SMART Developer Position

Work on open source software and open standards for healthcare!

The Boston Children’s Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program (, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, is seeking an experienced full stack web developer to join the SMART Health IT team (

SMART is one of the highest profile projects across the health IT landscape, and is gaining wide adoption by health systems, health IT vendors, and app developers.

SMART is an open source, standards based technology platform that enables innovators to create apps that seamlessly and securely run across the healthcare system. It is a key focus of White House efforts around precision medicine and interoperability.

The platform is REST-based, incorporates OAuth2 and related technologies on the security layer and can use JSON and XML serialization formats. The team you will be joining writes services, applications and frameworks for web and mobile platforms in various programming languages and likes to give the latest and greatest technology a try.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has a Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience, plus at least 3 years of experience in real-world software development
  • Lives and breathes full stack web development using open-source development and tools, can discuss the pros and cons of various web application toolkits
  • Writes quality code: source control, testing, and clear documentation are all musts
  • Has experience with JavaScript and at least one other programming language
  • Has experience with at least one modern front end web framework such as ReactJs and with NodeJs web development

Bonus points if you have experience with any of the following:

  • Healthcare data and applications
  • The HL7 FHIR standard
  • The OAuth or SMART standards
  • R and/or Java

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your background, a resume, and a link to a source code repository (Github or Bitbucket) that represents your best work to: