Providence Health & Services Principal Software Engineer - Digital Innovation Group in Alaska
Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Principal Software Engineer - Digital Innovation Group to one of our remote locations in WA, OR, MT, AK, CA, NM, and Texas. This position can be remote in other locations.
We are seeking a Principal Software Engineer for the Digital Innovation Group (DIG) within Providence St. Joseph Health.
DIG is both a healthcare startup and a technology/product incubator. Our various teams gather market data on effective solutions in the healthcare space and then proceed to build out a product line with the latest and greatest technology available. When market maturity hits, DIG enables the product vertical to spin out into its own company. It is an unique mix of venture capitalists, digital strategists, marketing acumen, product development and engineering all meshed into one group nestled inside a large healthcare company. We are here to set the pace for other healthcare organizations around the country on how to conceive, engineer and launch effective healthcare solutions.
You are here to bring together an informed mix of experience of technology, product and business acumen. You are adept at designing and documenting systems, writing code spanning vast expanses of the software engineering ecosystem: from a full-stack engineer, to evangelizing best practices in a micro services based environments, understanding distributed systems and big data patterns, systems engineering software that touches developer tool chains, networks and operating systems in the cloud to machine learning concepts and how common techniques and algorithms are employed in the modern cloud landscape. You handle deadlines, budgets, and various other managerial tasks. You draw on your knowledge and experience, as well as your big-picture view, to help guide them. You act as the primary expert in multiple areas as you help us transform healthcare through technology that is smart, sophisticated, user-centric, and measurable.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Manage technical responsibility for critical areas of functionality in new releases, and you use practiced judgment in determining what methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to employ.
Make decisions that will have substantial impact on our release, our technical strategy and company success.
Work on strategic platforms and propose technical/quality strategy and roadmaps. You’ll figure out what needs to be done and get buy in from others that it is the right thing to do.
Take calculated risks, learn from success or failure, and apply that to the next problem in the pipeline.
Well-grounded with deep knowledge in multiple areas that touch modern day software development both theoretical and practical.
Ride the crest of the tech wavefront by having a voracious appetite to keep up to date with current technology trends around the world.
Ability to have the attitude to work on anything and everything. No task is beneath you.
Be prepared work longer than normal hours on occasions to get the job done and influence others around you to do the same.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science & Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering or equivalent education/experience.
10 years’ experience as a part of a highly functional software development teams building world class products. Demonstrated the ability to build out large systems with multiple services, data stores, message queueing technologies, caching and data processing. Have a solid grounding in the compute and data storage technologies that dominate the landscape now.
10 years’ experience with polyglot programming in a variety of programming languages including (but not limited to) Java, NodeJS, c/c , Python, Golang, command line scripting like bash and awk. Knowledge in building highly performant microservices with some degree of full stack experience
10 years’ experience deep hands-on technical expertise in at least one major technical area. E.g. large scale *NIX systems engineering, building complex distributed systems, large scale machine learning/data pipeline oriented systems
10 years’ experience as an effective interviewer and be part of championing the engineering recruiting process across multiple functional areas.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Master's Degree (or PhD) in Computer Science & Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering or equivalent education/experience.
Experience taking theoretical/mathematical models in the ML/AI space to effectively engineered production systems where theory meets reality.
Public contributions to large open source projects, patents, publications or conference presentations.
A small but growing team - we’re good at what we do and enjoy working together.
Autonomy and respect from day one
An environment that is scrappy, flexible, and values tenacity
Generous vacation, benefits, flexible work, and matched 403b
The best tools money can buy
You’ll be surrounded by a team of people who have transformed industries and have come to Providence to transform health care delivery. You will have the best of both worlds- the exhilaration of an incubation organization paired with the resources and security of an industry healthcare leader.
What drives us:
As employees of the Providence Digital Innovation Group, we passionately serve the people of our community. We are dedicated to removing obstacles that limit access to quality health care and enabling people to live healthier lives.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Development
Other Location(s): Montana, Oregon-Beaverton, Alaska-Anchorage, New Mexico, Washington-Redmond, Washington-Renton, Texas, California-Irvine, California-Napa, California, Oregon, Montana-Anaconda, Texas-Lubbock, Washington, Alaska
Req ID: 319327