Engineering Lead

Helium Health is accelerating Africa’s transition to a technology and data-driven healthcare sector. We provide a suite of solutions that serve as the digital infrastructure for all healthcare stakeholders in Africa: providers, payers, patients & governments.

We’re looking for a manager to help build and scale our engineering team. You’ll be responsible for helping to hire and develop engineers. You’ll interface with product teams and operations teams at Helium Health. You will play a huge role in developing and executing the roadmap for Helium Health’s product expansion.


  • Work across Helium Health’s engineering teams to build scalable products that support our vision, from code architecture to end-user quality
  • Partner with product and design leaders to define both the long-term vision and strategy for the team and prioritize day-to-day operations
  • Work autonomously on critical, strategic problems on the roadmap and drive execution of effective solutions
  • Enable the engineering team to achieve high levels of productivity and performance
  • Engage in code reviews to ensure team members are contributing code that meets the short and long-term goals
  • Recruit. teach, mentor, coach and be a role model to other engineers and engineering managers. Develop and support engineers in their personal growth and career progression, creating a collaborative, inclusive and supportive team culture
  • Contribute to developing organizational programs that help shape our engineering culture and evolve our ways of working


  • You have a strong software engineering background with a minimum of 7 - 10 years software development experience
  • Strong Experience as a backend engineer or full stack engineer.
  • Demonstrated experience working with any of our technology stack - Elixir, NodeJS, React, AngularJS, Vue, AWS, Android, IOS
  • Experience working in an environment with heavy reliance on automated testing, CI and feature flags for periodic product release
  • Demonstrated experience and results in a similar team leadership role
  • Strong technical background with experience building, shipping and maintaining web and mobile applications and services
  • You can contribute to technology strategy and decisions and understand technical trade-offs and risks, and help prioritize work against product and business needs
  • You have a strong track record leading teams, building and fostering collaborative cultures that deliver complex, high-quality products
  • Ability to thrive in a high-growth environment requiring a high degree of autonomy and responsibility
  • Excellent communication skills, and can create alignment with product, growth, marketing, and customer support in a startup environment where changes are frequent.
  • You have excellent communication, coaching, mentoring, and teaching skills.
  • You have experience recruiting and promoting emerging talent
Helium Health is on a mission to accelerate Africa's transition to a technology and data driven healthcare sector. We are advancing universal health coverage by providing a suite of full-service solutions for all healthcare stakeholders in emerging markets. WE ARE BUILDING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO STRENGTHEN AFRICA'S HEALTH SYSTEMS – FROM OUTPATIENT CLINICS AND TEACHING HOSPITALS, TO GOVERNMENTS AND DONOR AGENCIES Since 2016, Helium Health has taken hospitals, clinics and other health facilities digital almost instantly using our flagship Electronic Medical Records/Hospital Management Information System (EMR/HMIS) product. Now, our intuitive and versatile suite of technologies is enabling Providers utilize telemedicine and receive additional financing, Payers validate beneficiaries and process claims quicker, Patients take control of their care, and other Partners receive unprecedented epidemiological insights and real-world evidence, all resulting in significantly better quality of care. Today, Helium Health is the #1 healthcare technology provider in West Africa, facilitating hundreds of thousands of encounters each month across the region. And we are just getting started. We are inspired by a vision of a connected healthcare ecosystem across Africa that simplifies health access, making it easy for patients to get the care they need when they need it. We are dedicated to empowering all healthcare stakeholders with the actionable data and tools with which they can make informed decisions and transform global health. We are on a mission to make world-class healthcare a reality for the 6 billion people in emerging markets, and we're determined to deliver this future.