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Lead Software Engineer - Environment and Stability



Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Join us as we work to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

We are looking for a Lead Member Technical Staff to join our Clinicals Developer Productivity team within Athena Environment Stability zone.

We are seeking a talented Full Stack Developer with a passion for building robust Java frameworks. As a key member of our team, you will play a crucial role in developing and maintaining our Java Spring Boot-based framework, which serves as a foundation for various product teams to build and deploy their features. The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of clean architecture principles, creative problem-solving skills and excellent communication skills to lead discussions and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Develop and maintain a scalable and extensible Java Spring Boot framework in an Agile team of diverse engineers for use by product teams
  • Produce accurate, unambiguous technical design specifications to the appropriate detail
  • Develop knowledge to act as a domain expert, sharing business and technical insights with the broader engineering and product organization
  • Provide input in design discussions and participate in code reviews to ensure quality standards
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional team members to understand their needs and ensure framework meets their requirements
  • Engage and collaborate with other platform and core teams within athenahealth to integrate and utilize their libraries, offer constructive feedback for enhancements, and contribute to requirement discussions for further library development
  • Regularly attend framework office hours to actively participate in discussion and share thought leadership on architectural decisions, best practices and innovative solutions
  • Clearly communicate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Implement best practices for code quality and testing to ensure reliability and maintainability
  • Proactively identify and evaluate new tools, technologies and methodologies to continuously improve the framework and development process

Preferred Qualification

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience, with a strong emphasis on framework development expertise
  • Proficiency in Java and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of other programming languages such as Perl is a nice to have
  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux, SQL, and various other technologies
  • Expertise with AWS and Kubernetes
  • Ability to write code that is technically sound, performant, scalable, and readable
  • Exceptional communication skills and proven record of engineering achievement and accountability
  • Proven track record of implementing or adopting new technologies and methodologies

About athenahealth

Here’s our vision: To create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

What’s unique about our locations?
From an historic, 19th century arsenal to a converted, landmark power plant, all of athenahealth’s offices were carefully chosen to represent our innovative spirit and promote the most positive and productive work environment for our teams. Our 10 offices across the United States and India — plus numerous remote employees — all work to modernize the healthcare experience, together.

Our company culture might be our best feature.
We don't take ourselves too seriously. But our work? That’s another story. athenahealth develops and implements products and services that support US healthcare: It’s our chance to create healthier futures for ourselves, for our family and friends, for everyone.

Our vibrant and talented employees — or athenistas, as we call ourselves — spark the innovation and passion needed to accomplish our goal. We continue to expand our workforce with amazing people who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives at every level, and foster an environment where every athenista feels comfortable bringing their best selves to work.

Our size makes a difference, too: We are small enough that your individual contributions will stand out — but large enough to grow your career with our resources and established business stability.

Giving back is integral to our culture. Our athenaGives platform strives to support food security, expand access to high-quality healthcare for all, and support STEM education to develop providers and technologists who will provide access to high-quality healthcare for all in the future. As part of the evolution of athenahealth’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, we’ve selected nonprofit partners that align with our purpose and let us foster long-term partnerships for charitable giving, employee volunteerism, insight sharing, collaboration, and cross-team engagement.

What can we do for you?
Along with health and financial benefits, athenistas enjoy perks specific to each location, including commuter support, employee assistance programs, tuition assistance, employee resource groups, and collaborative workspaces — some offices even welcome dogs.

In addition to our traditional benefits and perks, we sponsor events throughout the year, including book clubs, external speakers, and hackathons. And we provide athenistas with a company culture based on learning, the support of an engaged team, and an inclusive environment where all employees are valued.

We also encourage a better work-life balance for athenistas with our flexibility. While we know in-office collaboration is critical to our vision, we recognize that not all work needs to be done within an office environment, full-time. With consistent communication and digital collaboration tools, athenahealth enables employees to find a balance that feels fulfilling and productive for each individual situation.

athenahealth is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity—that’s why we recruit and hire applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor prohibited by law. We’re happy to provide a reasonable accommodation, for those with a disability, to complete any part of the application process. If you are unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, please contact us at taoperations@athenahealth.com for assistance.