• Principal Software Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
    Posted Date 6 months ago(9/5/2019 9:01 PM)
    Job ID
    Software Development
  • About DrFirst

    DrFirst is an innovative Health IT company with a mission to create user-friendly solutions so that doctors can treat their patients quickly, efficiently and safely. Over 220,000 healthcare professionals, 67,000 pharmacies and 60% of the healthcare IT vendors in the market depend on us every day to reduce clinical errors and improve patient outcomes.


    You will be part of a team building and operating highly scalable software using cutting edge technologies for a variety of devices. You will get to solve the most complex problems that arise in the areas of distributed computing and high volume transaction processing. Your code will reach thousands of doctors and touch the lives of millions of patients across the country.


    Our culture is entrepreneurial, team oriented, collaborative, and fast-paced.  We look for talented people who are passionate about developing world class software. If you want to build applications that save patients’ lives, we want to talk to you!

    Position Overview

    Our development team is filled with superstars with a proven passion for solving nearly impossible problems. You will work with and lead a group of engineers with a plethora of experience building innovative software solutions for global organizations and an insatiable thirst for learning new technologies. As forward thinking technologists, we push the envelope and think outside the box in everything we do.


    We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer who loves to innovate and solve real world problems.  This individual will be working on end to end software development from design to delivery, and will be in charge of technical oversight including code review and best practice utilization.


    Who will love this job


    • An Innovator: who thinks outside the box to introduce new methods, ideas and products
    • A Problem solver: passionate about using technology to solve complicated problems, and harnessing the power of data to adopt new tactics to enhance efficiency and scalability
    • A Team builder:  who enjoys recruiting and developing teams, attracting A-players from various disciplines
    • A Trusted advisor: with strong leadership acumen who always strives to do better tomorrow than today, and continuously improve his/her team’s knowledge and skills
    • A Driver:  who works with purpose and passion; someone who will elevate our engineering team through new perspectives, ideas, and solutions
    • A Collaborator: who can navigate internal departments and teams, brings people together to deliver world class products that accelerate DrFirst’s market share and profitability

    What you will work on

    • Coding: Our engineers, no matter what level, never go hands off. We think it’s important to be close to the code and be involved in the code review. We work with several different technologies, mostly on the Java stack. As a senior engineer, we’re looking for a breadth of experience in languages like Java, JavaScript, and Ruby; as well as familiarity with frameworks like Spring, OSGI, and Hibernate; and practices like TDD and continuous integration.
    • Design: You should able to work with your team to craft a design and choose the best technologies in a solution that solves a given problem in the most effective way
    • Learning: You are a life-long learner. We are looking for people who have a growth mindset, stay up on their craft, and always keep an eye out for what’s next. Open Source contributions and cross training opportunities are a way of life here.
    • Problem solving: The problems we are solving are unique and complex. This takes critical thinking, root cause analysis, and issue dissection with the team to come up with the best solution.
    • Leadership/Mentoring: Teaching and coaching is an integral part of this role. We want people who want to share their experiences, best practices and knowledge to elevate the team as a whole.
    • Delivering: We are committed to producing world class products. You will lead an engineering team through the entire SDLC and make sure the team is on par with certain milestones through each sprint. Being skilled at managing competing priorities, pivoting and adjusting quickly, and thinking about the big picture are keys to success. 


    • Eight plus (8+) years’ industry experience as software engineer working on Java technologies
    • Three plus (3+) years’ experience managing or leading engineering teams
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline 
    • Passionate about technology and coding
    • Really strong in open source libraries /frameworks

    Physical Requirements

    • 70% Desk/phone work
    • 30% Standing/moving throughout the office


    We offer comprehensive benefits to keep you healthy as you grow in your life and career. Your merit-based compensation will reflect the impact your work has on the company and our customers. 


    Learn more about our benefits and professional development opportunities here.


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