Sr. Software Engineer at Abacus Insights

| Boston, MA
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Abacus Insights is a mission-driven, a rapid growth-stage technology company focused on transforming the healthcare payer industry, ultimately creating a more personalized patient experience, improving health outcomes, and lowering the overall cost of healthcare. Abacus Insights provides a flexible, efficient, and secure platform that organizes and exchanges healthcare data from various sources and formats, allowing our customers to uncover differentiated insights that address their clients' needs. Our employees know that they play an active role in keeping our customers' data safe and are responsible for ensuring that our comprehensive policies and practices are met.

With our deep expertise in cloud-enabled technologies and knowledge of the healthcare industry, we have built an innovative data integration and management platform that allows healthcare payers access to data that has been historically siloed and inaccessible. Through our platform, these health insurance payers can ingest and manage all the data they need to transform their business by supporting their analytical, operational, and financial needs.

Since our founding in 2017, Abacus has built a highly successful SaaS business, raising more than $53 Million by leading VC firms that have deep expertise in the healthcare and technology industries. We are solving problems of massive scale and complexity in an industry that is ready for disruption. We're growing quickly and would love for you to be a part of it!

About the role:

In 2019, the US Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services published the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule, requiring healthcare payors and providers to ensure patients have access to their medical and claim data. The rule (mandated to go into effect on July 1, 2021) is fast-tracked Interoperability (which has been a healthcare dream for 30+ years) and has ushered in the transformation to open healthcare data access. Our Interoperability team is building the product that not only allows our customers to comply with the CMS final rule, but enables our clients to gain previously unavailable insights into their data, and allows our customers to excel at operating and meeting high-security demands of managing PII & PHI Data.

As a Principal Software Engineer on our Interoperability team, you will be providing technical leadership in a strategic and critical area of Abacus Insight’s business. You will be exposed to every area of our platform and AWS services (Serverless – Lambda, EMR – Hadoop/Spark, EKS – Kubernetes, etc.) but even more so, help drive the evolution of the product and team as we continue to grow rapidly. We believe heavily in architecture evolution and you will bring your experience on best practices as we build out new components of the platform.

You will:

  • Help deliver against our roadmap for upcoming new features
  • Design, implement, test, and maintain our data pipelines
  • Optimize data delivery, design, or re-design infrastructure for greater scalability, availability, and reliability.
  • Spearhead the implementation of data management and governance procedures within the company
  • Ensure data integrity and accuracy within our various data pipelines
  • Help make the deployment process predictably predictable through proactive thinking, persistence, promoting best practices, and cross-team collaboration with our technical and non-technical teams
  • Consult on architecture to separate sensitive healthcare data among multiple customers in a multi-tenant environment
  • Learn a new and complex space/service within healthcare interoperability (FHIR Servers)

What we're looking for:

  • In-depth knowledge of the design and maintainability of “big data” data architectures, notably data lakes, columnar databases, large batch processing (Spark, Hadoop), stream processing (Kafka), and message queuing
  • In-depth experience with AWS data services (EMR, Glue, Athena, Redshift, Kinesis, SQS, DynamoDB or MongoDB), serverless architectures (Lambda), and container architectures (Kubernetes)
  • In-depth experience building and shipping highly scalable and distributed systems on cloud platforms.
  • Strong programming skills (Python, Java, or other OOP languages)
  • Strong experience with hands-on data analysis and modeling of large data sets.
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Experience coupled with a willingness to learn new things
  • Familiarity with infrastructure automation using Terraform and GitLab CI/CD
  • Comfort with uncertainty and a desire to be close to business problems
  • Background working in an Agile delivery framework

Bonus Points:

  • Azure
  • Databricks
  • Snowflake
  • FHIR experience
  • Elastic Search
  • Experience in Healthcare or related field

Equal Opportunity Employer:

As a mission-led technology company that is helping to drive better healthcare outcomes, Abacus Insights believes that the best innovation and value we can bring to our customers comes from diverse ideas, thoughts, experiences, and perspectives. We are dedicated to building diverse teams, and as such provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. As well as prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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An Insider's view of Abacus Insights

What are some social events your company does?

In the before times, we had a great track record of fun social events along "normal" lines (eg. dinner and drinks, battle of the bands, axe throwing). Since going fully remote, we've had to get creative, finding success with semi-annual month-long themed engagements, a monthly surprise album listening club, and daily banter over morning coffee.


Director of DevOps

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My job requires that I partner with many people across the company, from Engineering and Product Management to Legal and UX, and I’m consistently impressed by everyone’s generosity with their time, customer-focus, and willingness to partner with me.


Manager of Technical Documentation and Training

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining Abacus, I've been trusted and given the necessary tools to do my job and help grow this amazing company. I've been exposed to so many different sectors of the business and my experience learning and growing from my colleagues has been unmatched. It’s nice to be a part of something that I know is going to help people in the long run.


Lead UX Designer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We are a small but growing company, we have beads working remotely across the country. Remaining connected to the team is critical and I use as many of the existing tools as possible - email, Slack, Zoom, Confluence - the list goes on. It is more likely that I will access my team!


CEO, Founder

What are Abacus Insights Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Abacus partners with The Wonderfund, a non-profit focused on providing comfort and dignity to children in traumatic situations and enrich childhoods that have been impacted by abuse and neglect.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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