Job Summary Are you looking to make a global impact by working on open source software and emerging standards for healthcare? The Computational Health Informatics Program (www.chip.org) at Boston Children's Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, is seeking an experienced full stack developer to join the SMART Health IT team (http://smarthealthit.org).
This role will lead the development of a new, leading edge, open source, public health clinical surveillance platform to help the CDC better track and respond to emerging diseases like COVID. We're looking for an engineering professional who puts users first, is highly communicative, thrives in diverse and cross-functional teams and is interested in creating technology to empower healthcare providers, researchers, and public health officials to improve people's health.
As a member of the team that has literally defined the national standards for populational level clinical data and created a number of widely adopted open source projects in the space, you will be at the center of data innovation in healthcare.
Strong background in software engineering and can build high-quality, scalable applications with robust tests and documentation
Good knowledge of data architectures, databases, and designing software to deploy and run on cloud platforms
You love freedom and dislike being micromanaged. Given context, you're capable of self-direction
Motivated to explore new technologies and learn
Passionate about open source and interested in having your work widely used around the world
As a Senior Fullstack Software Developer you shall be responsible for:
Collaborating with partners at healthcare systems and public health agencies, as well as other developers, to understand user needs, weighing trade-offs between development effort and impact
Designing and building backend services to compute analytics and generate data extracts from a data lake, transforming the output into standards based HL7 FHIR data models and other formats
Building custom API servers to provide data to public health agencies
Creating reference implementations of API clients to demonstrate server capabilities
Presenting your work at conferences and meetings and collaborate with developers from other organizations to create and improve open standards
In order to qualify you must have:
Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or related technical discipline or equivalent industry experience.
BS and 5+ years of relevant work experience, MS and 4+ years of relevant work experience,
Experience in big data technologies (e.g., Spark, BigQuery, Presto, Airflow, Luigi, Parquet)
Experience building infrastructure in the cloud (e.g., AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)
Comfort working in a variety of tech stacks - a working knowledge of NodeJs and front-end development is a plus
Background with healthcare data formats and APIs like FHIR, SMART, and HL7 v2 are a strong plus
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Sharing a link to your work on GitHub is a plus
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits. #CB *LI
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.