Lead Software Engineer - Provider Directory

Join us as we work to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join the Provider Directory Team within our Platform Services Engineering division. Your job will be to deliver customer value in the form of high quality software components as part of a high-functioning team. But enough about us; let’s talk about you!

You are a senior software engineer with experience building full stack web applications, preferably in public and private cloud environments. You are an excellent communicator that is capable of quickly picking up the complicated healthcare space.

The Team: The Platform team within athena is primarily responsible for developing, enhancing and maintaining all the core foundational components that are required by all other development teams within athena to successfully build their products.  As a key member of the platform team, you will work on services that consolidate provider and patient data from a wide range of internal and industry systems to enable real-time search use cases across the entire healthcare ecosystem. This highly impactful work includes algorithmic enhancements to improve demographic matching accuracy and ensure high quality data assets for our consumers

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and develop code on an agile team of Engineers that typically includes a Scrum Master and a Product Owner

  • Collaborate with team members to promote productivity and effectiveness; share business and technical insights with the broader engineering and product organization

  • Develop knowledge and domain expertise. Take ownership of what you and the team builds and coordinate your efforts across the teams to ensure proper completion 

Typical Qualifications

  • About 6+ years of software engineering experience – level title for this role depending on demonstrated skills 

  • Proficient in at least one modern programming language and relational databases

  • We work in Agile environment, so any Agile experience or CI/CD concepts is helpful

  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux, Perl, Java, Javascript, AWS, Elasticsearch, Kafka, Docker and various other technologies is helpful 

  • Enthusiastic about new technologies

Other desired experiences include: 

  • Open source contributions

  • Participation in hackathons 

  • Experience working with remote teams 

  • Healthcare domain knowledge

  •  Experience using FHIR 

About athenahealth

  • Our Purpose: To unleash our collective potential to transform healthcare.

  •  Our Location: This role is based in Watertown, MA, just a few miles outside of Boston. Watertown is our Global Headquarters and our campus, the Arsenal on the Charles, is home to a number of restaurants, a local gym and large outdoor space. This office also has a cafeteria, coffee café and food trucks that rotate every day.

  • Our Culture: If you’re curious, passionate and want to connect with work that matters, you’ve come to the right place. At athenahealth, our employees (or “athenistas”) are committed to making healthcare smarter. At the heart of athenahealth's culture is unconditional positive regard for one another, our customers, their patients and our community. We take time to celebrate diversity and our accomplishments and strive to be powerfully relevant and refreshingly candid in everything we do.

  • Our Perks: Along with health & financial benefits, our athenistas are offered a variety of perks that promote employee wellbeing such as commuter support (We were named one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Commuters!), collaborative workspaces and dog-friendly offices - just to name a few.

athenahealth is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity—that’s why we recruit and hire applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor prohibited by law. We’re happy to provide a reasonable accommodation, for those with a disability, to complete any part of the application process. If you are unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, please contact us at

taoperations@athenahealth.com for assistance.


Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : Engineering

Apply at: : https://athenahealth.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Watertown-MA/Lead-Software-Engineer---Provider-Directory_R2482

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