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Lead Member of Tech Staff - 18-01097
Ref No.: 18-01097
Location: Watertown, Massachusetts
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 05/01/2018
Lead Member of Technical Staff
Job Description :
We are a technology-enabled services company, and as we progress towards our vision of being the health information backbone for the entire nation, we need to ensure that our client's products are built on a truly elastic and performant platform. 
We are embarking on an initiative to deliver a new set of core services that will allow our own product teams, as well as external 3rd parties, to manage extremely large and diverse data sets and operate at the truly massive scale we need to in order to service the health information needs of the country.
It will enable the building and offering of solutions to the market to improve the state of health care. Come join our team that is creating their next generation modern Healthcare Cloud Platform and help make this aspiration a reality.
Position Summary:
You will be part of a team that is developing the polyglot Data Fabric underlying our next generation platform, including the services and API's running on top of this scalable and fault tolerant layer.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Technical Execution
  • Deliver customer value in the form of high quality software components and services in adherence with policies on Security, performance, longevity and Integration testing
  • Proactively Identifies and proposes new, alternative technology in order to create scalable implementations and achieve results.
  • Accurately estimate the size of development tasks in story points; debate others during estimation
  • Provide high level T-shirt sizing for the work required to build smaller software components and services
  • 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 for production issues
  • Participates in team member interview process as needed; influences final hiring decisions.
  • Develop systems that 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.
  • Ability to produce accurate, unambiguous technical design docs as needed
  • Ability to critique technical documentation as needed
Contributions to the Team
  • Act as the subject matter expert for your area of assignment
  • Participate on scrum teams following practices outlined by team
  • 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
Cross functional Coordination and Communication
  • Work collaboratively across the Technology and Product organizations to ensure alignment towards business goals
  • Collaborate with members of product and UX teams to design solutions
  • 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
Mentorship of Others
  • Advise and train members of the team to maximize overall productivity and effectiveness of the team.
Education, Experience, & Skills Required:
  • 6-8 years of experience in an engineering role
  • Experience in an Agile environment preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Significant software engineering skills and computer science experience
  • Knowledge of modern programming languages such as: Java, C#, C++, Perl, 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
  • Experience with one or more of these data stores: ElasticSearch, Postgres, Oracle, Cassandra, Neo4j, Redis
  • Use of Kafka, Spark a plus
  • Experience with containers such as Docker a plus
  • Experience with cloud-based infrastructure such as AWS or Azure a plus
Behaviors & Abilities Required:
  • Ability to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment, while producing quality code
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a cross-functional team with a wide range of experience levels
  • Ability to prioritize both individual time and the time of the team
  • Strong mentoring and coaching skills that encourage growth for more junior members
  • Ability to write code that is technically sound, performant, scalable, and readable
  • Ability to collaborate with business owners to understand and refine business requirements
  • Ability and willingness to demonstrate ownership of an area of their technology