We know things quickly evolve. And, as an Agile organization, we embrace change and adapt. But that does not mean that we should not have a roadmap in place for effective onboarding and to ensure mutual success. Here’s what we propose:
As a first milestone we’d like you to become one of us, fully immersed in our team, processes, ceremonies and habits. We’ll speak the same language, use the same tools and workflows. The code base will start to look more and more familiar, and we’ll know you’ve reached the milestone when you will be able to compile, debug and follow the coding standards we employ. And, as a stretch goal, we’ll be looking forward to your participation in design discussions and the delivery of incremental value on backlog user stories. This should take us about three months.
Secondly, once fully equipped with knowledge and tooling required to be an effective member of the team, we’ll be counting on your active participation during sprint planning, story refinement and design sessions. And you’ll be able to demonstrate knowledge of how products integrate with one another across the system and how the workflows function end-to-end. With a thorough understanding of the product, you’ll let your creative juices flow and provide constructive input. We encourage and value new ideas and out of the box thinking. Let’s set a target to get there by the end of the first half of the year.
By this point you’ll already be an important contributor to our team and moving forward you’ll be pushing to reach and exceed your potential on an ongoing basis. Tech is ever changing and so is the value our clients are looking to get from our software. You will be constantly exploring new technologies and bringing innovative new ways of delivering that value to them faster and better by working with the product team on shaping up new solutions or reshaping existing approaches. Finally, we’ll count on your help to maintain a clean code base through refactoring and removal of technical debt.
And last but not least, growing and investing in our team members is a constant focus for us and we’ll be counting on you to do that not only at the personal level through training, research, experimentation.
Technical chops – The successful candidate has worked for at least 3 years with C# and object-oriented best practices. Familiarity with SOA or microservices. Familiarity with SQL server. Familiar with the full software development life cycle.
Familiarity (preferably work experience) with: Python for ML/NLP, Containers (Docker), .NET Core, Linux, NoSQL DB (MongoDB, Casandra, etc), Search and Indexing Engines (Elastic/Solr/DTSearch). Ideally, but not required, you have experience working on secure enterprise level, large data volume, highly performant, highly scalable, customer facing software. As well, CQRS and Domain Driven Design a plus.
Influencing and relationship-building – You successfully collaborate with your teammates, foster trust and credibility with customers and follow through on your commitments.
Balanced (short and long-term) – You are as hands-on as you are visionary and recognize that nothing gets done without execution. You consistently demonstrate a solid understanding of the trade-offs between tactics and goals with an emphasis on long-term value creation.
Emotional agility – You will need to demonstrate that you can make a difference quickly while embracing Ipro’s culture. You will also need to establish credibility across the organization – spanning all functions and levels – by demonstrating strategic acumen and a willingness to work with others to achieve a goal as a team. You are also comfortable formulating a plan quickly and committing to it, but flexible enough to pivot and adjust on it and choose a different course of action when needed.
Thrives in ambiguity – At times, this role will be responsible for taking ideas that are in their early stages, and translating them into specific, concrete actions that may span multiple iterations. Your work will not always be paint-by-numbers. You will be comfortable taking a high level vision, translating it into a plan, and enlisting those you need to get the job done. As such, you will have examples of times when you took a roughly- formed idea, sharpened it, shaped it, and owned its execution from start-to-finish.
Accountable – You do what you say you will and aren’t afraid to own your mistakes. You see such mistakes as learning opportunities and as such use them to learn and grow yourself and those around you. You know when to take the lead but are willing to ask for help.
Growth Mindset – You enjoy the process of getting better at what you do, and you seek out the feedback that improves your ability to learn from your experiences. You actively look for challenges and recommend options verses being told what to do. You have an entrepreneurial approach and possess strong business acumen.
Kind, Humble, and Fun: You share the credit but aren’t afraid to take the blame. You should take your work seriously, but not themselves (too much). You should be ambitious but grounded and eager to learn what it takes to run a successful technology company. You are a person we can enjoy collaborating with, spending time with, and investing in. You may be this person if you already invest heavily in those you work with, and if you consistently receive the feedback that you are a great colleague and teammate. A great sign is if people go out of their way to work with you, no matter the situation.
Resilient – You are flexible in the face of ambiguity, can embrace change when needed, and can tell us about when you have demonstrated grit throughout your career. We are candid, open, and honest with each other at Ipro. That should be enticing to you.
Dig Deep– You will be accountable for delivering on your own commitments to our customers, colleagues, and team. Own your part and work together to deliver.
Keep it real: – Display integrity and transparency. Graciously accept feedback and deliver it respectfully and always assume the best intentions.
Enjoy the ride: Wherever you are, be all there. You should have fun working at IPRO
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IPRO is a non-profit organization that works with government agencies, providers and patients to implement innovative programs that bring policy ideas to life. For 35 years we’ve made creative use of clinical expertise, emerging technology and data solutions to make the healthcare system work better. IPRO holds contracts with federal, state and local government agencies, as well as private-sector clients, in more than 34 states and the District of Columbia.