Providence Health & Services Senior Systems Engineer (DevOps) in Seattle, Washington


The Digital Innovation Group (DIG) at Providence Health & Services is a small but mighty product development and incubation team that is building next-gen tools that give patients convenient and easy access to healthcare virtually anywhere, anytime.

We are looking for a Senior System Engineer lead the automation strategy to support our continuous integration pipeline and delivery systems for our product development organization. We’re building a team and a culture that respects the craft of product and software engineering whereby you will provide expertise and leadership to problems that really matter.

In this position you will implement and provide leadership for continuous delivery pipelines to assure all internally developed products are integrated seamlessly into production with the highest level of appropriate testing and automation as part of the software delivery life cycle. Most importantly, you will lead weaving automation into the culture of all product, development, and operations teams. You are state of the art in this domain, and will be our internal expert and thought leader.

What you'll work on:

  • Build strategies to utilize automation to provision and secure infrastructure, software and other technical components that are baked into the orchestration of all software tiers.

  • Have a passion for continuous improvement, thrive in and be a leader in organizations that keep pace with the state of the art, and be an example and mentor to your team.

  • Dive deep into technology and are on the forefront of the latest tools, technologies, and strategies and will help evaluate, prototype, and introduce them to our team.

  • Assist in building, maintaining and debugging state-of-the-art engineering technical approaches and multi-tier cloud applications (IaaS & PaaS) with security best practices enforced.

  • Demonstrate track record of building high performing infrastructures and building security into the DNA of products.

  • Contribute to providing technical input for risk analysis, disaster recovery, architectural strategy and data center evolution.


Bring us your expertise:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

  • 3 years system administration and architecture experience across multiple systems, languages and frameworks.

  • 2 years supporting and securing Linux or Windows systems in 24x7 production environments.

  • 2 years scripting and programming experience with technologies such as python, powershell, java, C, php, SQL.

  • 1 years experience working with automation tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Jenkins or similar technology.

  • 1 years experience supporting Amazon Web Services with tools such as CloudFormation, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing, Beanstalk, EC2, Route 53, etc.

  • Expert in designing and maintaining a cloud based highly-available (HA) service-oriented-architecture (SOA) large scale experience preferred.

  • Expert in distributed reliability engineering with a solid understanding of application data flow and how it meets system infrastructure.

  • Advanced experience working with server and application hardening best practices.

We Offer:

  • A small but growing team - we’re good at what we do and enjoy working together.

  • Autonomy and respect from day one

  • An environment that is scrappy, flexible, and values tenacity

  • Great pay

  • Generous vacation, benefits, flexible work, and matched 403b

  • The best tools money can buy

What Else:

You’ll be surrounded by a team of people who have transformed industries and have come to Providence to transform health care delivery. You will have the best of both worlds- the exhilaration of an incubation organization paired with the resources and security of an industry healthcare leader.


As employees of the Providence Digital Innovation Group, we passionately serve the people of our community. We are dedicated to removing obstacles that limit access to quality health care and enabling people to live healthier lives.

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

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 138831