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Vice President, Engineering (IT)

Interpreta San Diego, California

As we work to improve health outcomes around the world, technology will play a key role. That’s why we’ve made major investments in cutting-edge technology – and in people like you. Here, you’ll work in a fast-paced industry with lots of room for growth and innovation. This is a technology operation few can match in scope and none can match in impact. If you’re ready to develop and deliver solutions that can help millions of people, join Centene.

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Information Technology Opportunities at Centene

Centene hires the best and brightest for our IT teams across the country. We have the enthusiasm and ambition of a start-up, with all the resources of a large company.

IT Manager

You’ll provide leadership, direction and strategic plans for project implementations while developing and managing large scale IT infrastructure operations.

Application Software Engineer

While creating and managing websites, applications and systems, you’ll install programs and design, build, and maintain custom-built technology solutions.

IT Architect

You’ll develop and implement processes for information management, while maintaining digital networks, providing technical assistance in resolving network issues, and modifying networks.

Data Analyst

Using a variety of skills like SQL, Excel, Microstrategy, and SAS/R, you'll analyze, interpret, and apply data from multiple sources that contribute to business development.

Business Analyst

Working in a highly collaborative environment, you’ll act as a liaison between stakeholders and the IT organization to support Centene’s systems and lead our healthcare transformation.

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Job ID 1157279

Category Information Technology
Schedule Full-time

As the VP of Engineering you will oversee the Interpreta software development team responsible for delivering and enhancing the company’s software systems. Your primary responsibility will be to grow and lead a world class engineering team and ensure they have everything they need to be successful.

 As part of Interpreta’s leadership team, you will align teams around strategic decisions and ensure we are operating on the right vision, strategy, and roadmaps to solve our most pressing problems. In addition, you will manage roadmaps, timelines, and overall execution in your organization; ensure smooth cross-team and cross-departmental collaboration; and ensure consistent performance management.


About You:


You are passionate about analyzing and helping solve deep technical challenges, and share our fundamental belief that the proper application of technology and data are critical levers in transforming the US healthcare system.


You have 15+ years of software engineering experience, including a proven record of successful leadership in data-intensive engineering organizations.


You have deep experience with modern technologies, architectures and agile development methods, and are comfortable and excited by operating in complex, fast-moving environments.


You have 8+ years of people management experience and can effectively mentor senior leaders on management and technical tracks.


You have a track record of building high-functioning teams and can help us attract, develop, and retain the best engineering talent in the industry.


You make people and teams around you better through direct yet kind feedback, effective mentorship, and proactive collaboration.


You are neither territorial, nor build-an-empire oriented, but rather think, operate and lead toward doing what is best for the company. And you take your teams with you on that journey.

You will be working on an enterprise scale system that is currently operational with over 10 million healthcare members and over 1 billion clinical data points. We are expecting to grow to 20 million members by the end of 2020.


The development group is approximately 20 engineers and we’re planning to scale to 50+ over the next few years. 


We’re looking for someone who has experienced scale and growth rate to help us build the team successfully while continuing to enhance our platform and continuously.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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“If challenge, innovation, working with new technologies, and career growth are what you’re looking for, this is the right place for you.”

- Nasr Khan, Manager, Information Technology Infrastructure

“I feel satisfied knowing that our data checks create a smoother process for our members. I also appreciate the various charity programs offered through our company to help the community such as the March of Dimes fundraiser.”

- Richard DeMore, Data Analyst II, Enrollment

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