San Carlos, California

Position Overview:

Sutter Health Design & Innovation is hiring a senior software engineer to break the patterns of our broken healthcare system.


You'll be building and delivering features at a fast pace, working on greenfield projects. You’ll make healthcare more human, not less, with tech that is powerful, yet coy. This is an opportunity to work for social good and make a contribution to programs that raise the health status of the communities we live in.

As part of the Design & Innovation team, you can expect to grow in your strengths, alongside an inclusive, eager team who’ll support you every step of the way. You will work with a diverse team that includes business leaders, software engineers, data scientists, designers, researchers, and product managers to create useful and elegant solutions.


Sutter Health is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit healthcare systems, serving 3 million patients across 25 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities in Northern California. The Design & Innovation team moves fast, and has the feel of a small startup within a large organization. We are perpetually curious about people, and that empathy fuels our work.

Ambitious and speedy (by design), we are a build-first island within a buy-first culture. We are creating a portfolio of software projects, with the intent to graduate the best ideas and abandon unsuccessful experiments. Here are some real examples of our recent work to familiarize yourself with what the job entails:

  • Web-based interface for care teams to collaboratively manage SMS conversations with patients.

  • Automated, SMS-based surveys to onboard patients and track their health progress.

  • Remote monitoring dashboard of sleep data for health coaches to support patients form good sleep habits.

Our tech stack is, for now, Ruby on Rails, Stimulus.js, PostgreSQL, Redis, Heroku, Twilio, Auth0.


You are a generalist, lifelong learner and you love it. You embrace ambiguity, with an owner’s mentality to decision making. You tilt toward action, threading the needle between analysis-paralysis and urgency. Your M.O. is pattern matching, and you’re always vigilant for perfect storm moments that breakthrough all the roadblocks. And by default, you laugh loud and often.

We want you to contribute uniquely and foster increasing heterogeneity within the team. We know that diversity of experiences, talents and identities create the strongest teams, and we’re ready for the continuous commitment required to build such an inclusive environment.

We might not always agree but we always value each other’s opinion. Everyone deserves to be heard, and in the end it is not about winning, it is about challenging each other, weighing the pros and cons of each solution and committing to do good work in the best interest of our users, both patients and providers alike.

We are a healthcare company first. That means we honor our personal health first and are committed to creating a workplace that supports a sustainable, healthy work/life balance. You can expect smiles and laughs and celebrations of success and kudos. You can expect a normal 40 hour work week. You can expect 8 hours of sleep. You are not joining a ‘work hard, play hard’ team. Ours is a ‘work smart, create awesome things’ culture.

We are a remote-work team, but we strive to replicate the camaraderie and serendipitous moments that in-person teams naturally enjoy. Therefore, we all commit to working a daily 4-hour overlap. Outside of that, you choose the start and stop times that make you the most productive and effective colleague.



Bachelor’s degree in EE/CE/CS or equivalent education

6+ years of experience as a software engineer

Familiarity with human-centered design

Healthcare experience is highly desirable but not absolutely required.


Benefits at Sutter are designed for your health first. We offer PPO plans for both medical and dental. Other benefits include vision, life insurance, long-term disability and retirement plans. We also have employee discount offerings, flexible spending accounts, and an employee assistance program.

Organization: Sutter Health System Office
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: Other
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans

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San Carlos, California

Sutter Health is more than 60,000 people strong thanks to its integrated network of clinicians, employees and volunteers. Headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., Sutter Health provides access to high quality, affordable care for more than 3 million Northern Californians through its network of hospitals, medical foundations, urgent and walk-in care centers, home health and hospice services. Nearly 14,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians care for Sutter patients. For more information about the Sutter Health network visit: | | |

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