FHIR Backend Developer - REMOTE


Position Summary:

SemanticBits is looking to hire a talented software developer who can develop modern digital health services using the FHIR standard.  These will be highly scalable Java services deployed on the AWS cloud in Docker containers.  The project will be implemented using an Agile, Scrum-based process that includes Sprint Planning/Review/Retrospectives and daily stand-ups. The team uses human-centered design to implement highly modern, usable interfaces. This position is open to a mid-level to principal professional depending on experience.

Tools & Technology:

  • Java (8 or above)
  • Maven
  • Spring Boot, Spring Data, Spring Security
  • JPA/Hibernate, Liquibase/Flyway
  • JUnit, Test Containers, Mockito, Mock Server
  • Open API, Swagger 
  • Jenkins

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in Core Java and JEE
  • 3-5 years of experience with Spring Framework required
  • Experience with Spring Boot required
  • Experience with object-relational mapping frameworks, such as Hibernate and JPA, required
  • Experience implementing services that comply to the FHIR specification, namely R4
  • Experience with the HAPI FHIR server highly preferred
  • Expertise with the following standards/technologies is highly preferred: Data Exchange for Quality Measures (DEQM) FHIR IG, Quality Improvement Core (QI-Core) IG, FHIR Bulk Data Access (Flat FHIR), SMART Backend Services Profile.
  • Continuous build and test automation through Jenkins required
  • Deployment and testing via containerization with Docker highly preferred
  • Relational databases - should be very comfortable writing SQL, defining relational schemas, writing data migrations, and querying through ORM
  • RESTful microservice development in Java required
  • Experience with using Open API (Swagger) for documenting REST API is very preferred
  • Automated unit/integration/functional testing experience is a must: JUnit, Mockito, Mock Server or similar
  • Experience deploying and testing applications on AWS preferred
  • Experience with Git (workflows, merge strategies, etc) is strongly desired
  • Knowledge of modern design pattern and building enterprise-grade production applications
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Candidate must reside in the United States
  • Bachelor's degree required, strong preference for Computer Science field of study
  • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary

Nice to Have: 

  • Experience with developing HL7 artifacts, including resources and profile definitions, following the development guidelines, policies, and procedures as defined by HL7 for FHIR development
  • Knowledge of HL7 versions, including HL7 Common Document Architecture (CDA)
  • Experience with Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), SDTM, TAUGs, ADaM, and analysis data standards
  • Experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Federal Government contracting work experience

Physical and emotional requirements for the job:

This position is to be performed remotely from an individual’s home office and involves sedentary work. Employees in this role can be expected to exert up to 10 pounds of force on occasion in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations. 


  • Competitive salary
  • Three weeks of PTO
  • Ten paid holiday days
  • Comprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)
  • 401k retirement plan with matching benefit
  • 100% paid short-term and long-term disability
  • 100% paid life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Casual working environment
  • Flexible working hours

SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.

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