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Providence Health & Services Principal Software Engineer in Portland, Oregon


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Principal Software Engineer to our location in Seattle, WA; Redmond, WA; Portland, OR; Irvine, CA or Beaverton, OR.

Amazing opportunity to transform the future of healthcare for 200K workers that rely on our technology solutions. Our fast-growing team is expanding beyond virtual desktops and apps to define our next generation workspace. You will be a key contributor in driving this effort in simplifying our complex environment and applications by designing and building focused modern workflows for our employees and community users. Our success depends on your ability to quickly build proof of concepts and integrate with our key applications (Service Now, Office 365, Epic, SAP, etc.) to deliver a next generation workspace.

We are seeking a Principal Software Engineer who will take end-to-end ownership for development and quality of solutions and services that delight caregivers and add strategic value to Providence St. Joseph Health. They evaluate requirements, estimate costs, and design and implement solutions and services. They define and implement the quality criteria for their solutions and services, using measurements and insights to understand and validate the quality of experience for caregivers. They manage and improve the engineering process, manage risks, dependencies, and compromises, and integrate software into broader ecosystems and/or solutions and services. They consistently and strongly demonstrate a sense of personal accountability for the quality and completeness of the entire solution or service and resulting caregiver experience. Staff in this role bring together an informed mix of experience of technology, product, and business acumen. They are adept at designing and documenting systems, writing code spanning vast expanses of the software engineering ecosystem. They act as the primary expert in multiple areas as they help us transform healthcare through technology that is smart, sophisticated, user-centric, and measurable. They can handle multiple priorities, maintain composure under pressure, and drive multiple projects to successful completion.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Uses their deep domain knowledge to lead in the design and implementation of innovative solutions.

  • Demonstrates strategic understanding of the timing and rationale for design choices, within the scope of work.

  • Ensures consistent, usable, forward-looking, maintainable test infrastructure, draws from a large base of design patterns, is an expert in available technologies, and is adept at identifying practices that work well.

  • Develops elegant designs and solutions that solves highly complex problems across business departments.Well grounded with deep knowledge in multiple areas that touch modern day software development both theoretical and practical.

  • Uses data and insights from caregivers and solutions to make feature area technical design and implementation decisions.

  • Uses technical knowledge of the solution or service design and code to identify risks and prevent classes of bugs

  • Optimizes, refactors and reuses code to improve performance and maintainability – ensuring maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and return on investment.

  • Defines the engineering lifecycle for the team or organization and leads lifecycle improvements over successive releases.

  • Leads design and code reviews across the feature area, understands the root causes of issues, and finds ways to resolve them.

  • Validates time estimates of others on the team.

  • Optimizes team processes to improve quality, engineering solutions, and responsiveness to feedback and changing priorities.

  • Has a sense of pride, commitment, and personal accountability for the end to end solution or service quality, completeness and resulting user experience for the life of the solution or service.

  • Uses the solution/service regularly to understand it thoroughly and discover ways to improve it.

  • Ensures an aesthetically pleasing design, and a user experience that is simple, elegant, and useful.

  • Initiates collaboration and facilitates issue resolution outside of their area of responsibility to ensure the highest level of quality

  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to the solution/service’s quality in use, and takes appropriate action to resolve issues throughout the life of the solution or service.

  • Have an excellent understanding of design patterns used in the industry and can apply and promote their appropriate use across a broad range of projects.

  • Leads the discussion with the security team to ensure security best practices are applied at appropriate points in the design of the system.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent educ/experience.

  • 8-12 years of related experience, software development.

  • Experience with source code control systems such as Git and how to successfully use them in across multiple teams.

  • Extensive experience with object-oriented programming in C#, Java, Python or equivalent.

  • Extensive experience with Agile software development methodologies and tools such as Azure Devops, TFS, and Jira.

  • Proven track record of working both independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplined team.

  • Experience designing and successfully implementing a highly complex project.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience with API integration with Service Now, MS Graph API and ERP solutions.

  • 3 years of experience with developing SaaS applications

  • 1 year of experience leveraging multiple authentication methods including OAuth 2.0

  • 1 year of experience with Azure Functions

  • Experience programming and collaborating with teams while working remotely

  • Master's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent educ/experience.

  • 8-12 years of related experience, software development preferred with increasing scope and responsibilities.

  • Experience in a healthcare setting.

  • Extensive SQL integration development experience with SQL/noSQL.

  • Extensive experience with Azure/AWS/hybrid and other cloud technologies.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Shared Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for our Providence family of organizations across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Infrastructure

Location: Washington-Redmond

Other Location(s): Washington-Seattle, Oregon-Beaverton, Oregon-Portland, California-Irvine

Req ID: 324478