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Children's Hospital Boston Senior Fullstack Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts

59228BRTitle:Senior Fullstack Software DeveloperDepartment:InformaticsAutoReqId:59228BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Category:ResearchJob Posting Description:

Are you looking to make a global impact by working on open source software and emerging standards for healthcare? The Computational Health Informatics Program ( at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, is seeking an experienced full stack developer to join the SMART Health IT team (

This role will lead the development of a new, leading edge, open source, public health clinical surveillance platform to help the CDC better track and respond to emerging diseases like COVID. We’re looking for an engineering professional who puts users first, is highly communicative, thrives in diverse and cross-functional teams and is interested in creating technology to empower healthcare providers, researchers, and public health officials to improve people's health.

As a member of the team that has literally defined the national standards for populational level clinical data and created a number of widely adopted open source projects in the space, you will be at the center of data innovation in healthcare.

About you:

  • Strong background in software engineering and can build high-quality, scalable applications with robust tests and documentation

  • Good knowledge of data architectures, databases, and designing software to deploy and run on cloud platforms

  • You love freedom and dislike being micromanaged. Given context, you’re capable of self-direction

  • Motivated to explore new technologies and learn

  • Passionate about open source and interested in having your work widely used around the world

As a Senior Fullstack Software Developer you shall be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with partners at healthcare systems and public health agencies, as well as other developers, to understand user needs, weighing trade-offs between development effort and impact

  • Designing and building backend services to compute analytics and generate data extracts from a data lake, transforming the output into standards based HL7 FHIR data models and other formats

  • Building custom API servers to provide data to public health agencies

  • Creating reference implementations of API clients to demonstrate server capabilities

  • Presenting your work at conferences and meetings and collaborate with developers from other organizations to create and improve open standards

In order to qualify you must have:

  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or related technical discipline or equivalent industry experience.

  • BS and 5+ years of relevant work experience, MS and 4+ years of relevant work experience,

  • Practical experience with Python, Javascript, and SQL

  • Experience in big data technologies (e.g., Spark, BigQuery, Presto, Airflow, Luigi, Parquet)

  • Experience building infrastructure in the cloud (e.g., AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)

  • Comfort working in a variety of tech stacks - a working knowledge of NodeJs and front-end development is a plus

  • Background with healthcare data formats and APIs like FHIR, SMART, and HL7 v2 are a strong plus

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Sharing a link to your work on GitHub is a plus

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

*LI Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular