Engineering Manager (EMEA)

Who is Castor?

Castor is a leading cloud-based clinical data platform working with some of the world’s largest medical device companies, biopharma, and renowned academic institutes.

We simplify the clinical trial process, from recruitment to analysis, with user-friendly, patient-centric technology. Our mission is to bring medical research into the digital age. Why? Because medical research is still largely run using free-text, paper, and legacy technology.

Our self-service platform enables our users to run remote, device-enabled, patient-centric trials. By helping our users capture high-quality data and making it machine-readable, we are fundamentally changing the flawed evidence-based medicine process.


How is Castor supporting the Coronavirus crisis?

Castor has joined the global fight against the Coronavirus by making our research data capture system available for free for all COVID-19 research projects. Castor is supporting more than 250 COVID-19 studies across the world, including the World Health Organization’s SOLIDARITY trial.

The Role

As Engineering Manager, you are responsible for the day-to-day engineering operations of between 1 and 3 teams. You’ll be the technical voice towards other stakeholders, working closely with Product Owners to plan and execute the technical roadmap and team leads to evaluate team performance and optimize processes.

What you’ll be doing


  • Managing Team Leads and responsible for their team’s health, happiness, and performance

  • Collaborating with and mentoring engineers, championing their technical growth.

  • Evaluating and hiring the best talent available for your teams.

  • Analyzing performance data together with the rest of the team and optimizing bottlenecks;


What you’ll bring

  • Experience in scaling up cloud-based applications;

  • Experience in scaling engineering departments from 20 to 100+ people

  • Extensive practical experience in at least one technical discipline for Backend, Frontend, or Infrastructure.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills from coaching teams towards optimal performance;

  • Experience managing a growing team, bonus if it’s across different geographies


What you’ll learn:

It’s a crucial time for Castor. We’re on ‘full power mode’ and scaling up at an exponential rate. For you, the opportunities are endless:

  • To share your ideas openly and influence the growth of a true scale-up company

  • Be involved in maximizing the impact of medical research and improving healthcare



What you'll get:
At Castor we truly live and breathe our core values, believing we can 'achieve anything with a healthy and happy team.' With this in mind, we offer the following benefits:


  • A flexible and remote working opportunity (we also have an office in Amsterdam)

  • A competitive salary and a guaranteed 'happy holidays' bonus

  • Investing in our talent with a strong Employee Stock Option Plan

  • 30 days annual leave (plus additional national holidays)

  • Interested in lifelong learning? You’ll love using our development and training budget!

  • Flexible approach to working - nobody is tracking your time except you.

  • A MacBook or Dell laptop, we’re a tech start-up after all ;)

  • Like to feel zen? You’ll love our company subscription to Calm for meditation and yoga


To make medical research smarter and faster, and build top-notch products to support decentralized clinical trials, we pay close attention to diversity & inclusion in Castor’s Product and Engineering teams. You can learn more from our Team Lead Roxana and Software Engineer Luciana Interviews on how they experience working at Castor and their opinions on D&I in engineering topics

Castor continues to grow as an Equal Opportunities Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of colour, and people from the LGBTQ(+) community. In your application, please feel free to share the pronouns you use (for example she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc).

Our Interview Process

Application
Application

Fill out a short application on our careers website.

Telephone Call
Telephone Call

If your application is successful, we’ll invite you to an intitial call with a member of our talent team.

Manager interview
Manager interview

Great news! You’re invited to meet the hiring team.

Interview Day
Interview Day

Now we’ve got even better acquanted, we’d like to invite you to a final stage interview day.

Offer
Offer

Congratulations! We’re making you a formal offer to join as our next Castorian!

Meet Your Future Colleagues

Roxana Christian
Roxana Christian
Senior Software Engineer
Sebastiaan Knijnenburg
Sebastiaan Knijnenburg
Principal Innovation Engineer
Bas van Vliet
Bas van Vliet
Senior Software Engineer