Starling

AI enabling digital urine diagnostics in the home

VP of AI/ML

$135 - $150 / 1.00% - 3.50%
Location
Houston, TX
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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Alex Arevalos
Alex Arevalos
Founder

About the role

At Starling we're bringing the future of a proactive and predictive home-based healthcare system to patients today.

In our vision, we will identify and predict chronic health exacerbations of patients earlier at home so we can activate preventive care measures in a non-emergent setting vastly improving outcomes and costs for the whole system.

Our team of serial entrepreneurs, engineers, and clinicians are building the next generation of medical products at the intersection of hardware, software, and artificial intelligence. We develop these next generation products to improve the lives of chronic care patients by passively monitoring changes in their urine over time with our AI and care team infrastructure.

In the US, 80% of healthcare spend occurs in 20% of patients. We aim to drastically reduce this cost through modern software, hardware, and preventative care services. Our core device, the UrinDx, combines continuous urinary diagnostics and machine-learning trained on identifying health exacerbations to allow patients to track changes in their health over time at home by monitoring changes in their urine over time. All without having to change anything about their daily bathroom routine. Its core connected software product is a platform to help doctors monitor the health of their patients through tracking changes in key compositional changes in the urine of such patients, so that physicians and patients can stay aligned without direct interaction.

To date, we've raised from top tier investors such as Y Combinator, Innospark Ventures, Rebel Fund, and some of the largest strategics in the space.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are seeking a Head of AI that will be a catalyst to our current team as we continue our growth trajectory to revolutionize the lives of the patients we aim to serve.

What You'll Do:

· Lead all AI/ML activities including development, deployment, and maintenance of complex ML models in a production environment

· Contribute to hands on training, testing, and validation of AI models as well as on going software development requirements of the company

· Lead all data science activities and collaborate with clinicians to transform unmet needs into actionable insights

· Collaborate with hardware, software, regulatory, and quality teams for an integrated product development approach

· Develop regulatory strategy with respect to FDA guidance of AI/ML product development

· Recruit, train, and inspire your team as we continue to grow into the future

· Collaborate with the Starling leadership team on defining and executing the company growth strategy

What You'll Have:

· 6+ years of progressive and diverse experience in the development of AI-based in vitro diagnostic (IVD) or medical device products

· Proficiency in several data science programming languages and tools (Python, C++, R, Java, MATLAB, SQL, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, etc.)

· Strong background in machine and statistical learning techniques for sequential data (classification, dimensionality reduction, deep RNNs, LSTM)

· Commercial experience in the architecture, development, and deployment of cloud infrastructure for production AI/ML inference (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.)

· Experience in container management systems (Amazon ECS, Docker, Kubernetes)

· Demonstrated experience in a lead role of AI/ML product development through the total product life cycle

· Extensive knowledge of FDA guidance and AI/ML development under “Good Machine Learning Practice” (GMLP), i.e., best practices for data management, feature extraction, training, interpretability, evaluation, and documentation

· Experienced in providing statistical support for clinical trials for FDA regulatory submissions

· Extensive experience partnering and communicating with executives and departmental leads: Marketing / Product, Quality, Regulatory, Finance / BD, HR, Operations, Manufacturing. Including founders & BODs.

Why You’ll Like Working with Starling:

· Execution focused, driven team on a mission to improve the world while not taking things too seriously along the way

· Timing: You'll have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a rocket ship taking off while still early enough in the process to have a significant effect on guiding our trajectory and the rewards that come with it

· Technology Focus: Work on exciting next generation technology at the intersection of consumer hardware, software, and artificial intelligence

· Strong Backing: Recently finished up our seed raise in the industry with backing by some the largest names in the space including YC, Rebel Fund, and others

· Mission Driven: We are changing the way healthcare is provided, bringing it directly to the people who need it with technology-enabled solutions

Why you should join Starling

At Starling we're bringing the future of a proactive and predictive home based healthcare system to patients today.

In our vision, we will identify and predict chronic health exacerbations of patients earlier at home so we can activate preventive care measures in an non-emergent setting vastly improving outcomes and costs for the whole system.

Our team of serial entrepreneurs, engineers, and clinicians are building the next generation of medical products at the intersection of hardware, software, and artificial intelligence. We develop these next generation products to improve the lives of chronic care patients by passively monitoring changes in their urine over time with our AI and care team infrastructure.

Starling
Founded:2019
Team Size:5
Location:Houston, TX
Founders
Alex Arevalos
Alex Arevalos
Founder
Drew Hendricks
Drew Hendricks
Founder
Hannah McKenney
Hannah McKenney
Founder