Head of Engineering/VP Engineering – Individual Contributor/Coding –Medical Device (8085KA)


You must have:

  • Current medical device software programming experience to be considered
  • Solid understanding of SDLC for FDA medical device applications
  • Strong knowledge of security and protecting PHI (patient health information)
  • Minimum of 5 years and up to 10 years of experience in engineering

Our client is redefining infectious disease remote monitoring for millions of patients globally. Their San Francisco based team just closed a large seed round and they are seeking an excellent talent to join them to lead this exciting mission.

For their initial market - End Stage Renal Disease – our client’s device and real-time remote monitoring platform will enable physicians to remotely detect any originating infections 6 hours from origination, an order of magnitude improvement from the 5 day existing standard of care average. This will save more than 3000 US lives annually from certain death (based on existing infection driven hospitalization mortality rates) and $Billions in unnecessary hospitalization expenditures.

The client’s prototypes are very successful in their clinical trial currently happening in Guadalajara, Mexico. Their core technology is clinically de-risked, driving their most recent funding round.

With the exception of on-chip firmware and a basic AWS setup for their data analysis work to date, they haven’t begun coding yet. As Head of Engineering, you will own building their V1 HIPAA compliant software. This will include total data flow from their hardware devices through their Cloud based ML infrastructure to both patient and physician UIs.

This is not a simple execution-based task; the level of product strategy, user focused design & documentation required for our client’s FDA filing is daunting to most, and initially you will be doing the majority of the work yourself. If this sounds appealing, congrats on an initial cultural fit and we look forward to hearing from you.

What the Head of Engineering/VPE will be doing:

  • Architect, design, and deliver the client’s Cloud service
  • Initially roll up your sleeves and build it almost entirely yourself
  • Manage software team project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Design, implement, and launch highly-visible, partner and end user serving features
  • Collaborate with head of Electrical Eng. and Data Science Lead on building a truly seamless product that would integrate into senior patients’ & busy nurse practitioner lives effortlessly
  • Interface with HL7 for exchange of HER
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and improve software

Head of Engineering/VP Engineering Qualifications:

  • Startup experience within the last 3 years, preferably in a medical device company
  • Solid understanding of SDLC for FDA medical device applications
  • Strong knowledge of security and protecting PHI (Patient Health Information)
  • Demonstrate a solid background in scalability and cost effectiveness
  • Experience in API development, JavaScript and/or Python.
  • Experience working with Java, databases and distributed systems.
  • 5+ years of experience in web application development.
  • Solid experience with AWS or equivalent cloud service
  • Knowledge of interfacing to IoT sensors
  • Experience in RESTful Web API design
  • Web front-end design (sufficient to manage contracted teams efficiently)
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience

Preferred qualifications for Head of Engineering/Vice President Engineering:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Experience owning FDA submission packages
  • Knowledge of web libraries and frameworks such as AngularJS, etc.
  • Familiarity with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server optimization techniques

Client is offering startup compensation package: salary, equity.

If you have the required experiences and are looking to improve people’s lives, send your resume to adam@peopleconnectstaffing.com