Software Engineering Manager (Data)

AT CASTOR, WE DRIVE FASTER, SMARTER MEDICAL RESEARCH

 

We believe that faster, more diverse clinical trials help extend the human health span and provide a greater return on investment.

We strive to improve the clinical trial experience for patients, sites and sponsors, using technology to accelerate every step of the clinical trial journey.

Our modular clinical trial platform enables the capture and re-use of research data from anywhere, anytime and helps optimize each activity in the clinical trial journey by reducing human effort with technology. From recruitment to monitoring, we help make it easier to design and deploy trials, enroll and engage patients, collect data and analyze results.

Next to being very purpose-driven, we are proud of our caring company culture. We follow our values diligently and take the well-being of each Castorian seriously. Sounds like something for you? Read on!

 

The Role

 

At Castor, we are committed to a world with faster, smarter, medical research. Our cloud based software solutions are revolutionizing data capture for academic and commercial clinical researchers worldwide. You have found yourself a company with a true purpose. 

As Software Engineering Manager (Data), you will have the technical expertise to define, scope, refine and deliver projects. You will use your skills to provide technical leadership for these projects and also to manage a team of Engineers to meet the goals you set.

You will have responsibility to set and manage your team’s goals, contribute to product strategy and align with other teams. You will understand and optimize overall team  performance and help individuals to develop under your leadership.

You will have a passion and responsibility to understand user, customer and participant needs and you will use this understanding to improve and extend Castor’s products with a focus on how this will positively impact their experiences.

Compliance with industry standards is an essential part of Castor’s business, you will have a responsibility to understand,and operate within these standards with the goal of continuously improving the team’s quality and efficiency.

 

What you’ll focus on

  • Set and communicate team priorities that support Castor’s broader goals. 
  • Set clear expectations for individuals in the team, based on their role and experience. Meet on a regular basis to discuss performance and provide feedback and coach to aid growth and development.
  • Collaborate with engineering leaders to hire strong team members and manage their performance to ensure that the team grows and improves.
  • Provide expert knowledge in software engineering practices, processes and tools to enable your team to deliver, ensuring high standards of quality, excellent communication and timely delivery.
  • Drive the execution of projects, including overseeing the whole development lifecycle from planning to production delivery.
  • Working with the Product Team when needed:
    • Scope, refine and plan the work with your team.
    • Define and prioritize the stories, issues and tasks with the team. Breaking down work within the team to manageable trackable items that can be estimated and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Drive and maintain a technical roadmap within the scope of the team and align with other teams.
  • Design or guide, then review and approve the technical approaches, risks and appropriateness of solutions for the team. 
  • Involve yourself in definition, design and code where appropriate to solve complex or ambiguous problems.
  • Review code developed by engineers in the team and provide feedback to ensure best practice. 
  • Define and iterate team practices to ensure quality, accuracy, testability, maintainability and efficiency.
  • Operate and support the compliance processes within the scope of the team.

 

What you’ll bring

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 5 years of software development experience in one or more programming languages (e.g. C++, Java, Typescript, C# and/or PHP/Python)
  • 1 year of technical leadership and project delivery experience in a cloud native environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing technical teams, including performance management, engineering growth and some hiring.
  • An understanding of software engineering & system engineering  best practices to achieve scalable, maintainable, high quality, software and services;
  • Excellent level of English, both verbal and written.

Please note that we are open to hire from different European countries. However, we are unable to accept applications from France, Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, Sweden, Switzerland and Greece.

How Castor takes care of you

At Castor we truly live and breathe one of our core values, believing we can achieve anything with a healthy and happy team. Our benefits reflect this:

  • Guaranteed ‘happy holidays’ bonus  
  • Employee Stock Option Plan 
  • Learning & Development Budget to support your growth
  • Unlimited annual leave 
  • A fully remote role, with support for your home office set-up
  • flexible working schedule: nobody is tracking your time except you, we focus on output and delivery
  • A great work-life balance
  • Quarterly downtime weeks, well-being workshops, sleeping courses, virtual company events and celebrations
  • Annual company retreats in person 🌴

 

We are a remote-first company. At Castor,  we value flexibility and believe that the best talents can work anywhere in the world. From flexibility improvements to productivity growth, we want to make sure you are happy, healthy, and productive while working from home.
 

Every Castorian counts. We celebrate you for who you are. We build products to make clinical research accessible to the world and a company where everyone, anywhere, is welcome. It does not matter where you are from, where you are based, or what your gender, age, or sexual orientation is.

Our remote-first setup is for your family, your work-life balance, your mental health, and your right to be your most authentic self. You are celebrated for who you are, for all the differences and quirks that define you. We want your unique voice to be heard and succeed together as a happy and healthy team!

 

Castor continues to grow as an Equal Opportunities Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and people from the LGBTQ(+) community. Please feel free to share the pronouns you use (for example she/her/hers, he/her/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!

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