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Senior Software Engineer, Java-Perl-C

Wolters Kluwer Health (WKH) is a leading global provider, with approximately 2,600 employees in 36 countries worldwide, of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.

We have a growth role and opportunity now available!

We are looking for our newest team member to join our team as a Software Engineer, Perl and Java, to help us build the next generation of customer facing web platforms for health professionals, educators, and students.

The team is expanding existing nursing and medical education applications and building new ones to meet the ever changing health care industry demands. This position will be part of a dynamic Agile team to quickly deliver products to our customers on DocuCare, the Point and a host of other products. If you're smart, motivated, creative, and dedicated to mastering existing and learning new technologies, please read on and help us make the practice of healthcare better through better learning.

The Sr. Software Engineer, Perl and Java will be a "hands-on" development role - design solutions, building new products, enhancing existing systems all to deliver value to our customers. This role will work directly with our business partners, QA, and Dev-Ops to deliver robust solutions. This role is expected to contribute to all technical decisions, software designs and future software direction.

Responsible for but not limited to design, code development, implementation and support of technical solutions for various customer facing online platforms. Responsibilities include: working with the business to define future direction and requirements; contributing to the development, support, optimization, and maintenance of various applications; research and evaluating technology solutions; and working with offshore resources on many initiatives.

This position requires strong problem solving skills, the ability to work in a diverse, dynamic, and fast paced environment, the ability to meet aggressive deadlines, the flexibility to multi-task, the aptitude to work well with the IT team, the capability to work efficiently with minimal guidance, the initiative to improve upon best practices, excellent verbal and written communication skills and the skills to create documentation to comply with department requirements.


oResponsible for design, code, configuration, QA and implementation of high quality software solutions that are delivered on time and within budget.

oMaintains the best practices needed to ensure on time, quality software solution deliverables.

oWork with a distributed engineering team to foster a smooth development process among onsite and offshore team members.

oDevelop and review project estimates and assumptions during planning and at key project milestones. Validate the development approach and assumptions that underlie the project plans and work plans.

oParticipate in design, code, and QA walkthroughs and reviews.

oStay abreast of the ever changing technology industry to make sure solutions developed are following "best practices" and will meet the needs of the business going forward. Research and evaluate emerging technology solutions.

oCommunicate at the appropriate level within and outside of IT the technical direction and proposed solutions for various projects and initiatives.

oProvide complete documentation for all IT initiatives.


Preferred: Bachelor's degree or higher in a technically oriented field - preferable Computer Science

Required: Equivalent formal training and at least 3-4+ years of relevant experience.


o4+ years of professional software development experience with Perl and Java.

o3-6+ years of professional development experience developing web applications for use on platforms and systems.

1-2+ years of professional experience in at least two but preferably more, of any of the below technologies:

o JavaScript


o JQuery

o AngularJS

o Bootstrap

o CSS Frameworks

oStrongly prefer 1-2+ years of professional experience in MS SQL Server. Prefer DB design and/or query development; DB tuning; optimization.

oRelevant experience with Web Services such as WCF, REST, and SOAP as well as SOA is strongly desired.

oExperience with Object Oriented Principles (OOP) and design patterns is also strongly preferred.

Other Knowledge, Skills, abilities and Certificates

oExpertise in using MS Visual Studio (VS Online would be a plus)

oExperience with NUnit, GIT, Jenkins, and Selenium would be a plus

oExperience with AWS/Amazon cloud technologies preferred

oExperience with "elastic development" for system to run in the cloud would be a plus

oAbility to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences

oExperience with any of the following other databases would be a plus: mySQL, MongoDB


Position requires some travel, domestic and international, on a regular basis, comprising no more than 5% of total days worked.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of 4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

For more information about our solutions and organization, visit, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email TTY is also available at (888) 495-4771

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