Health Moonshot – Engineering
At Alpha, we make it our business to bring together the very best minds in the world in order to do something truly unique. This means shaping the future - this means effecting change on the world - and it’s something we’re utterly determined to make happen.
Moonshots are the big ideas that keep the wonderful people at Alpha constantly interrogating what we think we know, as well as pushing the boundaries allowing us to find out even more.
One of these Moonshots we are pushing the boundaries is within the domain of Health
We know that health means more than healthcare
At Alpha, we take health very seriously. Too often, health is described in terms of either illness or absence of illness, but it’s far more than this. We believe in a positive definition of health that encompasses everyday happiness and satisfaction with life, and we recognise that such a positive definition of health is actually very personal. For some of us, it’s perhaps as simple as a glorious day at the beach with your family or friends, or proving to yourself that you can run that 10k, or quitting smoking. For others, it could be finding the best path to finally working through our anxieties and worries.
At Alpha, we believe that advances in neuroscience, mobile computing, and machine learning will now mean we can think the unthinkable and help people to take control of their own behaviour, optimise their life, and limit the effects of unhealthy behaviour on their bodies.
That’s why we’re helping people take more conscious control of their everyday actions
breakthrough solutions to meet these challenges head-on. To support our work, we are partnering with the best academics, developers and professionals around the world.
So, let’s start making a difference. See below how you can get involved with the Alpha Health mission today.
Along with data scientists, designers, engineers and strategists among others you will work to create engineering standards and bring quality to the new services and have a direct impact on the success of the product. People in our team are from diverse backgrounds as Finland, Holland, US, Ireland, Serbia, UK, Greece, Spain and Venezuela and we normally talk in English (or Spanish).
Educated to degree level and/or equivalent professional experience
Certified Scrum Master/Scrum Practitioner or Certified Agile Coach
Essential Knowledge & Experience
Strong capability to establish Agile best practice in software engineering teams
Experience with varied software engineering practices, from start-up to corporate
Experience working with high performing engineering teams
Proficient teacher and advocate of all things Agile
Actively keeps up to date with Agile processes and tools
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience of facilitation, conflict resolution, coaching and mentoring
Facilitates sprint planning, retrospectives, demo’s etc
Ensures cross-team coordination (Product, Research, Management and Engineering)
Supports team members to perform at their best and facilitate removing impediment
Identify and maintains relevant metrics that help the team monitor performance
Ensure working practices are continually improved
Acts as a Project Manager, where necessary, to implement business change initiatives both within and outside of Engineering
Provides strategic Agile support to the wider Management Team
Liaise with Legal and Compliance to mitigate any risks with changes/developments