Software Engineer (I/II)

Software Engineer (I/II)

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The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), founded in 1997, is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit and public health institute that translates evidence into strategy to optimize health ecosystems. Our work focuses on uncovering complementary connections across sectors to combine the social, economic, and human capital needed to align action for health. We champion health for people, within systems, and throughout communities because we envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy.

We are a highly experienced team of professionals who are dedicated to making a positive, lasting impact on the lives of Louisiana residents. Our partners represent a broad range of stakeholders including government, academia, healthcare systems and providers, mental health and social services, community-based organizations, policy makers, business leaders and community advocates. We work together to build community capacity and resilience and to address social, economic, and racial factors that impact health outcomes.

Position Summary

The Software Engineer (I/II) is responsible for interface design, database management and implementation of relevant layered technologies for GNOHIE. The Software Engineer is also responsible for analysis, development, and maintenance of the health information exchange and related software products, including bi-directional clinical exchange interfaces and the clinical data repository. This is a key role in the GNOHIE technical team and wider LPHI led Quality Improvement initiatives. This role requires working throughout all levels of the organization and working closely with healthcare organizations and software engineers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar discipline.
  • 1- 3 years of experience working on a Health Information Exchange or other related Health Systems databases or applications OR advanced degree in related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in database design, migration, and implementation.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and maintain JavaScript-based interface channels.
  • Troubleshooting, testing, and maintenance of core product software and relational databases (including NoSQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MSSQL) to ensure strong optimization and functionality.
  • Develop auditing strategy for HIE.
  • Resolve technical issues with customers.
  • Use ETL technology to integrate health data from different sources and build data warehouse.
  • Administration of the DirectTrust mail service hosted by NextGen.
  • Use Business Intelligence tools to produce various health related reports and dashboards for health administrations.
  • Build dynamic web apps using Python, PHP, etc.
  • Manage HIE helpdesk call resolution.
  • Develop and maintain applications hosted by AWS.
  • Coordinate with networking team to build and maintain secure communication channels.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge and skills developing health message (HL7, FHIR, and others) interfaces using Mirth Connect (or other EHR Interoperability Technology).
  • Knowledge and skills in JavaScript, Python, PHP, Java, and .NET languages.
  • Proficient SQL and database skills including PostgreSQL and MSSQL.
  • Experience using NoSQL and NoSQL related tools or applications.
  • Familiarity with various connection protocols, such as socket-to-socket based interfaces, Secure Sockets Layer, secure FTP, XDS and web services.
  • Health data vocabulary and semantic knowledge.
  • Basic understanding of ETL techniques, such as Pentaho Spoon or Power BI.
  • Familiarity with web development and web services concepts and development.
  • Familiarity with cloud-hosted services and resource management (e.g., AWS).
  • A wide degree of creativity to solve technical problems.
  • Excellent communicator and capable of working at a very high level in a demanding environment.
  • Ability to build and foster effective and trusting partnerships with colleagues and partners.
  • Strong emotional intelligence skills, including interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated learning orientation.
  • Ability to champion and manage change.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver with excellent quality and impact.
  • Ability to apply systems thinking and act strategically.
  • Ability to model and inspire authentic leadership.
  • Ability to manage and develop others.


• Minimum starting salary of $60,000.00 dependent on education and experience.
• A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.


Equal Opportunity Employer