Job Post

Principal Member of Technical Staff
athenahealth
311 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472
The Opportunity:
Be a part of the mission to #unbreakhealthcare!

At athenahealth, we believe that diverse teams are the strongest teams. We invite applicants of all genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, ages, religions, sexual orientations, disability statuses, educational experiences, family situations, and socio-economic backgrounds.

athenahealth is seeking a Principal Member of Technical Staff to build products and services for athenaNet Clinicals. Help us reach our goal of becoming the healthcare backbone by enhancing our cloud-based EHR solution and leveraging the network effect of 85,400+ providers. Apply your technical skills towards allowing doctors to be doctors so that they are able to spend more time doing what they do best: provide patient care.

Position Summary:
Provide technical leadership, offer advanced solution design, as well as contribute on an agile team of 3-5 Members of Technical Staff, a Scrum Master, a Product Owner, and Experience Designer to develop products and services for doctors, nurses, and administrative staff and help practices run smoothly. Iterate quickly to deliver quality solutions to clients. Gain exposure to full-stack web development, client-server model, a technology stack consisting of Perl, SQL, HTML/CSS/Javascript with a forward-looking focus of introducing technologies such as Websockets, Pub-Sub, Microservices, and Containerization capabilities.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
50% [Primary Function] Technical Execution

  • Produce accurate, unambiguous technical design specifications to the appropriate detail
  • Critique technical documentation as needed
  • Deliver customer value in the form of high quality software components and services in adherence with RPR policies on Security, performance, longevity and Integration testing
  • Proactively identify and propose new, alternative technology in order to create scalable implementations and achieve results
  • Accurately estimate story points; provide guidance to others as needed
  • Drives the t-shirt sizing process, providing guidance to the team on sizing of epics and stories during the release planning stage
  • Understand and follow coding conventions, architectures, and best practices; hold other members of the team accountable for doing so
  • Write, debug, and deploy code to production; deliver timely fixes
  • Participates in team member interview process as needed; influences final hiring decisions
  • Scale systems to meet business demand
  • Deploy systems to meet availability targets (HA/DR)
  • Adhere to DOD (story definition of done) as part of the sprint, including unit tests, functional testing, code reviews, no regressions, bug fixes, documentation and adhere to best coding practices
  • Perform peer code reviews in order to ensure quality standards

 
30% Contributions to the Team

  • Act as the subject matter expert for area of assignment
  • Take ownership of what the team builds after the release; consider customer adoption as success criteria
  • Contribute to agile ceremonies to improve team performance
  • Volunteer for work in the backlog and commit to quality delivery; Coordinate efforts across the team to ensure completion and effectiveness
  • Participate and contribute to scrum meetings i.e. daily stand-up, sprint planning, readouts and retrospectives
  • Drive self-organization; help determine how the team functions in collaboration with your peers
  • Serve as Scrum Master as assigned and  ensure high team effectiveness and efficiency

 
15% Mentorship of Others

  • Advise and train members of the team to maximize overall productivity and effectiveness of the team

 
10% Cross functional Coordination and Communication

  • Work collaboratively across the Technology and Product organizations to ensure alignment towards business goals
  • Builds strong relationships with cross-functional team members and business stakeholders
  • Share business and technical learnings with the broader engineering and product organization, while adapting approach for different audiences

 
Education, Experience, & Skills Required:

  • 8-10 years of experience in an engineering role
  • Experience in an Agile environment preferred
  • Significant software engineering skills and computer science experience
  • Expertise in modern programming languages such as: C#, C++, Perl, Java, Python, and javascript/jQuery
  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux, Big Data, SQL, NOSQL, and various other technologies
  • Experience with object oriented programing, relational database technologies, distributed computing tech (Hadoop, spark), RESTful API, WebUI (HTML 5) and Modern JS frameworks
  • Experience with iOS and Android environments

Behaviors & Abilities Required:

  • Ability to learn and adapt in a fast paced environment, while producing quality code
  • Ability to write code that is technically sound, performant, scalable, and readable
  • Cultivates innovation; creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful
  • Ability to apply specific product or market knowledge to a variety of situations, adapting as necessary
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively on a cross-functional team with a wide range of experience levels
  • Strong mentoring and coaching skills that encourage growth for more junior members
  • Ability to analyze and assess potential software designs with an eye towards finding the best solution for the business
Category: Software Engineering/QA

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