Mobile Team Lead at Castor

“At Castor, we have a mature web-based offering that’s used by over 85.000 researchers and we plan to bring the same amazing user experience to the mobile realm.”

David Sigley, Head of Engineering

How is Castor supporting the Coronavirus crisis?

Castor has joined the global fight against the Coronavirus by making our research data capture system available for free for all COVID-19 research projects. Castor is supporting more than 250 COVID-19 studies across the world, including the World Health Organization’s SOLIDARITY trial.

What you’ll do

You will be in charge of the technical success of our future mobile endeavors. You have both hands-on mobile engineering experience and a background as a team leader and you are eager to switch hats when required. You’ll do this by:

  • Designing and building our mobile application portfolio using cutting-edge technology

  • Managing a team of 3 to 5 Engineers and supporting the hiring process

  • Collaborating with and mentoring engineers, championing their technical growth.

  • Directly contributing to the discovery of cures to the world's diseases

What you’ll bring

You have a wealth of knowledge in software development, being able to build new, globally scaling features. You have experience working in SaaS scale-up and you enjoy a dynamic working environment. You also have:

  • Extensive practical experience with at least one of the following:
    • Java / Kotlin

    • Swift

    • React Native

  • A thorough understanding of the iOS and Android ecosystems

  • A proven track record of developing and scaling high-quality mobile applications with at least 1 application currently live in the app store;

  • Strong leadership and communication skills from coaching teams towards optimal performance;

  • Experience managing a growing team, bonus if it’s across different geographies

It would be good if you have:

  • Understanding of symmetric- and asymmetric encryption algorithms

  • Practical experience with Healthkit, Google Fit, or comparable.

What you'll learn:

  • You will lead the adoption of effective development methodologies across the organization.

  • You will lead the technology, delivery, innovation, and business impact of your team and of an Engineering department of 35 that we expect to grow to 90 by the end of 2022.

  • Reporting directly to the head of engineering, you will work closely with stakeholders from other departments and become an expert in clinical technology.

What you'll get:
At Castor we truly live and breathe our core values, believing we can 'achieve anything with a healthy and happy team.' With this in mind, we offer the following benefits:

  • A flexible and remote working opportunity (we also have an office in Amsterdam)

  • A competitive salary and a guaranteed 'happy holidays' bonus

  • Investing in our talent with a strong Employee Stock Option Plan

  • 30 days annual leave (plus additional national holidays)

  • Interested in lifelong learning? You’ll love using our development and training budget!

  • Flexible approach to working - nobody is tracking your time except you.

  • A MacBook or Dell laptop, we’re a tech start-up after all ;)

  • Like to feel zen? You’ll love our company subscription to Calm for meditation and yoga

To make medical research smarter and faster, and build top-notch products to support decentralized clinical trials, we pay close attention to diversity & inclusion in Castor’s Product and Engineering teams. You can learn more from our Team Lead Roxana and Software Engineer Luciana Interviews on how they experience working at Castor and their opinions on D&I in engineering topics!

Want to know more? Check out the role profile for some further insights, or apply now!

Castor continues to grow as an Equal Opportunities Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of colour, and people from the LGBTQ(+) community. In your application, please feel free to share the pronouns you use (for example she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc).

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