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Principal Software Engineer

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Location: Boston, MA, United States

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Panalgo's mission is to improve healthcare through innovative analytics. Our team has built a next-generation analytics platform, Instant Health Data (IHD), to bring researchers together to generate insights into improving population health, quality of care, and managing costs.  
Our remarkable platform, Instant Health Data (IHD), brings together researchers to generate insights into improving population health, quality of care, efficiency of medical research, and managing costs by transforming the way analysts from diverse disciplines answer critical questions and make insightful predictions. Panalgo provides novel solutions to allow the world’s largest life science companies, health plans, and provider groups to better understand the clinical outcomes and value of various patient care strategies.
Now, Panalgo is proud to be a part of Norstella, an organization that consists of market-leading pharmaceutical solutions providers united under one goal: to improve patient access to life-saving therapies. Within this organization, Panalgo plays a key role in helping clinical and commercial stakeholders understand the real-world implications of payer and prescriber behavior – and helping clients connect the dots from pipeline to patient.           
The Role:         
We are seeking a talented and creative Senior Software Engineer with strong expertise in big data applications to join our dynamic team. As a Software Engineer, you will play a crucial role in implementing a web application responsible for data analyzation and visualization. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in software development, data analysis, and visualization techniques, along with experience in handling large datasets efficiently. This role offers the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver impactful solutions in the realm of big data analytics.
We place a great deal of value in emotional intelligence and the community that we have built. This facilitates a safe space where everyone’s contributions are not only encouraged, but really valued especially from people with diverse or under represented backgrounds. We want to work with people who embrace these values and want to help build big data healthcare analytic software that can change peoples lives for the better.
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of full-stack software solutions, including web applications, APIs, and microservices, using modern technologies and best practices.
  • Architect scalable and maintainable software systems, considering factors such as performance, security, and usability.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, designers, and engineers, to understand requirements, define technical solutions, and deliver high-quality software products.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to development teams, mentoring junior developers, conducting code reviews, and promoting best coding practices.
  • Stay updated on emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in full-stack development, and drive their adoption within the organization.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives, identify opportunities for process optimization and automation, and implement solutions to enhance productivity and efficiency.
  • Ensure adherence to software development methodologies, standards, and guidelines, and promote a culture of quality and innovation within the team.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather feedback, address concerns, and ensure alignment of technical solutions with business objectives.
  • Participate in agile development processes, including sprint planning, daily stand-ups, and sprint reviews, to deliver incremental value to stakeholders
  • 8+ years of proven experience in software development with a focus on big data analysis and visualization.
  • Solid knowledge of using languages such as Node.js, Java, Python, or R.
  • Proficiency with front-end development knowledge including HTML, CSS, Tailwind, JavaScript/TypeScript, React, and Storybook.
  • Strong understanding of data structures, algorithms, and distributed computing concepts.
  • Proficient knowledge of software development lifecycle, agile methodologies, and version control systems (e.g., Git).
  • Experience with big data processing technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, or Kafka.
  • Familiarity with NoSQL and SQL database systems for querying and manipulating large datasets.
  • Familiarity with data science
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, creative thinking, and the ability to work well under pressure to iteratively optimize and innovate products.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Able to give and receive constructive feedback to continuously improve solutions.
  • Nice to have healthcare domain experience.

Please note- all candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. We do not provide visa sponsorship or transfers. We are not currently accepting candidates who are on an OPT visa. 

The guiding principles for success at Norstella:

01:  Bold, Passionate, Mission-First  
We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients.  Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.   
02:  Integrity, Truth, Reality 
We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights.  Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesn’t.  By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.   
03:  Kindness, Empathy, Grace 
We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude.  We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.   
04:  Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance 
We will persevere – even in difficult and challenging situations.  Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission. 
05:  Humility, Gratitude, Learning 
We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work.  We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.   


  • Medical and prescription drug benefits
  • Health savings accounts or flexible spending accounts
  • Dental plans and vision benefits
  • Basic life and AD&D Benefits
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off

The expected base salary for this position ranges from $100,000 to $180,000. It is not typical for offers to be made at or near the top of the range. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. In addition to base salary and a competitive benefits package, successful candidates are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus.            

Norstella is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Our ethos is to respect and value people’s differences, to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of the part they play in our success. We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individual’s abilities, skills, performance and behavior and our business requirements. Norstella operates a zero tolerance policy to any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment.            
Sometimes the best opportunities are hidden by self-doubt. We disqualify ourselves before we have the opportunity to be considered. Regardless of where you came from, how you identify, or the path that led you here- you are welcome. If you read this job description and feel passion and excitement, we’re just as excited about you.    

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