(Senior) Software Engineer / Backend Developer PHP in Cologne

We are Healex, a software start-up and consulting company from Cologne, quickly becoming a leading digital health company. Our mission is to develop new products and solutions with your help for faster, data-driven clinical research and for the integration of health and research systems with the “FHIR” data standard.

Healex makes it possible to conduct clinical studies faster, more integrated and even more data-driven with structured clinical data and thereby speeding up the development of new therapies for fatal diseases.

With currently over 40 employees we are looking for one or more experienced (senior) software engineers/backend developers PHP.

Your tasks at Healex

  • You help clinical research:
    • Your code makes clinical data useful for the development of new therapies
    • This enables seamless collaboration between clinical research and treating physicians for optimal therapy
  • You develop backend components for our applications:
    • You take responsibility for data exchange with external systems, e.g. study portals, therapy databases and physician portals
    • You develop interfaces to IT and research environments in hospitals, research networks, health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies
    • You develop individualized export and import solutions for our customers
    • You further develop our technology stack
    • You write unit tests and improve code coverage
  • You bring our team forward:
    • You work in a team of remote developers
    • You do code reviews of your colleagues' code
    • You'll be attending Daily and Sprint meetings
    • You are contact person and mentor for our junior developers

Your qualifications

  • You program:
    • Privately as a hobby, or professionally for more than 6 years
    • for the private sector more than 2 years (or in a startup)
  • You have strong knowledge and experience in:
    • PHP expert (min. 4 years?) and with development of backend projects
    • PSR compliant work
    • RESTful APIs
    • PHPUnit testing
    • SQL DBs
    • Awareness for code quality
    • Code reviews
  • Optionally you are also familiar with:
    • agile experience (SCRUM)
    • Git
    • Docker
    • Experience in the Yii framework
    • Selenium Testing
    • frontend framework, esp. VUE.js
    • JS / TypeScript

Your way of working

  • You love:
    • Algorithms (Puzzle solving)
    • Challenges ("impossible" is a challenge)
    • Software architecture (patterns, trade-offs)
    • Research (if it's online, you can usually find it too)
    • Help colleagues and solve problems
    • Software quality improvements
  • You can:
    • Work independently
    • Write code that is well structured and readable
    • Develop, present and evaluate several solutions
    • make recommendations for decisions
    • Be effective remotely
    • Be part of a distributed team
    • Work agile
    • Speak German or English fluently
  • You are:
    • open and communicative
    • pragmatic and solution-oriented
    • helpful and uncomplicated
    • curious and eager to learn

We offer you the best working environment

  • You will receive a permanent employment contract with room for your personal development and 30 days of holiday per year
  • From day 1 you take over responsibility at one of the most successful digital health startups with locations in the middle of Cologne
  • You work on super exciting, innovative projects in the field of medical technologies and clinical data
  • You can work flexibly – in the office, remote or home office (by arrangement)
  • We provide you with a company laptop, a free annual ticket for local transport and a mobile phone contract
  • Regular team events, flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths in a modern, agile company

We offer you extraordinary challenges and exciting future prospects. We look forward to receiving your online application (cover letter, resume and certificates) to our Head of Software Development Alexander Szabo (jobs@wp.swarm.healex.systems), if possible including any links to example code or projects (e.g. on GitHub).

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