CTO for Healthcare Hardware Venture (m/f/x)

Job description

Next Big Thing is a company builder focused on the machine economy. Backed by €13m of investment, we are building a series of fast growth ventures that will transform the way the world works for decades to come. Our multi-disciplinary team of engineers, designers, startup entrepreneurs and industry specialists support founders with deep expertise and clear vision to build their next big thing.

Healthcare is a huge, important, global market, that is transforming rapidly and we are building a venture that focuses on how healthcare systems can make better use of data, such as electronic health records, to create value-based decisions and outcomes. We believe this opportunity could support a multibillion € health tech business, built around a unique piece of hardware, designed in-house at NBT. 

Therefore, we are looking for an experienced and driven CTO/ Full Stack Engineer (f/m/x) for a hardware startup operating in healthcare.

Key to this journey will be

  • Refining the product market fit, by pulling together early adopting customers as design partner
  • Managing the hardware and software development in a compliant and rigorous way, whilst delivering a delightful user experience
  • Recruiting and leading a team of industry experts and technology talent, to refine and scale the model
  • Work with the NBT board to manage the business effectively, raising further venture capital along the journey and returning value longer term


  • +5 years as a full-stack engineer, working within the healthcare environment in a related tech stack (see below)

  • Experience of developing, deploying and managing compliant healthcare software based on HIPAA, GDPR and other relevant consent and infosec regulation

  • Experience integrating with existing healthcare systems e.g. EHRs and standards e.g. HL7 FIHR SnoMed

  • Demonstrable clarity of vision and strategic execution in fast changing environments

  • Experience in building and leading and developing high performance teams

  • An entrepreneurial approach, with drive and humility

  • Fluency in English (other major European languages a bonus)

Tech Stack

  • Backend: Python 3, Django 2, DRF, Postgres, AWS (IoT Core, Lambda, RDS)

  • Frontend: ES6, Reactjs and related technologies

  • DevOps: CI/CD and container technologies

  • Monitoring: Elastic Cloud, Sentry

  • Gateway: Golang, BalenaOS, BLE, MQTT

What to expect working with us

  • Join an agile, cross-functional, dedicated team
  • Work within a flat hierarchy among international team members from 20+ countries

  • Autonomy and the freedom to define and drive the strategic direction of the venture

  • Have the support of a 60-person strong team, focused on developing a pipeline of market transforming ventures

  • Have the opportunity to de-risk your startup journey, from the beginning and profit from your investment on the way

  • A supportive, entrepreneurial environment, with a culture of supporting founders in the good and hard time