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Test Engineer / QA Engineer

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 it is 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. All such work and metrics are published in high impact peer reviewed journals accessible through https://www.pangaeadata.ai/insights/

Pangaea is based in San Francisco, London and Hong Kong 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 leading Deep Tech and Life science funds and serial entrepreneurs who founded several UK and US headquartered unicorns. Pangaea has access to more than 500 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 test engineers who can understand our product’s capabilities and end user requirements so as to test the product in extreme scenarios and corner conditions. Knowledge in NLP and AI will help understanding the product better and in turn write better test cases and other documents.

Key technical responsibilities and expectations will include:

  • Knowledge of best practices and software testing standards, defect management & reporting, testing concepts and test management tools.
  • Performing all aspects of testing including writing test planning documentation, test cases, executing testing tasks, analyzing test results and documenting defects.
  • Developing test plans and test strategies based on high-level requirements or use cases.
  • Strong understanding of quality practices and ability to apply proven QA techniques including requirement traceability, boundary value analysis and application stability/usability.


Personal traits:

  • A strong intuition for what makes products a joy to use.
  • Empathy for how different end 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.
  • Strong people skills and the ability to engage all levels of our and the end user’s organization (especially the front line).
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing, in English.
  • A strong software engineering background with machine learning expertise to test the product in the extreme conditions. ​

Technical Skills:

  • With university qualification (Bachelors or Masters or Doctorate) who have completed at least three years of university study in Computer Science, Medical Informatics or related.
  • Experience (classroom/work) in testing, QA and deployment.
  • Knowledge of relevant tools.
  • Experience on general programming languages: Python, C++ and Java
  • Experience with working in Linux.

Nice to Have

  • Relevant work experience, including internships, full time industry     experience or as a researcher in a lab.
  • A strong software engineering background and knowledge of Machine Learning especially Natural Language Processing are preferable.
  • Experience in working on cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform).
  • Experience in testing and deploying commercial software or open-source libraries.

Perks and Benefits

  • Remote and flexible working.
  • Highly competitive salary depending on experience.
  • Package of attractive benefits including stock options and discretionary bonus.
  • You will join a dedicated highly renowned team offering you the opportunity to grow and develop your professional skills and profile.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn about building a rapidly growing business from experienced professionals and serial entrepreneurs.


The interview process will include three rounds. The first round will be a coding (software programming) interview which aims to evaluate your skills of coding and algorithm design. You will be asked to solve 2-3 algorithm problems online within limited time independently. The second and third rounds will be interviews with our senior management which will focus on your technical and personal skills, during which you would be expected to answer questions regarding your CV.

Application Contact Information

This position will be highly visible to senior management within our company and at our customer organisations.

Your application should be in English and include a cover letter highlighting your experiences with Biopharmaceutical companies and Healthcare organisations along with your CV.

Please send your latest resume along with a cover letter to careers@pangaeadata.ai.

General Information

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.