Director of Engineering

Relevant Healthcare

Relevant Healthcare

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Director of Engineering

About Relevant

Why can’t community health centers have great tech? That’s our mission at Relevant: bringing smart, friendly, innovative software to health centers across the country serving low-income patients. We care about feelings. We’re small, bootstrapped, and profitable. Check out our main jobs page to learn more.

What you’ll do

tl;dr: Lead a small team working on analytics software that supports health equity.

  • Manage the engineering team. Run one-on-ones, performance reviews, all the day-to-day management things. More broadly, your brief is to cultivate a fun, motivated, effective team: to be looking out for everyone; to provide mentorship and guidance; to hire and retain great people.

  • Provide technical direction. What debt should we pay down—and what should we let be? Where can we stamp out complexity? Are we happy with our GraphQL patterns? In all of these cases, exercise judgment and build consensus around choices that ensure the long-term health of our codebase.

  • Ship code. Spend some of your time writing code: for joy, for velocity, to keep you grounded, to help you lead effectively. (Take a look at the job posting for a Lead Engineer to get a sense of what we look for in ICs, as well as details about our tech stack.)

  • Help steer the ship. Work with our product manager and others to shape what we’re going to build. Work with our engineers to improve how we build. Join our leadership team and help shape company direction, strategy, and culture.

Preferred experience

  • 10+ years professional software development experience. We are looking for someone our engineers will be excited to report up to. Someone whose judgment, experience, and perspective they can learn from. Among other things, this probably means you have deep fluency in JavaScript and/or Rails.

  • 3+ years leadership experience. You’ve led at least one high-performing team. You like helping people grow, appreciate how hard good management is, have read some books about it, and reflected on your experience. You have the depth of experience and the maturity to lead a team of very smart ICs, most of whom are quite seasoned.

What we’re looking for

  • General smarts. You get to the bottom of issues—through reading, spelunking through code, talking to people—and come back with key insights. You bring clarity of thought to whatever you’re working on. You’re an excellent writer.

  • Gets stuff done. You excel at getting stuff done: forcing trade-offs, navigating around obstacles, overcoming inertia. You are also good at helping other people get stuff done.

  • Kind, self-aware human. You’re an excellent listener. You’re genuinely committed to the well-being and development of your colleagues, and it shows. People want to work with you, and want to earn your respect.

  • A desire to make healthcare better, with a focus on equity and social justice. We’re not the kind of startup chasing hyper-growth. We’re building tools used by safety-net organizations to fight health disparities, and are looking for candidates who find this focus compelling.

Working at Relevant

  • Join a small team of people (currently, there are 21 of us) who love delighting our users and making a positive impact through tech.

  • Help us build a company culture that’s friendly, respectful, and encourages continual learning.

  • Competitive salary, excellent benefits, 401(k), PTO policy approaching European levels, general emphasis on happiness and sanity.

  • We’re based in NYC but 100% remote-friendly.

Learn more about what it’s like to work here on our main jobs page.


Compensation includes salary, a significant equity package, 401(k) contribution, and great benefits. Base salary is commensurate with experience; the range for this role is $195,000–$215,000.

How to Apply

Send an email to with the subject line “Director of Engineering.” When responding, include a resume and a note in the body of the email explaining your interest in the position. Also, please include the phrase “tangy koala bulletin” in your note.

Applicants who identify with groups that are under-represented in the technology industry are strongly encouraged to apply.