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The MITRE Corporation Senior Health IT Software Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

Senior Software Engineers are responsible for designing, developing, and implementing prototype software tools and services. This Senior Health IT Engineer position is within MITRE’s Open Health Services department (OHS). In OHS we prioritize rapid prototyping and piloting of user-focused software, leaning forward with new technologies, following agile development practices, and sharing our work through open source. We work in multi-disciplinary teams collaborating with clinicians, healthcare administrators, health policy analysts, and public health experts. We work on a wide variety of projects, with many opportunities to explore different avenues and conduct research and development. You will be helping to architect, implement, pilot, and deploy prototype health information systems using the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard with the goal of demonstrating the “art of the possible” to government agencies, health systems, industry, and individuals. This is an outstanding opportunity to have substantial impact on national and international health, fostering research, improving care and public health outcomes, and lowering burden and costs.

Key functions include:

  • Developing open-source Health IT software

  • Providing technical leadership for a multi-disciplinary team

  • Developing and implementing Health IT standards

  • Analyzing health data

A senior engineer should:

  • Have experience designing and implementing complex software applications

  • Have experience working with end-users to determine requirements

  • Have experience as a senior software engineer/developer in an Agile environment using tools like Jira and Confluence

  • Have experience in HL7 FHIR, RESTful APIs, or a strong interest in learning HL7 FHIR

  • Be strong in one or more core programming languages and related frameworks; experience with or interest in Java, C#, C/C++, Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, Node.js, and/or React would be ideal

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or related field; or have equivalent real-world experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Docker and/or GitHub, and Shell Scripting would be ideal

  • CQL (Clinical Query Language) experience is a plus.

  • Ability to pass an HHS Suitability determination check.

  • Familiar with OAuth and OpenID Connect

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

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