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Backend Architect

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Cambridge, MA
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Direct Hire
Nov 29, 2018
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Spearhead Staffing is seeking a Backend Architect with Java and RESTful web services experience for a direct hire in Cambridge, MA (02142). Must have experience in Medical Devices, Pharma, BioPharma, Healthcare Industries. Experience with HIPAA. Salary depends upon experience level. Locals/daily commuting distance please.

Absolutely NO 3rd party recruiters.  No visa sponsorship/transfer. All applicants must have permanent US work authorization and not require any type of sponsorship now or in the future.

To apply, please send a Word format resume to the attention of Job # JOS272 

Our mission is to build a market leading technology platform enabling differentiated professional services that support patients’, providers’, payers’, and needs to deliver differentiated & improved patient outcomes. To accomplish this, we are establishing core competencies in cloud based data management, data analytics, mobile platform applications, and software based medical device life-cycle. The team has broad visibility and we are looking for candidates that are passionate about patients & healthcare, focused on our core values of working as one team and treating others with respect, but last but not least being some of the brightest and most talented resources in the industry.

We have recruited top talent in the field of Digital Health to help transform care in Diabetes and beyond in the areas of Drug+ apps. Our team recently has released an FDA approved class II medical device application and we are gearing up for more compelling health applications and patient experiences.

For this team, we are seeking an experienced software architect who will with the Director of Software and the mobile and front-end architects to drive our web backend and cloud infrastructure development.


  • Passionate leader, who can provide both high-level architecture vision amongst our stakeholders and partners while also providing in depth technical delivery & focus within the backend software development team
  • Work with Director of Software, mobile & front-end Architects & cross-functional stakeholders internal and external stakeholders, to build the roadmap & backlog for the backend architecture
  • Ensure architecture can evolve from an MVP architecture for a single product, single country launch to a multi-product global scale rollout
  • Own the Backend APIs and automated testing of those APIs
  • Oversee and coordinate architecture between a Senior Backend Engineer, DevOps Engineer and backend contractors
  • Primary responsible architecture for cybersecurity and data protection design & implementation
  • Document requirements, design and tests in compliance with medical device regulations for class 1 and class 2 software, including safety, reliability and security;
  • Evolve definition of software design guidelines and ensure proper implementation through code reviews on both internally and externally sourced components;
  • Work with internal and external software developers and testers to ensure software development deliverables are meeting expectations with respect to quality.
  • Support and drive an Agile software development process


  • Complying with policies and processes and ensure they are communicated, understood, implemented, and maintained at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrating excellent partnership and collaboration with other functions within the company to support common initiatives on medical devices
  • Demonstrating knowledge, skill and ability to model the company values and positively
  • Communicates the company visions, values, priorities and targets


  • BS degree in Computer Science, related degree or equivalent
  • Experience in privacy, security, HIPAA
  • 3+ years of being a backend / cloud software architect
  • 7+ years of experience in software development, specifically with experience in Java/web services (Play, Spring Boot), etc. Should be able to design and build RESTful web services.
  • 5+ years of experience with RDBMS (MySQL, Oracle, etc). Should be comfortable working with SQL and exhibit good database design skills.
  • 4+ years of experience with scripting languages (e.g. bash, python)
  • 4+ years of experience with Build and Release Infrastructure : deployment, configuration, continuous integration

Desired skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in design controls and FDA / ISO 13485 / IEC 62304 compliant software development, including authoring requirements and tests
  • Cloud based deployments of medical software devices.
  • Experience in object database technologies & NoSQL
  • Experience in implementation of big data analytics
  • Java 8 features (streams, lambdas, fluent-style programming, etc.)
  • Reactive patterns
  • Microservices architecture: designing, creating, deploying, testing and monitoring
  • Experience with SBT (Scala Build Tool)
  • Experience with deployment, monitoring and troubleshooting of web applications on public cloud infrastructure (Azure, AWS)
  • Experience in source code management, unit testing, test automation, etc.
  • 2+ years of experience in Agile software development as well as Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and analytical thinking style, able to comprehend complex problems and good problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, innovative, and proactive.
  • An individual who enjoys both the team environment as well as making an individual impact.