Software Architect, Cloud Platform
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Appriss Health provides trusted technology solutions to federal
and state governments, payers, health systems, practices,
pharmacies and health information exchanges working to improve
public health. In collaboration with state governments, we built
the nation's most comprehensive, standards-driven data integration
platform to combat the nation's opioid epidemic. Our platform
connects nearly all U.S. states, close to 1 million prescribers and
half a million care team members, more than 30,000 pharmacies, and
thousands of hospitals, managing more than 400 million daily
transactions. It enables seamless in-workflow visibility to
patients' clinical information and value-based care insights and
access to our OpenBeds solution, a comprehensive technology-enabled
service that improves access to and coordinates care for people
with behavioral health conditions and social determinants of health
challenges. Our real-time clinical decision support and data-driven
insights are integrated into the workflows of more than 130
electronic health record vendors and every national pharmacy
For more information, please visit: www.apprisshealth.com
This position, Software Architect - Cloud Platform Health -
Infrastructure, is on the Health Engineering Team, you would
specifically be working within the infrastructure/Platform area,
working hands on with cloud technologies. You would have no direct
reports, but viewed as a Platform Leader to set direction, partner
with Engineering Leadership to drive key imperatives, mentor/coach
other member of the Platform team, and continuous look for
opportunities to automate, apply new AWS features, and drive the
team for continuous technology modernization while reducing
technical debt. You will closely partner with either Engineering
Application Leaders, Data Engineering leaders, AWS account
managers, and other Appriss Health professionals needing assistance
while seeking practical solutions that prioritize needs while
exhibiting qualities of a supportive team member and platform
engineer modeling best practice coding standards.
You are adaptable. As priorities change, you're able to adjust
your contributions accordingly. This may involve building a new
technical skillset, reviewing the design of a new component, or
assisting with sprint activities in non-developmental phases. As a
Platform leader and will need to help drive and execute on
strategy, execute on Platform key imperatives (Hoshin/Operational
Key Results), and act as mentor for junior Platform team
You are creative. You find deficiencies and advocate for
continuous improvement; you seek creative solutions properly
balancing organizational needs with making progress on key
imperatives, reducing technical debt, and maintaining the current
environment to meet contractual SLAs (Service Level
You have AWS expertise. Strong AWS knowledge with the ability to
teach/mentor teammates, identify and apply AWS advanced features to
our environment, be AWS cost conscious and tracking AWS billing
changes/identify opportunities to lower costs, and comfort leading
the Platform team by hitting personal sprint metrics and
maintaining a high Say-Do.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Experience, or Characteristics
- Drives and facilitates effective collaboration and
communications across Engineering Health with focus on platform
reliability, technical debt elimination, achieving key imperatives,
advancing the platform, and meeting team and individual Say-Do
- Create awareness and implement AWS technology and process
improvement opportunities, including scheduling Lunch & Learns,
mentoring junior members, driving monthly AWS meetings, etc.
- Design, Plan, Execute, and Oversee production changes across
Kubernetes, AWS, and RDBMS platforms.
- Build consensus among a diverse group of Engineering
stakeholders, including facilitating resolution to challenges that
arise from Platform processes that span across Health with the
ability to balance priorities due to outage impact, stakeholder
contracts, or internal noise.
- Identify current-state baselines metrics and target performance
metrics for future state while creating a Platform multi-year
roadmap. This includes process improvement in the space of CICD,
AWS Cost Savings, maintaining SLAs, hitting sprint metrics,
obtaining/maintaining FedRamp/HiTrust certifications, and
increasing Platform quality/throughput.
- Oversee and provide weekly input into Platform Sprint Planning,
assist in meeting service level/providing production support, hands
on in meeting strategic imperatives, and when necessary coach team
members on AWS best practices.
- Educate Health professionals on the Platform strategy, as well
as educating/influencing Senior Health Leadership on the direction
of the Platform engineering team, especially when it comes to
technical debt, platform transformations, and Platform roadmap
- Work with Platform internal colleagues/peers to ensure they
have the appropriate information and knowledge at hand to be
successful in meeting Platform Sprint metrics, as well as close
partnership/collaboration with Enterprise Architects to ensure a
complete Health Engineering vision.
- Responsibilities will include on call production support
escalation/safety net, ~1 week every month.
- Provide input in, create, and hold coding standards and best
practices sacred while challenging the status quo to provide
improvement, advancements, and forward progress.
- As a Platform Leader (with no direct reports) you are will be
empowered to lead change, drive the technical roadmap, assist
junior team members with their learning and help them upskill.
Furthermore, as a Platform leader you will provide input into
team's priorities, help provide year end datapoints/feedback on
team members, and stay abreast and partner with other Engineering
Health Leaders to ensure the overall Health Engineering team is
operating smoothly, harmoniously, and productively.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or
- Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability
to work in a team environment
- Strong technical problem-solving abilities
- Strong background in the design, development, maintenance, and
testing of software
- 3 - 5 years of experience with managed AWS service
- 3- 5 years' experience working in a fast-paced, highly
challenging and primarily AWS environment
- Proficient in several industry leading programming
- Experience developing web-based applications using Ruby on
Rails, Java or C#.
- 3 - 5 years' experience with AWS and Public Cloud
- 3 - 5 years' experience with Kubernetes and Docker
- Experience designing and maintaining relational databases on
MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle relational database systems.
The team is distributed with an office location in Louisville,
KY. We are remote-work friendly.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the
general nature and level of work performed by employees within this
classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as
a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and
qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/V/H
Keywords: Appriss, Orem , Software Architect, Cloud Platform, Other , Orem, Utah
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