Product Engineering Lead

San Diego, CA
United States

Cognitive Medical Systems

1 to 50 employees


Our purpose is to empower people to make informed health decisions through the use of innovative software.

Core Values & Beliefs:

• Commitment – We have open and honest communication which leads to transparency throughout the company
• Responsibility – We take personal responsibility, where each employee is responsible for the success of the company, we thrive on personal engagement and we have no problems to hold each other accountable
• Integrity & respect – We treat everyone with integrity and respect in an ethical and honest way
• Innovative - We are adaptable and open to new ways of doing business in support of our purpose. This includes being proactive, adaptable to new situations


Our mission by December 2019 is to be recognized as a respected leader in the clinical decision support (CDS) field and a desired partner in health care.


• Founded December 2010
• Bootstrapped, profitable and cash-flow positive
• Headquartered in San Diego, CA
• 49 employees and growing (Feb. 2015)
• Certified SDVOSB, HUBZone, EDWOSB & small in all NAICS codes

Company Info

Job description

Position Summary

We are looking for a technical lead contributor with 15+ years of Java object oriented software development experience in the area of health information technology research and product development. This role will work as part of a senior engineering team responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining Java middleware and SOA solutions for medical applications and enterprise-ready clinical decision support systems.


  • Supervise the technical aspects of the Product Team depending on experience and demonstrated capability in both commercial product development and R&D.
  • Apply best practice development methodologies to the architecture, design, implementation and testing of standards-based knowledge management artifacts and services.
  • Participate in collaborative meetings with Cognitive’s Research and Development Team to coordinate both short and long term activities between the two groups.
  • Responsible for independently researching, analyzing, architecting and implementing best-practice engineering methodologies and processes for our commercial products.
  • Some travel to academic and professional conferences may be required.


  • Ability to work in both a production engineering capacity and in an R&D environment
  • Extensive and current development experience using the core Java programming language and J2EE
  • Thorough understanding of design patterns and ability to apply them in the appropriate context
  • Demonstrable expertise and knowledge of:
    • SOA, ESBs and Cloud architecture concepts XML and XML-related technologies (e.g. xPath, Saxon, JAXB, etc…)
    • SQL/JDBC
    • Unit testing frameworks including JUnit, EasyMock, Mockito
    • JSON/P, JavaScript, and Restful architecture
    • Red Hat process and rules engineering platforms including as jBoss, jBPM and Drools
    • HL7 V2 / V3 Reference Information Models
    • HL7 FHIR and STU3 resources
    • HL7 Knowledge Artifact Specification
    • Hl7 Security Labeling Service and Privacy, Access and Security Services (PASS)
    • Hl7 Decision Support Service
    • Hl7 Clinical Terminology Service (CTS2)
  • Experience in Scrum development methodology
  • Experience building software using tools such as Jenkins, Gerrit, Maven etc…
  • Experience using Eclipse or Netbeans

Cognitive Medical Systems is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.

Apply Today

Company Description

Cognitive provides a casual, fun, value-driven environment where you can grow your career and participate in driving new paradigms of healthcare delivery. We offer a ton of perks and benefits to help you get the most out of a happy work-life balance.

Our Benefits Include:

Full medical and dental benefits
401K and retirement options
Professional development reimbursement
Flexible work schedule
Happy hours, art classes and other fun team building events
Waffle Wednesdays and free lunches

Work location: San Diego, CA

Apply for this job