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Cerner Senior Software Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri


Job Title:

Senior Software Engineer

Job Description:

Being a Senior Software Engineer on the Shared Services Engineering Emerging Application Development team is both rewarding and challenging. The team is focused on web application development using modern architecture and mature delivery for both third-party applications, including two of Cerner’s largest enterprise web applications for our clients and associates, and custom java-based web applications.

The team develops applications and integrations that have a direct impact on both our clients and Cerner associates. Our work is non-routine, complex, and involves solving problems at an enterprise level. As a leader of the team, you are expected to play an active role in the definition, evolution, and enforcement of team’s standard practices and procedures. You need to have a strong passion for solving problems and integrating emerging technologies into your daily life.

Being a Senior Software Engineer on our team is both rewarding and challenging. You will be responsible for understanding engineering workflows, writing and configuring code while following the agile methodology, creating large scale technical designs and enhancements to existing software with minimal direction, and troubleshooting and proactively identifying issues. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to lead and own discussions between development teams, subject matter experts, internal users, or client-facing teams to clarify user stories, track issues, or resolve problems. We also look to our Senior Software Engineers to mentor and train new associates within the team and our training programs. This senior position mandates that you have a skill and desire to create a positive culture within the team and grow other associates by promoting knowledge through mentorship, coaching, technical talks, blogs, etc.

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Additional Information:

Applicants for U.S. based positions with Cerner Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

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Company Overview:

Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

EEO is the Law (English) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/FF88D3155CB245EB98BA1DB8F934E3E5.ashx

E-Verify Participation (English) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/88648CD9668E49FBA6EB9C11FAA1634F.ashx

Right to Work (English) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/E1CD6BEF8082430E882E5CD9D5165A86.ashx

EEO is the Law (Spanish) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/801186E054394473A0E1380768F3FE47.ashx

E-Verify Participation (Spanish) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/88648CD9668E49FBA6EB9C11FAA1634F.ashx

Right to Work (Spanish) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/96E03778704E4492B394F95521A0B7E8.ashx


United States


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems, Information Technology or related field, or equivalent work experience

  • At least 3 years of Software Engineering work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience with Java

  • A working knowledge of Java unit testing frameworks such as JUnit or Mockito is desirable

  • Knowledge of object-oriented design patterns and software design

  • Knowledge of build automation systems, preferably Maven

  • Knowledge of test automation, preferably Selenium

  • Knowledge of JavaScript (React, jQuery), Groovy, Python, SQL

  • Experience working with Chef, Ansible or related tools

  • Experience with Spring, Spring Boot, Spring MVC

  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment, especially using Jenkins


  • Must be willing to reside or relocate to Kansas City OR live in a virtually approved city

  • Willing to work additional or irrational hours as needed and allowed by local regulations

  • Work in accordance with corporate and organizational security policies and procedures, understand personal role in safeguarding corporate and client assets, and take appropriate action to prevent and report any compromises of security within scope of position

  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned



Relocation Assistance Available:

Yes - Domestic/Regional


Kansas City

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