Head of Engineering

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Head of Engineering

Job description

We are a Berlin-based early-stage startup backed by leading investors and scientists on a mission to improve the lives of the 400 million people around the world who suffer from genetic diseases. The platform we have developed uses artificial intelligence and synthetic biology to decipher how changes in the DNA of humans lead to disease. Through this platform, we enable genetic testing labs to provide clear and fast diagnoses to more patients.


For this, we've gathered one of the best teams of experts in genetic data, machine learning, and business development. Our people aren't just part of a team, they're part of something bigger. As a community of creative thinkers and doers, we're paving the way for a new generation of genetic healthcare. Our people are what make us great. So, finding the best people is everything to us.

 Your role

We are growing rapidly, have publicly launched our product and recently completed our first CE certification. We are looking for an experienced and talented Engineering Lead, to help us scale our engineering organization and accelerate Nostos' progress towards our vision. You will lead by example, invest in the development of our existing team, and help attract and retain top talent for Nostos. The candidate should have experience in detail (hands-on coding), but also at a strategic level. Expecting massive growth over the coming 24 months, this position offers great development opportunities, potentially into a C-level role.


You will work closely with our Machine Learning and Data Science teams to ensure a strong technology edge and highly innovative development of our product.


We foster a flexible work environment and encourage applications from candidates that are either based in Berlin or would work remotely with a willingness to travel to Berlin occasionally.

Job requirements


  • Prioritizing the various projects so that our implementation plan is aligned with our business strategy

  • Hands-on developer experience

  • Monitoring progress of the team, adjusting plans as required to ensure we achieve our deadlines

  • Ensuring that we build software that meets the requirements outlined in our specifications

  • Build and maintain a long-term vision and technical roadmap - as well as work under timelines to keep key initiatives on schedule

  • Optimize recruiting, hiring, and onboarding to keep pace with company growth

  • Inspire and lead your team as a strong people leader - apply your leadership strengths to drive outcomes

  • Suggesting and implementing improvements to our development process and tech stack

  • Advocate for operational excellence (such as unit testing, establishing SLAs, programming for resiliency and scalability)

  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English

  • Highly motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary and collaborative environment

  • Willingness to learn and openness to feedback


  • Good grasp of basic machine learning concepts
  • Start-up experience


What we value in our team

Our team reflects the interdisciplinary collaboration required to solve this big challenge – ranging from software and data science to genetics and healthcare. We are a proudly diverse, international group of creative problem-solvers and humble learners that care about having a positive impact on society and are also aware of the trust placed in us. This is why we value transparency and kindness, taking ownership and we encourage your personal growth:


  • Develop your personal skills and knowledge with resources like books and courses to learn continuously

  • Dynamic and flexible work environment that you can design (incl. remote work options)

  • Participate in our success with equity options

  • Possibility to grow with the company and influence our direction

  • Regular social activities: participate only if you feel like it

  • Additionally, we offer good coffee, a selection of healthy snacks and company-subsidized public transport in our Berlin office


We see diversity as a core feature of our team and we encourage you to apply especially if you are from an underrepresented group.