Associate Manager, Engineering (Ruby)

Technology and R&D Tokyo, Japan


Position at Medidata Solutions

Dassault Systèmes Life Sciences Engagement team: empowering people and energizing passion to change the world and create the future.

Dassault Systèmes, with 35 years of experience transforming the way products are designed, produced and supported has combined with Medidata, developers of the world’s most-used platform for clinical development, commercial and real-world data. Our Life Sciences sales and marketing teams bring together all of Dassault Systèmes life science capabilities in one go-to- market organization, providing our clients with life science domain focus and expertise to accelerate their business. As one organization we are leading the transformation in life sciences. Unique in the industry, we provide our clients with an integrated business and scientific platform from discovery and preclinical development, through clinical trials, all the way to manufacturing and commercialization. Discover the future of life sciences: www.mdsol.com  

We know that diverse teams win and are fully committed to selecting leaders and employees that represent the markets in which we operate. Dassault Systèmes Life Sciences & Healthcare, led by Medidata co-founder Tarek Sherif, has global operations and employees in the US, Europe and Asia.

Your Mission: 

Our team works on services and standards that support every Platform development team at Medidata. We pride ourselves in being "first movers," a team that adopts the latest standards in Observability and APIs and helps other teams smoothly transition to them. Our team is hands-on in helping others, we err on the side of action. We have strong opinions, but we're not dogmatic, as we take pragmatic approaches - try things out - and deliver useful technology for ourselves and others.

  • Lead a software development team by example, collaborating with them to deliver on product priorities

  • Provide a direct channel of support to professional individual contributors through regular one-on-ones and check-ins

  • Keep your team unified, motivated and aligned with your organization’s goals 

  • Contribute directly to your team’s velocity in coding, reviewing, documenting, delivering, and supporting the applications and libraries they own

  • Continuously work with your team to improve through the retrospective process

  • Be engaged with the product team on backlog management, providing high level estimates and release planning insights from an engineering perspective

  • Collaborate with the testing team and other stakeholders, ensuring every relevant voice is included in decision making discussions

  • Identify blockers and concerns of your team, communicating them proactively with your direct manager to collaboratively solve issues appropriately and timely

Your Competencies:

  • Experience programming in Ruby, (but any additional languages like Java, .NET, etc. a plus)

  • Experience programming using object-oriented and SOA principles

  • Experience building large scale, highly distributed systems

  • Experience developing cloud-based web applications or services (AWS a plus)

  • Proficiency in writing and optimizing SQL

  • Experience using TDD and BDD frameworks

  • Proficiency with CI/CD pipelines

  • Adherence to Agile development practices

  • Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment

  • Strong communication, collaboration, and problem solving skills

Your Education & Experience:

  • 5+ years of professional experience designing, developing and maintaining production applications

  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training and experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience that helped successfully deliver quality software on time while contributing to a positive atmosphere

  • Experience working with co-located teams a plus

  • Experience in leading a development team a plus

  • Experience in short term and long term project planning/estimating a plus

  • Experience working in a regulated environment or with clinical research processes a plus

Dassault Systèmes and Medidata are making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device research and development, manufacturing and commercialization, to enable 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.

With Medidata’s record of more than 20,000 clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world, we also pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of insights to our clients, enabling them to make the decisions that allow them to reach waiting patients sooner.

Medidata Solutions K.K. 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, national origin, age, disability or other factors that are unrelated to the legitimate business interests of Medidata Solutions.