VP of Data

Technology – Infrastructure & Data /
Full Time /
Sword Health is on a mission to free two billion people from pain as the world’s first and only end-to-end platform to predict, prevent and treat pain. 

Delivering a 62% reduction in pain and a 60% reduction in surgery intent, at Sword, we are using technology to save millions for our 2,500+ enterprise clients across three continents. Today, we hold the majority of industry patents, win 70% of competitive evaluations, and have raised more than $300 million from top venture firms like Founders Fund, General Catalyst, and Khosla Ventures. 

Recognized as a Forbes Best Startup Employer in 2023, this award highlights our focus on being a destination for the best and brightest  talent. Not only have we experienced unprecedented growth since our market debut in 2020,  but we’ve also created a remarkable mission and value-driven environment that is loved by our growing team. With a recent valuation of $2 billion, we are in a phase of hyper growth and expansion, and we’re looking for individuals with passion, commitment, and energy to help us scale our impact. 

Joining Sword Health means committing to a set of core values, chief amongst them to “do it for the patients” every day, and to always “deliver more than expected” on behalf of our members and clients.

This is an opportunity for you to make a significant difference on a massive scale as you work alongside 800+ (and growing!) talented colleagues, spanning two continents. Your charge? To help us build a pain-free world, powered by technology, enhanced by people — accessible to all.

As the Vice President of Data, you will lead our organization's data strategy, overseeing the Data Analytics, Data Engineering, and Data Science teams. You will be responsible for setting the vision and direction for how data is utilized across the company, ensuring that data-driven decisions enhance our business operations and product development.

To do what:

    • Strategic Leadership:
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive data strategy that aligns with the organization's overall objectives.
    • Drive the culture of data-driven decision-making throughout the organization.
    • Stay abreast of industry trends and advancements in data technology to maintain a competitive edge.

    • Team Management:
    • Oversee the Data Analytics, Engineering, and Science teams, ensuring effective collaboration and integration of efforts.
    • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within the data teams.
    • Mentor and develop team leaders and members, setting performance goals and evaluating outcomes.

    • Data Governance and Compliance:
    • Establish robust data governance frameworks to ensure data accuracy, security, and compliance with relevant regulations.
    • Develop policies and procedures for effective data management and utilization.
    • Work closely with legal and compliance teams to address any data-related legal and ethical concerns.

    • Analytics and Insights:
    • Drive the development of analytical tools and models to provide actionable insights that support business decisions.
    • Ensure the delivery of high-quality data analysis that meets the needs of various stakeholders.
    • Promote a data-informed approach in product development and marketing strategies.

    • Technology and Innovation:
    • Lead the evaluation and adoption of cutting-edge data technologies and methodologies.
    • Collaborate with IT and other departments to integrate data systems and tools effectively.
    • Oversee the development of scalable data infrastructure that supports the organization's growth.

    • Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders about data initiatives and insights.
    • Partner with other departments to identify and meet their data needs.
    • Represent the data teams in executive meetings and contribute to overall business strategy discussions.

Our ideal candidate has:

    • Proven experience in a senior data management role, preferably in a similar industry.
    • Expertise in data analytics, engineering, and science principles and practices.
    • Strong leadership and team-building skills.
    • Excellent communication and stakeholder management abilities.
    • A track record of implementing successful data strategies.
    • Advanced degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.

To ensure you feel good solving a big Human problem, we offer:

    • A stimulating, fast-paced environment with lots of room for creativity;
    • A bright future at a promising high-tech startup company;
    • Career development and growth, with a competitive salary;
    • The opportunity to work with a talented team and to add real value to an innovative solution with the potential to change the future of healthcare;
    • A stimulating environment with room for creativity;
    • A flexible environment where you can control your hours (remotely) with unlimited vacation;
    • Access to our health and well-being program (digital therapist sessions);
    • Remote or Hybrid work policy;
    • We have offices in Porto and Lisbon, so if you want to have face-to-face contact you can always work from there.
US Sword Benefits & Perks: *Eligibility: Full-time employees regularly working 25+ hours per week
Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance*
Equity Shares*
Discretionary PTO Plan*
Parental leave*
Flexible working hours
Remote-first Company
Internet Stipend for remote working
Paid Company Holidays
Free Digital Therapist for you and your family
*Eligibility: Full-time employees regularly working 25+ hours per week

Portugal - Sword Benefits:
Health, dental and vision Insurance
Meal Allowance
Equity Shares

Portugal - Sword Perks:
Remote Work Allowance
Flexible working hours
Work from home
Unlimited Vacation
Snacks and Beverages
English Class
Unlimited access to Coursera Learning Platform

*US Applicants Only: Applicants must have a legal right to work in the United States, and immigration or work visa sponsorship will not be provided.*

SWORD Health, which includes SWORD Health, Inc. and Sword Health Professionals (consisting of Sword Health Care Providers, P.A., SWORD Health Care Providers of NJ, P.C., SWORD Health Care Physical Therapy Providers of CA, P.C.*) complies with applicable Federal and State civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Color, Citizenship, Gender, Gender expression, Gender identity, Gender information, Marital status, Medical condition, National origin, Physical or mental disability, Pregnancy, Race, Religion, Caste, Sexual orientation, and Veteran status.