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Software Engineer IV

Kansas City, Missouri, United States


Job Description

The Identity and Access Management (IAM) team within Cerner Engineering is responsible for R&D related to the next generation of Cerner solutions--web-based applications and services. The R&D focuses on leveraging open standards and interoperable technologies (such as Java) to make the infrastructure as agile and adaptable as possible--enabling choices during system deployment and providing the opportunity to lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for Cerner's solutions. The team's work has focused on the crucial topics of identity and security - how to identify the various people, devices, and systems that make up the cloud; how to allow them to securely communicate with one other; how to track what they do, etc. Our infrastructure has been crucial to the success of numerous high-profile projects, including Cerner's new generation of mobile applications for iOS/Android, Cerner's Population Health initiative ("HealtheIntent"), Cerner's FHIR-based open API platform ("Ignite"). We serve as consultants and sources of expertise to a wide variety of other development and operations teams as they develop the next generation of Cerner's architectures. We have also led many of Cerner's efforts to achieve continuous delivery of innovation. The IAM team has long championed agile development approaches at Cerner, and has helped bring many new development methodologies and tools to Cerner. Our engineers are expected to continue the trend of looking outside Cerner to bring new ideas in. They are encouraged to attend industry conventions, participate in open source development communities, and pursue research projects on promising new technologies. As a Software Engineer IV at Cerner, you will help lead the development of our solutions within the team. You will be responsible for designing software (primarily in Java and related languages) in order to meet specific requirements. As an important part in the quality of our solutions, you will be asked to participate in peer to peer design/code reviews. Even though this role will be primarily developing new software, you will also be asked to work on bug fixes, testing, documentation, support, and troubleshooting as needed. Cerner is a results-driven company and you will be expected to complete projects according to predetermined deadlines. You will play a lead role in an agile team that works with engineers of varying experience levels.

Working Environment

Hybrid & Onsite: No Relocation Assistance Offered

This position offers a Hybrid & Onsite working environment. Meaning you will split working time between a Cerner office or client site and remote. If your current geographical location requires relocating, Cerner will not offer relocation assistance to the specified location. #LI-Hybrid

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Working Environment Hybrid & Onsite: No Relocation Assistance Offered
Relocation Assistance Available for this Job: No


Basic Qualifications
  • At least 9 years total combined completed higher education and related work experience, including:
    • At least 3 years of Software engineering work experience
    • At least 6 years of additional work experience directly related to the duties of the job and/or completed higher education, including;
      • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering, or related field, or equivalent relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Agile development experience, Web development experience, Systems development experience, Automated testing experience, JIRA, Maven, Git, Jenkins, Crucible, Chef, JAX-RS/Jersey, Amazon Web Services (AWS), OAuth, OpenID, SCIM, Docker, Kubernetes, and SAML

  • 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

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, covid-19 vaccination, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

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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