Backend Tech Lead (PHP Laravel) - Central London/West End

£60,000 - £80,000 + Benefits
Ref: 225 Date Posted: Wednesday 09 Jun 2021
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This 2019 established HealthTech Startup is already successfully delivering a preventative solution for two critical clinical conditions by utilising cutting edge technology. The first condition is often described as “a sheep in wolves clothing” by the medical profession. Financially it costs our NHS literally £Billions a year in treatment, but far more importantly it has a massive human impact that effects the lives of millions of people, many of them alas paying the ultimate price. The second condition is a specific human form of addiction, which unlike alcohol or recreational drugs, is needed by our bodies in moderation to survive but its overuse is blighting the lives of millions across the globe, leading to extreme physical and mental trauma.

Both of these conditions are largely reversable if not left too late, and by using the minds of brilliant clinicians and cutting edge technology, experts have created a product and solution to disrupt and change the lives of the millions of people who are effected by these conditions, in the process saving governments and related commerce £$€Billions.

The team behind this venture have the highest pedigree in terms of previous success within HealthTech startups, having already taken 6 startups from inception to $Billion IPO.

Edison Hill Search is proud to be engaged exclusively by this organisation to help grow their core Technology and Digital Creative teams with the introduction of a Backend Tech Lead, reporting directly into the CTO. The successful candidate will be working closely with the Head of Technical Delivery, Head of Customer Experience and other Tech Leads to help define and deliver a technical roadmap.

The core team of Tech Leads will be based in central London with a remote augmented development team situated in Eastern Europe.


  • Work with the CTO to define the strategy for the backend technical design
  • Create low level technical designs and brief the development team
  • Define code standards for the PHP domain
  • Lead code reviews for the Backend coding
  • Select staff that you want working on your team

About you:

  • Several years’ experience leading others
  • Collaborative team player, knows how to encourage the best out of others
  • Good experience with PHP, with strong Laravel experience
  • Interested in micro-services instead of monolithic stack
  • Good grounding in security matters
  • Wants to write and own a code base that is made of good, clean and well-tested code

If you are looking for a ground floor opportunity with an organisation where you can really make a positive difference to humanity, then this could be the answer.

Please note that this highly collaborative role will require you to be in their central London offices at least 2 or 3 times a week.

Interested? Please click the apply button below, and along with your CV kindly include any relevant examples of your great work. One of our team will be in touch to discuss the hiring process with you.

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