Senior Software Engineer

Docent Health

Boston, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/17/2021
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  • Company Address: 399 Boylston St 4th Floor, Boston, MA, 02116

About Docent Health

Helping all patients feel known and heard when they need it most. Docent Health's mission is to help health systems build and retain lasting patient relationships. We are combining best practices from other industries to help health systems deliver the vision of customer-centric care by combining cutting edge consumer technology, retail based strategic marketing, and hospitality inspired service excellence with deep provider experience to increase customer lifetime value and grow market share.

Job Description

Docent Health is working to help leading health care orgianzations transition to consumer-centric business models.  We believe that all patients should be treated like high-value customers and business that make the transition thoughtfully will be tomorrow’s market leaders.

We leverage cutting edge-technology, best practices in other consumer-centric industries and deep expertise in healthcare to help all customers get the right support and reources at the right time with personalization and convience. Docent Health offers a suite of technology and human services to deliver personalization at scale; tightening the relationship and engagement of services between our clients and their customers.


At Docent, you will develop applications used every day in hospitals. We care about the impact our work has on patients, nurses, and doctors in the industry. We need thoughtful and talented engineers to make this happen.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work in a highly collaborative, mission-driven, agile product team.
  • Help architect, design, develop, test, and deploy scalable, complex applications
  • Embody the Docent values by operating with thoughtful efficiency, leading with data, and interacting with empathy

You ideally have

  • A desire to collaborate, coach, and teach while solving some really difficult business problems and building a world class engineering organization; you’re a learner not a knower
  • Comfort working in an Agile environment at a fast pace with changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly adapt to new technologies
  • Depth of experience with some of our current technologies (or similar): Ruby on Rails, Javscript (React), Java, PostgreSQL, Redis, HTML5, CSS3, REST based -service oriented architecture
  • Strong computer science fundamentals; ability to analyze and solve problems, make difficult decisions, and own problems from beginning to end
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (both technical and non-technical): you can go the distance in a technical discussion but can also bring things up a level in a conversation with colleagues in other areas of the business
  • Experience with automated testing, CI/CD, containers, cloud providers
  • Previous experience with healthcare or other regulated (e.g. financial) software environments a plus
  • 5+ years of software development
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering or similar; relevant experience is always considered in lieu of a specific degree path


  • Compensation for the role will include market-competitive cash compensation, performance incentives, and a material equity opportunity.
  • Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, Docent Health offers a competitive benefits package.
  • This is a remote position.

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