Engineering Manager


Before new medical treatments can be administered to the public, they must demonstrate safety and efficacy in a clinical trial. These trials protect consumers from ineffective and dangerous products, but the clinical trial process also presents a tremendous bottleneck in delivering life-saving treatments to patients.

A typical trial involves coordinating between numerous parties and data formats to gather, store, analyse, and audit clinical data. Mistakes and delays are common, and fewer than 10% of trials finish on time. At TrialSpark, we are reimagining the clinical trial process from first principles, and building the technology platform for the trial of the future.

So far, we’ve worked with treatments for Ebola, Depression, and HIV. Our reach is growing rapidly, and building a world class engineering team is core to achieving our mission.

Job Description

We are a group of highly motivated individuals who are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of patients and physicians. As an engineering manager, you will be overseeing a team of engineers working on one or more broad feature areas and partnering with other teams to help deliver on TrialSpark’s mission. You will work across functional boundaries and provide technical guidance and leadership to your team and to the company at large.

Some of the projects we’re working on:

  • A state-of-the-art clinical data capture platform to power end-to-end trials.
  • Growth tools to support and guide our trial site expansion.
  • Medical Protocol data ingestion and management tool to support a growing number of trials.
  • Mobile and web applications that provide a seamless clinical trial experience for our patients.


  • 5+ years of experience delivering projects in a software engineering individual contributor role. (You will be coding in your first months here.)
  • 2+ years experience in a management/technical lead role.
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills.
  • Track record of shipping and scaling high-quality software systems as an individual contributor and lead/manager.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to convey complicated systems to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Understanding of healthcare-related technologies and HIPAA compliance a plus.
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.

Bonus points

  • If you’ve worked with React, Python, GraphQL, {Java, Type}Script, Redux, Flask, and SQLAlchemy

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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