We have an open position at Quandary Peak Research for a seasoned CS or EE professional looking to join our tight-knit team of elite software consultants. We provide technical expertise and advice to companies and government agencies regarding complex regulatory and legal matters involving software.

  • Employment Type: Regular Full-Time
  • Compensation: $145K – $175K in total compensation including salary, bonus, health benefits, 401(k) plan with match, relocation assistance, and more
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Education Required: 4-Year Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • Work Experience Required: Candidates must have 5+ experience as a senior software developer, software architect, or manager of software testing for software used in Health IT or medical devices (e.g., EHR software).


New consultants are responsible for analyzing Health IT software systems, primarily in the areas of software safety, reliability, and interoperability. Candidates will perform research in emerging software and technical standards in the Health IT space and apply that knowledge in consultation with private companies (EHR vendors, hospitals, medical device companies) and/or the federal government (HHS, ONC, the OIG). Candidates will also be trained in professional auditing practices and guidelines. Candidates may perform consulting and/or auditing services, either by themselves, or with other Quandary Peak team members, including:

  • Investigate the causes of software failures or patient safety risks in software or its use
  • Evaluate human factors and impacts of software use environments
  • Evaluate risks in software architectures
  • Evaluate SDLC and software risk management practices
  • Evaluate compliance with industry standards such as quality management systems (such as ISO 13485, ISO 9001/9003), software quality standards and models (ISO 25010), risk management standards (such as ISO 14791) and similar
  • Evaluate compliance with ONC-certifications and recommendations for EHR software
  • Evaluate the quality of software in accordance with industry standards
  • Investigate issues and conduct investigations and interviews
  • Review data, including source code, ticket logs, test logs, etc.
  • Write descriptions of the structure and behavior of complex systems
  • Make recommendations for improving software safety, reliability, or maintainability based on industry best practices and a thorough understanding of external factors
  • Present technical findings and actionable plans to a non-technical audience and answer questions


All candidates should have the following:

  • 5+ years of work as a software engineer or software technical manager (e.g., head of Testing) with a Health IT or medical device company
  • Professional experience in writing and managing software projects and managing quality standards in medical software
  • A deep understanding of core concepts in one or more subfields of CS or EE (databases, UI/logic layer)
  • 8+ years of experience in any of: Java, C++, C#, MUMPS, Python/Ruby, PHP, Linux, SQL, Android, iOS, or other similar platforms or languages.
  • A thorough understanding of, and experience with, modern development practices (agile, scrum)
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud-based software and traditional client-server architectures for Health IT systems
  • Broad understanding of core Health IT frameworks (HIPAA, HL-7, Meaningful Use Certifications, Health Information Exchanges, Drug Knowledge Bases, etc.)
  • Ability to perform compliance-driven technical audits and make insightful, well-formed recommendations for external organizations
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Any of the following are a plus:

  • Work in other regulated industries (medical devices, transit, aviation, defense)
  • A Ph.D. in CS or EE
  • Research experience in academic or government labs
  • Experience applying risk-management and compliance criteria
  • Experience with software process development standards, quality management systems (such as ISO 13485, ISO 9001/9003), software quality standards and models (ISO 25010, IEEE, ISO 9003, ISO 14791)
  • Experience with software security and IT security
  • Strong record of publishing papers in journals and presenting at conferences
  • Willingness to travel frequently to New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, and other US cities

Job Highlights

  • Assist Health IT companies, research institutes, and the federal government (HHS, ONC) in investigating software issues related to patient safety
  • Help the public by improving the safety and quality of Health IT software
  • Collaborate with distinguished professors, research institutes, and tech industry leaders to improve Health IT
  • Become a leader and trusted source of insight in software standards for Health IT
  • Continually expand and strengthen your knowledge, skills, and credentials
  • Contribute meaningfully to the strategic direction of our small but growing company
  • Work in a casual office environment with flexible hours – light (infrequent) travel to interesting places

About Quandary Peak Research

Quandary Peak Research was formed in 2012 and has quickly grown to a 25+ member consulting group that provides computer and software expertise to companies, government agencies, inventors, and attorneys, with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, Austin, Silicon Valley, and New York. Our client list includes companies like Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Nokia, GE, Echostar, and government agencies at the state and federal level. Our recent Health IT clients include major EHR vendors, community hospitals, the ONC, and the OIG. We thrive on unraveling tough technical problems and applying the fundamentals of software engineering to compliance and legal challenges in a trusted, unbiased and professional manner. Visit Health IT and Audits to learn more.

Candidates should send their resume and a brief cover letter to careers@quandarypeak.com