Antidote is hiring a

Backend Engineer

Antidote is a digital health company that aims to accelerate the breakthroughs of new treatments by bridging the gap between medical research and the people who need them.

Today, 85% of patients don’t know about clinical trials, and when they do, it’s incredibly difficult for them to find trials they qualify for. The lack of patient participation leads to 80% of trials being delayed or closed. Medical progress is slowed down, and patients continue to wait for answers.

Together, we can solve this problem.

A Backend Developer focused on designing and building large-scale platforms and products.

You will put stakeholders first, you are technically-minded and creative and are passionate about what you do. In addition, you should be excited to help us fulfill our mission to transform medical research for good, by building elite products and services.

You will be responsible for the design, development, improvement and maintenance of the Antidote platform. The role will involve working closely with the Product and Frontend teams to design and build novel datasets and products.

The product and commercial teams are based in the US, so you must be comfortable supporting stakeholders in different time zones and be responsive to their needs.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Designing and delivering new platform capabilities
  • Designing of cloud infrastructure to power the Antidote platform
  • Providing accurate timing estimates on work
  • Integrating our platform with 3rd party services to extend capabilities


Must have:

  • A degree in Computer Science or equivalent qualification
  • Deep knowledge of Python, including experience in Python 3
  • Experience building ReSTful APIs using Python and MySQL
  • Experience of using ORMs and frameworks such as Flask or Django
  • Hands-on experience building high-traffic consumer web products or applications, such as online banking, e-commerce, gaming, or an online marketplace
  • A strong sense of urgency and excellent communication skills

Nice to have:

  • Experience in Cloud-based platforms and technologies (e.g. GCP, Kubernetes, Docker)
  • Experience in search technologies such as ElasticSearch
  • Interest in performant and scalable solutions
  • Interest in ontology management
  • Knowledge of statistics and machine learning


  • Stock options
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous leave and your birthday off
  • Private healthcare
  • Life assurance cover
  • Pension provided with Scottish Widows
  • Central location in Covent Garden, London
  • Gourmet coffee, fresh snacks and fruit provided in the office
  • Discounted gym membership

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