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Providence Health & Services Principal Data Engineer - Temporary in Richland, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Principal Data Engineer to one of our following locations: Renton, WA (preferred), Spokane, WA, Richland, WA, Everett, WA, Olympia, WA, Anchorage, AK, Missoula, MT, Portland, OR, Beaverton, OR, Anaheim, CA, Burbank, CA or Lubbock, TX. This position is 1 year-long in duration with full medical, dental, vision and vacation benefits. We are open to the possibility of working remotely within our 7 state region of operation: AK, WA, OR, MT, CA, NM and TX.

We are seeking a Principal Data Engineer to design and build modern data-centric software applications to support clinical and operational processes across all parts of the health system. These applications leverage cloud computing, big data, mobile, data science, and modern software development methodologies and frameworks. Data Engineers build data pipelines, enrichment processes, provisioning layers, APIs and user interfaces to meet the requirements of key initiatives. The Principal Data Engineer will take point on development of best practices and standards across the engineering team and participate in research and development of new technologies. A Principal Data Engineer should be able to and emphasize mentoring less experienced Data Engineers and training the team, as needed, to develop a robust skillset among the entire team. Strongly encourages and places a priority on collaboration with meticulous source control and documentation. An emphasis on simple solutions to complex problems through the use of modern and emerging methods and tools is critical. This position will works closely with the Product, Platform, and Architecture teams to deliver on joint efforts.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Design, build and deliver quantitative applications that improve operations and generate value

  • Participate in DevOps, Agile, and continuous integration frameworks

  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, open source projects, and best practices in the field

  • Data warehousing, big data, enterprise search, business intelligence, analytics, modern and mobile applications

  • Build processes that are fault-tolerant, self-healing, reliable, resilient and secure

  • Work effectively and in real-time with other developers, product managers, and customers to deliver on collective goals

  • Actively participate in code reviews, support the overall code base, and support the establishment of standard processes and frameworks. Take a lead role in the development of standard practices and enforce following standard processes.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, MIS or similar field.

  • 10 years in technology roles.

  • Must have experience with the following technologies:

  • C#


  • T-SQL


  • JavaScript

  • Nodejs

  • Demonstrated analytical skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Promotes information sharing

  • Ability to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines.

  • Possesses strong technical Aptitude.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s Degree.

  • Cloud computing, Linux, Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, Hbase, Kudu and NoSQL platforms in general; Apache Solr and Lucene

  • Java, Scala, C#, Python, shell scripting and/or similar languages

  • Relational database platforms, database design, and SQL

  • APIs, JSON, REST and other relevant W3C open standards

  • Modern application development frameworks

  • Familiarity with commercial or open source ETL tools

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Information Technology

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Other Location(s): Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Beaverton, Montana-Missoula, Washington-Everett, Washington-Renton, Washington-Richland, Washington-Spokane, California-Anaheim

Req ID: 234029