Alignment Healthcare is a population health management company dedicated to changing the way health care is delivered in the United States. We are a fast-growing, highly dynamic organization that isn’t content with the status quo. We are looking for dedicated, innovative individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment to join our team and help us carry out our vision - that is, to lead a movement that transformationally improves health care.

Join us today and we will give you every opportunity to succeed.

Chief Software Architect


Job Number: 1198

Position Title: Chief Software Architect

External Description:

Position Summary:

Chief Software Architects provides technical leadership at Alignment. They help establish technical standards and drive our overall technical architecture, engineering practices, and engineering methodologies. They work on our hardest problems, building high quality, architecturally sound and durable systems that are aligned with our business needs. They think long term when building systems, ensuring we build high performing, reliable, and scalable systems, that fit well together. Software Architects are pragmatic visionaries who can translate business needs into workable technology solutions.

The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader, builder and operator. You should have experience leading or contributing to multiple simultaneous product development efforts and/or engineering projects and initiatives. You will need to balance technical leadership and savvy with strong business judgment to make the right decisions about technology choices. While constantly striving for simplicity, you must demonstrate significant creativity and high judgment. Travel up to 25% to corporate office in Orange, CA.


Chief Software Architect Responsibilities:

  • Lead in the design, implementation, and deployment of healthcare systems and services on public cloud infrastructure like Azure, AWS and GCP with infrastructure as code and DevOps processes.
  • Guide engineers to ensure success in building and migrating applications, software and services following the principles of the well architected frameworks (e.g. AWS Well-Architected Framework)
  • Participate in the definition of secure, scalable, and low-latency services and efficient clinical processes.
  • Conduct one-to-few and one-to-many architecture training sessions, workshops, and bootcamps.
  • Assist directly and indirectly in the continual hiring and development of technical talent.
  • Assist in the career development of technical colleagues, actively mentoring individuals and the community on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members.
  • Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
  • Serve as a technical lead on demanding, cross-functional projects.
  • Ensure the quality of architecture and design of systems.
  • Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.
  • Fully and completely understand system interdependencies and limitations.
  • Possess expert knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices.
  • Leverage knowledge of internal, and industry prior art, in design decisions.
  • Effectively research and benchmark Pathfinder technology against other competing systems in the industry.
  • Contribute intellectual property through patents.



  • Proven track record of leading the delivery of large-scale, highly available, low latency, high quality systems and software products
  • Deep hands-on technical expertise in at least one major technical area: large scale Linux or Windows systems engineering, building complex distributed systems in regulated industries like Healthcare.
  • Experience managing complex projects, with significant bottom-line impact
  • Experience leading development life cycle process and best practices
  • Experience with Agile Management (SCRUM, RUP, XP), OO Modeling, working on internet, UNIX, Middleware, and database related projects
  • Experience with AWS, Azure or GCP
  • Experience with NoSQL, Spark, Hadoop, Elasticsearch etc.
  • Demonstrable track record dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering results in an agile, dynamic startup environment
  • Travel to US Home Office required 25% of time. Various unanticipated locations as required
  • Healthcare domain and data experience
  • Experience or academic specialization in entity resolution or disambiguation, information retrieval, machine learning, or natural language processing
  • Knowledge of scripting for automation (e.g. Python, Perl etc.) and infrastructure as code & DevOps


Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree CS or Engineering. Foreign Degree Equivalency accepted.   10 years of Software Development/Software Engineering experience required.

Location of Job:  Portland Oregon/FT 40 hours per week


Please send resume to:

Tanya Torres

Alignment Healthcare USA LLC

1100 Town & Country Road, Suite 1600

 Orange, CA 92868                             

City: Portland

State: Oregon

Location City: Portland

Location State: Oregon

Community / Marketing Title: Chief Software Architect

Company Profile:

Who is Alignment Healthcare?

  • Socially responsible
  • Technologically enabled
  • Concierge care
  • Transformation
  • Servant leadership

We are dedicated to transforming the complex and confusing process of medical treatment in the United States so that every link in the health care continuum becomes more efficient, productive, and effective. We built a team of people who want to make a difference. Come join the team that is changing health care one person at a time.

We believe that great work comes from people who are inspired to be their best. We invite you to explore our wide variety of roles based on your unique experience.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Alignment Healthcare, LLC is proud to practice Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. We are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disable/Protected Veteran.

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