Senior Expert Engineer - Frontend & Architecture (f/m/x)

Ada Health

Ada Health

Software Engineering, IT
Germany · Berlin, Germany · United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

About us

At Ada, we envision a world where everyone can access healthcare. In one of the biggest challenges facing the world, we pioneered a new form of artificial intelligence, combining medical knowledge with intelligent technology to empower millions of people to better understand their health. We’re proud to support medical doctors and work with leading health systems and global non-profit organizations. We’re a diversely skilled team representing 55 nationalities, and we’re proliferating to achieve our global ambitions for the future of health. This is just the beginning.

About the role

We are seeking a highly proficient and experienced Senior Expert Engineer to join our Architecture Services team. In this role, you will contribute to shaping and evolving the overall architecture of our solutions while providing expertise in frontend development.

Architecture at Ada is a collaborative responsibility which is shared between all the teams at Ada. Ada has a decentralised architecture approach. The responsibility does not belong to just one team of architects. Every engineer, team, and group is required to define and evolve the joint architecture together. For this, the architect services team provides leadership, mentorship, guidance, constraints, and tools to facilitate the joint process.

You will directly work with the leadership team of the group, giving guidance on the future development of Ada’s architecture. While not being a member of a module team, you have a hands-on mentality and you are always eager to code to support teams, prototyping, technology evaluation, and tools enabling the software development process.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies, collaborate with talented professionals, and drive architectural decisions that have a direct impact on improving healthcare outcomes globally.

What you'll do

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and evolve Ada Health's architecture in alignment with business objectives and technical requirements.
  • Lead architectural design discussions, provide technical guidance, and mentor team members to ensure consistency, scalability, and maintainability of the overall system and its components.
  • Take ownership of Ada’s frontend architecture and, together with engineering teams, develop technical designs for the frontend platform that will enable seamless integration of different Ada modules.
  • Take ownership of critical architectural components, drive architectural initiatives, and propose innovative solutions to address complex technical challenges.
  • Review and evaluate architectural proposals, architectural decision records (ADRs), and technical initiatives to ensure adherence to architectural principles, best practices, and regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with product managers, engineering leads, and stakeholders to prioritize architectural improvements, address technical debt, and support the implementation of cross-team product initiatives.
  • Conduct thorough risk assessments and mitigate potential technical risks related to frontend development, architecture, and deployment processes.
  • Champion engineering excellence, promote a collaborative engineering culture, and contribute to the continuous improvement of engineering practices, code quality, and system performance.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in software architecture, and advocate for their adoption where applicable.

What you'll bring

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in software engineering with a strong focus on architecture design and development, ideally at least three years in a similar leading engineering role.
  • Proven track record of designing and implementing scalable, resilient, and secure distributed systems in a production environment.
  • Proven track record of designing and building complex frontend architectures for web and mobile applications, including single-page applications (SPAs) and progressive web apps (PWAs).
  • Extensive expertise in modern frontend technologies such as JavaScript (ES6+), React.js, Vue.js, or Angular, and responsive design principles. Knowledge of our full tech stack (Kotlin, Spring Boot, JVM, MongoDB, Redis, Docker, Kubernetes, Node.js, Typescript) is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of frontend performance optimization, browser compatibility, and web accessibility standards (WCAG) to deliver fast, accessible, and inclusive user experiences.
  • Deep expertise in software architecture patterns, design principles, and best practices across multiple domains such as microservices, cloud computing, data processing, and API design.
  • Extensive experience with architectural tools and methodologies, including architecture decision records (ADRs), architectural reviews, and technical initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts effectively and influence decision-making at various levels of the organization.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams, foster collaboration, and drive consensus on architectural decisions.
  • Experience in the healthcare industry or another highly regulated environment is a plus.

What's awaiting you at Ada

  • Flexible working hours to maintain a healthy work/life balance
  • 28 days holiday, plus Bank holidays to unplug, rest and recharge for our UK employees (30 days plus public holidays in Germany)
  • Corporate health insurance and pension scheme (UK)
  • Support to set up your home office space, with the option for a co-working space subscription for our remote employees
  • Parental benefits (Plus Nursery benefits for the UK)
  • Employee Assistance Programs to help you look after your emotional wellbeing and deal with life’s challenges
  • Stay active and healthy with a discounted ClassPass membership (or Urban Sports Club membership for our employees in Germany)
  • Bike Leasing Scheme (Germany)
  • Online Academy for learning and development opportunities

At Ada, inclusivity isn't just a goal – it's our foundation.

As a proud equal opportunity employer, we embrace diversity in all its forms. We encourage applications from every corner of society, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy status, national origin, age, physical and mental abilities, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by law.

Join us in shaping a more inclusive tomorrow.


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