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Associate Lead Software Engineer

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Healthcare Financial Operations

Job Description

  • Provide direction in architecture discussions, design sessions and code reviews to review for functional correctness, architectural maintainability, and performance
  • Create code specifications at the system level
  • Code for high-risk projects with solution dependencies within and outside current team
  • Leverage deep technical and solution expertise to create clear, well-constructed strategic technical designs of moderate scope
  • Identify and drive analysis of complex technical issues to reduce technical debt and improve code quality
  • Estimate effort for current and future projects of medium to large scope
  • Influence and lead software engineers at the project level by delegating tasks, mentoring the team and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Share knowledge outside team through mentorship, coaching, technical talks and blogs
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Client Services

Working directly with our clients is one of the most impactful careers you will find. Whether your background is in health care, business or technology you can help transform the quality of care for all of us.

About Client Services


Basic Qualifications
  • Receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for your position
  • Due to the client contract you will be assigned, this position requires you to be a U.S. citizen
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, CIS, Information Systems, Information Technology or related field or equivalent work experience
  • At least 8 years of software engineering work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 4+ years of experience in Java development, particularly with associated tools, specifications and frameworks like Maven, Guice, JAX-RS and JBehave/Cucumber
  • Independent and motivated self-starter to think critically to deliver solutions for complex solutions
  • Strong SQL Skills
  • Experience building REST services
  • Experience with tools to build, test and deploy software solutions such as Git, Jenkins, Docker, etc.
  • Experience with Agile Software Development methodology
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment


  • Must reside in or be willing to relocate to Kansas City

Additional Information

Applicants for U.S.-based positions with Cerner must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Due to specific client contract requirements, this position requires that the successful candidate be a U.S. citizen. The client contract also requires receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for the 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.

Relocation Assistance Available for this Job:


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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.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

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