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Software Engineer IV (Java or Python)

Change Healthcare

This is a Contract position in Seattle, WA posted December 29, 2020.

Transforming the future of healthcare isn’t something we take lightly.

It takes teams of the best and the brightest, working together to make an impact.

As one of the largest healthcare technology companies in the U.S., we are a catalyst to accelerate the journey toward improved lives and healthier communities.

Here at Change Healthcare, we’re using our influence to drive positive changes across the industry, and we want motivated and passionate people like you to help us continue to bring new and innovative ideas to life.

 If you’re ready to embrace your passion and do what you love with a company that’s committed to supporting your future, then you belong at Change Healthcare.

Pursue purpose.

Champion innovation.

Earn trust.

Be agile.

Include all. Empower Your Future.

Make a Difference.

Overview of Position Are you passionate about building enterprise-class solutions using the latest cloud technologies and current development best practices?

Are you ready to be a leader in implementing technologies such as Amazon Web Services and NoSQL databases in a DevOps organization that insists on 100% fault tolerant code, 100% automation of tests and infrastructure as code in an environment of continuous tests, continuous integration and continuous deployment? If you like to create new solutions from scratch and follow that solution throughout all phases from design to production to support, we want to talk to you.

If you are an independent self-starter, work well within an integrated team, have a strong sense of ownership and are obsessed by solving customer use cases and scenarios using best practices and cloud technologies, we want to talk to you We have a bias for action with a broad mandate to innovate and provide world class healthcare solutions. This is an opportunity for you to make a significant impact on the future of the healthcare solutions. This position requires analytical, design, problem solving skills and experience in building & operating large scale systems.

Your responsibilities will include working with other engineers to build high quality, large scale systems with a good understanding of enterprise best practices. The ideal candidate will take pragmatic and iterative approach to building software; have an ability to simplify and get things done with a demonstrated track record of building and delivering software and working effectively with external and internal teams. The ability to absorb new technologies, understand existing enterprise management tools and the skill to leverage them to the maximum extent is a key component of this position. What will be my duties and responsibilities in this job?

Act as a leader on team – primarily leading by example but may have a more formalized leadership role (team lead, primary developer on module, etc.) Contribute to software architecture design.

Serve as a technical resource to and mentor less experienced engineers.

Design, test, code and deliver high quality secure production software with completely automated tests suitable for cloud deployment at scale. Develop automated tests (TDD including unit, integration, smoke, acceptance tests) to achieve test coverage for continuous deployment and near 100% availability.

Execute acceptance tests and maintain test artifacts in a shared repository. Add new tests when fixing defects. Collaborate with Tech Lead (TL) Engineer and Product Owner (PO) to refine epics, user stories and acceptance criteria.

Work with POÂ to confirm that the code and acceptance tests reflect the desired functionality.

Work in small deliverable batches Conduct research, spikes, design, prototyping and other innovation, exploration and learning activities.

Trunk based development
– commit new or modified code reviewed to the shared source code repository and master trunk daily. Pair with other Engineers when appropriate to develop code and associated automatic tests. Participate in continuous improvement of the software itself, team’s process, CI/CD and development environments, including infrastructure as code. Eliminate distractions, impediments and wasteful work to optimize flow and velocity. Use feature toggles, multi-versioning, short lived branches and other techniques to keep the trunk working and always deployable. Minimize technical debt and continuously improve and learn from mistakes, bugs and refactoring. Help the team succeed in delivering potentially releasable and production ready software artifacts in every iteration. What are the requirements needed for this position?

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience. 8 years professional experience in software development. 5 years professional experience with at least two modern programming languages such as C#, Java, Go, Python, etc. 4 years professional experience with indexed data persistence such as Relational Databases (SQL) or NoSQL Data Stores. Ability to execute complex software engineering assignments when provided high level business requirements. Demonstrated leadership experience including leading module technical design and implementation as well as team leadership.

Experience to translating business requirements into agile epics and stories.

Experience providing low-level design using established enterprise standards and technology; strong debugging skills. Preferred Qualifications Cloud application development, including serverless and containerized in AWS Proficiency in developing objected-oriented software, with deep experience in one or more relevant languages.

Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers, using microservices, loosely coupled architecture.

Experience with agile program management methodologies.  Willingness to own all stages of development process: requirements, design, implementation, testing, and operational support.

Use software engineering best practices to ensure a high standard of quality Ability to clearly and concisely communicate with technical and non-technical customers in order to understand ambiguous problems and articulate technical obstacles and solutions to complex challenges. Experience working in a DevOps environment What are the working conditions and physical requirements of this job?

General office demands Join our team today where we are creating a better coordinated, increasingly collaborative, and more efficient healthcare system  Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement Change Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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Change Healthcare maintains a drug free workplace and conducts pre-employment drug-testing, where applicable, in accordance with federal, state and local laws.