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Principal Frontend Engineer



Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

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 Principal Software Engineer (Frontend) to join our team of developers building the next generation of the Patient Portal and Payment applications. You are a senior developer who demonstrates design & engineering excellence and has experience building web applications, preferably in public and private cloud environments. You are an excellent communicator and nimble learner who embraces the challenges and complexity of working in the healthcare space.

The Team

The Patient Portal and the Payment Org provides a comprehensive suite of tools for patients to:

  • Review lab results and submit medical forms

  • Securely message their providers

  • Quickly and securely pay their providers for treatments and provide insight into their past payments

Come join this innovative team that is moving quickly to meet the fast-growing market demand.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and contribute individually to code and system design/development as part of an Agile team consisting of Engineers, a Scrum Master, a Product Owner, and an Experience Designer

  • Collaborate inclusively with cross-functional team members to develop product solutions and promote productivity and effectiveness; mentor and advise engineer team members; take ownership of what the team builds and coordinate efforts to ensure proper completion

  • Develop knowledge to act as a domain expert; share business and technical insights with the broader engineering and product organization

Typical Qualifications

  • Ideally, 8+ years of software engineering experience with significant product development expertise

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • Extensive web application development experience with focus on the frontend (eg. MicroUI architecture, responsive designs)

  • Proficient with the Javascript, Typescript and React framework (including advanced concepts like hooks, portals)

  • Ability to write code that is technically sound, performant, scalable, and readable

  • Ability to lead teams/technical projects including technical design, scoping and estimation

  • Experience with deployment (CI/CD) pipelines using Jenkins along with git, bitbucket and other sourcecode repositories preferred

  • Any testing framework (e.g. Jest, Cypress) and GraphQL experience would be a bonus

  • Experience in building accessible web applications and portals would be a bonus

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.