Platform EngineerHertility Health

London, England, United Kingdom 03-05-2023


Hertility is a women’s health company built by women, for women. We’re shaping the future of reproductive healthcare by pioneering unique diagnostic testing that provides data-driven and advanced insights into reproductive health, fertility decline and the onset of menopause. We provide expert testing, advice, education and access to care - all from the comfort of your home.

31% of women will suffer from a reproductive health issue at some point and through our research, we aim to reduce the time to diagnosis through advanced at-home testing and specialist gynaecological care. We tailor pathways to the individual's reproductive goals, whether it be to explore their ovarian health and fertility options or overall hormonal health, such as confirming a PCOS diagnosis. Currently, we can screen for 18 of the most common pathologies which may lead to reduced fertility and signpost gynae cancers.

Ultimately, our aim is to change attitudes around reproductive health, both for individuals and in the workplace, and to encourage women to be proactive by tracking their reproductive health. We’re calling this the Reproductive Revolution!


It's a busy and exciting time for the brand and you will be a key part of developing the team, which will consist of ‘two squads’; a product team and a platform team, both of which will support Hertility's scalability.

As a Platform Engineer, you will work closely with software developers to scale the infrastructure and to make sure there is the right level of monitoring in place to achieve our observability goals as well as setting our SLAs. This will include:

  • Ensuring high availability and security of the platform infrastructure, which comprises multiple services on AWS.
  • Reviewing the security implications of any changes made by developers to the infrastructure.
  • Planning, presenting, and executing automation and building processes to enhance developer and tester self-sufficiency and enable faster dev and test cycles.
  • Collaborating with engineers to continue developing tooling and processes that improve app scalability and reliability.
  • Understanding the current infrastructure and proactively suggesting changes to optimise it.
  • Implementing best practices, including disaster recovery plans, to ensure safety and resilience.
  • Defining and documenting best practices and strategies for deployment and infrastructure maintenance.
  • Migrating infrastructure to a highly available, scalable setup with zero downtime.
  • Maintaining and enhancing the infrastructure monitoring setup to enable effective incident response and proactive issue resolution.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for an experienced yet ambitious Platform engineer to join our remote first engineering team, to work on the ongoing growth of our platform.

The ideal candidate will be able to come in and put their stamp on what we’re doing and how we do it. You'll be working in a collaborative, team-driven environment with autonomy.

You’ll be a good communicator; someone who can collaborate with multiple stakeholders across the business and provide feedback upwards.

Tech stack

  • Javascript/Typescript, Python, PHP (legacy)
  • Docker, AWS Fargate and ECS and AWS Lambda
  • Monitoring with Cloudwatch and Datadog
  • Infrastructure as code with Terraform
  • Postgres, MySQL on AWS RDS, AWS SQS
  • AWS Cloudfront, S3, VPC
  • Github / Github Actions


We are a young, dynamic team revolutionising women’s health. As Platform Engineer, you will get a salary of between £70,000 - £90,000 + equity options as well as:

  • 33 days paid holiday allowance (including public holidays).
  • Flexible working hours - we trust that our team can manage their time and will get the job done.
  • 5% pension scheme matched by 4% employee contribution.
  • Mental health support from an in-house counsellor.
  • Free access to Hertility Health products and services, including free of charge hormone and fertility tests and discount codes for employee friends and family.
  • Enhanced Family Leave policy (maternity leave/paternity leave/ adoption leave).
  • Progressive health leave (menstruation and menopause policies).

Equality & Diversity:

Hertility Health is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion both within the workplace and throughout our application process. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We understand that applying for a new job takes a lot of work and we really value your time. We are really looking forward to reading your application.


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