(Junior) Data project manager

Job description

Promaton is on a mission to provide fast, more accessible and higher quality dental healthcare to patients all across the globe. We are a startup growing rapidly and have a very strong β€˜people first’ culture. We are passionate about technical innovation in healthcare, we value autonomy and implement best practices from top tech product companies. See our company page to learn more about what we do.


Data is an essential part of the AI products we build, and we need to continuously increase our algorithm output by optimizing (the quantity and quality of) the input data. You will work with product management, researchers and engineers to help solve product quality improvements from the data side and lead new data annotation projects. Also you will bear responsibility for the data annotation itself and related processes. This means you set up new processes and continuously improve existing ones.


You will manage multiple data projects within the company. We train AI algorithms by showing lots of examples and by taking the algorithm's erroneous outputs as new learnings. You will be managing the entire data lifecycle, from data requirements, data sourcing, quality management, up to establishing long-term plans. All making sure we have large amounts of high quality data that enable and increase product performance. Together with our patented AI algorithms, this is the most important aspect of our business.

What you will be doing


  1. Project management of current and new data annotation projects

    1. Planning and resource management

    2. Cost management: plan and manage costs for data life cycle (data sourcing, data annotation, quality assurance)

    3. Reporting

  2. Process management and improvement
    1. Structuring data annotation in Promaton: e.g. setting up, implementing and improving processes for setting requirements, data annotation, and data quality management. Extend focus from operations (the baseline) to other dimensions in general (data/annotation quality, innovation)

    2. Driving continuous improvement: we want to get much more efficient, which includes changes in the tools and platform. You will collaborate with the platform to make those changes.

  3. Stakeholder management

    1. Direct interaction with and being part of our product teams, working closely with machine learning researchers/engineers and product managers

    2. Direct interaction with the platform team, working closely with product manager and technical lead on annotation solutions and processes

    3. Management of our group of data annotators

      1. Manage our internal and external data annotation teams (OKR progress, their happiness, planning)

      2. Managing of input, output, problems and relationship of outsourcing companies

    4. Direct interactions with external partners for all data related items (commercial partners, research partners, clinical experts, etc.)

  4. Day-to-day data operational tasks:

    1. Sourcing of data

    2. Assessment of progress, problems and risks

    3. Deployment & tracking of assignments

    4. Measure and determining of the quality of annotations

    5. Reviews & extensions of manuals

Some of the main challenges you will be working on in the first 3-6 months:

  1. Improve the quality control on the annotations

  2. Identify the upcoming data needs in the product teams

  3. Work with the platform team (product manager & data engineers) to help define the needs and requirements for our data annotation platform

The perks of working at Promaton:

  • 🏑 Excellent work/life balance
  • πŸ’° Excellent employment terms
  • 🏝 Freedom to work from anywhere you like (and any time you like).
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬ Dedicated time for hackathons and research, to explore new ideas of your own.
  • πŸŽ“ Real training budget for books and conferences or anything else you need to grow
  • πŸš€ Work with the latest technology
  • πŸ’ͺ Loads of responsibility and autonomy and a chance to make a real impact
  • πŸ– Awesome yearly company retreat, and quarterly team events
  • ⛺️ 25 days of annual leave
  • πŸ’» Top-notch gear
  • πŸ›¬ For all international engineers: Promaton is recognized as a visa sponsor by the Dutch government
  • πŸ„β€β™‚οΈ Promaton is funded for many years to come, meaning you can have the impact you only get at a startup, but with the job security of an established company

Job requirements

  • 1-3 years experience in project mgt in a technical environment

  • Strong proactive and getting-things-done mentality.

  • A strong mentality to improve and optimize the current process

  • Analytical mindset

  • People management skills: you know how to motivate your team and can help team members with problems

  • Hands on attitude (i.e. taking on the full responsibility of the role, including operational work)

  • Strong in English writing and speaking

  • Strong organizational skills and eye for detail

Bonus points

  • Previous experience in the medical domain

  • Previous experience with data annotation for computer vision or NLP

  • AI/ML affinity