Head of Engineering

Location: London

We are seeking a Head of Engineering to join our organisation to lead the software development and engineering responsibilities. The role will include a hands-on software engineering role, managing and growing a team alongside the growth of the business.

The individual will have experience of working in a consulting environment to deliver immediate impact and improvements to the software development objectives within the company through the application of their expertise and knowledge. The individual will be able to articulate complex software engineering issues to the Executive and Clinical teams, and will have exposure to working in a fast-paced company that operate within the constraints of a highly regulated environment.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the engineering team to design and launch new features against the company’s technology roadmap
  • Lead and implement software development components for both front-end and back-end server environments that will support additional product sets and with 3rd party customer integration components
  • Lead on the creation of software documentation and records to support regulatory submissions and market approvals/clearances
  • Design the architecture upgrades to support the business growth and delivery across the world utilising best of breed design and best practice
  • Collaborate with the Machine Learning team to create a best-in-class data annotation, model deployment and performance monitoring architectures
  • Collaborate across the organisation to deliver products that meet the needs of the company roadmap
  • Maintain quality and ensure responsiveness of applications

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

ESSENTIAL

  • Experienced and able to lead in the establishment technical roadmaps and continual improvement of highly effective software development lifecycle processes
  • Experience of maintaining code and data integrity across the organisation using effective development controls to enable hyper-scale
  • Understanding and implementation of security and data protection components, fully conversant in security best practices, such as secure software development, static and dynamic code analysis and security in depth
  • Expert experience with back-end programming languages, e.g. Python, Javascript
  • Proficient experience using advanced JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as ReactJS, AngularJS, Meteor
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  • Proficient understanding of server-side services such as Elasticsearch, Redis, Kubernetes
  • Experienced in modern code testing best practices, with a focus on improving code quality
  • Knowledge of code versioning tools such as Git
  • Experience working within a regulated environment
  • Experience implementing ISO 27001 compliant secure development controls

NICE TO HAVE

  • You have a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or similar with equivalent practical experience
  • Knowledge of AI within the healthcare market
  • Knowledge of DICOM & HL7 standards used within radiology healthcare systems
  • Previous experience implementing IEC 62304 software development lifecycle principles
  • Previous experience in the creation of IEC 62304 compliant software records and documentation
  • Implementation of safe and robust rolling software development and deployments that comply with regulatory requirements for UK (UKCA) , EU (MDR) and USA (FDA)
  • Previous experience implementing ISO 13485 compliant design controls in software
  • Previous experience of working within the constraints of the GDPR and HIPAA
  • Previous experience of working with NHS organisations
  • Previous experience working in the Medical Devices industry
  • Development experience for both mobile and desktop software development
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