Anima

Optimal care within 24 hours through online patient triage

Software Engineer

Location
London / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
1+ years
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Shun Pang
Shun Pang
Founder

About the role

To apply:

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Click the link to start your application by completing a few quick questions. We'll review your application as soon as possible and if your answers catch our eye, next steps would be a 15 min intro chat with the CEO. Please make sure to mention WaaS when you apply!

Join Anima and save lives 🌟

Do you wish your work had greater tangible impact? Join Anima, and you can have your cake and eat it too: we pay upper quartile for salary + equity, and you'll solve super interesting technical problems that will save lives. We’re already in production with paying UK NHS clinics, used by real doctors and real patients.

Hi - I'm Shun, an MD and CEO of Anima. Thanks for checking out our job ad! We’re tackling a problem that has affected everyone in some way.

  1. Millions die every year because their medical problems aren’t treated quickly enough. Hundreds of millions suffer pain, worry and discomfort needlessly because of long waiting times.

  2. We’ve built ambitious software to automate the entire healthcare workflow - from history taking consultations, to report abstraction, to recommending & saving a coded action plan for the patient, ready for a human doctor to greenlight.

  3. By doing this, we get patients optimal care within 24 hours and 10x the clinical workflow in the process.

Backed by a top 1% VC 🚀

We were one of the hottest companies of YC’s W21 batch: we raised over $2.5m before Demo Day within 4 days, led by Hummingbird VC (consistently top 1% of global returns), giving us a runway of 5+ years. We are pretty unique among health techs: we have both medical and engineering domain expertise. I wrote the first backend in Node, 80% of which is still used, with no major vulnerabilities found from recent pen testing. As a doctor and former HM Treasury health policy advisor managing £4bn budgets in UK health spending, I have full stack domain knowledge and personal experience of the problem we’re solving.

Our mission is to deliver precision medicine to everyone in the world, within 24 hours. We know exactly how to get there and we’re moving ferociously with focus.

Anima has a unique hacker culture: everyone is technical with almost complete autonomy

Everyone is technical at Anima and can write production code. This makes for a truly flat hierarchy. There’s no separate founder, product or customer team - there is very little communication loss because we all deeply understand the problem, engineering, grading for potential features, and trade-offs. Deep domain knowledge & a tight feedback loop between product dev and user pain is how we went live in under 4 months in the highly complex health space.

We only hire exceptional talent who can think from first principles and have high growth potential - great decision makers who deserve to have complete autonomy and are forces of nature when empowered with it. At the same time, we are deeply collaborative, and through mutual and self-challenge, we converge towards the optimum, and decisively execute. We are united by child-like intellectual curiosity and experiment and wander freely when the right path isn’t clear. We believe all future managers should be formidable ICs & domain experts.

Decisions are never made in isolation by the founders. All information is transparently available to the whole team on our Notion - every meeting, decision, success, failure. Anima is a safe refuge for everyone to share their honest thoughts, feelings and be their complete unfiltered self. We offer unlimited holidays and flexibility over work schedule and location.

The quickest way to get your code into the hands of users

When everyone is technical and make great decisions, it’s much easier to stay on the same page & execute rapidly. This means we have a super short latency from ideation to real usage - here are two recent examples:

  • James, a clinical engineer (a SE + ex-NHS doctor), came up with and initially made a scrappy Google Sheets tool for creating clinical modules, achieving a 2-3x speedup vs. writing JSON. Two weeks later he went further and built a visual editor in React in 5 days, 10x-ing clinical module creation and testing.

  • Mykola, a pure software engineer, integrated our product with a key UK EMR API (electronic medical record) in just 4 days, building an Electron desktop app with a node.js server to communicate locally with the EMR client. The same week, real doctors were testing and using the desktop app.

Does this sound like you?

  • Hungry and wants their shot to change the world - a force of nature when empowered with the tools, resources and development to do it.

  • Obsessively concerned with UX, and optimises for this when building features rather than arbitrary technical goals.

  • Bored and frustrated at big companies; feel held back by red tape, bureaucracy and poor decisions.

  • Keen to understand the big picture & entire context of the company and vertical; has a sense of urgency for growth towards a senior executive role.

