Vitalize Care

Optimizing nurse staffing for health systems

Founding Engineer

$140K - $180K / 0.50% - 1.00%
San Francisco, CA, US / Remote (US)
Job Type
1+ years
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Sanketh Andhavarapu
Sanketh Andhavarapu

About the role

🪓 About the role

We are looking for a second founding engineer to join and eventually take a leadership role on our engineering team. In this role, you will work closely with the co-founders and our first founding engineer to help our early health system customers operate more efficiently and solve their greatest workforce challenges.

We're hiring for a second Founding Engineer to join our team and contribute to all aspects of our product. Our engineers take end-to-end ownership of features that ultimately help our early health system customers operate more efficiently and solve their biggest workforce challenges.

🧭 Responsibilities

  • Product Ownership: Collaborate with co-founders to build product features for early customers and execute on our initial set of health system implementations. Drive the development of features to facilitate rapid iteration, evolution, and scalability.
  • Customer Engagement: Work closely with early customers to understand business requirements and build features that really matter
  • Contribute to Roadmap: Balance trade-offs between speed, reliability, UX, and technical debt to deliver on our cycle goals and long-term visions.
  • Team Growth: Help grow the engineering organization and set cultural direction

💪 Why Work with Us?

  • Our early customers are large systems with 10+ hospitals, giving us a clear roadmap to scale upon successful pilot implementations.
  • Opportunities to visit our health system customers in-person, where you can see the problem and the impact of our product firsthand.
  • We move fast, and ship features product several times a week. We have team members on the ground at our customer sites to actively collect feedback to inform product improvements.

About Vitalize Care

Nursing shortages are the #1 problem for health systems. Over the last 3 years, labor spend has increased > 260% but revenues aren’t keeping up. Optimizing existing labor resources and filling shifts efficiently is a must for every health system, but current staffing and scheduling processes are broken and antiquated.

Nursing leaders are spending 50% of their time on manual scheduling tasks, while staffing decisions typically come down to a combination of phone-tag and guesswork. The average nurse gets called in last minute via texts or calls, and hospitals must resort to bonus pay just to staff to patient demand.

Vitalize Care enables health systems to optimize their labor resources. Our software helps health systems proactively fill staffing gaps by automating outreach to the right nurse at the right time while optimizing for cost. We project saving our early pilot hospitals > $2M in labor costs annually, while saving their nurse managers nearly 60 hours/month by automating manual scheduling tasks.

We’ve raised $3.8M from Y-Combinator, Rebel Fund, Liquid2 Ventures, and healthcare angels including the CTO of Redox, CEO of Flexpa, CEO CareRev, and executives at top health systems.

Vitalize Care
Team Size:5
Location:San Francisco
Sanketh Andhavarapu
Sanketh Andhavarapu
Nikhil D'Souza
Nikhil D'Souza
Veeraj Shah
Veeraj Shah