Director, Software Engineering


Boston, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/08/2021
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  • Company Address: 185 Dartmouth Street, Suite 502, Boston, MA, 02116


SOPHiA GENETICS combines deep expertise in life sciences and medical disciplines with mathematical capabilities in data computing. Our mission is to bring data analytics solutions to market, to support healthcare professionals by maximizing the power of Data-Driven Medicine. We achieve this mission through the global adoption of SOPHiA AI, which is built using techniques such as statistical inference, pattern recognition and machine learning. This enables SOPHiA to provide equal benefits to all users, unite experts in a gold standard health tech platform, and motivate expert knowledge sharing for a sustainable impact on future patients.

Job Description

Would you like to grow and to lead SOPHIA GENETICS web application development team? Join our growing team and use your exceptional technical and leadership skills to help us deliver on our mission of democratizing Data-Driven Medicine. Our products are used by thousands of healthcare institutions globally and provide leading world class capabilities for the analysis of genomic, clinical and imaging data.

To support our expansion in the US, we are looking for an inspiring leader to augment our Information Technology senior leadership team. The position is located at our office in Boston.


As a Director, you will report directly to the VP of Engineering and will lead our web development team -a growing group of experts on a mission to bring Sophia Genetics applications to a higher ground.

You will be responsible for the overall web application development life cycle, a set of applications used by thousands of healthcare institutions worldwide. To achieve this mission, you will work closely with customers, the product organization, and the rest of the senior technology team to meet our ambitious goals of bringing a better user experience, faster and more iterative release cycle into production software. In addition, you will oversee that the web development team adopts and improves modern software practices and becomes master in delivering applications that are suited for medical use.

You will define and execute the company web strategy, both in terms of technology and competence. To succeed, you will make sure the technological choices made to deliver better applications are in alignment with the platform evolution and meet our intent for rapid iteration and for better user experience. When it comes to competence, you will use your leadership skills to instill a strong customer first mindset in your team. You will nurture and grow our web competence and will consider, when required, to augment it with well targeted external competence intake; either for accelerating the development or for fueling your organization with missing competence.

As our most Senior IT Leader in the US, you will be a key local representative for the IT organization toward the rest of the Leadership teams. You will be the voice and face of the IT in the US. You will be the local IT role model, setting the standard and acting as an anchor for our growing organization. You will be a champion of SOPHIA tech culture in the US.


You are a passionate and experienced leader who has a proven track record of successful team organization, web technology strategy, delivery and operation in a fast pace, customer driven, environment. You are strategic. You can position your team as an operational excellence center. You understand the healthcare space and are passionate about delivering value to customers. You are an expert in modern web technology and engineering best practices. You are able to roll up your sleeves and prove your point via data driven facts and working software. You are able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization. You are a good manager who knows on how to lead and bring you team to the next level.

    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Biology, or a similar field, or equivalent professional experience
    10 years’ experience in web application software development, ideally in healthcare environment
    At least 5 years in a senior management/leadership role
    Demonstrated experience managing consultants in near shore, off shore environments
    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    Knowledge of software engineering best practices (Agile, Continuous Value Delivery, CI/CD, DevOps, NoOps, PaaS, IaaS, LEAN software, Service Oriented Architecture, cloud computing)


    A competitive compensation package
    A flexible and friendly working environment with a collaborative atmosphere
    Fantastic office locations in Switzerland, France, and USA
    An exciting company mission that brings together science and technology to directly impact the lives of patients with life threatening illness.
    A fast-growing company with plenty of opportunity for personal growth and development
    A hard technical challenge to solve with exciting modern technology - cloud computing, Big Data, DevOps, machine learning

Start: ASAP (or as agreed)

Contract type: permanent full-time

Application process

If you think you fit this position, please send a CV and a cover letter. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

After an initial screening process, candidates will be invited for remote interviews. Selected candidates will then be invited for in-person interviews.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.