Member of Technical Staff



Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Join us as we work to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

athenahealth is a progressive and innovation-driven healthcare software product company. We partner with healthcare organizations across the care continuum to drive clinical and financial results. Our expert teams build modern technology on an open, connected ecosystem, yielding insights that make a difference for our customers and their patients. We maintain a unique values-driven employee culture and offer a flexible work-life balance. As evidence of our rapid growth and industry leadership, we were recently acquired by Private Equity for $17bn! and we have many new strategic product initiatives for 2023.

We are headquartered in Watertown, US, and our India offices are in Chennai, Bangalore, and Pune.

Position Summary: We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our Deployment Automation team within our Platform and Data Services organization. Your job will be to help developers be developers, by providing services and tools that allow our internal engineers to build and ship high-quality software. But enough about us; let’s talk about you.

You are a software engineer settling into your career, with a solid set of foundational knowledge and the ability to grow. You have a passion for software, nimble learning, agile development processes, and creating high-quality software. You’re a clear communicator and want to help grow with the team. You want to have an impact at scale and help orchestrate thousands of deployments. You want to learn and grow, with accountability and impact on a large organization and healthcare in the United States.

The Team: Our Foundational Platform zone strives to make product development simple and efficient while making production reliable and visible. The Deployment Automation team oversees deploying our core, production code to thousands of servers in multiple data centers on a regular basis. This position gives a tremendous opportunity to see infrastructure at scale. Our fully automated deployment solution is industry standard, and constantly improving. Previous experience in automating deployments is not required, though systems experience is highly preferred.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Produce accurate, unambiguous technical design specifications to the appropriate detail.
  • Coordinate and troubleshoot complex technical issues until resolution.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for an area of assignment
  • Identify and reduce manual work through automation by applying a code-first mentality.
  • Participate in scrum teams following practices outlined by the team.
  • Advise and train members of the team to maximize overall productivity and effectiveness of the team.
  • Proactively identify and proposes new, alternative technology to create scalable implementations and achieve results.
  • Understand and follow engineering conventions, architectures, and best practices.

Typical Qualifications:

  • Ideally 3+ years of software engineering experience with significant product development expertise
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of any modern programming languages such as Python, Java, and JavaScript/jQuery
  • Strong foundation in cloud services such as AWS
  • Good knowledge and experience in IaC tools like Terraform or AWS Cloud Formation.
  • Strong Knowledge of Unix/Linux
  • Ability to write code that is technically sound, performant, scalable, and readable.
  • Experience with Agile and CI/CD concepts
  • Experience in Ansible or similar tooling, such as Chef or Puppet

About athenahealth

Here’s our vision: To create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

What’s unique about our locations?
From an historic, 19th century arsenal to a converted, landmark power plant, all of athenahealth’s offices were carefully chosen to represent our innovative spirit and promote the most positive and productive work environment for our teams. Our 10 offices across the United States and India — plus numerous remote employees — all work to modernize the healthcare experience, together.

Our company culture might be our best feature.
We don't take ourselves too seriously. But our work? That’s another story. athenahealth develops and implements products and services that support US healthcare: It’s our chance to create healthier futures for ourselves, for our family and friends, for everyone.

Our vibrant and talented employees — or athenistas, as we call ourselves — spark the innovation and passion needed to accomplish our goal. We continue to expand our workforce with amazing people who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives at every level, and foster an environment where every athenista feels comfortable bringing their best selves to work.

Our size makes a difference, too: We are small enough that your individual contributions will stand out — but large enough to grow your career with our resources and established business stability.

Giving back is integral to our culture. Our athenaGives platform strives to support food security, expand access to high-quality healthcare for all, and support STEM education to develop providers and technologists who will provide access to high-quality healthcare for all in the future. As part of the evolution of athenahealth’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, we’ve selected nonprofit partners that align with our purpose and let us foster long-term partnerships for charitable giving, employee volunteerism, insight sharing, collaboration, and cross-team engagement.

What can we do for you?
Along with health and financial benefits, athenistas enjoy perks specific to each location, including commuter support, employee assistance programs, tuition assistance, employee resource groups, and collaborative workspaces — some offices even welcome dogs.

In addition to our traditional benefits and perks, we sponsor events throughout the year, including book clubs, external speakers, and hackathons. And we provide athenistas with a company culture based on learning, the support of an engaged team, and an inclusive environment where all employees are valued.

We also encourage a better work-life balance for athenistas with our flexibility. While we know in-office collaboration is critical to our vision, we recognize that not all work needs to be done within an office environment, full-time. With consistent communication and digital collaboration tools, athenahealth enables employees to find a balance that feels fulfilling and productive for each individual situation.