Principal Engineer - Backend (all genders welcome)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote Spain - Barcelona

About DasLab
DasLab is a fast-growing healthcare start-up developing a digital infrastructure platform for medical diagnostics. The company was founded in 2020 by a collective of experienced healthcare professionals. Our vision is to provide universal access to home diagnostics and professional laboratory analysis, thereby improving the lives and health of patients.
As ​a Principal Backend Engineer, you will contribute primarily one of our product squads towards a shared objective. You will work closely within a cross-functional team with Product Management, Product Owner, Frontend and DevOps Engineering, as well as with Business Development and Client Success. You will get the opportunity to join a fast growing organisation working towards selling a meaningful product with a market fit in the tremendously growing digital healthcare space.
About the Role

As a Senior or a Principal in backend engineering, you will be responsible for overseeing and cultivating a great development environment: setting our developers up for success, generating an outstanding developer experience, and structuring systems and processes that enable a fast-growing of our technical capabilities whilst maintaining quality and performance.

You will apply your extensive experience to help bring the backend of our next-gen diagnostic platform to market. You will work closely with our Head of Engineering, and other lead engineers, engineering and product teams to ensure that the next evolution of our platform is capable of supporting a wider range of diagnostic tests, sample methods, locations, and pathways in a secure, scalable, and resilient way.

Key technologies: Nest.js, typescript, DDD, agile, CD, CI

Key skills: teamwork, pattern recognition and creation, humble, structured, leadership, communication, patience

It would be a bonus if you had:

  • Bachelor’s or MS in an engineering field (or equivalent and demonstrable work experience)

  • Experience with AWS or Google cloud infrastructure, terraform (DevOps experience)

  • Experience working with an Event-Driven architecture

  • Experience with medical standards like FHIR, LOINC, SNOMED

  • Familiarity with common diagnostic information systems used in laboratories (LIS)

  • Experience working in a regulated environment (ISO or other)
About You

You are energised by creating complex platforms and wake up excited to help build a next-generation platform that will have a genuine impact in the world. You are a talented and ambitious engineer who will be instrumental in growing and developing a stack that will enable our next growth phase. You want to join a team of passionate people, with a shared goal of delivering ambitious milestones internationally, rooted in making a positive impact on people's lives.

We are looking for someone with strong backend development experience who has spent several years in a senior role, leading teams and working with senior leaders. Bonus if you have been the first or second person at a growing, mid-size organisation. We realise no one person is likely to embody all of the characteristics, but we expect many of them to align with your current abilities, and we expect that you are eager to grow and develop your capabilities across these areas.

To be successful, we expect you are:

Mission-motivated. You are excited to be a part of something meaningful that is bigger than the organisation and maximises the impact of financial contributions to improve global health and human wellbeing. You desire to work with other genuinely kind, mission-driven people.

An experienced professional. You have successfully built complex backend programs in a staff-driven organisation with extremely high expectations. You deeply understand the nuts and bolts of designing highly effective products and platforms of the highest quality and efficiency.

A critical thinker and excellent communicator. You are thoughtful and analytical, utilising qualitative and quantitative information, testing assumptions, and balancing business and moral imperatives. Not much escapes your attention, including the fine print. You communicate proactively and productively in both oral and written exchanges and convince others to pursue actions via clear, informed, and actionable advice.

Collaborative. You have the ability to partner with all levels of the organisation and work through others to drive impact and achieve results. People are eager to work with you and you can lead or consult as the situation demands. You share feedback with and seek feedback from others constructively.

Responsible for your results. You strive for excellence in yourself and the people around you. You keep an eye on the fundamental goal of a project and use your judgement and discretion to prioritise your work effectively. We don’t expect perfection, but when you make mistakes, you embrace them as a means to spark improvement and growth.

Industrious, creative, and good humoured. You are resilient and adaptable. You enjoy and are adept at implementing bespoke and scalable solutions to critical challenges—find a way or make a way—and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. You bring a positive attitude to the table.

Why us?
With massive growth potential, DasLab allows you to quickly develop and succeed in a highly motivating startup environment with ambitious challenges in cross-functional teams.

Our open, modern office spaces in Munich & Berlin are known for loads of fun with amazing colleagues and frequent team events. Of course you can also work remotely if you wish.
About us
DasLab provides digital infrastructure for medical diagnostics. Founded in 2020 by a collective of highly experienced healthcare experts, our vision is to improve health outcomes by allowing universal access to at-home and professionally sampled diagnostics.
DasLab empowers digital, hybrid and virtual healthcare providers as well as payers such as health insurance to easily deploy and manage affordable and reliable remote lab testing solutions. Our core product is an interoperability infrastructure that automates and simplifies every step of the diagnostic testing experience — all from a mobile device or tablet. The result: No more paper - lots more growth.
By unifying leading healthcare experts with a lean tech team we turn the world of lab testing upside down. Currently we are operating in Germany & Spain, with plans to scale fast within Europe and beyond. As a fast growing, international company we encourage you to come on board and make an actual impact. 
Accept the challenge & embrace our mission: To improve health outcomes for all by enabling simple and, universal, access to medical diagnostics.
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