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Senior Software Engineer, Fullstack, Contract (New Incubation)

Providence Digital Innovation Group

United States
Providence Digital Innovation Group

Job Description

Providence is one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the United States.

At Providence, we use our voice to advocate for vulnerable populations and health care reforms. We pursue innovative ways to transform health care by keeping people healthy, and making our services more convenient, accessible and affordable for all. In an increasingly uncertain world, we are committed to high-quality, compassionate health care for everyone—regardless of coverage or ability to pay. We help people and communities benefit from the best health care model for the future, today.

The Digital Innovation Group (DIG) at Providence is a small but mighty product development and incubation team. We build next-gen tools that give patients convenient and easy access to health care anywhere, anytime.

DIG is both a healthcare startup and a technology/product incubator. Our team gathers market data on problems in the health care space and solves them with the latest and greatest technology. We scale the product from conception to maturity, culminating in a spinout of a new separate company. It is a unique mix of venture capitalists, digital strategists, marketing acumen, product development and engineering all in one group, nestled inside one of the largest health systems. We set the pace for other health care organizations on how to conceive, engineer and launch effective health care solutions.

Recently funded DIG startups include DexCare, Xealth and recently Praia.

We require your expertise and passion to bring our next set of products to life. We are in the initial stages of incubating multiple ideas that involve provider-facing technologies that improve the quality of experience being a patient or working for a Health System as a caregiver. The technology spectrum here spans the entire stack including modern data engineering practices and LLMs. Success means you will have the opportunity to join future startups on the ground floor.


This is an opportunity to participate from the very beginning to build a cutting-edge green field product. We are looking for a technically fearless, senior engineer who is passionate about improving healthcare and can drive implementation for our next generation of products. This is a contract position with an opportunity to be converted to a full-time position.

As a Sr Software Engineer, you are a highly productive and efficient engineer and are seen as an expert in all aspects of software development. You know what works and what does not; you are innovative and have a vision for the future and have demonstrated you can work across teams in Product and Engineering to make your vision a reality. You mentor other engineers. You determine methodologies and procedures that apply across several teams, and set your own priorities based on direction from management. You communicate proactively and effectively all the way up to an executive level. You have strong technical design and abstraction skills and set the standard for technical designs. You review the work of other engineers and often act as the lead between multiple teams. You demonstrate excellent judgment and use your expertise in selecting methods and techniques for developing solutions that are robust, reliable, testable, and maintainable from an operations perspective.


In this position you:

  • Work on strategic green field products in the healthcare space.
  • You have skills to tackle both frameworks and patterns on the frontend as well as have enough experience to pitch in work for pieces of the backend.
  • You are a polyglot. Programming languages and patterns are just a means to an end. You pick up new implementation patterns with little effort.
  • You have a solid vocabulary of frontend frameworks in your resume and are intimately familiar with how to adopt certain integration patterns with backend systems to build a feature rich web experience.
  • Work daily as a leader in an Agile environment with engineers from other teams, product managers, designers, and user research to solve the most complicated cross-team issues. You are an example for others of being a change agent, leaving every team and process better than you found it
  • Partner closely with senior engineering leads, product designers and iterate over initial prototypes while keeping in mind the bigger picture.
  • Lead the technical direction of your product through technical roadmaps and design reviews. 
  • Practice test-driven development and maintain standards for unit and integration testing in your areas of specialization.
  • Mentor other developers through code and design reviews. 
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills. You can communicate effectively with peers
  • Ability to analyze information gathered by investigation, and report findings and recommendations
  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
  • Ability to organize workload to ensure that timeframes are met, and the work is successfully completed within deadlines
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Build solutions with a DevOps mindset. You seek to automate integration and deployment of your features
  • Ride the crest of the tech wavefront by having a voracious appetite to keep up to date with current technology trends around the world
  • Have the attitude to work on anything and everything. No task is beneath you
  • Bring a growth mindset, customer focus, and a bias for automation


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or other related scientific or engineering fields
  • Proven ability to work in a strong, effective engineering culture
  • 6+ years’ experience as a part of a highly functional software development team, building world class products. Demonstrated ability to deliver complex features alone or with peers with minimal oversight.
  • 6+ years working (or having familiarity) with modern web technologies/patterns such as contract-based API design, async client-side patterns, Websockets, long polling etc.
  • 6+ years of frontend design and software development that is informed by well-used libraries, frameworks, and innovative data structures to provide a performant and delightful experience for the user.
  • 6+ years developing software with development languages such as JavaScript, Python, and Go
  • 4+ years working with and configuring build and publishing tools, high-level build automation, and cloud-based CI/CD
  • 2+ years working with and configuring monitoring, logging, and cloud based APM systems
  • 2+ years working with and configuring containerized workloads and cloud-based hosting (Kubernetes)
  • Public contributions to open-source projects, patents, publications, or conference presentations are a plus

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Apr 3, 2024


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