Imprivata: Software Architect
10 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421

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Take a walk around our offices and youll see a dedicated group of professionals who care about improving health care. Our team thrives on collaboration and sharing ideas, whether in a cross-functional meeting or at one of our office events.

While we're diverse in our backgrounds and skills, we have much in common. A passion for our mission. A strong sense of integrity. A belief that we're making a positive impact and a commitment to having fun.

We are seeking aSoftware Architectfor our Lexington, MA office.

The Software Architect on OneSign and Confirm ID is Imprivatas most distinguished level of engineer and represents a highly experienced and skilled specialist in their field. This specific role will be focused on application architecture for server and our hybrid cloud application layer, which includes:

  • Microservices written by our applications teams, built on top of our cloud platform
  • Browser-based and common user interfaces
  • Cloud partner integrations (e.g. Microsoft Azure AD, AWS, Google)
  • Appliance-based component integration into our hybrid solutions. Although we are moving to cloud, the existing, on-premises Imprivata appliance will continue to be a key part of our architecture

The Architect spends most of their time researching, designing and solutioning our software. The architect works with project teams and our cloud platform to assure that our design for cloud applications is appropriate. Additionally, this role is responsible for the review and support of software design and implementation submitted by our engineers. The Architect also writes complex code situationally, and/or works with engineers to support their hands-on development.

The qualified candidate will work as a member of the software development team focused on the most interesting and challenging architecture and software design of our products. The Software Architect validates solutions for complex problems that address key business concerns, provides technical thought leadership for the development of new products or methods. This person is typically responsible for technical leadership of projects of significant size and impact to the product. Advanced training and specialized experience in relevant technologies is required, as well as leadership ability.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Architects complex enterprise software systems and components
  • Contributes to the development of new theories and methods (some patentable)
  • Advocates for new technologies and performs research and selection as needed
  • Employs expertise as a deep specialist. Applies expert knowledge and skills to complete specialized tasks
  • Performs regular reviews of the designs and proposed architectures of other engineers
  • Performs code reviews
  • Coaches and mentors other engineers
  • Develops complex code, especially on our endpoint/agent software Creates unit and functional automated tests
  • Drives automated testing and acts as an evangelist in that area
  • Leads and documents best practices for engineering
  • Assist with, troubleshoot, and resolve the most complex of our customer issuesmany involving integrations and/or infrastructure


  • Minimum of a Bachelors in Computer Science or related degree. Masters or advanced degree preferred
  • 15+ years development experience in a progressive technical leadership role
  • Strong leadership and soft skills are a must, including:
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact well with both internal teams and external customers and partners
    • The ability to develop and lead consensus on complex proposals within engineering groups, as well as with other teams and outside partners
    • The ability to assess and plan, from discovery stages through delivery
    • The ability to work with senior product management on strategic initiatives that have architectural aspects
    • Capability and comfort in presenting to executive-level staff
  • Technical qualifications:
    • Cloud-based application development experience with microservices, with a strong preference for implementing end-user workflows and applications
    • Working knowledge of Java, JSON, RESTful Web APIs, JDBC, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Tomcat, Apache HTTP Server, and the Linux environment
    • Working knowledge of Java open source frameworks (e.g. Spring, Hibernate)
    • Experience with relational databases, data storage and principles
    • Advanced understanding of PKI and software security principles, design and implementation. Encryption of data in motion and at rest
    • Advanced experienced with multi-tenant enterprise systems, including cloud
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact well with internal teams as needed
    • Understanding of authentication concepts, with multi-factor being desirable
    • Experience building software that is robust, reliable and capable of providing high performance under heavy load
    • The following are not required but are a plus:
        • Working knowledge of current UI tools like Angular 2 or React. Relay and GraphQL
        • Working knowledge of standards-based authentication (SAML/OIDC)
        • Experience with Microsoft Active Directory and/or LDAP
        • Experience with FIDO or similar authentication standards

    At Imprivata, we have a top notch work environment, developmental opportunities, a competitive total rewards package, and the desire to have fun. If you have the skills and qualifications as we have described above, we want to hear from you!

    Imprivata provides equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.


    Why We Work Here

    Courtney Hoelen
    HR Coordinator, Employee Experience

    “"It just feels like a big community and everyone is there with the same goal in mind supporting each other regardless of what your position is you are important, and you have something to say.””

    Rachel Silk
    Account Based Marketing Specialist

    “"Everyone’s attitude is always so positive, and people are always willing to help out and stop what they are doing to help you if you have any questions"”