Head of Engineering



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Software Engineering
Stockholm, Sweden
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

Head of Engineering - Vitala

About Vitala

Vitala is an award-winning, family-founded company that is productizing 50+ years of research to deliver a digital health platform that allows healthcare providers to prescribe, monitor, and manage exercise as medicine to patients with chronic health conditions.

We are on a mission to improve patient outcomes, optimize treatment processes, and drive advancements in preventative care for a billion patients worldwide. Headquartered in Stockholm, our hard-working team of 12 individuals, supported by top European investors, is already collaborating with world-leading institutions and top international healthcare providers. Together, we have made a significant impact, having successfully helped thousands of patients with chronic health conditions boost their health through prescribed, diagnosis-specific physical activity.

About the role

As we continue to rapidly grow, we are seeking a technical visionary and experienced Head of Engineering to join our leadership team and lead our technological initiatives.

You will work closely with our co-founder and CPO Jesper Aasa and lead our small but high-performing tech team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation and excellence.

Responsibilities include

  1. Collaborating with the leadership team, product owner, and other key stakeholders to align technology initiatives with business goals.
  2. Leading the engineering team and fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence.
  3. Managing the entire product development lifecycle while implementing and maintaining best engineering practices.
  4. Working alongside our dedicated Data Protection Officer to ensure Vitala’s compliance with GDPR, HIPAA, and other regulatory requirements concerning cybersecurity and data protection.


As we are a fast-growing startup with our eyes set on becoming Sweden’s next Spotify, Klarna, IKEA, or ABBA within the global healthcare system, we are looking for the right team member that is solution-driven, a prime DOER, highly motivated, loves tackling complex problems, and a team player!

You must have broad experience within software engineering, have a high learning velocity and will challenge yourself to grow in a fast-growing organization. You must have experience leading a team of developers, and know how to strike the right balance between high-level thinking and getting your hands dirty in the details of day-to-day tasks and responsibilities. You also have an in-depth understanding of CI/CD pipelines, DevOps, system architecture and platform thinking, with a heightened focus on scalable and modular solutions to ensure the performance of Vitala’s digital platform for millions of users. Writing good, clean code is a necessity.

In order to be a good fit for our team, you need to be high-energy, competitive, trustworthy, take pride in your work, love coding, not afraid to fail, believe in teamwork, and have a passion to disrupt a whole industry to improve the lives of patients worldwide.

Technologies we use

Backend: Java, Spring Boot, MySQL, MongoDB, Docker, AWS, REST API

Web: React, Typescript, Next.js, React-query, Css-in-js, Next-intl, Formik, Recharts

App: React-Native, Typescript, Redux-Toolkit, React-Native Paper, React-Hook-Form, Victory-Native, i18-Next, Firebase

Contact us

If you believe this is you, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at petter@vitala.health.

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