Peppy • UK

Senior Backend Engineer - Contract

Employment type:  Full time


Core hours 9.30–4.30

Dog friendly

Job Description

About Peppy
We’re on a mission to support the taboo, forgotten and under-served areas of healthcare, starting with Menopause, Fertility, Baby, Specialised Men’s Health and Specialised Women’s Health. Our clients’ employees get expert healthcare support via the Peppy mobile app, with unlimited access to our team of specialist practitioners.
• $45mil Series B fundraise announced in January ‘23, led by Albion VC• One of Europe’s fastest growing HealthTech scale-ups; 8x revenue growth in 2021 and 4x revenue growth in 2022.• B2B SaaS offering, supporting employees across 250+ clients and partners including Natwest Group, Clifford Chance, Capgemini, Santander, Aviva and Coty.• Remote-first company with 200+ employees across UK, USA and Europe.• Proudly B-corp certified and Mission-led - read all about our company values here.• Rated one of the Top Startups to work for by LinkedIn, Tempo and Flexa.
The role:
We have an opening for a seasoned backend engineer with a can-do attitude and the pragmatism and drive to make magic happen. Joining a cross-functional product development team we’re looking for someone who has the pragmatism and flexibility to roll up their sleeves, dig in and get stuff done. Though your core remit will be to focus on our core Node.js and Python backend systems we encourage folks to take initiative and contribute wherever the need arises.
If you join Peppy now you’ll join a small but growing team in a fast-paced agile environment. You will play a key role in helping us to scale our product development efforts during the next phase of our growth. Our ambition is huge and yours should be too!

Our ideal Senior Backend Engineer has:

  • A high level of proficiency in Node.js, Python or both.
  • Experience building and shipping products with a heavy ML focus.
  • Proven experience in developing automated tests and continuous integration workflows.
  • An ability to take full ownership of tasks and projects, maintaining responsibility for the quality of your own work.
  • A deep understanding of coding best practices and a dedication to creating efficient, scalable, and maintainable code.
  • An insatiable desire to learn more: you thrive learning new technologies, stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new.
  • Nice to haves: include experience with analytics and data pipelines, although this is not a must.

Equality & Diversity
Peppy's mission is to help people in life's most challenging journeys. We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. We ensure that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Work from home allowance
Pregnancy loss leave
Our UK employees can work from abroad within 2 time zones
£600 work from home allowance or a WeWork All Access pass
Vitality Private Medical and Dental Insurance
Free access to the Peppy app for you, and your friends and family!
Up to 5% pension scheme

We asked employees of Peppy 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 flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Peppy

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, New York

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Healthtech & Healthcare companies

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Industry awards 2022