Senior Software Developer - Partners In Health

Position Title: Senior Software Developer

Reports to: Lead Software Developer

Location: Boston, MA (up to 20% travel to PIH global care delivery sites)

Position Overview

The Senior Software Developer helps Partners In Health (PIH) deliver essential Health information System (HIS) solutions by providing technical leadership necessary to build core features in open source software, and extending these systems to meet specific implementation needs. They must have a high degree of technical capabilities, with strong skills in server-side Java and/or modern Javascript frameworks such as ReactJS. The Senior Software Developer works on a dynamic team based in the Boston office, and may travel to PIH sites to provide direct support for LMIS or HIS implementations. The Senior Software Developer may act as the lead developer on a given project and may supervise other Software Developers. This position will primarily support OpenBoxes, PIH’s LMIS software, with limited support to other systems.


Act as the technical lead on software projects, supervising the work of other software developers and providing necessary project management, technical design, and user experience design as required. Work with the OpenBoxes product owner at PIH, and the technical leads within the larger OpenBoxes community, to define and execute the roadmap for future development of the software Extend the capabilities of OpenBoxes and OpenMRS by contributing code directly to the core application, building standalone modules, and creating forms, reports and other tools. Follow best practices for agile software development, participating in team meetings, developing features according to their acceptance criteria, creating unit tests to ensure features are well designed and testable, and ensuring that appropriate Quality Assurance (QA) is completed. Provide technical support to system implementations, including bug fixing, application troubleshooting and necessary system administration. Travel to PIH-supported project sites as needed to provide direct support and build local capacity.

Requirements and Qualifications

5+ years experience in professional software development Technical expertise in several of the following technologies, in order of importance: Java/J2EE web application development, including Spring and Hibernate ReactJS web application development Linux, Git, Docker, Puppet, Ansible, Vagrant, and related DevOps/deployment tools SQL and NoSQL database scripting and optimization Other advanced Javascript frameworks (Angular, Vue, etc) Experience with any of the following desired: Global Health information systems - OpenMRS, DHIS2, CommCare, etc LMIS, ERP, or WMS systems Open source software development Modern data processing, indexing, and ETL tools and solutions Building and consuming RESTful web services Test-Driven and Behavior-Driven Development. Design patterns and best practices. Strong communication and organizational skills and ability to work independently. Comfortable traveling in rural areas. Ability to take initiative and work with minimal direction. Exposure to issues relevant to public health and international development

Organizational Profile

Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit, global health organization that fights social injustice by bringing the benefits of modern medical science first and foremost to the most vulnerable communities around the world. PIH focuses on those who would not otherwise have access to quality health care. PIH partners with the world’s leading academic institutions to create rigorous evidence that shapes more sound and all-inclusive global health policies. PIH also supports local governments’ efforts to build capacity and strengthen national health systems.

As of today, PIH runs programs in 11 countries (Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi, Lesotho, Russia, Kazakhstan, Navajo Nation), where it provides direct care to millions of patients, through public facilities and community engagement.

Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.

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