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Cerner Careers

Kansas City, MO
10000+ employees
Company - Public (CERN)
Computer Hardware & Software
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
We are innovators. What will you create with us?
At Cerner, we innovate at the intersection of technology, health and care to transform how healthcare is delivered. For us, it’s more than just innovation for the sake of innovation, and transformation is about ... Read more

Mission: To relentlessly seek breakthrough innovation that will shape health care of tomorrow.

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Best Places to Interview: 2016 (#12), 2017 (#29)

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Cerner – Why Work With Us?


Strategic innovation in health care, for today and tomorrow.

We are the world’s largest publicly traded health information technology company. What does that mean exactly?

It means we aren’t just programming for the future of health care – we’re defining it. Our applications are developed with physicians in mind so they can focus on people, not technology. Simplifying the care process and streamlining communication so that the right information gets to the right people at the right time, regardless if they’re in the right place.

At Cerner, we innovate to solve the world’s most complex health care challenges. Designing helpful tools to work for today and think for tomorrow. To us, it’s all about making a difference and the opportunity to change the world.


Be an engineer. An optimizer. A lifeline. A better way.

Cerner engineers are the brains behind some of the most innovative health care technology in the world, and the backbone to our industry-leading stature. In short, their solutions make you, your friends and your family live safer, healthier lives.

Learn, build, break and fix as you use your engineering and technology savvy to impact patient care and our business around the world. All of our engineering tracks, including software, system and technical solution analyst involve close collaboration, in-depth training and efficient monitoring.

As a Cerner engineer, you will understand end-user needs and processes in order to provide the appropriate suite of solutions and services. It’s time for you to apply your passion for learning new technologies as you prepare for the next “new thing.”

What kind of answers will you uncover?


Be a solution provider. A bridge between technology and health care.

Cerner clinicians help design the most optimal technology solutions and workflows for our clients. Many started their careers in patient care, so they understand the need to enhance the health care experience for patients and their families. At Cerner, they’ve come to realize their work as an extension of their ultimate goal – quality, patient-centered health care delivery.

Every day is different. And every day our clinicians develop solutions to treat some of health care’s biggest challenges. To do so, requires thought beyond the clinical setting, and that includes navigating the financial side. It’s not about improving just how health and care is delivered – it’s also revolutionizing how health and care is paid for.

Discover firsthand how your passion and forward-thinking can work with our technologies and innovation to improve all sides of health care – now and in the future.

What kind of answers will you uncover?


A team endeavor and an individual pursuit.

From our Cerner Community to the world’s, we are devoted to improving the quality of life for everyone we serve – and we want you to be a part of it.

At Cerner, the pace is fast, yet flexible. Our culture, entrepreneurial. We encourage a challenge because it makes us think differently and act confidently. It’s how innovation is born. You will be empowered to be creative and push boundaries – whatever your role, whatever the scope or scale of your project. You will collaborate with team members who are just as smart and driven as you. Your ideas, they will be heard. Your talents, respected. And you, will be supported and encouraged to learn and grow your career.

If Cerner is the engine of health information, you are the driver.

Where will you take us?

First Hand Foundation

In 1995, Cerner founded the First Hand Foundation to directly fund health-related needs for individual children when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted. Serving as the primary philanthropic organization supported by Cerner and its associates, company funding (as well as investment income) covers all administrative costs of the foundation. This allows 100 percent of donations from associates and private donors to directly impact the health of a child.

To date, First Hand has impacted more than 164,000 lives in 83 different countries. More than $21 million has been distributed since First Hand’s inception. For more information, please visit the First Hand Foundation website. 

We have a mission for you at home.

You’re talented, motivated and dedicated. You take command of complex situations in the most arduous environments. With your military experience, you stand at the ready to conquer in the real world with skill, composure and discipline.

At Cerner, veterans can continue to lead by example and accomplish heroic deeds every day. We’re changing the state of health care around the world. And we need passionate, creative and dynamic leaders to continue blazing our trail.

We’re proud that hundreds of veterans and reservists have joined our mission to transform health care. We provide a dedicated military talent program that assists veterans with their transition to a corporate career. From combat field to corporate career, Cerner hires veterans because it’s the smart thing to do.

Cerner Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (21)

    "Excellent Company with Many Growth Opportunities"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Architect in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Integration Architect in Kansas City, MO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (More than 8 years)


    Lots of opportunity out there if you are proactive and want to thrive. Great opportunity to travel, work with associates from different orgs, many learning courses for classroom and self study, great PTO policies, work hard/play hard, cutting edge innovation, and the ability to make a difference. Innovative company that is growing at a fast pace.


    None off hand. Company is great, growing, and changing. I love my job and what I do. Associates who are negative need to recognize they are responsible for their outcomes at work and need to take ownership of their career.

    Advice to Management

    Do 360 reviews for all managers at review cycle and encourage associates to be very transparent on feedback about their managers. This is the biggest opportunity to make sure the right people are in the right roles.

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Cerner Photos

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Cerner Interviews



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Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (4)  

    Academy Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cerner (Kansas City, MO) in November 2019.


    I applied through university job portal and got a HireVue video interview the next day. Then a few days after completing the HireVue, the recruiter scheduled me for a two 1-hour interviews back to back with 2 different engineers. I had a choice to go on-site (paid by Cerner) or do a remote interview. I chose remote because I live in the west coast and going on-site would delay the process by a few weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a Temperature class. How to determine if a patient has fever if base temperature fluctuates among patients, time of the day and location of the body where the temperature is taken?   3 Answers
    • Design a Medication class. It should have information about dose, frequency and a system to notify a nurse when the medication should be taken.   3 Answers
    • A bunch of "Tell me a time when..." behavioral questions.   2 Answers
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Cerner Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2019
  • Best Employers for New Grads, Forbes, 2019
  • World's Most Innovative Companies, Forbes, 2018
  • Healthcare Informatics 100, Healthcare Informatics, 2018
  • Best Places to Interview, Glassdoor, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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