Touch Surgery is hiring a

Full-Stack Developer (Cloud-based AI Systems)

London, United Kingdom

Five billion people do not have access to safe surgery. Digital Surgery is on a mission to change that, by assisting surgical teams in making safe, informed surgical decisions. As a Full-Stack developer within Digital Surgery’s innovation team, you will be responsible for supporting the backend and user-facing elements of our AI pipeline in the cloud. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who wants to help us make a difference by improving the standard of surgical care around the world.

Digital Surgery is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons England to award CPD points for cognitive rehearsal and case reflection using Digital Surgery's Touch Surgery mobile and web platform. This marks the first time that the RCS has offered centre accreditation to a mobile-based simulation platform in its 500+ year history.

Come help us to build a company that makes a difference, that changes lives, that saves lives.

  • Design, implement and maintain the pipeline for storage, annotation and manipulation of video- and image-based datasets for and from AI technology.
  • Work closely with our AI and Platform engineers to create robust and scalable cloud based platforms.
  • Design a responsive and device-agnostic front end.
  • Be able to build custom UI components while maintaining a highly performant user experience.
  • Have an eye for good UI design and the ability to execute these designs.


  • Excellent knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and at least one major front-end framework (e.g. React, Vue).
  • Excellent knowledge of Python-based back-end frameworks (Flask/Django), architecture design, key components and REST API oriented design and good practices.
  • Understanding of front-end design principles for a smooth user interaction (i.e. able to think as the potential user to design and implement user-friendly interfaces).
  • Capable of designing a responsive and device-agnostic front-end. The successful Full-Stack developer will be able to leverage both third-party design resources, as well as to collaborate with internal design teams.
  • Experience with interprocess messaging (e.g. ZMQ, UDP/TCP messaging).

Desired Experience

  • Experience with AWS environments.
  • Experience in designing and developing data pipelines.
  • Experience working with images and video streaming.
  • Experience with data visualisation and HTML canvas libraries.


EMI Share Options Scheme (more tax efficient than regular shares), private healthcare cash plan (including dental), pension scheme, life cover, 25 days’ holiday (increases with service), season ticket travel loan, cycle to work scheme, cash for referring a friend to come work here and even more on the way!

As part of our Family Friendly policies, we also encourage flexible working so you choose when you start and finish. Working from home is also possible thanks to the shiny new MacBook Pro laptops we supply. Although some people run Linux if they need to. Slack is one of our collaboration tools to help share information on what our teams are doing. You could even join the #coffee_buddies Slack channel to be matched up with someone for a face to face coffee.

So what’s it like working at Digital Surgery?

We have over 100 people globally across the UK, US, Canada and Middle East. The majority are based in our London HQ in Old Street. The company is made up of several teams covering Engineering, Product, Studio, Innovation, Marketing, HR, Operations, Finance and Sales. We care about our employees’ career and development, offering training internally as well as external courses and attending global conferences. We believe that helping you grow will help our company grow too.

We have our Family Meeting on Friday afternoons with beer, wine and cold drinks - it’s a great chance to meet new joiners, share success stories and hear what’s been going on in the company that week.

The Office

We have a really open plan office, think New York loft style with break out areas, sofas as well as more formal meeting rooms when you need some privacy. Open kitchen full of healthy snacks, naughty biscuits, tea, Nespresso coffee machines - we also provide breakfast every day for everyone. Ooh, and dogs. Bring your dog to work if you want. One of the Co-Founders has 2 dogs, (named after batman characters) but they’re not on payroll !

Our Values

  1. All for One
  2. Candid but Kind
  3. Equitable
  4. Grit
  5. Deliver Extraordinary Things

Come help us to build a company that makes a difference, that changes lives, that saves lives.

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