Helix Centre

Helix Centre is an innovation lab that translates pioneering research into digital products and services that improve health and health care.

Founded 2014
16-50 employees
  • Health Care Technology & Nursing
  • Headquarters address
    Level 3, Paterson Building, St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, Paddington, London W2 1NY

    The Helix Centre is an innovation lab working at the heart of health care. We translate pioneering clinical research into products that improve people's health and health care.

    Our interdisciplinary team of ~25 designers, technologists, clinicians and researchers works out of St. Mary's Hospital in London and is part of Imperial College London. We use human-centred design to rapidly dissect problems, identify opportunities and develop clinically-evaluated, digital solutions, which we then bring to market either through partnerships or spin out ventures.

    Helix Centre was launched in 2014. Since then, it has developed a number of new products that are being used today in the NHS and abroad. We developed a clinical task management application that was acquired by DeepMind, an end-of-life care planning tool for clinicians that is being used in 30+ hospitals and we have three further products beginning clinical trial stage, in paediatric medication safety, stroke rehabilitation and dementia care. Our website has more on each of these projects: https://helixcentre.com/our-work

    Day-to-day life at Helix is a bit like being part of a digital start up and a bit like being part of a University research lab. We believe that a highly collaborative team of talented designers, engineers and clinicians, working in an agile way with patients, professionals and the public, has the best chance of creating the radically better solutions that today's challenges demand.

    Here is our hiring process for engineers:
    Phone screen only if the candidate prefers, otherwise...
    Stage 1: Team interview, meet your peers (1 hour - at our offices)
    Stage 2: Technical Exercise / Code Review (1 hour - at home or offices)
    Stage 3: Final interview (45 minutes - at our offices)

    Tech stack

    Swift, JavaScript, iOS Design, Python, AWS, AWS Lambda, React, Docker, Git, Kotlin, C#, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Apple Watch, Serverless, Node.JS, Express


    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    On-site fitness center

    Vacation and time off

    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Conferences reimbursement

    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee discount programs
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