Providence Health & Services Director, Data Engineering and Application Development - PSJH in Renton, Washington


Providence is calling a Director, Data Engineering and Application Development to Providence Health & Services in Renton, WA.

We are seeking a Director, Data Engineering and Application Development to be accountable for the technical design and build of modern data‐centric 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 tools. Designs and builds a high‐performing team of data engineers and software developers. Defines standard agile development processes. Sets a fast pace and a focuses on regular delivery. Seeks simple solutions to complex problems through the use of modern and emerging methods and tools. Ensures that products meet requirements for internal adoption and can be offered to external customers as revenue generating services. Plays a lead role in cross‐functional initiatives and is a recognized technology leader across the organization.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Recruit, onboard, motivate and retain a top‐flight technology team.

  • Cultivate and manage effective relationships with technology vendors and service providers; play a central role in RFP, POC and purchase negotiation processes.

  • Be fluent in DevOps, Agile, and continuous integration.

  • Stays abreast of emerging technologies, open source projects, and relevant startups in the field.

  • Data warehousing, big data, enterprise search, business intelligence and analytics.

  • Building processes that are fault‐tolerant, self‐healing, resilient and secure.

  • Proven track record of designing, building and delivering quantitative applications that improve operations and generate value.


Required qualifications for this position include:

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

  • 10 years in technology roles.

  • 3 years in technology management roles.

  • Ability to inspire and develop staff.

  • Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion.

  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills.

  • Builds and manages effective teams.

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

  • Relational database platforms, database design, and SQL

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

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

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree.

  • Experience in commercial product development or management consulting.

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 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 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 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: Director / Executive

Location: Washington-Renton

Req ID: 177562