About Aquila Systems
45% of doctors experience burnout, with the leading cause being too many administrative tasks. In hospitals, operating rooms are one of the most labour intensive areas, and are responsible for more than 60% of the revenues and almost 80% costs. Yet, the scheduling for the operating room is being done manually, with a medical personnel spending 10 to 20 hours per week on it. Furthermore, sub-optimal scheduling leaves gaps that both mean unnecessary overtime for medical workers, and unnecessary revenue loss for the hospital.
Aquilia offers an automated scheduling solution that uses AI to reduce inefficiencies. We’ve already held successful trials with several hospitals, and have paying customers. We’ve just completed a funding round that will give us eighteen months of runway to help take our product to market.
Our founder background is in automation/logistics and data science/analytics. His wife was a doctor, but had to quit due to burnout, and so he hopes to help other doctors avoid the same fate. His personal experience with the medical field comes mostly through the eyes of his wife, but he has also brought on two medical experts as advisors, is part of the Health Care Operations Research, and already has two local medical IT vendors interested in the product.
Our team is already international, with members of three different nationalities. We can communicate internally in English, so no Japanese ability is required. We are looking for people already based in Japan though, as there will occasionally be the need to do on site visits.
We’ll contact you via email if we feel your profile is a good match for the position. We may also request that you complete a short technical assessment to ensure that your technical skills fit the requirements of the position.
If you are an open source project committer or you just like to play with code, please send us a link to your git repository or technical blog you are running. We would like to have a look.
Our response to COVID-19
In principle, you’ll be able to work fully remotely, with most discussions with our customers happening over video chat. However, there will occasionally be the need to go to the hospital to directly engage the customer and ask for feedback. Visiting the hospitals is safe, as our customers are university hospitals who have strict policies when it comes to these kinds of infectious situations.
About the position
Our founder built the first version of our product in Python with the Django framework. As we take our product to market, we’re looking for a senior python engineer to take over the Django application, glueing together microservices and putting a nice frontend on it. Our founder will continue to be the AI/data scientist/dev ops person, and you’ll work together closely on the product.
- Maintenance and improvement of the existing code base
- Data design/modeling and DB deployment of our solution
- Design and creation of REST APIs
- Integrating the front-end using created REST APIs
- Ensure that the whole system is designed and built for speed and scalability
- Write good, easy to understand code and documentation
- Participate and take lead of technical meetings between us and our hospital clients or medical IT vendors (Japanese language proficiency is a nice to have skill)
- Collaborate with the data science/engineering team in delivering new features
- At least four years of experience with Python
- Familiarity with Django REST framework
- Database design and management
- Experience with system & unit testing
- Familiarity with containerized deployment
- Comfortable with ambiguity
- Willingness to learn new skills, have persistence and tenacity
- Motivated to have a social impact
Nice to haves
These aren’t required, but be sure to mention them in your application if you have them.
- Experience with multi-tenant Django applications
- Front-end experience with any of Vue, React, Angular
- Japanese language proficiency (we communicate with our customers in Japanese, but internally we can use English)