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VP of Engineering

VP of Engineering

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Role Overview

The opportunity

At Accolade we are building a tech enabled service that fundamentally changes how consumers experience healthcare. We are building a complete state of the art technology solution including a scalable data tier, API enabled mircoservices and applications that fully leverage the power of the cloud.


We are looking a senior technical leader who will report to our CTO, lead the SW development teams, has passion and expertise in cloud based enterprise and consumer applications, will be part of the senior management team and influence engineering innovation and product direction.


We are at an early stage in the creation of our solutions and if this person is you, you will be part of a team that will set technology direction and deliver innovative solutions to solve one of the most pressing problems in healthcare.

A Day in the Life

What the day to day of the role looks like:

  • Lead and Manage a team of SW engineers in multiple locations
  • Ready to roll up your sleeves and work with in the trenches with developers working on design and architecture
  • Develop and implement efficient processes to set, track and continuously improve organization productivity and quality
  • Partner closely with product management on delivery of technology solutions.
  • Work with senior leadership across Product and Technology to help set technology and product direction and strategy

What you bring to the table:

  • You have 15+ years of experience in delivering products, 10+ years in managing and leading product teams, designing, architecting, building teams and delivering solutions.
  • Strong knowledge/experience in data base, cloud systems and enterprise architecture and design.
  • You are familiar with our tech stack (JavaScript (React/Redux/Node), Java, Python, AWS), or equivalent
  • You are responsible for large-scale, business critical, cross company systems.
  • You focus on strategic thinking, defining long-term, high-level plans that span multiple years and affect many groups, including those outside your department.  You consistently demonstrate broad thinking and a company-wide perspective.
  • You are an experienced leader and drive the people agenda for your organization; you deliver results through others and effectively lead and develop your people through coaching and mentoring.
  • You own succession planning for your own role and direct reports.  You are accountable for identifying and developing successors for critical roles in your organization.
  • You continually challenge existing standards of excellence and propose new standards.
  • You create an environment that fosters innovation while maintaining focus on departmental goals. You create a culture of continuous, systematic improvement within your organization.
  • BS or MS degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent

Values we admire:

We find joy and purpose in serving others.

  • Making a difference is what we do. We do the right thing for the right reasons – and we do it well, even when it’s hard.
  • You operate from a perspective of truly caring about our employees, clients, and customers and creating value for them.

We are strong individually and together, we’re powerful.

  • We believe in each other, in honesty, and in having fun. You won’t find egos or office walls here because we aren’t defined by titles – but by actions, behaviors and results.

We roll up our sleeves and get stuff done.

We’re boldly and relentlessly reinventing healthcare.

  • We are a company changing the world, one person at a time.
  • Super high expectations? Bring it on? Our curiosity drives us.

You understand our desire to be the best place to work and that trust is the foundation of that.

Who we Are

Where it all began

Accolade is an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans, health systems and consumers. Our team of compassionate, exceptional professionals is supported by breakthrough science and technologies to guide people through the healthcare system in a deeply personalized manner. By taking the time to get to know each person, understand the context of their healthcare decisions, build trust and influence decisions, we deliver industry-leading engagement levels, satisfaction scores unseen in healthcare, better health outcomes, and cost savings of more than 10 percent.


Accolade has been recognized as one of the nation’s 25 most promising companies by Forbes magazine, the fastest-growing private healthcare company by Inc. 500 and a Top Workplace in Philadelphia for five consecutive years. For more information, visit


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