Lead Software Engineer, Sensor Cloud (Python, AWS) - Open to Remote Work

Technology and R&D Boston, Massachusetts

Position at Medidata Solutions

Medidata: Conquering Diseases Together

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,400 customers and partners access the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at www.medidata.com.

Your Mission

Medidata’s Sensor Cloud team is building capabilities in ingesting, normalizing, and analyzing physiological data collected from wearable sensors and remote devices. This platform hosts embedded analytics that correlate validated biometrics and algorithm outputs to traditional clinical assessments, enabling the discovery of novel biomarkers and digital endpoints.

As the Lead Software Engineer you are integral in building Sensor Cloud’s analytics capabilities, taking high and low frequency data from various sources, applying processing routines and delivering outputs. You will design, implement, deploy and support our Sensor Cloud analytics platform. You are a seasoned, hands-on developer, passionate about data management and processing efficiency, and will individually contribute the following:

  • Architect and develop the data processing layer of a scalable SaaS platform responsible for I/O of biometric observations, clinical and transactional data

  • Specify and implement large-scale data pipelines, APIs and other I/O interfaces for queuing, NoSQL storage, and application-to-application data exchange

  • Research and evaluate new technologies to be used as enhancements or upgrades to existing server clusters, computing applications and other IT infrastructure components

  • Document code, test and maintain applications as new functionality is developed and new deployments and revisions rolled out

  • Communicate and work closely with management to schedule and drive delivery of features, estimate task timeframes, and follow agile iteration processes

  • Demonstrate a passion for your craft, be self-motivated and eager to engage in high impact, challenging engineering problems while continuously raising the standard of quality in our products and services in a full solutions-oriented SaaS environment

Your Competencies

  • Proficient in:

    • Python, JVM (Java, Scala)

    • Developing data pipelines and data driven services using modern cloud solutions

    • Developing web API patterns and protocols, REST, GraphQL

    • RDBMS: PostgreSQL, MySQL or similar

  • Experience with:

    • Python tools: Django/Flask, SciPy/Sklearn, numPy/Pandas

    • NoSQL: Dynamo, Cassandra, Hbase, Redis or similar

    • Clustering / distributed systems: ELK, Kafka, Storm, Spark, RabbitMQ

    • Machine Learning / Data Modeling 

    • UNIX tools, OS, Stack

    • Containerized applications, Docker, Kubernetes

    • IaaS and platform vendors, AWS stack

    • Serverless technologies, AWS lambda

  • Familiarity in:

    • Javascript/Node.js, Ruby

    • CI/CD and automated testing harnesses and infrastructure

    • Agile software development, revision control, collaboration, and build tools such as JIRA, Jenkins, Git

Your Education & Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, related field or relevant experience 

  • 10+ years building scalable applications, data pipelines in a distributed environment

  • Experience with handling sensor or clinical data

  • Experience productizing research outputs from scientific teams a plus

  • Clinical research knowledge or worked in a regulated environment a plus

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 most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform. 

Medidata Solutions have powered over 17,000+ 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 waiting patients sooner.

Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.