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Lead Software Engineer
Boston, Massachusetts  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on November 27, 2021
Job Id #52219 Posted November 17, 2021


  • These roles include, but are not limited to analysis, design, coding, engineering, testing, debugging, standards, methods, tools analysis, documentation, research and development, maintenance, new development, operations and delivery.
  • With every role in the company, each position has a requirement for building quality into every output.
  • This also includes evaluating new tools, new techniques, strategies;
  • Automation of common tasks; build of common utilities to drive organizational efficiency with a passion around technology and solutions and influence of thought and leadership on future capabilities and opportunities to apply technology in new and innovative ways

Function Description:

  • Software engineering is the application of engineering to the design, development, implementation, testing and maintenance of software in a systematic method.
  • The roles in this function will cover all primary development activity across all technology functions that ensure we deliver code with high quality for our applications, products and services and to understand customer needs and to develop product roadmaps.

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Commercial cloud (Azure) based data platform that can serve both Care Delivery Organization (CDO) level data warehouse / data mart needs as well as to feed, transform and store clinical and administrative data for the Care Enterprise at a national level. Integration and distribution of data through a single platform, with that platform being a high-performance, highly scalable, elastic and highly secure commercial cloud will enable labor, infrastructure and non-cap tech savings across all participating CDO’s as well as in the Care national level.
  • This specific position will be involved in supporting the platform infrastructure, applications, and enterprise integrations.

Software Engineering Core Tasks:

  • Reuse , develop and share components, products & services to design modular , flexible, scalable, secure, reliable and quality solutions that deliver business value through superior user experience
  • Build processes and diagnostics to troubleshoot, maintain and optimize solutions and respond to customer and production issues
  • Participate in full product lifecycle including proof of concepts, architect, design and build, user stories, research and demos
  • Embrace continuous learning of engineering practices to ensure industry best practices and technology adoption, including DevOps, Cloud and Agile thinking

Required Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience on programming languages
  • Hands-on experience in full automated testing framework (unit & integration)
  • Hands-on experience of big data and streaming frameworks
  • Hands-on experience on using containers (PaaS)
  • Hands-on experience on working on CICD platform and monitoring
  • Experience and working exposure in cloud environment
  • BS/BA or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience on programming languages - Go, python, java, xml, avro, json
  • Hands-on experience in full automated testing framework (unit & integration) – cucumber, spock, Go unit test, Junit.
  • Hands-on experience of big data and streaming frameworks - kafka , Hadoop, Hive, spark, HDFS.
  • Hands-on experience on using PAAS like - Kubernetes, Openshift, Databricks, Snowflake
  • Hands-on experience on working on CICD platform and monitoring - namely Github, Jenkins, Grafana, Prometheus.
  • Experience and working exposure in cloud environment, preferably Azure.
  • Knowledge on how to productionalize Machine learning and Data science modules.

Ideal Background:

  • Healthcare data background, especially provider data (versus payer data), including clinical data. Ideally development with Java on streaming architectures.


  • Experience developing streaming/kafka-based applications in Java or Scala, experience with Kubernetes, or Azure. Provider data experience, FHIR experience. Experience and deep background in various methods of ETL.

Top Requirements:

  • Java 5+ years, kafka 1+ year, Kubernetes 1+ year, helm 1+ year

Team and Team size:

  • This position will be joining an existing team with an Agile resource (scrum master, etc.), Product Owner, five FTE’s and three contractors.
    • However, this team will work closely with other teams on the same project.
  • Two development teams led by very senior technical folks, a Data Curation team and a Data Integration team.

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? 1-2
  • b. Video vs. phone? Phone/web conference
  • c. How technical will the interviews be? Reasonably technical – no tests, but we want to know that the folks know their stuff.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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