Principal Systems Engineer

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Posted Date 6 days ago(11/20/2020 6:32 PM)
Requisition ID
Client Service/Support




Welcome to Allscripts! Our Mission is to be the most trusted provider of innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver worldclass outcomes. Our Vision is a Connected Community of Health that spans continents and borders. With the largest community of clients in healthcare, Allscripts is able to deliver an integrated platform of clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions to facilitate enhanced collaboration and exchange of critical patient information.


The primary purpose of this role is to install, implement, configure, upgrade, and optimize the performance of application systems and required to operate Allscripts’ software Development and QA environments. Ensure delivery of reliable products to customers by maintaining consistent processes governing the coordination, tracking, planning, scheduling, and building of all software components.



  • Configuration Management – (Source control – Checkout / Check-in, Configuration audit and version control of the software configuration items of different Allscripts products)
  • Ensure integrity of the sources / deliverables. (This is achieved by comparison of the source modified with the previous version of the source and confirming that all the changes done to the source are properly identified with the necessary tags / developer. By also verifying that the build of the software is done as per the procedure)
  • Ensure traceability and retrievability of sources and deliverables. (Traceability is achieved through ensuring that the check-in of the files are done in the right environment and by using the right package. Verification of the checked-in configuration items through the listing / reports generated by the SCM tool. Retrievability is achieved through periodical check-out of the latest/previous version of the configuration items from the SCM tool and comparing them with the configuration items available in standard areas / storage locations maintained for comparison)
  • Provide effective solutions by implementing the configuration management & build best practices by exploiting the SCM tool’s features for efficient configuration management & build activities. Provide guidance to development & QA teams to support different development methodologies in the areas of SCM
  • Review and provide inputs to the Project Manager / Senior Managers to approve and confirm the project configuration and build management plan
  • Implement and continuously improve reliable and speedy build environments for development & QA. Provide build status timely. Automate as much as possible to improve efficiency and quality
  • Ensure that escrow and other contractual obligations are met. (The contractual obligations for escrow are defined by the contracts / agreements that Allscripts enters into with its clients. These normally include depositing of the sources with escrow agency. This is achieved by maintaining a document describing the escrow number, the client for whom the sources are escrowed, records of such escrow deposits made and the acknowledgements received from the escrow agency)
  • Mentor the Configuration Management Engineers and provide feedback on their performance
  • Estimate the efforts required for Configuration Management Activities for projects and agree schedules with the Manager
  • Understand and execute the packaging and deployment process
  • Liaise with managers and keep them informed of progress.
  • Provide training to developers on source code management

For System Verification:

  • Review necessary project documents to ensure compliance to standards
  • Ensure software quality in spite of schedule (and external) pressures
  • Report non-compliance findings to the project team for resolution
  • Analyze and record findings found during quality reviews
  • Coordinate with the development teams to ensure that review and testing schedules of projects/patches are performed and completed in accordance with the agreed delivery dates
  • Write test scenarios for bugs and enhancements to ensure code is tested properly
  • Perform tests of upgrade releases
  • Provide performance feedback to the Project Manager
  • Ability to set up system environments
  • Debug system environment issues and install issues before without help from development
  • Ensure timely escalation of issues to the appropriate persons or groups
  • Monitor team projects and schedule to ensure set deadlines are met
  • Assist with the investigation and resolution of functional software questions




Academic and professional qualifications

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or relevant Business/Banking/Healthcare experience



  • Typically requires 8+ years of experience

Required Skills

  • Linux (RedHat and OEL), RH Clustering


Additional Skills but not required:

  • VMWare, SAN, AIX, PowerHA, HMC, ServiceGuard, Scripting (Python), Clinicals application knowledge, Allscripts application knowledge, LogicMonitor



Travel requirements

  • Depends upon the project/program needs


Working arrangements

  • 8 am- 5 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • Work is performed in a normal office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards

Substantial time is spent working on a computer


At Allscripts, our greatest strength comes from bringing together talented people with diverse perspectives to support the technology needs of 180,000 physicians, 1,500 hospitals and 10,000 post-acute organizations across the globe. Allscripts offers a competitive total rewards package, including holidays, vacation, and medical, disability and life insurance.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. No job applicant or employee shall receive less favorable treatment or be disadvantaged because of their gender, marital or family status, color, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age; nor be subject to less favorable treatment or be disadvantaged on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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