Head of Engineering - Stealth Healthcare Startup

BCG Digital Ventures is an ever-growing global team of entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, product experts and investors. We invent, build and launch startups with the world’s most influential companies. The business ventures we create build strategic advantages for the most important global companies enabling them to own the next horizon of innovation.    

We are launching a stealth startup, which will build a digital clinical operations platform to disrupt the drug development industry. With funding already in place, this startup will capture part of this 50 billion dollar US market through digital redesign of the clinical trial value chain.

We are looking for an exceptional leader who will own the engineering effort of this disruptive startup. 

As the Head of Engineering, you will:

Drive Technical Side of the Business

  • Define, articulate, and execute engineering strategy from launch to scale
  • Define technical requirements and systems architecture with clarity on feasibility, time, cost, and impact
  • Develop a foundational data architecture to support long term product aspirations
  • Apply next generation analytic techniques to the data architecture to continually advance product development and offerings
  • Build the systems required to for testing, commercial launch, and beyond
  • Constantly evaluate technological advancements and innovative solutions to drive continuous product improvement
  • Implement best practice coding methodologies and tools

Drive Excellence

  • Effectively align resources to achieve key business priorities, including appropriate scope, and high quality / timely product releases
  • Ensure all processes, services, and software comply with security and privacy regulations including FTC, HIPAA, and GDPR
  • Manage a multidisciplinary engineering team in a fast-paced environment to deliver reliable, high-performing solutions
  • Continuously rebalance product / service features which maximize value and minimize effort to focus on the highest-returning initiatives
  • Define and implement a consistent and repeatable process for quality assurance across all areas of organization and product build
  • Collaborate with product and design teams to make UX decisions that align with the mission of the business

Drive Talent & Teams

  • Hire and retain a multidisciplinary, world-class engineering team
  • Manage teams to deliver high quality products including custom builds as required
  • Gain and share insights with other leadership team members to continue improving the product and the business
  • Evangelize technical vision and strategy both internally and externally

Desired Experience & Expertise

  • 7+ years architecting and building products from pre-launch through maturity
  • 7+ years building user-centric digital product experiences, with familiarity across B2C and B2B platforms
  • Startup experience in key engineering leadership positions at multiple high-growth
  • technology companies
  • Experience building next generation data platforms
  • Preference for a background in healthcare
  • Ability to stand up an organization and hire engineering talent
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that is flexible, experimental, and resourceful
  • Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on data-driven decision-making
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with the following is a plus
  • Blockchain
  • AI/ML
  • NLP
  • CRM/CMS development
  • Real-time analytics

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