Devops Engineer (Emerging Markets)

London, United Kingdom


MySQL CircleCI Docker Linux Terraform Kubernetes Ruby Java AWS

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We are a team on a mission, to put accessible and affordable healthcare in the hands of every person on earth. Our mission is bold and ambitious, and it’s one that’s shared by our team who shares our values, to dream big, build fast and be brilliant.

To achieve this, we’ve brought together one of the largest teams of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to focus on combining the ever-growing computing power of machines, with the best medical expertise of humans, to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalized health service and make it universally available.

At Babylon our people aren’t just part of a team, they’re part of something bigger. We’re a vibrant community of creative thinkers and doers, forging the way for a new generation of healthcare. We’re only as good as our people. So, finding the best people is everything to us.

We serve millions, but we choose our people one at a time…

What if I told you I have a problem for you to solve that will genuinely improve millions of lives?

Our biggest demonstration of commitment to this mission is our business in Rwanda, Africa.  This was our first overseas project and is our largest market in terms of the number of consultations performed every day and where we are working increasingly closely with the Ministry of Health to expand the scale and range of services that we offer. 

There is a population of around 12 million, with just 1200 doctors between them. To get even the most basic treatment, most people used to have to wait for hours at a local center. But to avoid the queues, many didn’t bother consulting a doctor, instead choosing to either hope for the best, or self-diagnose instead.

Since 2016 we've been providing nurse and GP appointments via a mobile phone, so now Rwandans can get a quick diagnosis and receive prescription codes via text.

So what does the platform look like now?

Our platform deployed in Rwanda today reflects the IT landscape of a couple of years ago.  It's hosted locally in Kigali, on VMWare instances managed with Chef. However, we're committed to a full-stack refresh, making use of our new distributed architecture - meaning that in 12 months time this platform will be a hybrid of local services running in Docker (and Kubernetes) working with global services in our AWS hosted Kubernetes model.

This model, once proven will be the template used in other emerging markets.

The challenge?

We now need to scale our existing technology to this market, but how do you expose the latest and greatest AI tech to an interface of the past?

You'll be working with our global team based in London, but also interfacing heavily with our team and suppliers in-country.

Some things to consider:

- 3000 consultations per day in Rwanda
- 1 in 3 have smartphones
- Our cloud partner (AWS) doesn't exist there
- How do we package, deploy, monitor & alarm?

We’re looking for an engineer that can be left with their initiative & experience to get stuck into solving exactly these types of problems.

You'll need to have skills in te following areas:

    • Infrastructure management (Chef / Terraform)
    • Containerisation (Docker / Kubernetes
    • Alarming and Monitoring (Sentry / Prometheus)
    • Helping manage our CI Pipelines (CircleCI and Jenkins)
    • Strong Linux / MySQL / Postgres skills
    • Familiarity with Java environments and/or Ruby an advantage.
So, what's next?

It all starts with an informal call with me, Elliott. I'm a recruiter here and will be able to answer your initial questions.

For more information/ to apply please submit a CV for an updated linkedin profile!

Thanks for taking the time to consider this role regardless!

Babylon believes it is possible to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth. How? By combining the ever-growing computing power of machines with the best medical expertise of humans to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalised health service and making it universally available.