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Manager | Lead Software Engineer at The Bear Institute

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States


Job Description

The Bear Institute for Health Innovation is a first-of-its kind pediatric health information technology (IT) institute with a vision for a future where children grow to their highest level of health and potential. Formed in September 2013, the Bear Institute is a strategic partnership between Children’s National Health System and Cerner Corporation. The organization assumes all operational and administrative responsibilities for Children’s IT services, including implementations, system management, and clinical adoption. The Bear Institute also provides innovative technologies that contribute to improved outcomes for pediatric patients, developed by our Bear Innovations Team. This innovative partnership has resulted in a number of achievements and awards, including 2016 District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA) Patient Safety Award, PNC Charitable Trust $100K grant for Quality Boards, and 2016 guest speaking at HIMSS & ACHE on Innovation and Quality Improvements.

As the Lead Software Engineer, you will lead the architecture and development of new innovative solutions or platforms. You will leverage deep technical knowledge to establish clear technical designs and, in collaboration with Solution Strategists, prioritize development tasks to meet organizational goals. Your responsibilities will include leading a development team in rapid prototyping, measuring, and iterating new solutions and partner with internal stakeholders to assess project opportunities. The Lead Software Engineer will have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. You will be expected to present findings and recommendations to internal stakeholders and incorporate feedback.
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Engineering & Technology

Innovation occurs everywhere but maybe you are also looking for a purpose. Nothing is more impactful than improving the health of others. Develop cutting edge technologies that have real meaning.

About Engineering & Technology


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, CIS, Information Technology, Information Systems or related field or equivalent work experience
  • At least 7 years of Software engineering work experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Software Engineer management experience
  • Experience supporting the development of new products, services, or intellectual property
  • Experience with Agile methodology to create a minimally viable product
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services (Spark, Hive)
  • Experience with FHIR data models

  • Willing to work additional or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations
  • Work in accordance with corporate and organizational security policies and procedures, understand personal role in safeguarding corporate and client assets, and take appropriate action to prevent and report any compromises of security within scope of position
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Additional Information

Applicants for U.S. based positions with Cerner Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

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Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

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