Head of Engineering

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Position: Head of Engineering

Reporting to Director of Engineering

Contract type: Full Time, Permanent, flexible remote 


An exciting opportunity to join one of Europe's fastest growing health tech startups as a Head of Engineering. Cera’s vision is to empower people to live their best lives, in their own home, through the use of technology, professional care and support. Joining Cera, you are contributing to making this vision a reality. The work you do promotes the dignity, respect, independence and choice of our service users, enabling you to make a real difference. We are changing the way people receive care by empowering our professional carers with insight and improved decision making. We believe technology can enable carers to do what they do best, care. 

We are looking for an experienced and highly technical head of engineering to fill a key role in our engineering team.  As part of this role you will have the autonomy to define, develop a team and solutions that push the boundaries of technology in the healthcare space. 

You will leverage the latest technologies overcoming a variety of data and engineering challenges to allow our carers to administer care that is vitally important. This role is an excellent opportunity for a candidate seeking the opportunity to drive themselves with their own enthusiasm in a startup environment and make a difference. 

Role and responsibilities

  • As the head of engineering you will have responsibility for over 40 engineers, offering them architectural and design guidance in all engineering matters as well as their own personal growth.
  • Help mature the engineering communities of practice
  • Help define and shape the technical strategy and roadmap.
  • Collaborate with product and delivery managers to help execute on the product road map and ensure successful delivery of our product without compromising on quality.
  • Remain hands on and empower the team to advance and accomplish an ambitious technical roadmap.
  • Working as part of the engineering leadership team, the role will involve guiding and working with the delivery teams to create the solutions that match the business ambitions.   Ensuring that Cera is at the forefront of the latest technologies.
  • Working closely with business stakeholders at all levels to ensure that the solution identified is fully understood and aligned to the business needs.
  • Plan and reach our target architecture of microservices, using the latest patterns and practices.
  • You will be  contributing to the company's development process and best practices. You will also have  line management responsibility, coach and mentor the team to help with their  growth and development.

Skills and Experience 

The successful candidate will have experience building and leading engineering teams, both in house and external. You should be able to facilitate technical discussions and work directly with teams to deliver the best outcomes.

Key Skills 

● Recruiting, leading and motivating the development teams, including line management

● Experience in leading and maintaining relationships in a diverse, globally distributed team

● Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS, GCP and Azure

● Experience with Microservices and Event driven architecture

  • Serverless technologies such as AWS Lambda, Strong .Net Core & C#
  • Development best practices including SOLID Principles and Design Patterns
  • To be a self-starter, bringing your own creativity, enthusiasm and real world problem-solving to a highly motivated team #
  •  Stakeholder management
  • Strong communications and presentation skills, with the ability to share knowledge and educate others within the business.
  • Represent the engineering team across the business

What can we offer you:

  • Access to learning and conference budget
  • You will have the autonomy to make the role your own
  • The support with learning new technologies and feel free to bring new tools to the table
  • Access to learning and conference attendance budget
  • You will have the autonomy to make the role your own
  • The support with learning new technologies and freedom to bring new tools to the table
  • Career development in an ambitious company - we’ll grow with you
  • The full technology working from home set-up 
  • Flexible and remote working
  • Competitive salary & discretionary bonus
  • 25 days paid annual leave, UK bank holidays & your birthday off
  • Recognition Awards 
  • Group Pension Scheme 


Life at Cera 

We’re committed to creating an inclusive workforce. We believe in a world where you have the freedom to explore and express yourself without judgement, no matter who you are or where you’re from. Where you value yourself and feel proud of who you are. Where individuality is a source of confidence because difference makes the world a better place. 

Our team is made up of academics, innovators, start-up accelerators and care experts, all connected by a vision to build a better future for care through the combination of best-in-class carers, empowered by technology. 

You have the opportunity to join a purpose-driven company at the tipping point of transformation. You’ll play a key part in the evolution of Cera and make a real impact, now and in the future.

This is an opportunity for an experienced engineer to build meaningful technology that helps a growing ageing population live healthier lives in their own homes.


Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

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