Providence St. Joseph Health

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Providence Health & Services Senior Software Automation Engineer PSJH in Renton, Washington


Providence is calling a Senior Software Automation Engineer PSJH to our location in Seattle, WA; Redmond, WA; Renton, WA; Portland, OR; Irvine, CA or Beaverton, OR .

We are seeking a Senior Software Automation Engineer PSJH who will take end-to-end ownership for development and quality of solutions and services that delight caregivers and add strategic value to Providence St. Joseph Health. They are passionate about solving problems through code, removing obstacles and improving efficiency. They work proactively and collaboratively with customers to identify and eliminate manual processes through automation that drives reliable and consistent service delivery across our environment both hosted and in the cloud. They evaluate requirements, estimate costs, and design and implement solutions and services. They define and implement the quality criteria for their solutions and services, using measurements and insights to understand and validate the quality of experience for caregivers. They manage and improve the engineering process, manage risks, dependencies, and compromises, and integrate software into broader ecosystems and/or solutions and services. They consistently and strongly demonstrate a sense of personal accountability for the quality and completeness of the entire solution or service and resulting caregiver experience.

Staff in this role understand and apply a wide variety of concepts, practices, and procedures of software engineering, and can resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways. They work collaboratively and independently and can handle assignments without the need for much help. They define functional and technical designs and act as a lead engineer. They work on features, which have moderate to high complexity; exercise judgment and help define procedures and practices to determine what course to take. They can handle multiple priorities, maintain composure under pressure, and drive multiple projects to successful completion.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Use a deep domain knowledge to contribute to innovative solutions. Provides feedback on the designs that appeal to the caregiver’s sense of style, fun, and aesthetics, as well as their functional needs.

  • Enhance existing or designs new moderately complex features of solutions or services that consider the iteration and change required by the needs of the business.

  • Develop complete designs and test interfaces that solve classes of problems, enable integration across groups of components, improve reuse, and satisfy business, caregiver, engineering and operational requirements.

  • Consistently apply coding patterns, best practices and a data driven approach to their work.

  • Consider performance, testability, and maintainability in their design and coding

  • Set up and writes unit test for key components.

  • Use an understanding of the engineering lifecycle and previous shipping experience to advocate for improvements over successive itterations.

  • Drive design and code reviews and shares best practices across the team.

  • Expose test coverage issues, organizes and implements integration tests, and resolves broad problem areas. Uses technical knowledge of feature area design and code to identify risks and prevent bugs.

  • In some positions, uses caregiver or partner knowledge to ensure that requirements are validated and that quality is improved throughout the solution or service cycle.

  • Has a sense of pride, commitment and personal accountability for the end-to-end solution or service quality, completeness, and resulting user experience for the life of the solution or service.

  • Use the solution/service regularly to understand it thoroughly and discover ways to improve it.

  • Ensure an aesthetically pleasing design, and a user experience that is simple, elegant, and useful.

  • Initiate collaboration and provides assistance across disciplines to resolve issues outside of his or her area of responsibility to ensure the highest level of quality.

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the solution/service’s quality in use, and takes appropriate action to resolve issues throughout the life of the solution or service.

  • Have a good understanding of design patterns used in the industry and can apply them appropriately to their projects.

  • Work with the security team to ensure security best practices are applied at appropriate points in the design of the system.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent education/experience.

  • Extensive experience with object-oriented programming in C#, Java, Python or equivalent

  • Experience with source code control systems such as Git

  • SQL integration development experience with SQL/NoSQL

  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies and tools such as Azure Devops, TFS, and Jira

  • Working knowledge of Azure/AWS/hybrid and other cloud technologies

  • Experience designing and successfully implementing a large project

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 4 years software development experience in a healthcare environment.

  • 3 years experience using PowerShell

  • 1 year experience with automation tools such as Ansible (preferred) or Puppet

  • 1 year experience deploying automation in hosted environments

  • 1 year experience with Azure automation tools (Event Grid, Logic Apps, Azure Functions), or AWS/Google cloud equivalents

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Infrastructure

Location: Washington-Renton

Other Location(s): Washington-Seattle, Oregon-Beaverton, Oregon-Portland, Washington-Redmond, California-Irvine

Req ID: 302567