Product Engineer

Number of vacancies: 1

Preference for Location: London, UK

About Pangaea Data Limited

Pangaea Data Limited provides a machine learning based software product to its customers from the biopharmaceutical and healthcare industry for faster identification of patient cohorts based on phenotypes (clinical characteristics and symptoms) from electronic health records (EHRs) and unstructured doctors’ notes. This is critical for detecting patients at risk of diseases, finding genes linked to a phenotype in the context of drug or biomarker discovery, recruiting patients for clinical trials, conducting real world evidence (RWE) studies and matching the right patients with the right drugs. The company's product has demonstrated that its able to find the right patient cohorts at 50x speed and 30% higher accuracy when compared to alternative methodologies such as rule based natural language processing (NLP), keyword extraction and manual means.

The company is headquartered in London and was founded by serial entrepreneurs who have raised more than £130 million through their work and is advised by leading experts from industry, Imperial College London and Stanford University. Pangaea's investors include a UK based Deep Tech fund and renowned angels who founded several UK and US headquartered unicorns. Pangaea has access to 90 million patient electronic health records through its partnerships with hospitals and other such providers from the US, UK, Europe, South America and Asia Pacific.

Role Description and Responsibilities

Pangaea is looking for a technical expert to join its founding team to lead and define the company’s product engineering department.​

This is a broad role, which will shape as the business grows, but in the short term it will involve leading the technical development of the software product. ​

Key technical responsibilities will include:

  • Take the lead in product and feature design, representing the needs of the user and other stakeholders.

  • Identify suitable candidates to build the engineering team.

  • To adopt an approach which maximises the value to the user, while minimising technical complexity.

  • Prioritise tickets in bi-weekly sprint planning sessions to make sure we are regularly delivering small improvements, rather than only focusing on big feature releases.

  • Monitor the impact of new features and releases, to determine if they achieved the goals set out for them at the start.

  • Develop User Experience (UX) strategies for regular monitoring and collecting user feedback.

  • Formulate hypotheses regarding the UX of the product which we can answer with user feedback and testing. ​

​This role will also involve working closely with internal teams (sales and marketing, support, business) to:

  • Understand the users they engage with and the problems, pain points and requests they are seeing.

  • Clearly communicate our roadmap and product changes in advance of their launch.

  • Run early rounds of internal feedback gathering, before we launch to users.

  • Understand how our internal tooling can be improved for internal users.

  • Understand the high level company vision and goals, and make sure these are reflected in ongoing product development.

As a product engineer, you would have been involved in leadership, product decisions and coordination between teams that went into the above process.​

Mandatory Requirements

Personal traits:

  • A strong intuition for what makes products a joy to use.

  • Empathy for how different users will need different things out of a product at different stages, and how to effectively serve these different needs in one product.

  • Strong communication and mediation skills.

  • A strong software engineering background with machine learning expertise to understand how the user facing product will tie into backend and architectural decisions. ​

​Technical skills:

  • Have a minimum of 2–3 years of relevant experience.

  • Ambitious new graduates are welcome to apply.

  • Technical degree is desirable.

  • Applied technical knowledge is preferable.

Perks and Benefits

  • Remote and flexible working.

  • Salary depending on experience.

  • You would join a small, dedicated and growing team.

  • You will have the opportunity to learn about building a startup business from experienced professionals and serial entrepreneurs.

  • We are currently supported by serial entrepreneurs and angel investors. You will have the opportunity to experience an investment life cycle for a startup and meet leading venture capitalists.

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. ​

Application Contact Information

Please send your latest resume along with a cover letter to

General Information

Pangaea Data’s headquarters is in London (UK) with teams in San Francisco (US) and Hong Kong. For more information please visit

Pangaea Data is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.