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Head of Engineering

HealthMode was created to improve clinical trials with AI-enabled patient measures. We develop products that collect patient data from real-world settings and transform them into quantifiable clinical measures providing evidence for clinical trials and patient care. We follow a 3-step product validation path - product feasibility study, data collection and model development, clinical validation. On this path, we develop industry and clinical research partnerships that support the development and adoption of the new measures. We integrate regulatory discussions throughout our process to speed up innovation adoption within the pharmaceutical industry.

HealthMode is seeking a Head of Engineering who is passionate about supporting the growth of an innovative company and committed to improving clinical trials by creating state of the art technology solutions to solve mission-critical & world-changing problems in this context with senior executives in the US, clients globally, and managing a team of up to 10 engineers across our offices in Prague, Bratislava or Brno with very strong potential for growth based on current commercial traction and Series A funding.


  • Designing and driving engineering vision as 2nd line management, driving culture of ownership and scalability readiness
  • Make engineering management a cross-functional nexus where you balance product engineering, systems engineering, machine learning, production infrastructure, product, sales, client success, CEO vision, and other stakeholders to ensure engineering teams are structured for success and have the right process, priorities, and direction
  • Own how the business -> production -> technical vision influences engineering decisions so that we stay on track toward our vision and avoid constraining ourselves too narrowly
  • Drive awareness of the business among engineers; strategy, sales pipeline, current client needs, POCs in progress
  • Support career development from biannual growth plans to weekly 1:1s, and build educational programs that help engineers grow their careers
  • Maintain impressive level of productivity and output from the technical team and avoid analysis paralysis, excessive meetings, overengineering, code quality issues or missing test coverage that slow the team down
  • Engage customers during sales, POCs and production delivery
  • Develop and drive roadmaps with a reasonable balance of precision in the near term and flexibility in the long term
  • Last but not least, sometimes roll up your sleeves and make your hands dirty with contributing hands on software development, ranging across all areas of engineering

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience leading cross-functional projects with a record of shipping and building products leveraging machine learning and data science from scratch in a fast growth startup environment
  • Experience as 2nd line management with a record of implementing highly effective engineering processes and successfully building a team, defining its mission, driving cross-functional collaboration and achieving goals
  • Recruited, managed and retained high velocity engineering teams
  • Humility combined with a high level of autonomy and initiative -- always driven to learn more and ask around outside the company about how you/we can do things better
  • Proactive, empowered, and mature approach to issue triage -- always hunting down issues, facilitating discussion about solution, and ensuring someone owns delivering on the actions
  • Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ years of professional experience designing, developing, and shipping software products
  • 4+ years of experience managing cross-functional engineering teams.

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HealthMode, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or belief.