Healios • United Kingdom

Staff Software Engineer

Remote-first – with co-working space

A little flex time

Job Description

POSITION: Permanent/Full Time (min 80%)

LOCATION: Remote - occasional trips to the office in London (4-8 times a year)

SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience


Founded in 2013, Healios is a leading specialist digital healthcare company working to empower patients and families affected by mental health, autism and ADHD conditions to support long-term outcomes and wellbeing. Our mission is to bring exceptional healthcare to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Healios is pioneering the world’s first digitalisation of NHS Mental Health Trust outpatient services, covering multiple complex specialist assessment and psychological intervention services. By digitising entire clinical pathways, we enable children, adults and their family members to receive and seamlessly transition between clinical services from the comfort of their home.

You can find out more about us by clicking here!

As Staff Software Engineer you will be responsible for providing technical leadership across your squad. Solving complex and impactful problems, adoption of best practices, mentoring and guiding other engineers and ensuring consistency and high standards across the codebase.


  • Provide technical leadership across your squad. This includes solving complex and impactful problems, adoption of best practices, mentoring and guiding other engineers and ensuring consistency and high standards across the codebase.
  • Join a collaborative cross functional squad delivering high quality, well designed, software solutions which allow your squad to support our clinicians in delivering excellent care to young people and their families which enable a better quality of life.
  • Lead and evangelise technical standards and methodologies which elevate the engineering excellence across multiple squads. You may work with adjacent squads and engineering leaders to identify common challenges across multiple squads and devise and deliver solutions to these.
  • Join a startup where we are pioneers inspiring change in the industry with our pursuit of new approaches which enable better mental health in young people.
  • This role is not intended to be a people/line manager, although we would like to encourage people that may be interested in doing that to apply as well.
  • Collaboration and flexibility are essential elements of the work.


  • You have a strong grasp of your squad’s domain including the product, architecture and codebase. You have proactively identified and delivered improvements to these as well as our efficiency and effectiveness as a team.
  • You have worked effectively as a part of the squad, building strong relationships and finding opportunities to learn, mentor and promote best practices in areas of your expertise. Your colleagues now count on you for your technical advice.
  • You are leading conversation around improving our architecture to allow for future agility, growth in the team and autonomy for each squad. You are working closely with engineering leadership to plan these changes and contribute to other aspects of our technical strategy.


  • Proven experience in building and maintaining scalable, performance and secure web applications
  • The ability to ensure quality of the product and code shipped efficiently, effectively, and with a high cadence
  • Professional experience in at least two programming languages and running applications in cloud-based infrastructure
  • A desire to become part of a collaborative environment and share knowledge, software engineering best practices and learnings for the benefit of all
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills with proven success to influence without authority
  • Flexibility to support our mission of bringing healthcare to anyone, anytime, anywhere
  • A commitment to ethical practice and adherence to the highest standards of safeguarding of adults/children
  • Our application is built in Ruby on Rails and is hosted in Heroku. Experience with our technology stack is preferred, but not a requirement. We are building out backend services with Python.


  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays and closure days)
  • Birthday & Life Leave days
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Fully personalised flexible benefits package
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Free GitHub Co-Pilot
  • Flexible, home based role [100% / 90% / 80% time pro-rata]
  • Choice of laptop, plus an allowance to purchase additional equipment
  • CPD/Growth day per year, plus personal development allowance to invest in your growth
  • A collaborative culture where curiosity, creativity, experimentation and innovation are fostered
  • A highly motivated and energetic team bringing a wide range of talents, experience and knowledge to solve complex challenges
  • Autonomy to shape and design world leading clinical pathways that harness the power of combining technology with evidence-based interventions and a human touch
  • Opportunities to grow and further develop your professional interests
  • A culture that challenges the status quo in pursuit of providing exceptional healthcare and an unrivalled experience for the clients and families we support.



“Do the right thing” is one of our core Healios values. And building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels supported is absolutely the right thing to do. Whether we’re developing a new service line or enhancing one of our products, we need people with different skills, backgrounds, identities and perspectives to ensure our innovations will work for the children and young people we are here to serve. By embracing diversity, we can deliver better care experiences and outcomes, while tackling the inequalities in healthcare provision that exist today.


Healios ensures that supporting people to be safe is at the heart of our work and a key priority across all areas of the organisation, We will do our absolute best to keep the people that we support, safe from harm. This starts with our recruitment processes.

As part of our pre-employment checks, all employees of Healios will be asked to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Dependent on your role within the business, this will either be an Enhanced or Basic. A Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check will be required. You will also be asked to provide two professional references as a minimum.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – phased transition, where employees will be able to return to their role on 50% of their contracted hours for 3 months and receive full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – Two weeks full pay
Adoption leave – Matched with Maternity & Paternity
Work from anywhere scheme
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from home allowance
Teambuilding days
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Birthday off
Accrued annual leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Shared parental leave
Cycle to work scheme
Annual pay rises
Life insurance
Matched pension contribution
Employee discounts
Personal development days

We asked employees of Healios how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done
Working at Healios

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)

15% Male - 80% Female - 2% Non-Binary

Office locations


Funding levels

£7 million

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2023

Healthtech & Healthcare

Flexa100 2023

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2022

3rd – Healthtech & Healthcare