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Senior Software Engineer
Eden Prairie, Minnesota  |  Remote
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Applied on July 25, 2021
Job Id #47615 Posted May 13, 2021


  • Candidates must be able to move between hands-on technical at the code level to formal management, mentorship, and leadership.

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • DataCORE is a clinical application platform for healthcare providers to address risk adjustment and quality gaps in care to provide better value-based care.
  • This role is to lead a subset of the engineering team, which will be compromised of data engineers, software engineers, and quality engineers..

Ideal Background:

  • Healthcare experience is not necessary.
  • I have found that the most successful candidates come from well-established technology companies (e.g., Target).


  • This will be hands-on role from a mentorship and delivery standpoint.
  • That is, they must be able to do hands-on coding in Java, as well as be able to test their code.
  • Their approach to software development should have a business focus in an agile environment, but with a technically sound approach to building customer-facing highly scalable, resilient, and supportable applications.
  • Successful candidates will possess experience that demonstrates that.

Team and Team size:

  • The team is comprised of approximately 25 software engineers and 5 quality engineers spanning two delivery teams.
  • One team is focused primarily on architecture, enablement, and DevOps.
  • The second team is focused on delivery of business features across the entire platform.
  • This will be a leadership role over the entire second delivery team referenced leading two technical delivery managers and the engineering team members that report to them.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Facilitate delivery in a cross-functional team of software engineers, quality engineers, and systems analysts in DevOps delivery of a software platform
  • Coordinate efficient and effective agile delivery processes and contribute to operational enhancements
  • Coordinate troubleshooting and resolution of issues
  • Collaborate with delivery team and business stakeholders to design robust and reusable solutions, as well as facilitate the translation to technical designs
  • Collaborate and influence proactive system monitoring practices and strategies to help identify issues prior to customer impact
  • Promote a mindset and culture within the team that embraces identifying, owning, and solving issues, driving quality, improving performance, and improving the customer experience
  • Estimate delivery effort, as well as effectively identify and prioritize high-value deliverables
  • Assist in story definition, evaluation, translation, and business requirements gathering from product owners and business stakeholders
  • Communicate effectively with peers and subordinates to drive efficient team delivery
  • Collaborate in continuous planning with business stakeholders and other technology team leaders to ensure a successful delivery plan is available for business priorities
  • Mentor software engineers and lead software engineering code quality and best practices (e.g., test best practices, design patterns, code smells, etc.)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or closely related technical discipline
  • 8+ years of experience with Java
  • 8+ years of experience with unit testing, integration testing, and UI testing frameworks and methodologies (e.g., Spock, Jasmine, Selenium, etc.) as part of software testing automation
  • 8+ years of experience working with, and contributing to, the design of complex technical architectures in resilient and high-scalability environments
  • 6+ years of experience with application persistence layers and related design choices (e.g., SQL, NoSQL, etc.)
  • 4+ years of experience implementing or contributing to optimizing modern agile delivery processes (e.g., SCRUM, Kanban, SAFe, etc.)
  • 4+ years of experience using Git source control

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of Technical Management experience

Top-Valued Skills

  • Knowledge of implementing maintainable and well-tested software and relevant support technologies (e.g., Java, Angular, Spock, Git, SQL/NoSQL databases, Kafka, etc.)
  • Knowledge of modern agile processes and optimization
  • Ability to architect resilient and high-scalability applications
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to change in a fast-moving environment
  • Ability to translate complex business requirements into simple, elegant technical solutions

Top-Valued Attributes

  • Detail-oriented and highly motivated
  • Quality-first approach for development implementation and team processes
  • Desire for continuous learning and improvement
  • Highly collaborative approach to technical delivery from the standpoint of business domain and requirements
  • Desire to work outside comfort zone

Interview Process:

  • It is a single round interview of approximately an hour and a half comprised of hands-on coding, logic, and behavioral questions.

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