Senior Python Software Engineer

The Leather Market

05 Dec 2022

The Leather Market

Full Time


About you

Are you a Python Developer looking for the next step in your career? This is an opportunity for an experienced Python software engineer (5+ years) looking for a new opportunity in the MedTech space. You will join a small team that is growing and help us with the challenge of melding agile practices into regulatory frameworks.

About us

Machine Medicine Technologies (MMT) uses computer vision and computational statistics to enhance the neurological assessment of patients. Our first product, KELVIN, allows assessments of motor dysfunction conditions to be performed, recorded and used faster and better than ever. KELVIN is already used at clinical sites across several countries to support routine patient care and clinical trials. MMT aims to build the platform into a generalised tool for patient selection, surgical planning and device programming for machine brain interfacing, a revolutionary therapeutic innovation.

Key Responsibilities 

You will be responsible for driving our backend Python development, carrying out code and design reviews and engaging with the team as we build our new platform. You must:

  • Define sprint requirements and acceptance criteria with product owners
  • Work with the CTO to establish unambiguous non-functional requirements and DoD
  • Contribute to regular architecture and design sessions
  • Take ownership of backend service design/architecture and suggest refactoring activities
  • Perform code and design reviews to ensure deliverables are to a high standard
  • As a self-starter, plan and drive your own work and that of others
  • Mentor junior members of staff to ensure they can grow in contribution
  • Work with a team that includes web, mobile, DevOps and other skill-sets

Necessary Requirements 

  • At least 5 years of work experience as a software engineer using Python
  • Worked with Flask or FastAPI frameworks, made extensive use of Docker containers and have worked directly with AWS for at least 2 years or more
  • Understanding of API-first design, REST APIs and backend service design as well as the ability to construct robust data models as part of your output
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - as a MedTech our output is regulated and audited
  • Experience of working within a ‘security development lifecycle’
  • A solid understanding of API-first design, REST APIs, backend service design as well as being able to construct robust data models as part of your output
  • Willing to learn new technologies and step out of your comfort zone

Desirable Requirements 

  • Ownership of past projects
  • Experience of DevOps release processes
  • Experience with Scrum or similar (e.g. SAFe)
  • Experience of cloud security and deployment techniques
  • Any experience with React/JavaScript would be ideal as you will also work closely with web and mobile teams
  • MongoDB or PostgreSQL experience
  • Understanding of working with Kubernetes environments and rollout strategies
  • Cloud automation using AWS Python CDK


  • BSc in Computer Science or similar

Company Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee equity programme
  • Pension
  • 25 days annual leave (+ UK bank holidays)

Additional Information

  • Employment type: Permanent & Full-time
  • Remote working: Not available
  • Visa sponsorship: Available

Job reference: PSES038