Integration Engineer

Ghent - Kontich - Louvain
Employee / Freelancer

Company Overview:

Healthonauts is a digital health agency - and while this may sound like a dime a dozen, I promise you that we are not your typical software company. This is because we are pioneers, leading the shift from conventional  interoperability, to a revolutionary  interoperability transformation. Therefore, Healthonauts promotes and implements interoperability based on the  international acknowledged health data standards and  cutting-edge technology.

Position Overview:

As an Interoperability Engineer at Healthonauts, you will play a vital role in ensuring seamless data exchange and integration across various digital health platforms and systems. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and maintain interoperable solutions that enable secure and efficient sharing of healthcare information. This role requires a dynamic individual with strong technical expertise, a passion for healthcare innovation, and a commitment to driving interoperability standards in digital health.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Platform and Solution Design: Lead the design and architecture of interoperable solutions to facilitate data exchange between healthcare systems.

  2. Standards Compliance: Ensure compliance with healthcare data standards like HL7 v2.x, HL7 FHIR, OpenEHR, IHE, and DICOM.

  3. Integration Implementation: Develop and implement integration solutions using middleware platforms, APIs, and other technologies.

  4. Quality Assurance: Test and validate interoperability solutions to ensure data accuracy and regulatory compliance.

  5. Collaboration: Work with internal teams, external partners, and healthcare stakeholders to align on interoperability requirements.

  6. Documentation and Training: Create comprehensive documentation and training materials for end-users and stakeholders.

  7. Continuous Improvement: Stay updated on emerging technologies and industry trends to drive continuous improvement.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Health Informatics, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in healthcare interoperability, data exchange, and integration projects within the digital health or healthcare technology industry.
  • Strong technical skills with proficiency in interoperability standards (e.g., HL7 v2.x, HL7 FHIR, OpenEHR, IHE, DICOM), integration technologies (SOAP, RESTful APIs, XML, JSON), middleware (Next-Gen Mirth Connect, Rhapsody, Intersystems,, HapiFHIR, Cloud for Healthcare, EHRBase, et cetera), and healthcare IT systems.
  • Experience with different programming languages,  frameworks & libraries, databases. Deep knowledge of Java is preferred. Knowledge of cloud, devops and CI/CD are a pro.
  • Experience with healthcare data standards compliance and certification processes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated expertise in solution design, implementation, and quality assurance in healthcare interoperability projects.
  • Familiarity with healthcare regulations, privacy, and security requirements related to data exchange and interoperability.
  • Deep understanding of healthcare industry trends, processes, solutions, best practices, and regulations.

Join Us:

If you are passionate about leveraging technology to drive innovation in healthcare and are looking for an opportunity to make a meaningful impact, we invite you to join our dynamic team at Healthonauts. Together, we will shape the future of digital health and transform the way healthcare is delivered worldwide.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in joining Healthonauts. We look forward to hearing from you!

Interview Process:

  • Initial 30-minute call with our recruitment team.
  • Online assessment to map your Healthonauts profile.
  • 30-minute ‘coffee connect’ with the hiring manager.
  • 1-2 hour in-depth interview + practical exercise.