Director, Engineering (Barcelona)



Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Perks of joining the A-team:

Work-life Balance

  • 25 vacation days
  • Flexible start and end of working day
  • Flexible in-office work commitment
  • Sabbatical opportunity after five years of employment


  • Daily in-office lunch stipend and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Comprehensive private health coverage w/ out-of-network reimbursement options
  • Relocation to Barcelona supported with external provider services

Learning & Development

  • Commitment to professional development opportunities
  • Employee-led initiatives including annual company-wide innovation day & DEI resource groups
  • Peer & company recognition programs
  • Monthly educational lunch & learns

Why join our tech team?

  • You’ll collaborate with other engineering leaders on all matters that impact the Engineering team, including resourcing and building technology/product vision.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to grow your teams, coach and mentor colleagues, and impact/lead/support key technical initiatives.
  • The Engineering team works on a technical stack that includes both cloud and on-premise deployments, big-data ingestion and analytics, distributed systems, and algorithmic complexity.


As a science-driven healthcare analytics company with a rapidly growing customer base, we are seeking two Engineering Directors in Barcelona. As an Engineering Director, you will plan, organize, and direct our software engineering teams, using a clear, hands-on approach to meet company objectives for product development and continued improvement of the data analytics platform. Your leadership will drive structure and growth for our Engineering CoE and improve Engineering processes and best practices. Your role will also involve significant influence over the company’s architectural direction and the technology roadmap.

You will also partner cross-functionally with our product and science teams to drive technology advancements contributing to increased scalability, reliability, and availability for Aetion’s platform.


  • Hire and lead a motivated team of engineers with different skills such as backend or SRE/devops and guide them into an agile, continuous delivery, cloud-native mindset, providing coaching, training, and professional development.
  • Coordinate with Engineering & Product leadership, including the SVP of Engineering and CTO on developing long-range plans for the Engineering group, including resource capacity planning and talent management.
  • Provide effective management and leadership to software development teams and senior/principal engineers including career development, mentoring, and performance management.


Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • 8+ years of hands-on software engineering experience with a significant focus on big data or complex analytical products.
  • 2+ years of experience managing engineering teams.
  • Proven experience in Java, Python, Java, or Scala.
  • Experience designing and tuning technical architecture.
  • Depending on the role function, demonstrated experience building and scaling:
    • Big data ingestion platforms as well as cloud infrastructures & tooling, or
    • High-performance application platform services and backend software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Agile methodologies.
  • Ability to influence and motivate others to achieve results.
  • Experience within the healthcare technology or digital health industries.
  • Ability to identify complex problems and develop or influence solutions.

*We understand not everyone will meet all the above qualifications on day one. As a team of lifelong learners, we encourage you to apply if you are passionate about the role and want to grow your skills. We are excited to meet people who are committed to improving healthcare and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways.