Senior Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

Patchwork Health

ruby ruby on rails react London | Full-Time

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What is Patchwork?

Patchwork is an award-winning digital healthcare solution that was built by doctors, for doctors. We are a public-private partnership with Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust, are co-owned by The British Medical Journal and work with over a dozen UK NHS Trusts.

Patchwork is revolutionising flexible working in the NHS. We are helping NHS organisations save millions (and counting), by connecting them to an increasing number of flexible bank workers, in order to grow their staff banks, remove reliance and spending on locum agencies, and to improve the general experience of flexible bank working.

Ultimately, Patchwork helps to save money, time and effort, so that it can be better spent on patient care.

The role:

As our Senior Engineer, you will also play a pivotal role in helping shape the future of our product. Working closely with other Engineers, UX Designers, Product Managers and our Clinical Leads, you will pioneer development and be relied upon as one of our greatest technical experts, expected to help scale and innovate our product whilst also building new solutions. You will also be responsible for technical sign-offs and mentoring junior engineers.


  • Write highly performance, scalable code and drive the rest of the team to do so through reviewing pull requests, technical specifications and pair programming

  • Propose technical solutions to feature requirements and keen to foster debate in a productive manner

  • Provide sign-off for technical and architectural decisions relevant to your team.

  • Support junior members of the team through code pairing and mentorship.

  • Able to break down complex technical issues to be understandable to the wider company

  • Accountable for delivering features at the end of delivery cycles

  • Shape the technical priorities of the team


  • Ruby on Rails

  • MySQL

  • React

  • React Native

  • Docker

  • Github Actions

  • Bitrise

  • Cypress

  • AppSignal + Rollbar

Ideal Profile:

  • You have 5 + years as a full time professional engineer

  • Passion for writing high quality, clean and efficient code with test coverage

  • Ability to learn and think critically about both system design and software engineering concepts and blend those perspective pragmatically based on project needs

  • Strong demonstrable experience leading on technical projects


  • Experience with managing resources on AWS

  • Experience working asynchronously on a remote, distributed team (does not have to be professional experience)

  • Although not essential it would be great if you had worked in a growing start up or health care organisation

Salary range £65,000 — 75,000