Principal Software Engineer

| Remote
Kyruus is dedicated to its mission to make healthcare work better for everyone by connecting people to the care they need. This role will be in our HealthSparq team as we work on simplifying the complex healthcare landscape. Together, we’ll improve the lives of our users by helping them to make better healthcare choices.

The Principal Software Engineer is a senior technical leadership contributor primarily focused on governance, mentorship, and technical innovation. This candidate should be strong technically, with experience working at all layers of the web stack. Additionally, this candidate should have great communication skills, both in written proposals and proof-of-concepts, and the ability to drive design towards consensus.

What You'll Do:

  • Define application best practices in a cloud-native microservices application ecosystem.
  • Collaborate with business customers, service owner/platform team, and other stakeholders to design enhancements and new features.
  • Socialize design approaches across teams, in both formal and informal settings.
  • Create “backbone” implementations that accelerate time to implementation for service owner teams.
  • Drive the policy for application governance and maturity processes.
  • Provide architectural guidance and technical direction across the full web stack.
  • Engage in paired programming, BDD/TDD, peer reviews, and XP and agile best practices.
  • Unblock impediments, estimate scope, coordinate resources, track progress.
  • Maintain strong partnerships across the organization and collectively work to create great experiences.
  • Communicate clearly in a timely manner in both verbal and written communication with other Software Development Engineers, Leaders, and Executives.
  • Inspire others. 

Who You Are:

  • A senior full-stack software development engineer with an eye towards architecture and would like to grow their career, or hands-on architect who has strong design skills.
  • Highly technically proficient in core technologies and methodologies used by the teams.
  • Able to work well with, and potentially lead, groups of business customers and technology partners.
  • Able to provide direction to others in analyzing and solving program and system issues and problems.
  • Able to drive and champion rapidly changing technologies and methodologies and apply them to technological and/or business needs of significant scope.
  • Dependable in understanding, diagnosing and resolving problems and system coordination issues.
  • Able to provide technical direction and solutions to other team members. Recognizes differences of how senior managers think and work. Relays status to management and peers in a timely manner.
  • Able to lead complex work efforts which includes estimating, coordinating, tracking progress, inspiring others to complete tasks on time, assisting with resolving issues and creating status reports. Creates a climate where people want to do their best. Can motivate and empower others on work teams.
  • Demonstrated expertise and ability to lead others in defensive programming.
  • Enthusiastic learner, keeping current on trends and advancements within area of specialization.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or a related field and at least 4-6 years relevant experience in a multi-platform environment as a senior contributor or technical lead for microservices based software teams.
  • Strong ability to develop Java-based web applications and microservices.

What We Do As a Team:

  • Create a positive environment with lots of mentoring, pairing, and shared responsibility.
  • Adopt a DevOps culture and mindset with service ownership.
  • Strive to automate everything with goals toward continuous integration and deployment.
  • Work with team members, peers, architects, and other teams to maintain cohesiveness and consistency across products and features.
  • Practice XP, Agile, and Scrum.
  • Strive to implement interfaces with the highest WCAG and 508 accessibility compliance.
  • Continuous improvement within our team, our products, the company, and most importantly, the lives of healthcare consumers.
  • Collaborate in learning and knowledge sharing.

Appropriate Technology Background:

  • Use of UML to design software system using frameworks such as PlantUML
  • Server-side technologies: Java, NGinX, Canary testing, ECS, Kubernetes, Tracing, APM, REST, Spring Boot.
  • Strong understanding of microservices patterns and decomposition of monolithic systems.
  • Strong understanding and experience with SSO, Authentication and security technologies ie. JWT. SAML, OAuth2
  • Stong understanding of separating concerns and data domain design.
  • Application Tools: GitHub, CircleCI, JFrog, Docker, JIRA
  • Amazon Web Services: S3, EC2, ECS, Lambda, AWS-SDK, Cloudwatch

Equal Opportunity Employer

Kyruus is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information. We will not discriminate, in any employment decision, against any individual or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veterans/national guard/military reserve status. This shall be done in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws in every location in which Kyruus has facilities. 

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Technology we use

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    • FlaskFrameworks
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18 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

An Insider's view of Kyruus

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our platform ingests, parses and organizes data from health systems' provider and scheduling data, providing customers with a platform to make finding a doctor and booking an appointment as easy as booking a seat on a flight. Scaling our match capabilities with new sources of data, algorithms and presenting it simply are current areas of focus.



What are Kyruus Perks + Benefits

Kyruus Benefits Overview

We have free snacks/food/drinks, awesome health/dental/vision benefits, Wellness + Commuter reimbursement, performance bonus, unlimited vacation, and more.

Volunteer in local community
Resilient Coders, Cradles to Crayons, Greater Boston Food Bank, United Way, Breakthrough Greater Boston, RAINN
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
D+I Group, Women in Product Development, Book Club
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
You betcha! Healthy = Happy. 300$ a quarter to spend on things that make you a better you!
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Share in our success!
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Annual/Quarterly Launch Parties, Trivia/Game/Movie Nights, Ice Cream Socials, Scavenger Hunts just to name a few and, of course, just good ol' fashions drinks and/or food after work.
Game Room
More boardgames than you'll ever be able to play in a lifetime! Videogames too. Favorites - SmashBro's, RocketLeague, Halo 1 (pistols), MarioKart / Diddy Kong, 007, Conquers BFD, any N64 game really.
Stocked Kitchen
Of course. Seltzers (salsa?), candy, snacks, chips, all the things.
Some Meals Provided
Catered lunch on Fridays.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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