Principal Backend Lead

Principal Backend Lead
Idoven, Spain

1 Year
0 - 0
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As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Mar 11, 2024
Last Date
Mar 16, 2024

Job Description

(Remote based in Spain)

About us

Idoven has developed the world’s first cardiology-as-a-service platform powered by artificial intelligence that augments both a cardiologist’s and non-cardiology expert clinician’s ability to identify, triage and diagnose patients at scale.

The company counts partners such as AstraZeneca, Abbott, and GE Healthcare, FIFPRO, Google, Santander and Real Madrid Foundation. Idoven is backed by top-tier investors and business angels including Insight Partners, Northzone and Wayra (Telefónica), Iker Casillas, Pau Gasol, the Accel Starters program, and EIT Health.

The company has been awarded with numerous distinctions for its AI technology in Europe and the US, including the prestigious European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator and Horizon 2020 (H2020) awards and the Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award from the US National Academy of Medicine. Idoven has also been selected by CB Insights as one of the top 50 companies in Digital Health for 2023.

Our Stack

Our tech stack is in constant evolution as we grow and face new challenges; We live in the Cloud, use Terraform as infrastructure as code, and we orchestrate with a Kubernetes cluster. We have a decoupled architecture, based on asynchronous APIs and services. We use high availability components that fit our regulatory requirements. On the backend side we code in Python and C, with FastAPI for the APIs. On the front end side we use Javascript and Typescript with React.

What you will do

Technical Leadership and Expertise:

  • Lead and participate in the development of scalable backend systems.
  • Stay abreast of and implement cutting-edge technologies and methodologies.
  • Provide hands-on mentorship and code reviews to develop team expertise.

Project Management:

  • Oversee end-to-end project management, from conception to deployment to
  • ensure the backend team applies and follows Idoven standards.
  • Implement lean and agile methodologies to optimize workflow.
  • Balance resource constraints without compromising project quality.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Actively collaborate with all departments to create a unified product vision.
  • Simplify technical jargon for stakeholders to facilitate decision-making.
  • Initiate and lead cross-functional teams for special projects.

Innovation and Problem-Solving:

  • Foster a culture of innovation, encouraging experimentation and risk-taking.
  • Rapid troubleshooting and resolving backend-related issues.
  • Spearheaded the development of custom solutions for unique challenges.

Industry Compliance and Standards:

  • Ensure backend processes adhere to industry and legal standards.
  • Regularly review and update security protocols and compliance measures.
  • Educate the team on the importance of compliance and security best practices.

Personal and Professional Growth

  • Pursue continuous learning in emerging tech and startup trends.
  • Develop and refine leadership skills, focusing on agility and adaptability.
  • Encourage and facilitate team members' professional growth and skill development.


  • You like tough challenges, both product and technical, and want to contribute your insights.
  • At least 5+ years experience in back-end development and proven experience building and optimizing APIs in microservices.
  • Ideally, you have worked previously (3 years+) with Python, FastAPI and automated testing; However, we also value other experiences as we know that good engineers learn new languages and frameworks quickly. Then show us what you are able to build. Our stack is Python based.
  • You care about the product you're building and the problem you're solving, not just the technology you're using.
  • You take pride in choosing the best technical solution to a problem with all constraints in mind, rather than chasing the latest shiny technology that isn't production-ready just because.
  • Knowledge in designing and developing new services, which scale with the highest level of security and performance.
  • You enjoy working in teams and appreciate modern development techniques such as code reviews, pair programming, high coverage testing, DevOps, and automating things.
  • Ideally, you have acted previously as Technical Leader and hands on expert
  • Project Management demonstrated skills and proven track record of min. 1 year
  • Previous experience in the role of the technical interviewer will help you select the best talent for the team
  • Interest in acting as a mentor to both junior and more senior development team members
  • Ability to create good relations internally and externally
  • Abili

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