Director of Engineering - Triage Tribe lead

London, United Kingdom


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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…

Our Triage platform is the platform to help patients with their self care. Its a mix of rule based system, probabilistic graphical models and machine learning. In addition we have a set of testing, validation and management systems that supports it. it is currently launched in 10 markets and we believe we can launch in 50 markets in 2 years.

The Director of Engineering is the most senior technical leader for a tribe. Line manages the entire technical team thats fully dedicated to the tribes. The director will build the technical organization and the strategy for the tribe and ensure group delivers on business requirements. The director is responsible for mentoring, developing and performance managing the Engineers who report to them. They are 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
    • Owner of the strategy, budgets, hiring for the technical side of the tribe
    • Ensures tribe delivers as a whole and works well with other tribes
    • Help the teams grow quickly through the period of hypergrowth
    • 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:

    • Keeps up to date on the latest research and technical advancements
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in written-form
    • Ability to combine business and product goals
    • Strategic thinker
    • Ability to inspire drive and passion for our products and technology.
    • 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
    • Experience with Bayesiean approaches and Probabilistic Graphical Models.

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.