August 19, 2021

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The Netherlands

IT Area Lead Participant

Java -- AWS -- SQL -- Angular -- Android
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Do you want to contribute to getting millions of people all over the world access to healthcare? Do you want to work in a fast-paced, international environment where you can truly make a difference? Join our highly skilled team of 190 colleagues at CarePay and have impact from day one!

At CarePay we believe we can make a difference, to contribute to getting millions of people the access to healthcare. Where people can make the difference for other people, all over the world. And we are proud of that.

To accomplish our mission, CarePay is looking for an IT Area Lead Participant.

If you are interested, please apply here.

About CarePay

We are CarePay, a data-driven company operating in Kenya, Nigeria and The Netherlands. We have developed a mobile health benefit platform to fundamentally change the healthcare industry. The platform digitally connects people, health payers (e.g. insurers, governments) and healthcare providers to one platform. We believe that through mobile technology everyone can be connected to healthcare at very low marginal costs. Our platform enables people to access health insurance schemes and pay for healthcare efficiently and transparently via a user-friendly health wallet on their mobile phone. Using our digital platform leads to reduced costs, creates huge data value, and enhances transparency and accountability.

So far, we have enrolled over 5 million people and have connected more than 4,000 healthcare clinics and serve a growing number of insurers as our client base. Since the start, CarePay has gained international traction. In 2017, CarePay won the FT/IFC Transformational Business Award and in 2018 CarePay was recognized as Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. In 2019, CarePay won the Swiss Re Entrepreneurs for Resilience award. In 2020, CarePay was selected as one of the pioneering use cases of Europe’s GAIA-X cloud platform and has been listed together with Safaricom in Fortune’s Change the World top10, alongside companies like Zoom and Alibaba.

Main purpose of the job

As IT Area Lead you are responsible for the acceleration of the CarePay platform by implementing a new development platform. You will enable faster delivery and decision making of the technical teams. This implementation will lead to delivering continuous improvements on the platform and creating value by connecting 3rd party health services.


You will empower the technical teams and build new applications on top of the current technologies: Java, AWS, SQL, Angular and Android. In short, you will be responsible for making the current CarePay platform futureproof. As IT Area Lead you are experienced with development platforms and you are able to consider the alternative of in-house development.


To be successful in making the platform futureproof you need to make well-considered software decisions with regard to the entire platform. The IT Area Lead makes these decisions based upon priorities where Carepay should useand perhaps should not use lowcode (Mendix) based on the strategic proposition and value of Carepay. The platform connects participants, payers and healthcare providers to send, receive and pay healthcare funds to each other quickly and at a minimal cost. Improving the platform from an IT perspective ensures more participants, providers and payers can connect to the platform. This will contribute to better healthcare for all participants.


In this role, you are part of the management team supervising several squads. Leading the technical teams you develop and run a high-quality new development platform that meets the company, client and industry needs. You are involved in draft new technical solutions and oversee implementation. You initiate changes that make this vision a reality.


You will be working with a diverse and ambitious team of Technical Leads, Developers and Management team that prioritizes impact over cutting-edge methods. In this role, you will add value for the internal and external stakeholders. Finally, this role will make an impact by providing access to healthcare to millions of people all over the world.


What we are looking for


·      Proactive approach, high energy can-do mindset

·      Strategist, open to new ideas

·      Goal-oriented entrepreneurial mindset

·      Visionary leader

·      Team player, ability to work with people at all levels within and outside the company

·      Excellent stakeholdermanager.

Skills & capabilities

·      Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or related field;

·       Experience in Fintech, Insuretech or related financial services industry;

·       Knowledge of latest development platform technologies;

·      At least 8 years experience in a senior software development role;

·       Experience leading a team of high- performance technical leads;

·       Experience with integration tooling; event-driven and API- driven architectures

·      Knowledge of software development(Java), application design and architecture;

·      Strong people skills with proven ability to lead and guide development teams from a technical perspective;

·      Excellent analytical mindset and conceptual skills.



What we offer

·       Start-up culture with an international team

·       Lots of freedom to create your own role to achieve the results

·       Based in Amsterdam

·       Competitive salary and flexible hours


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