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Senior Software Developer

Innovative and ambitious start-up company within personal health technology seeks equally innovative Senior Software Developer.

MONSENSO is a passionate team dedicated to designing innovative personal health technology that helps people, care providers and societies overcome the burden of men-tal illness.

We are looking for an ambitious Senior Software Developer, who will be working with developing the Monsenso solution. As a software developer you will be a part of for the whole lifecycle of the development of a part of the solution – from requirement specification with clinicians and patients to final quality assurance and deployment – and you will be a part of a small team of software developers.

We are looking for a mature person with an academic background in software engineering with extensive technical experience as a software developer, engineer or architect. You should have experience with applying agile software development processes as well as quality assurance methodology and technology. You should be a crystal clear and proactive communicator.

Key responsibilities

As senior software developer, you will be a part the technical implementation of all our solutions, which includes work within areas of:

  • Software architecture and design
  • Security
  • Front- and backend development
  • Mobile development
  • Data collection, pre-processing, analysis, and prediction
  • Quality assurance
  • Documentation and compliance

We work with a wide range of languages, frameworks and technologies, including HTML, CSS, C#, Typescript, Java, Objective-C, Swift, Angular, Ionic, nodejs, NoSQL, etc. You will be a part of a team of 5 people, and therefore must be comfortable in both a management / planning role and a hands-on execution-focused role. We are agile in our development process, and use scrum-based methods.

Desired Skills and Expertise

We expect the successful candidate to:

  • Hold a BA or MSc within computer science or software engineering
  • Have extensive programming experience including solution design and quality assurance
  • Be able to grasp complex issues and find the best solution
  • Experience with software architecture and design of large software distributed / internet-based systems
  • Have a structured and professional approach, and can stay organized – even under pressure
  • Have knowledge and experience of agile development
  • Have knowledge and experience in QA technologies and methodologies
  • A strategic overview of challenges and constraints as well as emerging technologies and opportunities in IT architecture and infrastructure
  • Be either native Danish or English speaker

Moreover, as a person we are looing for:

  • An independently-working team player with a positive attitude and humor, who takes a constructive approach to tasks and partners, both internally and externally
  • A team player, who can function in a small team of software developers
  • A proactive and structured person who plan ahead
  • A robust and confident person who can handle a lot on the plate

We offer

We offer a fantastic opportunity to join a young growth company, where you truly have the ability to make an impact and help shape the future in an exciting field. Very exciting IT position where you never know what the day will bring! Variability and responsibility is quite essential working conditions. Personal health technology and mHealth are booming markets worldwide, and you will be at the center of this technology revolution. Mental health is as a major burden for society needing new solutions and ways of supporting treatment, and you will contribute to reducing this burden for the benefit of society and the people affected.

You should expect an informal, fast-paced environment with tremendous opportunities for personal development for the right people.

If you have any questions, please contact CPO Mads Frost at frost@monsenso.com or +45 4074 2473

About MONSENSO

MONSENSO is an experienced team with a proven track record of designing innovative personal health technology for mental health. We believe in mutual collaboration be-tween patients, care providers and relatives and aim at empowering and inspiring them to engage in reaching a better mental health.

MONSENSO was founded in 2013 based on extensive technological and clinical research in use of wireless and mobile technology for mental health. With strong dedication to user-centered innovation, the MONSENSO solution was designed to be easy to use for both patients and clinicians, while at the same time utilizing advances sensor technology for behavioral data sampling and analysis.

To submit your application, send it to jobs@monsenso.com.

Note:  Only candidates with a valid EU passport or EU residence will be considered for this job

Student Programmer

We’re looking for a student programmer to help us design and develop the next generation of personal health technologies for mentally ill patients.

MONSENSO is a passionate team dedicated to designing innovative personal health technology that helps people, care providers and societies overcome the burden of mental illness.

Role and responsibility

As a student programmer you will be involved in many aspects of developing our solution, depending on your skills and interests. Examples of these could be;

  • Frontend web development
  • Mobile development
  • Software architecture and design
  • Data collection, pre-processing, analysis, and prediction
  • System architecture and security
  • Quality assurance

We work with a wide range of languages, frameworks and technologies, including HTML, CSS, C#, Typescript, Java, Objective-C, NancyFx, Angular, Ionic, nodejs, NoSQL, etc., however the main area of work will be in the frontend of our different clients.

Experience and requirements

This job will be an opportunity for you to get practical experience with modern mobile/web technologies. We don’t expect you to be fluent in any of the above-mentioned technologies, but you should be experienced in CSS, HTML and Typescript. Furthermore, we expect that you have some experience in software analysis, design, and programming and should be strong in least one program-ming language.

