Director of Engineering - Healthcheck Tribe lead

London, United Kingdom

Full-time


No further applications

We are a team on a mission, to put accessible and affordable healthcare in the hands of every person on earth. Our mission is bold and ambitious, and it’s one that’s shared by our team who shares our values, to dream big, build fast and be brilliant.

To achieve this, we’ve brought together one of the largest teams of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to focus on combining the ever-growing computing power of machines, with the best medical expertise of humans, to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalized health service and make it universally available.

Babylon was included in WIRED’s 2016 Top 100 Hottest Startups in Europe and CB Insights 2017 Global ‘AI 100’ list. Fortune Magazine included Babylon in their 2017 list of ’50 Companies Leading the AI Revolution’, the only listed company using AI in healthcare delivery.

At Babylon our people aren’t just part of a team, they’re part of something bigger. We’re a vibrant community of creative thinkers and doers, forging the way for a new generation of healthcare. We’re only as good as our people. So, finding the best people is everything to us.

We serve millions, but we choose our people one at a time…

Purpose of Role

The healthcheck is our product for assessing your health through a questionnaire and exploring with a digital twin.

We are evolving this to an intelligent simulation and prediction service that gives users a complete predictive view of their long-term health, empowering them to stay happier and healthier for longer. We will combine medical understanding and technical ingenuity to provide a platform that can be used for all health prediction purposes.

The Director of Engineering is the most senior technical leader for a tribe. Line manages the entire technical team thats fully dedicated to the tribe. The director will build the technical organization and the strategy for the tribe and ensure group delivers on business requirements. A director combines strategic thinking and cutting edge technology with our roadmap and ensures the tribe delivers. The director is responsible for mentoring, developing and performance managing the leads who report to them. You will be expected to be familiar with software engineering management principles and to develop their managerial skills as well as maintain technical hands-on knowledge.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Provide technical leadership to multiple teams
    • Owns the strategy, budgets, hiring for the technical side of the tribe
    • Ensure tribe delivers as a whole and works well with other tribes
    • Help the teams grow quickly through the period of hyper growth
    • Coach engineering leads on how to best lead and inspire their teams.
    • Ensure the teams follow rigorous engineering processes, appropriate for a regulated environment
    • Drive the technology and the organization forward

Key Skills required:

    • Experience of leading engineering teams of at least 20 people.
    • Experience of mentoring engineering managers and team leads
    • Experience building software with either large scale and AI capabilities
    • Architect with current architecture skills, capable of leading design reviews for complex systems
    • Experience of devising and managing software engineering processes, especially in regulated environments.
    • 8 years minimum experience of commercial software development
    • At least 5 years as a manager of teams.

Qualifications and Experience:

    • CS degree from a recognised institution at 2:1 grade or international equivalent
    • Research experience
    • Healthcare experience
    • Knowledge of simulation and predivtive systems a plus.


Babylon believes it is possible to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth. How? By combining the ever-growing computing power of machines with the best medical expertise of humans to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalised health service and making it universally available.