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Ascension Health Sr. Software Developer in St. Louis, Missouri

We Are Hiring

Sr. Software Developer

Location: Cortex Coworking Duncan Ave - St. Louis, MO

You will get to work in our brand new, creatively stimulating, Domain located office space we are calling the “Digital Studio” in St. Louis, MO. We feel that Innovative thinking is usually done best over a free beverage and that’s why our Digital Studio comes stocked and offers a variety of unconventional workspaces.

What You Will Do

As a Sr. Software Developer with Ascension Technologies, you will contribute to the creation of our robust suite of cloud-native enterprise applications in the rapidly growing healthcare software industry. You will be a member of a dev team working collaboratively with others in an Agile organization to deliver software that sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

With more than 4,000 associates, Ascension Technologies enables access to data across applications, transforming how clinicians and patients interact with technology, which enhances our ability to better serve communities with greater agility and responsiveness. Our associates leverage technology to create collaborative solutions that improve health decisions every day. We believe you should be a tech founder not a fixer – that’s how we do tech at Ascension technologies. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words, and we are developing software solutions to support that mission

Responsibilities:• Design, implement, and maintain robust Sitecore platform solutions to host numerous consumer facing websites.• Contribute to the implementation of Sitecore platform hosting on Azure.• Break down complex requirements into independent coding tasks and strategies.• Create comprehensive unit tests.• Participate in design and code reviews.• Work with other teams (i.e. Product, PM, etc.) to ensure delivered code meets specifications based on functional/technical specifications.• Participate in Agile routines and ceremonies; daily standups, sprint planning, sprint demos/retrospectives.

Preferred Experience:• B.S. in Computer Science, M.S. in computer Science, or equivalent experience• 10+ years of professional software development experience in an Agile environment• Strong Computer Science fundamentals in OOAD, design patterns, data structures, and algorithms• Ability to design, create and manage shards and indexes for SOLR and Kubernetes.• Ability to write efficient search queries against SOLR indexes.• Expertise in back end .Net development (Full-stack preferred)• Strong understanding of relational and NoSQL databases (MySql, Postgres, Mongo, Redis, etc), SQL, and database/schema design• Experience with TDD/BDD/DDD using JUnit, Cucumber etc.• Demonstrated mastery of the full SDLC including CI/CD and modern build and deployment tools.• Strong verbal and written communication skills.• Openness to new ideas and an unceasing desire to learn new things.

• Outstanding interpersonal skills, a positive mindset, and a collaborative spirit are a must have.

Desired Experience:• Experience with Java 11+• Experience with Python 3+• Experience designing and developing cloud-native, scalable, and highly available distributed systems.• Expertise in microservice architectural patterns and design.• Experience with container technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes).• Experience with Atlassian tools: JIRA, Confluence, etc.• Experience with IntelliJ, Eclipse and Visual Studio Code• Experience with basic Linux shell scripting• Experience with .net core and Azure functions preferred

What You Will Need


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.

Work Experience:

• 1 year of experience required.• 4 years of experience preferred.• 2 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Why Join Our Team

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care – including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension Technologies is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


EEO is the Law Poster Supplement (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdf)

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.