We offer

You get the opportunity to work with some the most innovative entrepreneurs within the development of advanced personal health technology at the forefront of the technology. You will work in our office located at Langelinie in the heart of Copenhagen.

The organization is flat as a pancake and the tone is informal. Working hours will be adjusted to fit your studies and is generally 15 hours per week. This will prefer-ably be achieved by having two working day at the office, if it fits your study activities.

Contact Mads Frost, Chief Product Officer, on telephone +45 4074 2473 or email frost@monsenso.com, if you want more information regarding the position. Send your application and CV to job@monsenso.com with ’Frontend / UX Student Programmer’ in the subject line. Please include links, screen dumps or similar, showing of things you have created and are proud of.

About MONSENSO

MONSENSO was founded in 2013 based on extensive technological and clinical research into the use of wireless and mobile technology for treat-ment of affective disorders. With strong dedication to user-centered in-novation, the MONSENSO solution has been designed to be easy to use for both patients and clinicians, while at the same time utilizing advances sensor technology for behavioral data sampling and analysis.

Our mission is to empower and inspire the patient to improve his or her mental health. Based on continued research and development, we de-sign innovative solutions that fit seamlessly into the life and treatment of patients and improve their mental health.

The people behind MONSENSO all have a substantial track record within startups in the information technology and pharmaceutical business segments, including transactions with major international companies.

To submit your application, send it to jobs@monsenso.com.

Note:  Only candidates with a valid EU passport or EU residence will be considered for this job

Frontend / UX Student Programmer

We’re looking for a student programmer to help us design and develop the next generation of personal health technologies for mentally ill patients.

MONSENSO is a passionate team dedicated to designing innovative personal health technology that helps people, care providers and societies overcome the burden of mental illness.

Role and responsibility

As a student programmer you will be involved in developing the app and web clients of the solution and will work closely with the product owner on the de-sign and user experience. Examples of these could be;

  • Frontend web development
  • Mobile development
  • User-centered design
  • User Experience
  • Quality assurance

We work with a wide range of languages, frameworks and technologies, including HTML, CSS, C#, Typescript, Java, Objective-C, NancyFx, Angular, Ionic, nodejs, NoSQL, etc., however the main area of work will be in the frontend of our different clients.

Experience and requirements

This job will be an opportunity for you to get practical experience with modern mobile/web technologies – both from a design and implementation point of view. We expect you to be creative, and have design skills, both in terms of defin-ing the solution and requirements, as well as to how to implement it. We don’t expect you to be fluent in any of the above-mentioned technologies, but we pre-fer experienced in CSS, HTML and Typescript. Furthermore, we prefer knowledge in the Adobe suite for design purposes.

We offer

You get the opportunity to work with some the most innovative entrepreneurs within the development of advanced personal health technology at the forefront of the technology. You will work in our office located at Langelinie in the heart of Copenhagen.

The organization is flat as a pancake and the tone is informal. Working hours will be adjusted to fit your studies and is generally 15 hours per week. This will prefer-ably be achieved by having two working day at the office, if it fits your study activities.

Contact Mads Frost, Chief Product Officer, on telephone +45 4074 2473 or email frost@monsenso.com, if you want more information regarding the position. Send your application and CV to job@monsenso.com with ’Frontend / UX Student Programmer’ in the subject line. Please include links, screen dumps or similar, showing of things you have created and are proud of.

About MONSENSO

MONSENSO was founded in 2013 based on extensive technological and clinical research into the use of wireless and mobile technology for treat-ment of affective disorders. With strong dedication to user-centered in-novation, the MONSENSO solution has been designed to be easy to use for both patients and clinicians, while at the same time utilizing advances sensor technology for behavioral data sampling and analysis.

Our mission is to empower and inspire the patient to improve his or her mental health. Based on continued research and development, we de-sign innovative solutions that fit seamlessly into the life and treatment of patients and improve their mental health.

The people behind MONSENSO all have a substantial track record within startups in the information technology and pharmaceutical business segments, including transactions with major international companies.

To submit your application, send it to jobs@monsenso.com.

Note:  Only candidates with a valid EU passport or EU residence will be considered for this job

Big Data in Treating Mental Disorders

Big Data in Treating Mental Disorders

Big data is transforming the treatment of mental disorders and the overall life science industry. Monsenso’s mHealth solution shows how technology provides new ways to inform treatment and achieve scalability. This is a guest blog written by Mads Frost is the PhD, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Monsenso

The challenge with mental health today

According to numerous analyses and forecasts conducted by several international organizations and authorities, mental health today is one of the biggest challenges for society and health budgets. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted that mental disorders will be the greatest health burden for society in the coming years. This emphasizes the need for solutions to remedy this. Presently, technology is the best bet.

