Who is Castor?
Castor’s cloud-based data solutions enable researchers to easily capture and integrate data from any source. Our EDC (Electronic Data Capture), eCRF, ePRO, eCOA, and eTMF tools accelerate the work of academic and commercial researchers worldwide. BOOM! You’ve found yourself a company with a true purpose.
What is our true purpose?
Castor is one of the leading and best rated platforms for data collection in medical research. We believe standardizing and reusing datasets is key to overcoming the healthcare challenges of the future.
Our first funding round
In July 2018, Castor successfully raised a €5.3 million Series A led by INKEF Capital. This new partnership allowed us to continue developing our SaaS offering to clinical researchers worldwide. We also grew our team and, today, we have over 60 Castorians working to maximize the impact of medical research!
How are we scaling-up now?
Over the last 6 months, we have continued to evolve as a business. We opened a new Head Office in Amsterdam, our Castor Burrow! Taking us even closer to the city, we're now a short 5-minute walk from Amstelstation.
Why do we love our new office? Well, we have a great new space for our healthy catered lunches, the beginnings of an on-site gym and our own meditation room (or jungle as we call it, because of all the plants!).
We also expanded internationally, opening our second office in Hoboken, New Jersey. Headed up by our Global Head of Sales, we're continuing to welcome more Castorians to our family across the pond
How do we operate in Engineering?
Our main EDC application runs on a proven stack consisting of Ubuntu, Nginx, PHP and MySQL. For our cloud installations, we orchestrate these setups by using Terraform combined with Ansible for the server configuration management.
Due to the nature of processing medical data, we have clients in different regions across the globe, often with specific regulatory constraints around where and how their research data is stored. To meet these customer demands we combine both traditional as well as cloud-based hosting solutions.
Most of our clients prefer to run in Azure, but we’re using Google Cloud Platform for things like Kubernetes hosting of greenfield projects, blob storage for scalable file upload storage and their Key Management System (KMS) to further secure our data.
For our metrics we’ve begun standardizing on Prometheus and we’re moving towards Loki for log aggregation. We use PagerDuty for alerting, communicate via Slack and host our code on Github.
When will we be recruiting?
We're always looking for great people to join our awesome team and fuel the growth of Castor. As we move even closer to our Series B funding round, it's only a matter of time before we double in size! With that in mind, we might not have the right role for you at this moment but we still want to hear from you and why you want to work for Castor.
Apply to our talent pool now and let us know what kind of role you're looking for. We look forward to getting to know you - potential future Castorian!