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Principal Software Engineer (hybrid)

Nashville, TN
Classification: Contract to hire
Contract Length: 6-months
Job ID:  16031354
At CereCore, our heart for healthcare is interconnected with our knowledge of technical solutions, creating a vital link that ultimately drives the delivery of high-quality care. 
CereCore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Healthcare.  

CereCore is seeking a Principal Software Engineer to join our team in Nashville, TN.

As a Principal Software Engineer you will design, develop, test, and maintain high-quality software to meet business and customer needs. Depending on the need, you could work on development initiatives that include: Developing features and capabilities for end users, either external customers or internal employees. Developing business platforms such as data engineering, developer tooling, or machine learning. You will serve as technical leadership for the Engineering Center at HCA, creating and promoting software engineering standards and best practices. You will also be a key player in the developer experience program at HCA.

We are on a mision to change the face of the healthcare industry through value driven products. These products will create innovation to all users of healthcare across HCA’s nationwide ecosystem. To do this we are building teams that are curious and quick to adapt to new technologies

  • Bachelor's degree Computer Science or related field – Preferred and 15+ years of experience a Software development or engineering roles – Required OR
  • Master's degree Computer Science or related field – Required and 10+ years of experience in a Software development or engineering roles – Required
  • Growth mindset and a willingness to learn new skills, technologies, and frameworks. – Required
  • Expertise in one or more coding languages. (JavaScript/Typescript, C#, Python, Java, Swift or Kotlin) – Required
  • Expert level Experience with automation of CI/CD pipelines – Required
  • Expert understanding of object-oriented programing, familiarity with functional programing is a plus. – Required
  • Strong Experience in cloud native, deploying within cloud environments, serverless development and/or container-based solutions. – Required
  • Strong understanding of best practices in the design of REST-based APIs – Required
  • Strong Understanding of agile methodology and software development lifecycles. – Required
  • Experience with version control (Git) and open-source practices. – Required
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information in a condensed manner to various stakeholders verbally and in writing. – Required
  • Ability to lead community events with a focus on software development or delivery. – Required
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. – Required
  • Ability to work independently and lead a team to specific outcomes. – Required
  • Strong ability to understand context for code, the codebase, and its relation to business objectives. – Required
  • Understanding of IT contracting and purchasing practices. – Preferred
  • Ability to lead technical interviews of potential candidates of a vary levels. – Required
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time. – Required

Must have experience/traits
  • Technical Leadership: This role will need to be able to drive system design, coding best practices and mentorship of other team members.
  • Container based development including service mesh. Key languages are C# (.NET), JavaScript/Typescript (Vue, React or Node), and/or Configuration languages (Terraform, Ansible)
  • API Management (Apigee)

  • Write high-quality code that satisfies customer needs and strives for simplicity, clarity, and testability.
  • Promote a collaborative team environment and work closely with colleagues to achieve business objectives.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders (e.g. business stakeholders, product owners, project managers, and end users) to understand functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Lead Investigations and solution proposals to development and design problems.
  • Guide team members in scope of work estimation and forecasting.
  • Be an HCA community leader on architecture, design, implementation, and security standards and best practices for a specific domain in software development.
  • Lead code reviews or use collaborative programming techniques to promote high quality business outcomes.
  • Conduct analysis to determine integration needs, and design and plan integrations.
  • Implement unit and integration tests and conduct functional and performance testing where appropriate.
  • Develop reusable software building blocks to enable faster delivery.
  • Improve performance of existing software by diagnosing and resolving critical issues.
  • Prepare technical documentation, including software design evaluation plans, test results, and technical manuals.
  • Adhere to and influence established development practices and processes.
  • Practices and adheres to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement.”
  • Training and mentoring of peers and other staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned

CereCore was formed in 2001 as a shared service business within a large hospital operator.  We focus solely on helping healthcare organizations align business and IT strategies to improve processes and patient care. 
Awards and Recognition
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We believe excellence in healthcare starts with a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and each other.  We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion across all areas of our organization.  We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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