Watson Health Imaging - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA at IBM

Date Posted: 7/6/2018

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Job Description

IBM Watson Health Imaging is looking for talented individuals destined to usher in the next era of healthcare. We live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity. The convergence of data and technology is transforming healthcare and life sciences organizations today. New opportunities are being created that never existed before to meet the demands of this transformation.

We are a team of Software Developers and Test Engineers within IBM Watson Health Imaging. We are empowered to build the first generation of cognitive software applications and services that will make radiologists’ and cardiologists’ work more efficient.

We design and develop products using IBM Watson Health Imaging’s quality management system; we follow industry best practices including Agile methodologies; we participate in the entire software development lifecycle (define, design, develop, integration, deployment, maintenance, support, etc.); we work with other software professionals, customers, business partners, medical practitioners and industry professionals; we foster collaboration, innovation, continual improvement and professionalism.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Work collaboratively in cross-functional teams (development, product management, quality assurance, research, etc.) to understand requirements, processes and customer needs.
  • Understand product and offering requirements, and be able to design high-level software engineering tasks to meet those requirements; implement the engineering tasks that result in code and deliverables that meet the requirements.
  • Write, maintain, modify and support software code; create unit, acceptance and integration tests for software code; use build and deployment processes (CI/CD) to promote code to staging and production environments; manage and maintain deployments of software and operational platforms and environments (DevOps).
  • Define and implement code across entire stack from back-end databases, content processing pipelines and frameworks, middle-tier application and business logic, to end-user interfaces and UIs.
  • Track work, completion of tasks using Agile, Scrum and/or Lean methodologies including issue tracking systems; follow documented software development processes.
  • Follow software engineering practices such as Agile, Enterprise Design Thinking and quality and design control processes typical to developers of medical devices and regulated industries.
  • In certain situations, work directly with customers, partners and vendors to understand specific customer issues, integrations, and products.
We are looking for self-motivated and driven candidates that are passionate about working on cutting edge technologies and that thrive in a highly collaborative environment.


Required Technical Skills and Education:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or closely related areas.
  • 3 years of software development experience in a high-performance, complex, cross-functional software development environment.
  • Proven programming skills (Java/J2EE) and experience with software systems architecture, web services, web applications, and current software development tools, technologies and frameworks such as object-oriented design, Spark, Kafka, Cassandra, Python, Git, Docker, Jenkins, Gradle, and DevOps, CI/CD frameworks, etc.
  • Demonstrated software engineering skills in developing or modifying large-scale software systems where scalability, availability, performance and security are important.
  • Hands-on experience with Agile methodology; Experience with microservice architecture and multi-tiered software architectures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Technical Skills and Education:
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or closely related areas.
  • 6 years of progressive software development experience in a high-performance, complex, cross-functional software development environment.
  • Experience working with medical imaging, medical devices, common healthcare information protocols and standards such as HL7, FHIR, DICOM, XDS and/or IHE; working with healthcare systems and platforms such as PACS, EMR, EHR, HIS and/or RIS.
  • Interest or experience with Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (A), and Data Analytics and complex visualizations.
  • Experience with Radiology and/or Cardiology.
  • Experience designing and implementing UIs using current technologies and frameworks such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular JS, etc.

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