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Backend Engineer

Engineering / Full Time

We are a fast-growing, Australian tech business operating on the global stage with offices in Sydney and London. 

Big Picture is connecting the healthcare ecosystem. Our platform is the underlying infrastructure that enables new models of collaborative, distributed, and intelligent healthcare to be delivered, optimising patient outcomes and making smarter use of healthcare resources. 

We are looking for an experienced Backend Engineer who will work closely with our clinical, design, and development teams to build and deliver cutting-edge applications to completely change the delivery of healthcare globally.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join the business and get involved with advanced and innovative product builds. 


The role can be based in Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane(Hybrid). The role will be a 3 -6 month contract.

The Role

Our Backend team works closely to deliver this vision with our Product, Frontend, and DevOps teams - using modern frameworks and services such as Laravel, Java Spring, and AWS Lambda.

  • Develop well-designed, testable, and scalable code that powers our clinician and patient-centered web application

  • Work with our frontend engineers to design efficient and secure APIs

  • Collaborate with our Product, Design, and Development teams to scope new features and improvements

  • Actively communicate your ideas to team members, embrace change, and learn quickly

  • Conduct code reviews

  • Identify areas of improvement and advocate for best practices

About You

  • You are Curious

  • You are Autonomous

  • You are Passionate

  • You have experience in the Medical Product space (nice to have)

  • You have experience with SaaS companies (nice to have)

  • You have experience in start-up companies (nice to have)

  • You have had some exposure to (Hl7, FIHR, DICOM) (nice to have) 

What we look for :

  • 4+ years of industry experience across a breadth of areas

  • 2+ years working with the Laravel framework

  • Firm understanding of design patterns and best practices in Laravelets l

  • High regard for the importance of testing and code quality

  • Ability to communicate your direction to technical & non-technical stakeholders

  • Experience delivering technologies with a high degree of configurability

Bonus Points 

  • Experience building publicly consumable APIs

  • Experience integrating with external enterprise systems

  • Understanding of HL7, FHIR, SNOMED, or other clinical standards

  • Experience with various AWS Products (e.g. ECS, RDS, Redis, ELB, etc)

Our Core Values.

Patient first

Big Picture was founded to improve every patient outcome we touch. This mission drives each decision we make.

360 degrees

It is what our name is all about - we see the bigger picture. Our mission is to globally optimise healthcare, not locally optimise a subset of the disconnected system. That is why we need to bring along the entire ecosystem to have the desired impact.

Fail fast

What we are doing at Big Picture is ground breaking and no world changing innovation is discovered through caution. We encourage ourselves to keep moving forward, making smart data-driven decisions quickly. When we fail we need to be agile enough to pivot quickly and go again.

Interested? Let's Talk.