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Jr. Software Engineer - Platform Engine



Health Catalyst



Salt Lake City, UT, US


About Health Catalyst

Health Catalyst has been named as one of the 30 Best Workplaces in Technology by Fortune Magazine and a winner of Gallup Great Workplace award.  Health Catalyst earned the highest overall score in Healthcare BI by KLAS and, for the sixth year in a row, was named to the Best Places to Work in Healthcare list by Modern Healthcare.  Health Catalyst analyzes healthcare records of almost a third of the US population (65 million patients) and recently released the first open source software for healthcare machine learning:

Health Catalyst’s platform and applications are being used at leading health systems including, John Muir Health, UPMC, MultiCare Health System, Partners HealthCare, Banner Health, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Texas Children’s Hospital, and over 40 others. Health Catalyst products and services are utilized in over 400 hospitals and 4000 clinics, supporting over 90 million patients.

Our team lives the cultural attributes of Smart, Hardworking and Humble.  Learn more about working at Health Catalyst here:


Job Summary

The Health Catalyst Data Operating System (DOS) is a major evolution of our Enterprise Data Warehouse. DOS enables hospitals to process both real-time and batch data, integrate AI and SQL, and create, find and reuse healthcare content like populations, measures, value sets etc. 


The Flash Data Engine performs extracts and transforms data for Health Catalyst clients. It uses a pluggable architecture, so users can create plugins to add support for additional source and destination systems, as well as transformation engines. The Engine Team is responsible for the Flash Data Engine and related DOS components.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • The team uses agile and user story-driven development practices for full stack development as well as for enhancing existing software. All work is done in a team setting with a focus on team accountability and success. You will provide feedback to colleagues through code reviews and pair programming where high standards, passion and the drive to deliver exceptional products are second nature. Collaboration, mentoring and helping others are just part of who you are. 
  • As most of the team works remotely, you will need to be self-driven and communicate effectively to ask for (and give) help, direction, or clarification as needed. 


Required Skills

  • Soft Skills & Important Traits
    • Communication skills - Articulate speaker
    • Collaborative
    • Professional focus and drive
    • Passionateabout the application of technology to solve real world problems
  • Commercial Software Development Experience
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience building software
    • Working knowledge of agile tools and source code management systems (Git, VSTS, Jira, Bitbucket, etc.)
    • Working knowledge of modern integrated development environments (IDEs like Visual Studio, VS Code, etc.)
    • DevOps experience (configuring build/deployment)
    • Agile/Scrum software development practices
  • Programming Skills
    • Knows, and has worked in, programming languages
      • C#, Java,Scala
      • Is curious and capable of learning new languages rapidly
    • Working knowledge of Design Patterns
      • MVC & derivatives, Façade, Adapter, SOLID etc.
    • Familiarity with RESTful APIs
  • Database Skills
    • Working knowledge of SQL
    • Working knowledge of relational database systems (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostGRES)


Desired Skills

  • Technical Skills
    • Data warehousing experience
    • NoSQL database technologies (ElasticSearch)
    • Hadoop ecosystem
    • Real-time data experience
    • Healthcare domain knowledge
    • Business Intelligence experience
    • Application Security


Education & Relevant Experience

  • BS/BA or MS in Computer science, information systems, or other technology/science degree.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience building commercial software



The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job function.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned by Health Catalyst.

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