VP of Engineering - Machine Learning for Healthcare

Location: Cambridge, MA

Department: Product Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Company Summary

Imagine if we could match patients with the treatments that prove the most effective for them . . .
GNS Healthcare applies causal machine learning and simulation technology to predict which treatments
and care management programs will work for which patients, improving individual patient outcomes and the health of populations, while reducing the total cost of care.

Headquartered in the biotechnology and health IT center of Cambridge, MA, our technology is based on its MeasureBase™ data integration architecture and patented REFS™ (Reverse Engineering and Forward Simulation) causal inference and simulation AI engine. Health plans, bio-pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, foundations, academic medical centers, and self-insured employers use GNS’ cloud-based solutions to solve pressing and costly problems including those surrounding metabolic syndrome, medication adherence, end-of-life care, preterm birth, personalized care pathways in oncology, auto-immune diseases, and diabetes, new drug target discovery, patient stratification in clinical trials, and more. GNS solutions focus on reducing adverse events, slowing disease progression, and improving therapeutic effectiveness through precision matching that maximizes impact on individual patient health outcomes while reducing wasteful spending and downstream medical costs.

Position Summary

The VP of Engineering is expected to position the company’s SaaS solutions as a leader in the healthcare industry. The individual in this integral role is responsible for the Company’s technology platform roadmap and development of software for our products and solutions by leading the software development team and assuring consistent and high-quality SaaS delivery of the company’s machine-learning based products. Overall, the VP of Engineering will define the Company’s systems architecture in support of the business strategy to include architecting scalable, supportable, maintainable, robust, and high-performing solutions. Maintaining knowledge of state-of-the-art machine learning technology, emerging technologies, and software designed with and for data scientists is critical to success in this role.


  • Further develop/evolve state-of-the-art, robust, scalable, and flexible platforms to ensure GNS Healthcare maintains a long-term competitive advantage.
  • In collaboration with product management and our data scientists in R&D, develop our cutting-edge platforms roadmap.
  • Assure that GNS’s technology solutions, support, and services align with the company’s short and long-term goals and create unsurpassed value for clients.
  • Create a seamless solution delivery operation including software development, analytics, machine learning and SaaS operations.
  • Manage and enhance GNS’s agile processes for rapid development and fast R&D to-market results.
  • Manage timely execution of development projects, including solution architecture recommendations, prioritization, integration of the analytic and development functions, establishing scopes and timelines, resource allocation, and measuring the quality of deliverables.
  • Lead by example through participation and involvement in, and oversight of, development and SaaS operations.
  • Recruit and retain a world-class team of software engineers.
  • Act as the escalation point for development, release, and support of GNS platforms.



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, applied math; advanced degree preferred in bioinformatics or related discipline
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience; 3+ years of senior leadership experience, preferable working with technologies leveraging machine learning
  • Experience developing and commercializing solutions/products used by and for scientific and technical teams within client organizations is required
  • Enterprise architecture mindset and experience
  • Experience with analytics, particularly in machine learning environments
  • Knowledge and practical experience of product development life cycle and Agile development methodology
  • Experience in healthcare industry, a plus
  • Hands-on experience with SaaS operations, web applications and AWS
  • Proven experience in software planning, organization, and development
  • Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis to day-to-day management
  • Programming experience with C, C++, C#, R, Scala, Java, Python
  • Ability to align key stakeholders toward a common goal, drive results, and facilitate change
  • Experience negotiating with vendors; ability to manage external relationships with contracting firms
  • Superior problem-solving, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience managing, coaching, developing, and inspiring direct reports


Company Culture

Our philosophy at GNS is simple:  we cannot transform healthcare with anything less than an all-star team. We are seeking smart, driven people who are experts in their field, have a track record of success and a passion for creating change. We believe that strong teams supercharge the performance of individuals, create a fun and dynamic workplace and great results for our clients and the people they serve.

We are passionate about our work and believe in the ability of our technology to change the world. Our core values of integrity, collaboration, value, diversity, and game-changing guide our behaviors with each other and our clients.

GNS offers competitive salaries, stock options, unlimited vacation, health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, 401(k), generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, professional development, subsidized parking and gym membership, tasty food, volunteering opportunities, social gatherings, and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity

GNS Healthcare provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GNS Healthcare complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Please, no recruiters at this time.


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