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Manager, Software Engineer, Appriss Health

Company: Appriss
Location: California
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


We're seeking a driven and experienced Manager of Software Engineering to join our team and help us generate solutions that grow our Health division. In this role, you will provide leadership to the engineering team responsible for our OpenBeds product line. OpenBeds is currently used by 9 states to identify and track behavioral health resources to create a single common network which facilitates rapid referrals and fosters collaboration among mental, health, substance use and medical providers. Your role will be multifaceted and extremely dynamic. You will need to balance the needs of engineering along with those of the product, sales, and support teams as Appriss Health executes on concurrent projects impacting high volume, high throughput systems.

About You

You understand that the best managers serve their teams, removing roadblocks and giving individual contributors autonomy and ownership. You are someone with high standards who will push us to be better, and who will take pride in Appriss like we do. You have delivered challenging technical solutions at scale. You have led engineering teams and earned the respect of talented software developers. You want to be in the mix technically while providing leadership to your teams.

You are a skilled communicator. You communicate clearly to both technical and non-technical individuals. You are equally happy talking algorithms and data structures as you are brainstorming about agile development process and technology career development. You can create written documentation, including architectural diagrams, that describe a solution. You communicate new ideas effectively so that all parties understand the benefit, cost, and effort required to implement a new solution or process.

As our engineering organization grows, you will help ensure we keep the talent bar high, both through hiring top candidates and growing the skills and capabilities of your team.

You seek innovative solutions. You have experience seeing problems from different points of view and providing a simple yet elegant solution. You will learn our existing products and provide recommendations on how we could modify our architecture to increase reliability and scalability while still controlling costs.

You are a skilled engineer. Writing code for Appriss products is not your primary function, however you may be asked to write or review code from time to time and will be required to gain an understanding of our existing code base and technology stack. With an understanding of our technical ecosystem, you will design solutions and processes that align with the skills, tools, and strategies of our organization to create responsive, supportable, and scalable software products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a distributed staff, including assigning out and prioritizing your team's work for optimal productivity and facilitating the achievement of team objectives.
  • Hire, train, motivate, coach, and evaluate staff members.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to your team members and your project peers.
  • Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with the engineering and management teams.
  • Estimate costs, resources, and time required to complete a project.
  • Respond to internal/external inquiries about the technical aspects of our products.
  • Champion internal process improvements and helps create a roadmap.
  • Take overall accountability for designing and implementing system specifications and formal solutions to create, modify, test, debug, deploy, and maintain software systems.
  • Adhere, and ensure adherence of team members, to SDLC processes.
  • Partner with engineers to handle code review, pull requests, and suggestions for improvement (performance and simplification)
  • Ensure proper documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance.
  • Interact with product team members and users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications.
  • Participate in agile ceremonies.
  • Work with team to improve processes and procedures.
  • Work with team to make sure that 24/7 support coverage is available for On Call Rotation in areas of primary responsibility.


  • BS in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 2+ years of experience managing software development.
  • Strong leadership skills to mentor and assist team members.
  • Experience with database management systems, SQL and other associated query languages
  • Experience with Git and source code management patterns.
  • Familiarity with Cloud Technologies. Preferably experience with AWS.
  • Experience working in an agile delivery methodology.
  • Self-starter with an ability to solve problems with little or no direction and a passion for driving change.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for overall architecture, product, and application design

Helpful / Preferred

  • Experience in Healthcare IT.
  • Experience developing web-based applications using PHP and Javascript.
  • Experience with Java, C# or other equivalent development languages
  • Knowledge of Amazon Aurora and MySQL database management systems
  • Experience working with Docker & Kubernetes
  • Experience with Atlassian product suite. Specifically Jira & Bitbucket.

Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/V/H

Keywords: Appriss, Alexandria , Manager, Software Engineer, Appriss Health, Other , California, Virginia

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