Essence Associate Software Engineer in Austin, Texas

Position Overview:

Join Our Growing Team!

Lumeris™ serves as a long-term operating partner for organizations that are committed to the transition from volume- to value-based care and delivering extraordinary clinical and financial outcomes. Lumeris enables clients to profitably achieve greater results through proven playbooks based on collaboration, transparent data and innovative engagement methodologies. Lumeris offers comprehensive services for managing all types of populations, including launching new Medicare Advantage Health Plans, Commercial and Government Health Plan Optimization, and Multi-Payer, Multi-Population Health Services Organizations (PHSOs) for provider organizations. Currently, Lumeris is engaged with health systems, provider alliances and payers representing tens of millions of lives moving to value-based care.

Over the past five years, we have tripled in size to more than 800 employees and built the only solution on the market with proven results. Case in point in 2015, Essence Healthcare, a long-standing Lumeris client, was awarded the highest rating available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 5-Stars, for the quality of services it delivers to its Medicare Advantage (MA) members. Essence was Lumeris’ pioneer client and has been leveraging Lumeris for more than a decade to operate its Medicare Advantage plans, which serve upward of 60,000 Medicare beneficiaries in various counties throughout Missouri and southern Illinois.

In early 2016, Lumeris was named the Best in KLAS value-based care managed services provider in the area of client-reported impact on the Triple Aim by KLAS Research. As the industry’s most reliable and effective partner for developing population health management solutions, our success is driving tremendous growth in our company. Join us today in making a real difference in how healthcare is delivered!

Why Join Lumeris?

At Lumeris you will be part of team that is focused on solving a national healthcare problem. And you will have the ability to contribute while working for a purpose. Our environment is fast-paced and change oriented and is focused on growth and employee engagement. At Lumeris we believe talent is utilized best when given the opportunity to succeed. That is why we have removed the boundaries that inhibit success and focus on fostering an environment that allows employees to utilize their talents.


As our Associate Software Developer you will have the opportunity to work with our innovation team focused on R&D in the Healthcare technology space working to drive value in population healthcare. You will immediately contribute to critical and challenging problems within an Engineering culture that is highly collaborative with a lean start-up mentality.

  • The candidate will participate in all phases of the Agile software development lifecycle while working with cross-functional team members - Development Leads, Architects, Quality Assurance and DBAs - in a highly collaborative development environment.

  • Follow the design and development practices for the middleware tier using Java frameworks.

  • Follow the design and development practices for RESTful web-services in a Service-Oriented Architecture

  • Follow the design and development practices for the data access layer that interfaces with relational and NoSQL data stores

  • Follow industry best practices for software development

  • Lead the way by developing company standards for software development

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent field of study

  • Requires 0-2 years of experience in software engineering

  • Requires in-depth knowledge of Object Oriented Programming techniques and methodologies in Java; greatly beneficial to have experience in C#

  • Requires general knowledge of web MVC frameworks; greatly beneficial to have experience in Spring Frameworks

  • Requires general knowledge of schema design and data access methodologies in both relational databases and NoSQL databases; greatly beneficial to have experience in Hadoop or MongoDB

  • Requires general knowledge of software development lifecycles and their utilization in software projects

  • Requires solid communication and interpersonal skills; with the ability to work constructively in a collaborative team environment

  • Requires strong problem solving ability, analytical, and design skills

  • Greatly beneficial to have previous experience in the healthcare industry

  • Greatly beneficial to have working experience within an Agile environment

  • Greatly beneficial to have hands-on experience in the Cloud; specifically AWS

  • Greatly beneficial to have hands-on experience with Open-Source projects


In addition to competitive salaries, challenging work assignments, and developmental opportunities, Lumeris offers employees a comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, paid time off (PTO), matching 401K, and tuition assistance.

For more information on Lumeris careers and to apply for positions, please check out our web site:

Lumeris is an EEO/AA employer M/F/V/D.

ID: 2016-2720

Status: XL-JB