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Head of Engineering

knok healthcare

knok healthcare

Software Engineering
Porto, Portugal
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

Learn about knok

Through a Digital Front Door strategy, knok connects patients, providers and healthcare professionals in one place. Our API-first white-label platform enables a continuous, engaging and personalised healthcare experience for all conditions through a cutting edge Patient Journey Engine.

With regular clinical practice as our main source of knowledge, we leverage ready-to-use data to improve care automation and increase financial savings. Since 2015, we have enabled more than 2.5 million clinical interactions in over 12 countries.

With quick implementations and fast results, our platform is scalable and AI-ready, enhancing the power of data-driven care to deliver better outcomes during all stages of life.

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About the role

We're looking for a Head of Engineering to drive innovation and collaboration, ensuring projects are delivered to the highest standards. We are seeking a person passionate about building high-performance teams, implementing scalable strategies, and shaping the future of healthcare technology.

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As a Head of Engineering, you will:

  • Lead, mentor, and grow the engineering team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Create a strategy to ensure the attraction and retention of great talent to build a high performance team
  • Collaborate with the CTO to define and implement engineering strategies that align with the company’s vision and objectives.
  • Oversee the development lifecycle of our health tech solutions, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within scope, and to the highest quality standards.
  • Work closely with Product team to translate business needs into robust, scalable, and secure technical solutions.
  • Ensure the engineering team’s work aligns with industry best practices and regulatory requirements specific to healthcare technology.
  • Mentor and develop team members, including conducting performance reviews, setting objectives, and supporting career growth and opportunities.
  • Manage resource allocation and project prioritisation, ensuring efficient use of team capacity.
  • Drive technical decisions and be accountable for the architectural choices and technical debt.
  • Drive the adoption of best practices in coding, testing, and maintenance and ensure documentation is well managed.
  • Champion an agile and DevOps culture, promoting automation, continuous integration, and continuous delivery practices.
  • Act as a key stakeholder in cross-functional teams, collaborating with other departments to achieve broader company goals.

About you

To be considered for this role, here are the skills we’re looking for:

  • Previous experience as an Engineering Lead/Manager or similar role, preferably in a Scale-up company;
  • Experience managing Engineering Teams with 8-20 people;
  • Software development background;
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written;
  • Analytical skills to evaluate information carefully
  • Communication skills for the team management role and contact with stakeholders;
  • Focus on detail skills in order to prevent major problems;
  • Organizational skills for keeping track of different processes simultaneously (budgets, employees, and schedules).