  • Expert competency in JS/TS. Comfortable with key frameworks/libraries like Angular, Node and React. Able to work full stack in JS/TS.

  • Seeks to maximise not only self productivity, but combined team productivity, communicating the right things at the right time through the right channels (verbal/Slack/Notion).

  • Disciplined towards best practice version control, CI/CD and code maintainability.

  • Intellectually curious and loves learning - able to tackle entirely novel challenges that lack prior precedent through applying strong CS fundamentals and first principles thinking, creatively using the right data structures & algorithms to solve problems.

  • Familiarity with AWS (APIG, DynamoDB, Lambda, Cognito, Amplify, CloudFormation) and/or hungry to learn.

We don’t enforce any particular experience level, but you’ll need to demonstrate most of the above through past projects and/or our assessment process.

Our current stack & what to expect from the role

We are tech agonistic, and collectively choose the best tools for the job. We’re constantly looking to maximise our productivity and minimise what we call “discounted dev time cost” for shipping features. We have 2 separate fully functional web apps in prod: one for clinical users and one for patients. Our stack is currently entirely in JS/TS: Angular + Ionic + Electron, React (internal tools), Amplitude (analytics), a fully serverless backend in AWS (Cognito, APIG with REST & Websocket, Lambda, DynamoDB). We have good functional & unit test coverage and CI/CD.

Our stack is in a great place already: highly scalable, cost effective, good test coverage, easily maintained, secure and performant with minimal to zero Ops. We have paying NHS clinics using the product and consider all core features to be complete. We write, test, deploy & ship new features rapidly.

We’re looking to add talented software engineers who are hungry and understand the urgency and importance of what we’re doing for society.

First month - some examples of what to expect:

  • Help complete key third party API integrations, including with another legacy EMR system. Keep shipping features that result in a high retention delta (some examples: multi-disciplinary chat, desktop notifications, one-click specialist referral).

  • Iterate on a proprietary graph traversal algorithm to improve patient care and clinical value.

  • Improve & add to existing analytics to optimize feature selection in sprints.

  • Join customer calls to develop a deep understanding of their fundamental motivations and needs/pain points.

Next 6 months - some examples of what to expect:

  • Lead clinical engineers in optimising & iterating on a challenging path selection algorithm.

  • Help architect and deploy a scalable & cost effective ETL data pipeline with version control, outputting clean data ready for tokenisation.

  • Hire/scale the team, while implementing the right processes at the right times to maximise discounted team productivity and minimise discounted dev time cost for shipping.

6+ months - some examples of what to expect:

  • Potential to transition to a more managerial/executive role.

  • Work with the ML/data team to creatively ideate and ship features to improve data pipeline throughput and quality through a data-driven approach powered by analytics.

  • This is a permanent role: things get even more exciting down the line!

To apply:

Click here to start your application

Click the link to start your application by completing a few quick questions. We'll review your application as soon as possible and if your answers catch our eye, next steps would be a 15 min intro chat with the CEO. Please make sure to mention WaaS when you apply!

We can't wait to hear from you!

Why you should join Anima

We have a pretty unique hacker culture at Anima: everyone is technical and can code. Thinking from first principles is core to our culture, and is how we've made such rapid progress. It's reflected in how we operate:

  1. There's no separate product & engineering team - instead, we have clinical engineers who are both their own customers (MDs) and are proficient in working full stack code, collaborating with pure software engineers.
  2. We're scrappy - one engineer learnt .NET in a weekend and reverse engineered legacy, monolithic code from an NHS service we needed to integrate with, and built an elegant serverless solution in Node.
  3. Anima is a safe haven for free thinkers and we've been careful to build a culture where everyone feels comfortable being their complete self, without ever needing to self-censor.
  4. We hire candidates from all over the world, and will sponsor your visa and go the extra mile to make it work. We also consider fully remote applications. Our first hire was and still is fully remote.
  5. We have a good time :) we've had team lunches in Duck&Waffle, Breakfast Club, dumplings in Chinatown. Post-lockdown, we'll be doing pool & drinks, private cinema nights, board games etc. We have a pretty awesome place in central London.
Anima
Founded:2020
Team Size:6
Location:London, United Kingdom
Founders
Rachel Mumford
Rachel Mumford
Founder
Shun Pang
Shun Pang
Founder