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Cerner Careers FAQ



  • How can I get a job at Cerner?

    Cerner broadly hires in the areas of business, technology and health care. Our most significant hiring focus is tech — specifically software and system engineers. If you’re interested in a career with Cerner, having a background in programming or systems support is beneficial. Business and Clinical candidates are hired on as needed.


    I have a friend who works for Cerner who said he’d pass on my resume. I haven’t heard anything.

    Anyone interested in a Cerner career must apply online. This ensures the Cerner Recruiting team has all the required information needed to consider your application for a career. If you know someone at Cerner willing to formally refer you, they need to complete all steps required for an associate referral. An incomplete referral or lack of a formal application will slow the process.


    I’ve heard about the Academy training program. What is that?

    The Academy training program (formerly Velocity) is the name of our entry-level training programs. This program offers new associates the chance to interact with experienced associates, try out different teams and ultimately find the right Cerner position. In short, it gives our new associates a chance to learn more about Cerner and our opportunities before they settle in to their role.

    The Academy training program is available to early career associates hired in the following roles: consultant, analyst, software engineer and system engineer.

    What is Cerner software engineering like?

    Put simply, it’s one of the most dynamic and innovative roles at Cerner. Cerner software engineers are defined by their curiosity, creativity and desire to tackle big challenges. They have a passion for learning new technologies that will help them solve problems and remain flexible and ready for the next “new thing.”

    At Cerner, there is a broad range of opportunities for software engineers across a wide spectrum of programming languages and technologies. A few of the common languages used include Java, Ruby, C++, C#, Objective-C, and Python while leveraging technologies such as Hadoop, Rails, iOS, Android, Eclipse RCP, Chef, Github, Maven, and Splunk.

    Across our software engineering community, you have the opportunity to participate in various technology meetups, Tech Talks, Hack Nights, our annual Developer's Conference, and more. Interested in learning more? Check out our Engineering Health Blog.

    What types of benefits does Cerner offer?

    At Cerner, we believe the foundation for a successful career starts with options that meet your needs while supporting a healthy lifestyle. Review our benefits page to learn more.


    Is Academy training paid?

    Yes. The Academy program marks the start of your Cerner career. It is part of your job training and is fully paid.


    Can I work from home?

    Cerner has standard business hours to ensure we are available to meet our clients’ needs. However, health care happens 24/7 requiring schedules to flex depending on your role. Time away from the office (working or not) is handled between associates and their managers since situations vary significantly. A frequent comment we hear from new-hires is that Cerner is more flexible than they expected for a corporate office.