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Lead iOS Developer - epocrates

Company: Athenahealth
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

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

epocrates is seeking a Lead iOS Developer to help us build and modernize our mobile applications. You'll be working on epocrates, the most trusted medical reference application in the US, serving as an indispensable daily tool for 50% of the doctors in the US.

The epocrates R&D team tackles a variety of complex challenges every day to ensure that our entire suite of products and tools are constantly evolving and improving to meet our users' needs. Our current tech stack includes native iOS/Android apps, web properties, a suite of in-house and third-party content publishing tools, and a commercial advertising platform. Our multi-disciplinary team of SMEs - front and backend engineers, product management veterans, medical doctors and PharmDs, visual designers, UX researchers, data experts, and more - all work together so that it's easy for health care providers to make excellent clinical decisions for their patients with epocrates.

As an epocrates R&D team member, you value collaborative environments where you can challenge ideas and learn from your colleagues. You approach your work with insatiable curiosity and have a profound discomfort with unresolved issues. You speak up and take action when you see something that isn't quite right - even if it isn't in your job description or your area of expertise. And you can't wait for the Shout Outs section of our team meetings to give praise to your talented colleagues.

At athenahealth, we believe that diverse teams are the strongest teams. We invite applicants of all genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, ages, religions, sexual orientations, disability statuses, educational experiences, family situations, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Position Summary

As a mobile developer, you will be a technical contributor on a full stack Scrum team working directly with a product owner to continuously ship and deliver value to our users. You'll write high quality, maintainable, testable, readable code and help your team to do the same. You'll work with your team to estimate, plan and deliver work via two-week sprints. You'll take ownership of what your team builds and develop domain expertise. You'll build scalable and secure mobile applications that health care providers trust every day.

Job Responsibilities

Write, debug, test, and deploy code to the app store for the epocrates iOS mobile application

Understand, follow, create and socialize with other team members coding conventions, design patterns, architectures, and best practices

Participate and contribute to Scrum activities such as daily stand-up, sprint planning, backlog grooming, retrospectives and story pointing

Build in quality by writing unit tests, integration tests, and UI Automation as part of developing stories

Take ownership of what the team builds after the release; consider customer adoption as success criteria

Drive self-organization; help determine how the team functions in collaboration with peers

Work collaboratively across the Technology and Product organizations to ensure alignment with business goals

Build strong relationships with cross-functional team members

Provide technical leadership to Scrum team; help drive best practices, standards, and performance of team


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

6+ years of software development experience

4+ years of iOS development experience

Experience building large scale mobile applications using Swift or Objective-C

In-depth understanding of Apple recommended guidelines and best practices for coding

Knowledge of design patterns such as MVC and MVVM

Mastery of iOS frameworks for building user Interfaces, caching, and interacting with RESTful services

Expertise with concurrency, performance tuning, and memory optimization on iOS

Strong sense of good application UI design

Experience with deploying and maintaining services in public cloud like AWS is a Plus

Familiarity of working in an Agile environment preferred

Ability to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment, while producing quality code

Ability to write code that is technically sound, performant, scalable, readable, and testable

Proven track record of following through on commitments and owning the outcome

Ability to assess situations or problems from multiple angles to understand complete picture

Ability to work collaboratively on a cross-functional team with a wide range of experience levels

About athenahealth

Our Vision: To create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

Our Location: This role is based in Austin, Texas at the Seaholm Power Plant. We have access to Town Lake, the Hike and Bike trail, as well as food and coffee options steps from the office.

Our Culture: At athenahealth, our employees (or "athenistas") are committed to making healthcare smarter. Our success is dependent on the diversity, collective spirit, and contributions of our people, clients and partners. We value teamwork and believe that the strength of our team comes from supporting each other and leveraging our specialized skills. If you are looking for company that will enable you to work outside of your comfort zone to transform the healthcare ecosystem, athenahealth is the place for you."

Our Perks: Along with health & financial benefits, our athenistas are offered a variety of perks that promote employee wellbeing such as commuter support (We were named one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Commuters!), tuition reimbursement, collaborative workspaces and dog-friendly offices - just to name a few.

About athenahealth

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

What's unique about our locations?
From an historic, 19 th 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: W e 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 . W hile 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.

athenahealth is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity-that's why we recruit and hire applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor prohibited by law. We're happy to provide a reasonable accommodation, for those with a disability, to complete any part of the application process. If you are unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, please contact us at for assistance.

Keywords: Athenahealth, Austin , Lead iOS Developer - epocrates, IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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