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Senior Software Engineer – Backend


The Company:
Proteus Digital Health is enabling a new category of pharmaceuticals: Digital Medicines. These include widely used drugs, formulated so they communicate when they have been ingested; a wearable patch that detects medicines and captures physiologic response; mobile applications to support patient self-care and physician decision-making; and data analytics to serve the needs of health system managers. The ingestible sensor and wearable patch at the heart of digital medicines were approved by the U.S. FDA in 2012, and also have regulatory clearances in the European Union and China. The company has more than 450 issued patents that protect this enabling technology.
Proteus Digital Health is privately held by investors that include Carlyle, Essex Woodlands, Kaiser Permanente, Medtronic, Novartis, Otsuka, and ON Semiconductor.
The Products:
Proteus Digital Health partners with health systems across the United States to provide Proteus Discover, a digital medicines program that measures medication treatment effectiveness and helps physicians, care teams, and patients improve clinical outcomes. Proteus Discover provides the tools and data needed for health organizations to build patient engagement, efficiency, and measurement into the delivery of care, and an opportunity to mitigate the high costs of uncontrolled diseases.
In November 2017, the FDA granted its first approval of a fully-integrated digital medicine, Abilify MyCite. Abilify MyCite is a drug-device combination product of Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s aripiprazole, an atypical antipsychotic, embedded with Proteus’ ingestible sensor that communicates with a wearable sensor patch, smartphone application, and the healthcare provider’s portal.
Join Us:
Come to join our unique collection of innovative scientists, engineers, market makers, designers, doctors, pharmacists, developers, clinicians, and other digital health industry pioneers, and assist us to achieve our compelling vision, Healthcare for Everyone, Everywhere.
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As a senior member of the Cloud Services team in Proteus, you will play a key role in developing our cloud platform, building new event-driven services accessible via RESTful APIs and helping us scale our platform to a global level.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:
Work closely with product owners, system architects and engineering leaders across multiple teams to define, architect and build new customer-facing features.
Design and document reusable APIs to support current and future Cloud Services development requirements
Support and enhance our event processing pipeline, helping to identify bottlenecks and performance enhancements as well as working with our data science team to implement new data processing algorithms
Champion test-driven development and continuous delivery of our work
Maintain and extend test framework code and deployment tools
Work closely with the DevOps team to help triage, diagnose, debug and fix issues with production systems
Write technical documentation as appropriate to illustrate system software design and API usage
Other tasks as required to support compliance with regulatory requirements
Requirements and Qualifications
5+ years of hands-on experience developing complex distributed systems using microservice based architectures.
An expert in building REST-based API services, ideally using NodeJS
Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services, including serverless technologies such as API Gateway, Lambda, and DynamoDB
Deep understanding of cloud security fundamentals and authentication protocols such as OAuth 2.0.
Master of agile processes, continuous integration, and test automation
Bachelor’s degree in a computer science related field
Nice to have

Some experience working in a regulated environment and building HIPAA compliant software is a plus.
Knowledge of event stream processing, ideally using Apache Spark coupled with Apache Kafka or AWS Kinesis

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