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Head of Engineering



Software Engineering
Remote · United Kingdom
Posted on Monday, October 2, 2023

A bit about us

We’re Doccla, the virtual ward company. We provide patients and clinicians with the transformative power of remote patient monitoring.

Our existing customers are Hospitals, Community Services, and NHS Commissioners that we partner with to deliver tech enabled virtual wards. With our technology, logistics, and support patients can be discharged from a hospital ward to a virtual one and recover in the comfort of their own homes. Patients love our care pathways and health services become more efficient; it’s a win-win.

We are a young company with big aims and a lot of momentum. In the summer of 2022 we raised $18M in an oversubscribed A round led by General Catalyst, a top tier global VC fund and have gone from strength to strength since: we’ve won a series of large multiyear NHS contracts, extended 100% of our existing client contracts.

This is your chance to join us at a key stage of our growth. Our ambition is to be a category leader for virtual healthcare. You will be joining a highly entrepreneurial team that combines technical, clinical, operational, and commercial colleagues.

We're solving real problems for patients and health systems. we’re looking for dedicated people with a passion for healthcare.

Role and responsibilities

We're looking for a leader to steer our engineering team. You'll be at the heart of our software development from launch to scale, managing our team of engineers to support our technical ambitions, transforming our vision into a technical roadmap, and fostering an engineering culture of excellence.

In this role you will:

  • Lead a team front and back-end developers, including a team of offshore engineers
  • Work alongside the CTO on architectural and tech-stack decisions and project planning
  • Manage CI/CD and ensuring work is deployed correctly
  • Assess quality (code review) of third-party providers' deliveries (outsourced components)
  • Ensure 99.9% availability of our production environments
  • Improve processes and keeping up to date with technologies


All applicants must have

  • At least 5 years hands-on experience with web development, as well as mobile app development in android native and react native
  • Experience building and growing an engineering team
  • Implemented complex user interfaces and navigation flows
  • Experience with:
    • Cloud platform management in Azure
    • Git, Jira, Confluence
    • Continuous Integration Systems (e.g. Jenkins)
    • Microservices development in Kubernetes
  • Good HTML, JavaScript and CSS knowledge
  • Experience working in Agile environment as well as being able to lead scrums
  • Led projects from a technical perspective and mentored junior staff members
  • Our backend is in Elixir & Clojure

Please also share with us if you have

  • Specific experience of QMS for SaMD.
  • Experience working with / developing FHIR – HL7 integration solutions
  • Experience with ISO13485 / 27001

How we work

We empower everyone to take ownership and responsibility for the company and their role within it. We act ethically and think of helping patients and protecting their safety first.

Whatever your role is, to thrive at Doccla, a can-do and action oriented attitude is essential. As is being a clear and open communicator who is receptive to feedback.

Our team is remote first with offices in London and Stockholm. Most of the team lives in and around London and visits the office one to three times per week to enjoy in person meetings, free lunch with the team, and the general perks of a WeWork. The extent of remote vs office working will depend on your role, as some roles have the flexibility to be fully remote.

We have an employee equity pool that you can be part of so that as the company continues to grow you’ll have a share in its success.

Some of our employee benefits include

  • 25 days of annual leave and up to 8 bank holidays per year 🌴
  • Employee Share Options 📈
  • Onsite Team Lunches 🌱
  • Wellbeing budget, from a massage to healthy food deliveries 🧘
  • Private healthcare with Bupa 🩺
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Pet friendly office 🐶

What do you get for all your hard work?

  • A competitive compensation package (base + equity) with annual reviews.
  • Work at one of the most patient focussed and client centric healthtech startups, backed by top VC firms, General Catalyst & Speedinvest.
  • Growth. We want you to keep growing. That means trying new things, leading others, challenging the status quo and owning your impact. Always with our complete support.

Diversity at Doccla

We embrace diversity at Doccla. To build a product that is valued we need a team with all kinds of different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. That's why we're committed to hiring people from different backgrounds, race, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability.

We understand that applying for a new job takes a lot of work and we really value your time. We are really looking forward to reading your application!

Safer Recruitment

Doccla is committed to the principles of safer recruitment, ensuring that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults is central to our recruitment processes.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for all posts with access to children or vulnerable adults. Please note that it is an offence to apply, offer or accept to do any work with children (paid or unpaid) if disqualified from working with children.