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Lead Algorithms Engineer - Computer Vision

Remote position, Portugal only


Are you ready to join Sword Health on their mission to free two billion people from pain? As part of the Algorithms team, you'll be at the forefront of building the engine for their Digital Therapist, utilizing your expertise in Computer Vision to develop accurate, real-time Human Motion Tracking. With a focus on technical strategy and hands-on work, you'll lead and manage a team of Software Engineers, while also staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field. This is your chance to make a significant impact on a massive scale, all while working in a value-driven environment alongside a talented and growing team. Plus, with benefits like equity shares, flexible working hours, and a free Digital Therapist for you and your family, Sword Health has got you covered. Join them in building a pain-free world, powered by technology and enhanced by people.

Job Description

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.

Algorithms Team:

Our Algorithms team is a technically versatile Software Engineering team that thrives at solving complex and ambiguous problems, implementing real-time algorithms that process different types of data - they are the team that builds the engine of our Digital Therapist, the ones behind our motion tracking, either with motion sensors or computer vision.

To do what:

  • Lead and manage a team of 1-3 Software Engineers by assigning tasks, overseeing the team’s work, and ensuring the attainment of the set goals;
  • Lead the efforts to develop accurate, real-time Human Motion Tracking in mobile devices, playing an important role in defining technical strategy while also being hands-on;
  • Grow our Computer Vision function by defining and promoting best practices and sharing knowledge and experience;
  • Stay up-to-date with the state of the art and identify opportunities for technical improvements;
  • Own all activities related to the professional and personal development of the team and foster an environment for effective collaboration.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • 5+ years of experience in solving problems with Computer Vision;
  • End-to-end experience training Deep Learning models;
  • Previous experience in growing and mentoring a team;
  • Experience leading and owning complex projects from ideation to completion and maintenance;
  • Strong awareness of the state of the art of Computer Vision, especially for mobile applications;
  • Ability to prioritize and solve issues according to the team’s direction and goals.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and wearing different hats;
  • Experience with transfer learning or fine-tuning Computer Vision models;
  • Experience optimizing model inference time to the hardware they are running in.

*Please note that this position does not offer relocation assistance. Candidates must possess a valid EU visa and be based in Portugal.

US Sword Benefits:

*Eligibility for Essential benefits: Full-time employees regularly working 25+ hours per week

Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance

Equity Shares


Discretionary PTO Plan

Parental leave

US Sword Perks:

Flexible working hours

Remote-first Company

Internet Stipend for remote working

Paid Company Holidays

Free Digital Therapist for you and your family

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.

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