Director of R&D


Guided by a core purpose of making people healthier, Vitality is the world’s largest behavioral engagement platform that unlocks health outcomes that matter. By blending industry-leading smart tech, data, incentives, and behavioral science, we inspire healthy changes in individuals and organizations.  

As one of the largest wellbeing companies in the world, Vitality, a subsidiary of Discovery Limited, brings a dynamic and diverse perspective through successful partnerships with the most forward-thinking insurers and employers. For more information, visit, or follow us on  Twitter and  LinkedIn. 


The Strategy and R&D team at Vitality Group US is seeking a Director of Research & Development to define product strategy and direct the future direction of the health solutions product line, including but not limited to products for employers, commercial health plans, Medicare Advantage and providers. They should have a passion for creating great products, improving and enhancing our members’ lives, and making our clients happy

Director of R&D Key Outputs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Connect Vitality US vision to the identification of strategic product themes and objectives
  • Collaborate closely with executive leadership to build business cases and ensure timely funding of key initiatives
  • Work cross-functionally with key stakeholders (Sales, Marketing, Operations, Strategic Partnerships) across the organization to gather feedback, identify, and prioritize new product innovations
  • Leverage research, data, and analytics capabilities within the organization to create new products and improve existing ones
  • Work with product managers and architecture teams to deliver best-in-class products
  • Manage the test and learn agenda for Vitality US and work with cross functional teams to deliver POCs to inform future product innovation
  • Work directly with external prospects, clients, and partners to ensure value is delivered and expectations are exceeded
  • Stay informed of market trends, regulatory changes and innovations occurring both inside and outside of the broader Discovery organization


  • 10+ years in R&D, product, digital health, population health or Value Based Care strategy for health plans, health systems or supporting products
  • In-depth expertise of US healthcare and health plans
  • Knowledge of U.S. Health Systems, ACOs, and IDNs
  • Track record of translating clinical interventions into digital health programs that drive patient activation and improve health outcomes
  • Experience delivering product solutions with integrated components and high adoption levels
  • Medicare Advantage experience
  • Background in data analytics or formal research preferred
  • SAFe agile experience preferred


  • Action Oriented
  • Business Insight & Financial Acumen
  • Values Driven & Optimistic
  • Learns on the Fly
  • Resilient & Drives Results
  • Instills Trust
  • People Savvy & Problem Solver


Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
Training & Development
Wellness Resources
Stock Option Plan

Vitality is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.