Senior Software Engineer - Scala

London, United Kingdom



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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.

Babylon was included in WIRED’s 2016 Top 100 Hottest Startups in Europe and CB Insights 2017 Global ‘AI 100’ list. Fortune Magazine included Babylon in their 2017 list of ’50 Companies Leading the AI Revolution’, the only listed company using AI in healthcare delivery.

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 do we want?

The future of our product is focused around utilising AI solutions to revolutionise how we diagnose, treat and prevent diseases. We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our artificial intelligence team to build and release great AI powered products across Babylon Health.

You will be working with our core AI solutions and partner with our science as well as our product teams to build high quality, scalable new services. You will push the boundaries of what is possible with todays AI technologies and help build the next generation of AI technologies.

Our triage systems are a combination of probabilistic processes and decision tree systems. This team builds our decision tree based systems which are covering specialised health topics that falls outside the scope of our probabilistic approaches.

You will help us build great products across Babylon, as well as shaping our vision of an intelligent virtual assistant for the medical domain, a doctor in your pocket if you will, in order to make health care affordable and accessible for everyone.


    • Strong engineering skills in Scala;
    • Someone with a strong interest in AI engineering;
    • Experience with, and desire for, high quality and reliable service development;
    • A highly motivated self-starter with a flexible and adaptable, with a “can do” approach to solving complex problems;
    • Solid problem-solving skills even in the face of demanding deadlines;
    • Focused on delivery, with a passion for quality and innovation;
    • Ongoing contributor and passion for learning and adopting cutting edge technology;


    • Engineer and implement highly scalable systems, using the best development practices and tools.
    • Help define our development environment, and communicate the best development practices within the organisation (i.e. code reviews, testing, etc).
    • Continuously monitor the quality of our systems, design measurements to monitor their health (both the engineering systems and data quality).
Opening date: 23/04/2019
Closing date: 21/05/2019

Salary: £55,000 - £85,000

This job description is non-exhaustive and may vary due to the needs of the business.

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.