Forward Engineer - Senior Software Engineer

We are seeking two full stack Forward Engineers to join our innovation teams at Fuse and help drive technical prototypes across various languages and products.

Job family: Software Engineering

What Software Engineering contributes to Cardinal Health

Software Engineering is responsible for designing, developing, implementing and supporting applications, systems and IT products required to achieve the company's business objectives.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of software development techniques and fluency in software languages and application programming interfaces.
  • Demonstrates general understanding of hardware/software platforms including but not limited to operating systems, databases, application servers, web servers and integration technologies.
  • Plans and executes system implementations that ensure success and minimize risk of system outages or other negative production impacts.
  • Demonstrates conceptual knowledge of architecture standards and  database and operating systems.
  • Demonstrates problem solving ability that allows for effective and timely resolution of system issues including but not limited to production outages.
  • Analyzes production system operations using tools such as monitoring, capacity analysis and outage root cause analysis to identify and drive change that ensures continuous improvement in system stability and performance.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of software development, life cycle, modeling of business processes, application design patterns, business/functional documents. Estimates to high level business requirements and provide options analysis.

Role: Forward Engineer. A Forward Engineer is:

  • Proficient in scholarly influence
    • Periodically will have opportunity to lead small 2-4 member development teams.  Previous tech lead experience not necessary, but must feel comfortable with the tech lead roll. 
  • Adaptable
    • Has a solid understanding and appreciation of disciplined development for final phase production.
    • Understands how and when to compromise practices for early lifecycle activities
    • Passionate about all technology and is excited about opportunities learn new things. 
    • Willing to work in any programming language or tool set appropriate to the current experiment.
  • Curious
    • Brings new techniques and technologies to the table
    • Doesn’t just execute on task as given.
  • Never Satisfied
    • Always looking for better ways of getting tasks and projects done.
  • Always a Focused Outcome Evangelist
    • Proficient at self-prioritizing their work
    • Comfortable challenging project priorities as necessary.
    • Willing to exit “technical theory” work on their own if it’s not relevant to the current outcome.
  • Multidisciplinary
    • Expected to interact with and sometimes assume other roles.  (Ex: Product Manager, Project Manager, UI Design, Ethnographic Research, Market Research)
    • Not expected to be experts in all roles, but expected to have an appreciation and desired to help with them.
  • Self-Proclaimed Data Expert
    • “Know It All” in at least one query language
    • A go to” expert in at least one data store, data transformation and / or analytics language
    • Able to display a deep understanding of set theory
    • Able to select right normalization on sight
    • Able to quickly decompose existing data sets / stores and derive their principle components


  • Bachelors Degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years experience in related field preferred
  • Working knowledge of three or more technologies preferred
  • Proven leadership ability preferred