Software Engineer (Back-end)

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Why VillageMD?

VillageMD is changing the trajectory of healthcare by empowering primary care physicians to make informed decisions and engage patients in meaningful ways.  We work with thousands of clinicians and healthcare disruptors across the country to build and contribute to our platform to improve patient health while driving down the cost to deliver it.

We are a mission-oriented organization and are thrilled about the work that we do every day.  We’re transparent, collaborative, and relentless in pursuit of our mission, all while doing so with humility and a low ego.  We believe that diverse backgrounds and experiences create the best opportunity for innovation and the community that we are creating is greater than any individual.

We’ve built our technology using the best of cloud and open-source technologies to create an open, data-first platform that is enriched with analytical models and modernly connected to internal and external apps.  These apps drive clinical decision support, patient engagement, and other facilitators of innovative, information-enriched health experiences.

As a Software Engineer, you will be responsible for developing robust, secure and performant backend API’s for our data platform that will improve the patient experience by enabling personalized data for our healthcare applications and mobile solutions.  This role requires a strong competency in backend software, databases and architecture design. Software Engineers are strong technically, have a passion for learning, tinkering with new tech, and a strong desire to own solutions that make an impact.

What are examples of work that Engineers have done at VillageMD?

  • Created an API by implementing the open data protocol to enable fast access to clinical and application information.
  • Wrote high fidelity software that is readable, maintainable and scalable
  • Designed and developed solutions on the data platform using Python, Databases and APIs.
  • Architected and implemented the integration with a connected healthcare device

What will make you successful here?

  • A passion for problem solving, learning new stacks and tinkering with bleeding edge tech
  • A vision to balance speed and maintainability while making build vs. buy decisions
  • Unreal levels of accountability and a unique ability to prioritize work
  • Focused on the ROI that the new software produces versus building features on a list
  • Communicate large scale work and trade-offs to senior stakeholders and users alike
  • Challenging the status quo to improve our processes and tools
  • A low ego and humility; an ability to gain trust by doing what you say you will do

What you might do in your first year:

  • Contribute to the success of our patient identification solution by growing the usage with features that create which enable ease of use, security a better patient experience in our healthcare applications.
  • Become the subject matter expert for our custom-built, ODATA APIs, including configuration, development, integration and customization for complex solutions
  • Work on a team that efficiently solve problems, reviews/approves code and uses software design patterns
  • Directly impact roadmap initiatives both autonomously and collaboratively, while striving to improve quality and velocity on the team

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years of system design and build experience with demonstrated success of commercializing the software produced
  • Experience with a server-side language that is not Node (Java, Python, C#, or Ruby)
  • Background in utilizing and integrating 3rd party integrations and application libraries with strict security requirements
  • Skilled at building cost effective, high productivity teams regardless of physical location
  • Proficient SQL skills
  • Track record of successfully executing projects with multiple partners
  • Experience using version control systems such as Git and Bitbucket
  • BS/MS in computer science, math, engineering, or related field

Preferred Skills:

  • Full-time software engineering experience with FHIR API’s is a huge plus
  • An understanding of clinical and financial healthcare data
  • Experience working with relational databases that are not SQL Server
  • Prior involvement in an enterprise-grade, custom built APIs.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases

Location

We are in the heart of downtown Chicago - accessible to all trains and plenty of food/drink options nearby!

An Insider's view of VillageMD

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Aggregating disparate sets into one consumable interface is difficult. We constantly think about how to solve it faster and better while keeping it flexible and scalable.

Mario

Principal Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

It’s an individual’s willingness to get into the details, fully understand the current path to delivery, and think critically about the problems that face providers today that will make them successful at VillageMD.

Dave

Director, Product Development

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office vibe is centered on holding our work to high standards while maintaining an environment focused on fun and collaboration. My coworkers and I will often be working on completely unrelated projects, but when we hit a roadblock we step back and ask each other for feedback and help. That’s usually when we find the best solutions.

Emily

Healthcare Informatics Analyst

What are VillageMD Perks + Benefits

VillageMD Benefits Overview

We offer competitive bonus, great benefits, generous PTO, strong parental leave policy, and 401k with a match. We are conveniently located near Metra and L trains, and offer commuter benefits. We offer schedule flexibility and work from home options. And, last but certainly not least: loads of snacks and fresh ground whole bean coffee!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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