An example of the utilisation of technology to help overcome the burden of mental health for society is Monsenso. Monsenso is an innovation leader in mHealth solutions for the treatment of mental disorders. Monsenso helps support the treatment of mental disorders by inspiring and strengthening cooperation between patients and therapists.

Based on continuous research with leading experts in psychiatry, pervasive healthcare and data science, Monsenso has designed an innovative solution that fits into each patient’s life and helps them to better manage their disease as well as increasing the quality and effectiveness of treatment. It has been developed in a user-centred design approach, with patients, clinicians and relatives, to ensure that the solution is easy to apply and fits into the patient’s life and treatment.

The mental x-ray

Through daily self-assessment, clinical questionnaires, and collection of behavioural data from both sensors in modern Smartphone, wearables, and even voice analyses of patients’ voices, Monsenso provides the patient and the therapist with a detailed insight into the user’s mental health state. Through the application of advanced data analysis, indicators such as behavioural patterns, contexts and even forecasting future conditions and risk levels can be demonstrated – all with the purpose of gaining better insight into the patient’s mental health and providing an improved basis for treatment.

Generally, many organizations are fighting to realize mHealth’s full potential. According to a study where clinicians have been asked: “What is your most pressing information technology problem”, the answer that received the highest percentage of responses was, “turning data into action.” [1]

Psychiatry has previously used paper schemes to collect information from patients. However, but current technology provides access to a wide range of information that has not previously been available. This technology can be called the mental x-ray, in that using this technology can be used to see and monitor mental functioning with x-ray like precision and detail. This allows for early interventions and to help patients when they are in need. An example of this at work is the Monsenso based research into using voice analysis as an objective state marker for bipolar disorder . [2]

Paradigm shift in treatment: How do we achieve scalability?

To achieve the benefits of technology, it is necessary to adapt the clinical workflows. Psychiatry has a very traditional form of treatment where the patient meets the therapist and receives face-to-face treatment. The future brings more patients and fewer therapists – how do we scale this?

One possible solution is to optimising treatment is to use monitoring systems. These systems can rapidly identify which patients are in need of help, and which ones are well. In this way, clinicians’ time can be focused on patients who are in need.  Likewise, the systems can be more treatment-supporting, taking over the trivial and automatable tasks of the clinician, allowing them to spend their time on those with the greatest needs – the complex cases that technology cannot help. The last perspective – a paradigm shift in treatment – is to go from a reactive to a proactive approach. The proactive approach comes from gathering more detailed information, to lead to more informed decisions and earlier interventions. More information can help immediately notify both patients and clinicians when things start to go in the wrong direction, and need help to prevent potential hospitalisations. And the patients, who are well, can focus on life and not illness. However, it is important to keep in mind that it is not a trivial task to realise this.

How should we realise the potential of ‘Big Data’

On an overall level, there are a number of points that companies that are active in data-driven health technology should think about to thrive in complex health environments:

  • Find applications and services that bring tangible value to identifiable stakeholders – it must provide meaning and value to end users
  • Think on a global scale
  • Focus on solutions, not technology
  • Identify potential partners to create greater impact and find new value

Most of all, those who come from the outside into the healthcare domain must avoid the trap of seeing technology as something different from healthcare. Its greatest value will be how it integrates with healthcare systems and allows clinicians to provide better care for patients.

In some cases, technology will appear illusory: Personal contact between patient and therapist will always have a place in treatment, but data driven approaches can revolutionise the basis on which treatment is given.

Where are we going?

There are many possibilities that presents itself when exploring data driven approaches. I have  particularly emphasised ‘Context Aware Computing’ as one of the perspectives that are important to pursue. The goal is to use the context of the patients to provide the right intervention, to the right patient, at the right time, at the right place. This is not a trivial task, but extremely important for solutions like Monsenso to really help patients. The present systems are still relatively unintelligent in terms of achieving this, based on the amount of data available. It is difficult to know the context of what the collected data in the system is based on – what experiences and thoughts the patients have.

[1]  Top 5 industry challenges of 2016 By Aubrey Westgate, November 30, 2015  http://managedhealthcareexecutive.modernmedicine.com/managed-healthcare-executive/news/top-5-industry-challenges-2016?page=0,0

[2]  VOICE ANALYSIS AS AN OBJECTIVE STATE MARKER IN BIPOLAR DISORDER. M Faurholt-Jepsen, J Busk, M Frost, M Vinberg, EM Christensen, O Winther, JE Bardram, and LV Kessing. Translational Psychiatry, 2016. (ISSN: 2158-3188) (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ tp.2016.123), vol: 6, issue: 7, 2016

Mads Frost will be speaking about Big Data & Life Science in Copenhagen on December 7th, Product Market Fit for Health Startups.  Entrance is free. Click on the link to register and attend.