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Technical Lead


Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people who need joint replacement surgery? Come join us! You’ll join our growing engineering team to build (literally) life changing software. Our business is in making surgeons’ lives easier and driving efficiencies in the orthopedic industry with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

About the business

Formus Labs is developing groundbreaking software solutions to improve joint replacement surgery. Our cloud-based platform is a world-first in employing state-of-the-art biomechanics and AI to help surgeons create optimal surgical plans for each individual patient. Our technology has already empowered surgeons and global orthopedic companies to provide best-in-class joint-replacement surgery to hundreds of patients. 

Spun out from the world-renowned Auckland Bioengineering Institute, we are a dynamic startup with a highly talented team from a diverse set of personal and professional backgrounds.

At Formus most of our staff are in Auckland but we are fundamentally a remote-first company. If you’re based outside of Auckland and you’re keen to work over Miro and Zoom then let’s talk!

About the role

We are looking for a Technical Lead to join our Engineering team to help drive the company vision and strategy for the success of our customers. This is a great opportunity to learn and get exposure to “real” AI and its practical application in our industry plus you will have input at how we shape the architecture of our platform/product. 

At a very high level, the role is split into 2 parts.

  1. Work closely with the Engineering Manager to help drive the Engineering Vision, Strategy and Roadmap.
  2. Be a team player with the existing Engineering Team to provide technical leadership to ensure good team velocity.

This is not purely a leadership role, we expect a mix of technical leadership and hands on coding.

Key responsibilities:
  1. Take ownership of our Devops and Infrastructure as we scale the business.
  2. Provide technical leadership to the cross functional engineering team as we grow and expand.
  3. Work closely with the Engineering Manager to help drive us towards our vision.
  4. Collaborate with members of the engineering team to come up with simple, scalable solutions which have a quality first mindset that help solve customer problems.
  5. Self motivated individual who leans into the team that shares knowledge and helps the team move forward.

In terms of Agile, we operate in a simple and lean agile manner that suits the business.

Need to have:
  • TerraForm experience with Google Cloud Platform.
  • Experience setting up and managing CI/CD pipelines (We use TeamCity)
  • Experience with Kubernetes.
  • Experience deploying and managing cloud applications.
  • Experience building modern SaaS products.
  • Full Stack developer background. (Ideally Typescript and VueJS for front-end and Python (Django) for the backend)
  • Team Player - As a start-up we need to put on multiple hats to get the job done.
  • Open minded to truly understand what is best for the business.
  • Quality first mindset (High coding standards to shift left mindset from a QA perspective)

Nice to have:
  • AI, Mathematics, Algorithm background.
  • Application security experience.