AccuRx is hiring a

Lead Security Engineer

London, United Kingdom

At accuRx, we're on a mission to bring patients and their healthcare teams together.

Who are accuRx?

At accuRx, we're building a world-famous healthcare communication platform. Our mission is simple - to change lives by bringing patients and their healthcare teams together. Our technology is revolutionising how technology is adopted and how care is delivered in healthcare.

Established in 2016 and now with £9m in Series A funding, accuRx is one of the UK's fastest-growing tech startups. In two years, we grew from only a few GP practices using us to over 50% of practices in England. Today, over 95% of GP practices rely on us to communicate with their patients. We've just launched in hospitals and are already used by over 15% of hospitals in England. Our vision is that anyone involved in a patient's care can communicate with each other.

In response to COVID-19, we spent March and April working tirelessly to release new features to help frontline staff. This includes a video consultation solution that went from zero to 35,000 daily consultations in the space of 8 weeks.

Unlike many healthtech companies, we are a software provider, not a healthcare provider. We allow existing health and care systems (starting with the NHS in the UK) to deliver technology-enabled care, free from any AI/Blockchain-hype.

Life as a Lead Security Engineer at accuRx

Working with our CTO you will define our security strategy, enabling us to scale. In the past 6 months, we have adopted over 50% of our users, we expect this growth to continue exponentially so the security of our products is more important than ever! Of course a focus on our internal IT Security is crucial as well as we plan to grow the team from 50 - 150 in the next 12 months.

You will work with third-party suppliers to ensure proper testing of our applications, you will also test our product and architectural security yourself using off the shelf tools. Even sometimes making small coding changes yourself.

You will also work closely with DevOps to improve its security, who can build, test and release our code and how do we keep this safe but streamlined.

This is a fantastic opportunity as you will be the first Security hire within the team, we expect the team to grow as we grow so it will be your responsibility to set the foundations for a successful and high performing function. You will do this by ensuring the highest standards of security around patient data!

We'd really like to hear from you, if ...

  • You have proven success in a Security Engineer role or as a Security Consultant.
  • You have experience in Application / Product Security
  • You have some experience in penetration testing or ethical hacking
  • You have experience improving and defining information and product security processes.
  • You have experience in supporting the creation of IT Security Strategy, for both internal business operations and client facing products.
  • You may also have some (but not essential) experience in software engineering, if not a good understanding of the SDLC & Agile methodologies would be an advantage
  • You're mission-driven and care about positively impacting the lives of billions
  • You're passionate about improving healthcare
  • You're excited by change and a fast-paced learning environment
  • You love solving problems, and relish in the constant challenges a startup throws your way.
  • You're an excellent communicator with the ability to translate complex to simple, bringing your ideas to life.
  • When you see something not working, you'll flag it and be part of the solution
  • You share our values


Salary - £70,000 - £90,000 depending on experience