Birdie is the leading home healthcare technology platform that aims to radically transform the lives of older adults. Its all-in-one solution supports millions of care visits every month, equipping care providers with the tools they need to deliver better quality care and improve efficiency across most day-to-day operations. Birdie is B-Corp certified and was recently named as a top two Home Health Tech provider globally in the cohort of top 150 Most Innovative Digital Health startups by CB Insight in 2021.
Launched in 2017, Birdie is a team of socially motivated care, health, product and tech entrepreneurs. We were nominated one of the top 10 UK startups to watch, the SME with the best culture in the UK and was in the 2020 Business Cloud Top 50 Start Up's list. In 2021 we were named no.9 in Start Up's top 100 innovative and disruptive businesses as well as being accepted into Tech Nation's 2021 Upscale 7.0 program. As of June 2022 we closed our series B funding with £25m invested by Sofina, Omers & Index ventures.
We need full stack developers to deliver on our product and build the best tech ever seen in the industry. You will get involved in all parts of the development process with full autonomy and surrounded by the best experts. We believe in smart, capable and innovative people that take the initiative and own their code from planning to deployment and maintenance. We own one of the most exciting tech stacks you will see, from various digital products (native apps, web apps) to the latest stack (react native, JS Node) and Internet-of-Things/health analytics. We're in need of both very experienced developer as well as junior level developers. Join us now and let's improve millions of lives together!
🦸 How you will contribute:
Plan and architect new features;
Code for both backend and frontend;
Design and create both unit and integration tests;
Deploy your code to AWS;
Analyse the performance of your code in production and re-architect for bottlenecks, using automated monitoring tools where appropriate;
Execute in Agile development, in focused squads, using Agile methodologies and continuous improvement;
Maintain your code as necessary with bug fixes and patches;
Drive improvement across Birdie, collaborating where appropriate to continuously improve the products and services we offer.
Requirements We'd love to hear from you if:
Are passionate about writing clean, concise, well-tested code, but you're also a pragmatic problem-solver;
Are someone who gets things done and is willing to step up, roll up your sleeves and take responsibility; Able to work efficiently with little supervision and with a high degree of self-motivation and accountability;
You follow the best practices for the technologies you work with and understand why;
You're ferociously curious, love learning new things and teaching others about them;
You stay up to date with the latest technologies;
You're obsessed with team efficiency, collaboration and focus;
You can operate without ego to discuss, learn, grow, and help others do the same
Have proficiency in React & React Native and related tech (Redux, Redux-saga, offline-first...) ;
Have proficiency with NodeJS ;
Have knowledge of Relational databases ;
Have knowledge of Automated testing ;
Have knowledge of common design patterns ;
Have strong analytical and performance optimisation skills ;
A deep capacity to get things done ;
Are someone who is inspired by, and seeks to embody our values.
These are our ideal requirements, but we know some people are less likely to apply for the role unless they are 100% qualified. We promote a diverse, inclusive and empowering culture at Birdie, so please apply if you meet the majority of these competencies.
People are our core strength. We are social entrepreneurs, boasting an outstanding culture (employer net promotion score of 67) with strong values (B-Corp certified). We offer exceptional benefits and invest massively in our team's happiness, wellbeing and growth:
Competitive salary: Our salary formula adjusts to your cost of living and experience. (e.g., up to £83k in London); we provide discretionary share options.
With Covid-19, we have decided to be a fully distributed team with Birdees working across the globe. As long as you're +-3h from GMT, you can work from anywhere you want. We organise quarterly in-person events and online socials to make sure you can meet up with peers. If you want to come to the office, you're most welcome of course!
Growth is key. You'll have a personal development budget to put towards books (e.g., free audible subscription), courses, trainings and conferences; continuous coaching within the team and with external experts
33 days base holiday (25 days + 8 bank holidays) + Christmas eve day off
Birdie closes between Christmas and New Year so you can have some down time with your loved ones. This is in addition to your base holiday!
You can take your birthday off when it falls on a weekday! (effective from 1st Jan 2023!)
Private health insurance
Private health insurance with Vitality that covers many physical and mental health costs
Gym and wellbeing memberships
Gym membership and numerous other wellbeing perks and discounts via Vitality
Cycle to work scheme
Birdie will buy a bike up-front and you can salary sacrifice to pay-off over the next 12-36 months
Highly favourable parental leave policy for any new parent (we believe we must address the gender gap pay but fostering equal parental leave policies regardless of gender)
10 days of paid leave outside of our generous Sick Leave policy, for when you need to revive and reset.
🐣 Fertility Leave Birdie recognises the emotional and physical challenges which may arise during fertility treatments, and supports all Birdies by offering 5 additional paid days of leave.
Pension employer contribution
Birdie contributes to your pension
Frequent company socials, trips and meals
We organise many socials, quarterly retreats and annual trips (like our epic ski trips)
We see ourselves as social entrepreneurs shaping a new kind of organisation: caring, responsible yet fostering excellence. Read The Birdie Way to learn more.
Typical Interview Stages
a 30 min video call to get to know you, understand your career expectations and answer your questions
a fully remote exercise to evaluate your technical skills
a 45 min video call to discuss your motivation
a 120 min video call with the engineering team to discuss your exercise
a 60 min video call with the CEO or a co-founder
Usually, our hiring process lasts on average 3 weeks and offers usually come within 48 hours.
Equal Opportunities Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and we strive to reduce unconscious bias throughout our hiring process. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.
We endeavour to embrace diversity, and promote an inclusive environment for all Birdies, and actively work towards this with our Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
If you have any questions regarding the interview process, or if you need any reasonable adjustments to be made, please don't hesitate to contact us.