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Senior Software Engineer

Job Description
Wolters Kluwer Health's Clinical Effectiveness (CE) organization is a fast-growing and innovation-driven healthcare information technology (HIT) provider working on the front lines of clinical care. Our talented team of physician editors, technologists, and product visionaries collaborate to provide advanced clinical decision support solutions that measurably improve clinical effectiveness by helping healthcare professionals provide optimal care for their patients.
The Back Office Technology (BOT) team provides support technologies throughout CE. The team interfaces and works together with Product Development, Sales, Marketing & Finance, and Customer and Technical Support staff to create internal toolsets and software solutions that allow CE to fulfill its contributions to healthcare professionals using our solutions. Reporting into the Manager of Product Engineering, this role will be expected to learn our existing systems and software, understand and contribute to enhancements and new offerings, work within CE's Agile guidelines and work in a robust, professional manner within the team and with other teams.
The ideal candidate is motivated to perform self-discovery and seek ownership of software and processes within the team's domains, and should be a generalist at heart: ready to apply their skills to web applications, RESTful web services and backend systems. In addition, the individual must be collaborative, adaptive, self-critical and able to thrive within a team-based development environment.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Work as part of an Agile development team to understand, design and size new features & enhancements.
Maintain, enhance, and extend several RESTful webservice applications and the team's internal toolset web applications.
Design, implement and own underlying databases related to the team's software & components.
Follow best practices and standards for coding, including adjacent concerns to programming tasks such as peer review, responsible source code management, release & deployment activities, updating release notes, etc.
Incorporate testing best practices within the scope of development activities, as well as collaborate with Test Engineering groups to interface effectively with CE's testing frameworks.
Demonstrates the ability to solve analytical problems both independently and with peers as the situation requires.
Systematically troubleshoot production issues and deliver timely resolutions.
Work on multiple initiatives and tasks simultaneously, balancing the workload to contribute to multiple efforts and timelines.
Demonstrate a cooperative spirit by actively listening, and collaborating with other team members as well as other teams to foster an innovative, problem-solving environment.
Work with non-technical colleagues to understand business needs and propose effective solutions.
Remain current with evolving industry trends and technologies.
Other Duties
Attend relevant team & company meetings as required.
Perform bookkeeping tasks related to timecards, paid time off, etc. in an accurate & timely manner.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications
Education
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Technology or related field.
Technical & Interpersonal Skills
Technologist -- Exhibit knowledge and interest in the latest software development techniques, automation, and data management trends with the ability to rapidly learn and apply new technology. Possess the ability to share and teach to accelerate the team's adoption of new technologies.
Enthusiastic -- Must be a passionate advocate for delivering value and achieving business objectives.
Collaborative -- Works closely with team members and stakeholders to understand needs, gain perspective, and collectively deliver solutions with a shared purpose. Be a skilled negotiator who is ability to motivate, persuade, and build consensus.
Inclusive -- Works with team members to understand pain points in day-to-day activities, and demonstrate a willingness to adjust standards, tools, and best practices as the situation demands.
Attitude of Transparency -- Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency within the Agile team, as well as within the business. Able to give both good and bad news with a focus on the reality of a situation, leaving politics aside.
Creativity & Initiative -- Tempered by pragmatism, patience, and attention to detail.
Problem-solver -- Ability to look at solutions in creative and unconventional ways, recognize opportunities to innovate, and engage with the team and/or partners effectively to bring their ideas to fruition.
Adaptive & Flexible, Committed to Continuous Improvement -- Have the ability to accept adjustments to plans, task-switch to resolve impediments or production issues, as well as to pivot to meet changing business needs.
Accountable -- Must embody a strong sense of responsibility for the timely completion of tasks, as well as the responsibility to ensure an understanding of shared tasks and processes.
Communicative -- Excellent interpersonal and group facilitation skills including the ability to work with diverse stakeholders and personality types. Ability to bridge the gap between technical and business stakeholders to explain technical details and challenges to a wide variety of audiences.
Positive Behavioral Influence -- Honest, humble, and friendly in their interactions with colleagues throughout the company.
Experience
6+ years of software development experience is required.
Experience with SQL, PL/SQL, JDBC and database design is required.
Experience with server-side development technologies and frameworks, such as J2EE, Tomcat, and GlassFish.
Experience with web-tier technology & frameworks is required. Standard MVC, Javascript & jQuery experience is ideal, with AngularJS & Twitter Bootstrap experience a plus.
Experience with webservice technologies & implementations is required, such as RESTful APIs, WSDL & SOAP, from both the consumer & developer ends.
Experience with automated unit testing as part of normal development cycles is required. Experience with integration- or user-level testing & automation is a plus.
Experience with best practices regarding work item management, source code management and release management is required. Familiarity with Git, Atlassian offerings (BitBucket, JIRA, Confluence) is ideal.
Experience with development tools like IntelliJ, Maven, DBVisualizer, SQL Developer, etc. is a plus.
Illustrative experience with risk reduction, scope clarification, stakeholder engagement & objective-based planning is required for the position.
Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications
Knowledge or previous experience with cryptographic/security-related implementations is a bonus.
Familiarity with DevOps concepts & techniques, particularly within a Microsoft Azure environment would be a plus.
Physical Demands
Normal office environment
Travel Requirements
0% - 5% of total work time
About WK
Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.
Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of ?4.5 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.
Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.
For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Equal Employment
Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Information
For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at (888) 495-4771.
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