Data Scientist

Corporate New York, New York


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:

The Data Scientist will be a key member of the People Analytics & Insights team, partnering with the VP, People Analytics & Insights to integrate from Workday to Peoplesoft  and set the agenda for HRIS optimization by considering both strategic and operational priorities.

Designs, develops and programs methods, processes, and systems to consolidate and analyze unstructured, diverse “big data” sources to generate actionable insights and solutions for people team workforce management. Interacts with people team leaders to identify questions and issues for data analysis and experiments. Develops and codes software programs, algorithms and automated processes to cleanse, integrate and evaluate large datasets from multiple disparate sources. Identifies meaningful insights from large data and metadata sources; interprets and communicates insights and findings from analysis and experiments to people leadership team and workplace analytics users. Level Description - Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies. Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).  Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends. Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Acts as advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems. Develops and administers schedules, performance requirements. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results will add to costs and may impact the short-term goals of the organization. Frequently interacts with subordinate supervisors, internal clients, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units. Often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team. Manages, perhaps through subordinate supervisors, the coordination of the activities of a section or department with responsibility for results, including costs, methods and staffing. In some instances this manager may be responsible for a functional area and not have any subordinate employees.



Your Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to convey business requirements and technical needs in a clear, concise, and effective manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with HR, business partners and IT staff.
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and assume responsibility for decisions which have an impact on people, quality of service, and costs.
  • Possesses ability to manage multiple project plans successfully and simultaneously.


Your Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Data Science, IT, Business or related discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • 6+ years of experience in HRMS with at least 2 years with Peoplesoft HCM.  Workday experience would be helpful as well but certainly not required as expertise exists on the current team.
  • Knowledge of IT design principles and practices
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

 

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’s solutions have powered over 14,000 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.

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