Optimisation of the application for maximum speed and scalability 

  • Separation of centralised services into micro services 

  • 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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