Software Engineer - Chat Foundation

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?

We are looking for motivated, sophisticated and technically capable software engineers, polyglot is a bonus but primarily writing in Python for this role, with experience of building robust and scalable services in the development of our market-leading chatbot-based Assistant products.
You will be working with highly skilled software engineers, product managers, AI researchers and data scientists. We need people who are proficient engineers and interested in growing their skillset. No experience of AI or NLP is required for this role – it will be a bonus and this role is perfect for breaking into that area. 

Key Skills

    • Able to write clean, elegant, maintainable Python code.
    • Ideally you would have worked with distributed systems and microservices platforms, preferably supporting a large number of users.
    • Familiarity with Systems Engineering concepts and best coding practices (beyond PEP8).
    • Flexible and adaptable, with a “can do” approach and solid problem-solving skills.
    • Focused on delivery, with a passion for quality and innovation.
    • Someone who thrives in a dynamic environment and will contribute to ongoing organisational improvements.


    • Competitive salary package including share options scheme;
    • Good Maternity Policy;
    • Paternity & Adoption Policy;
    • 25 days holiday;
    • Flexible working environment and home-working available;
    • Free Babylon for you and your family;
    • Private Health - family included;
    • Life Insurance and Pension Scheme;
    • Childcare vouchers;
    • Free healthy breakfast, fruit, snacks, tea, coffee etc.;
    • Table tennis and video game competitions, free gym and weekly yoga all onsite;
    • Regular social gatherings, sports sessions etc.
    • Hosts of meet-ups and speaking opportunities;
    • An intimate, collaborative environment: startup feel, with the scale of a large company;
You’ll be part of an awesome team who work together to create amazing products so we can deliver the promise of affordable health care.  Come join us!

We fully embrace diversity and equal opportunities.  We’re committed to building teams that represent all kinds of backgrounds, skills and perspectives.  We believe inclusivity builds better products. If there’s anything that could create a more comfortable interview experience, please let us know.

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.