Tech Lead

Tech Lead

About us

Owkin is an AI biotechnology company that uses AI to find the right treatment for every patient. We combine the best of human and artificial intelligence to answer the research questions shared by biopharma and academic researchers. By closing the translational gap between complex biology and new treatments, we bring new diagnostics and drugs to patients sooner.

Owkin has raised over $300 million and became a unicorn through investments from leading biopharma companies (Sanofi and BMS) and venture funds (Fidelity, GV and BPI, among others).

Owkin is seeking the best and brightest to join our fast-growing and dynamic team.

About the role:

As a Tech Lead, you will have the opportunity to build a secure application for collaborative federated machine learning.  This product, called Connect, enhances the collaboration between data experts (e.g., medical expert, data engineer) and data scientists across multiple data centers. Connect makes it possible to train a machine learning model across multiple data centers storing highly sensitive data (federated learning). 
Connect is part of the data platform, which secures access to rich multi-modal data at scale to enable discovery and development of new treatments, internally and in collaboration with pharma partners. 

You’ll lead and collaborate with a team of software engineers to build this product, more precisely the core of it dedicated to the orchestration of machine learning computations. You will work in close collaboration with the product team and with other squads. You will coordinate and contribute to the technical design and implementation of the stack, principally developed in Python and Golang.


In particular, you will:

  • Be responsible for the technical coordination of your team of 4-6 software engineers,
  • Manage this group of software engineers (between 4 and 6),
  • Collaborate with your team and a product manager to design and implement new features in Connect as well as to maintain the existing code base,
  • Contribute to and improve our development tooling and processes.

Position is based in our Paris or Nantes offices or remotely.


About you

Required qualifications / experience:

  • A good level of experience as a software engineer
  • A good level of experience as a team lead
  • Strong experience with Python / Go
  • Strong Experience with docker and kubernetes
  • Ability to work in an international environment and communicate in English
  • Strong team spirit
  • Proficiency in English
  • Highly organized and meticulous about details.


What we offer

  • Competitive salary & excellent benefits package
  • Flexible work organization and access to remote work
  • Friendly and informal working environment
  • Opportunity to work with an international team with high technical and scientific backgrounds

Recruitment Process & Security

  • Please attach a CV.
  • Owkin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.
  • Owkin is a great place to work. Unfortunately, being a coveted workplace means we are vulnerable to recruitment phishing scams. We urge all job seekers and candidates to be wary of potential scams. Most of these have individuals posing as representatives of prominent companies, including Owkin, with the aim of obtaining personal, sensitive, or financial information from applicants. These scams prey upon an individual’s desire to obtain a job and can sometimes “feel” like a genuine recruitment process. Some red flags are identified below. Should you encounter a recruitment process that claims to be for Owkin but is not consistent with the below, please do not provide any personal or financial information:
  • Legitimate Owkin recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn. However, further 
  • communication is always through an official Owkin email address (from the domain), over the phone or though Recruitment platforms (WelcomeKit,,, Fifty Talent or Hiresweet);
  • Legitimate Owkin recruiters will not solicit personal data from candidates during the application phase including, but not limited to, date of birth, social security numbers, or bank account information;
  • Legitimate Owkin interviews may be conducted over the phone, in person, or via an approved enterprise videoconferencing service (such as Google Meets or Highfive). They will never occur via Signal, Telegram or Messenger
  • Legitimate Owkin offers of employment are based on merit and only extended once a candidate has interviewed with members of the hiring team. Offers will be extended both verbally and in written format. Owkin may request some personal information to initiate the hiring process, but this will be through protected means.


If you think that you have been a victim of fraud, 


Tech Lead



Paris - Nantes - Remote