Applications Engineer

Technology and R&D London, United Kingdom

Position at Medidata Solutions

About Medidata

Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of the most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform.  Our platform has powered over 280 Covid-19 related trials and studies in 2020.

Medidata Solutions have powered over 20,000+ clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach patients sooner.

Our R&D  Team

Medidata’s R&D Team, which includes Cloud Engineering, Information Systems Security, Data Fabric and Mobile, builds platform infrastructure and advanced products to help companies bring new treatments to market. We are making amazing strides towards how new medicines are identified and developed by our clients (BioTechs and Pharmaceuticals for example) via Machine Learning, AI and other cutting edge technologies.

Your Mission

Our Software Engineering function is run out of London, New York, San Francisco & Tokyo. Working in a fully Agile environment, it is a high performing team that builds industry leading platforms and systems on today’s leading technologies, frameworks and platforms.

You will work on Medidata’s next generation of SaaS based clinical trial management applications, deployed on AWS and you will play a lead role in developing our new platform.   Our philosophy here is that if you demonstrate the right team focus and proactive attitude, on the back of a solid foundation in application engineering, we will train and invest in you to develop your experience in our platform technologies.

Your Competencies 


  • As an Applications Engineer & Agile Team Member:
  • Be a hands-on contributor involved directly in the development of Software Applications
  • Participate in technical conversations sharing your knowledge with the team
  • Believe in good engineering practices and uphold high coding standards
  • Awareness of well known design patterns and how to use them
  • Collaborate in troubleshooting the production issues and provide possible workarounds and solutions in a timely manner
  • Work positively and productively with other developers, Test Engineers and Business Analysts
  • Be an active team member in Agile meetings; contribute in Scrum Artefacts

Your Competencies: 

  • Experience in at least one technology from our stack: Scala, Java (preferably Java 8 or above), Akka HTTP, Node.js, React, Redux
  • Good technical experience within an Agile development environment
  • Knowledge of using Databases (mySQL, or other relational databases)
  • Awareness and advocate of TDD and BDD
  • Thrives in a team environment and has strong people communication skills
  • Be a problem solver - find creative solutions for tough problems
  • Prepared to challenge the status-quo - propose multiple solutions with pros and cons

Your Euucation & Experience:

  • Typically requires strong related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or a Master's degree; or equivalent work experience

Why you will enjoy working for us

  • Recognised on the list for Best Workplaces 2020 from Great Place to Work

  • D&I Leadership Council; Countless Business Resource Groups

  • Private health and dental care for you and your family

  • Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing; access to tools and resources

  • Thinking about the future: retirement/ pension schemes 

  • Kazoo / Rewards

  • Unforgettable (live and virtual!) Summer and Winter parties!

  • A ton of professional development

Diversity is our Foundation 

Diversity & Belonging are embedded in our culture. We know that diverse teams win when they feel a sense of belonging. It is our diversity, inclusiveness, and ability to foster equality with our practices that fuels innovation and sparks our passion and commitment to patient health.

We seek builders and creators from all backgrounds to help us power smarter treatments and healthier people. We value an inclusive work environment where everyone’s ideas are sought out and considered, and we learn from our mistakes to leverage diversity that sparks innovation, an opportunity for growth, and development.

MDSOL Europe Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome all applications irrespective of race, gender, gender reassignment, age, religion or belief, relationship status, pregnancy/maternity, sexual orientation or disability.