Backend JavaScript Developer for Clinical Research & Development system

  • Full time
  • Prague
  • Posted 2 weeks ago


Job Description

We are a global pharmaceutical company producing vaccines and medicine for serious diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and other. In our  Prague  centre, you’ll have the unique opportunity to experience a digital revolution in healthcare and ultimately make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. We develop software to support  research, manufacturing and sales of those medicines .

Our system consists of an iPadOS app written in Swift and aReact Web portalboth powered by a shared backend APIs running on Node.js . The app is the primary interface for our users in the field and is highly valued by them. Our team is now looking for a new colleague who will  focus on backendJavaScriptdevelopment,  with will and potential to grow into a senior JavaScript guru that can helps us predict and solve difficult technology problems as well as fight accumulated technical debt. You won’t be just a coder, we expect you to participate on the design, documentation and shipping of the solutions as well. 

We are handling sensitive data in a  highly regulated environment which means we have to keep focus on  quality and compliance  and this brings unique  challenges . At the same time, we are  agile  and we do have opportunities to use modern technologies. We have almost fully transitioned to TypeScript . We have  production monitoring  and a  CI infrastructure  for building and testing the whole stack. We are continuously migrating old components from on-prem to  AWS cloud.

You will get an opportunity to  learn a lot  about Clinical Research, software development in highly regulated environment and to work on a long-running product that matters.

What you will do

  • backend software development in modern JavaScript and TypeScript

  • work on the whole backend, from MSSQL database to REST/GraphQL APIs

  • study the details of our backend technology to understand its advantages, risks and pitfalls

  • learn design and architecture of a larger enterprise system

  • plan sprints that contain mix of new features, bugs, technical improvements and even discovery topics

  • work with Git (Bitbucket), Jenkins pipelines, Linux

  • What you can expect from us:

  • daily routines – daily scrum, bi-weekly planning, refinement, review and retrospective

  • we work with our stakeholders and partners around the world (U.S. stakeholders, APAC support)

  • we are masters of our time – time flexibility goes both ways

  • diverse team where majority of communication happens in English and Czech

  • cool vibes in the team 

  • What we offer:

  • Competitive salary

  • Position in leading global healthcare company

  • Global projects, international environment

  • Opportunity to learn and grow professionally within the company globally

  • Representative office

  • Wide range of benefits:

  • Flexible working hours, home office

  • Yearly Bonus based on company and personal performance

  • Pension and health insurance contributions

  • Edenred Benefits + meal vouchers

  • Internal reward system – INSPIRE – with redeeming option as services, goods or vouchers

  • Up to date laptop and iPhone mobile device

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