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VP of Data

SWORD Health

SWORD Health

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024
Each year, 2 billion people across the world are limited by physical pain. By helping people live without pain, they are free to do the things they love most with the people they love—and never miss a moment. This is what we do. We create and design new technologies to solve one of the biggest problems in healthcare: taking care of our Physical Health. Sword Health is the world’s fastest growing digital musculoskeletal (MSK) care provider on a bold mission to free two billion people from acute, chronic, and post-surgical physical pain. Our customers include some of the most progressive Fortune 100 and 500 companies, as well as over +1400 other established businesses across the world.
The Sword program allows members to complete a personalized physical therapy program from the comfort of home, with continued support and supervision from one of our talented Sword specialists. Sword’s personalized care is more effective than traditional standards of care, and has proven to deliver best-in-class clinical results. Since breaking into the market less than three years ago, Sword has worked with insurers, health systems, and employers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia to make high quality musculoskeletal care accessible to everyone.
This is an opportunity to join Sword during a time of hyper growth and expansion. After our recent $2bn valuation, we’re excited to continue accelerating our impact by scaling with high caliber people with passion, commitment and energy to create and deliver technologies, services and products that drive human progress forward.
We welcome you to join our mission, to make a difference on a grand scale and play a pivotal role with a global team at Sword– working alongside great people pioneering novel products and cutting edge technologies.
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.