Front End Senior Application Engineer - React

Technology & Analytics London, United Kingdom

Position at Medidata Solutions

Medidata: Conquering Diseases Together

Medidata ( is leading the digital transformation of life sciences with the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial and real-world data. Powered by artificial intelligence, our Intelligent Platform for Life Sciences helps pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies accelerate value, minimize risk and optimize outcomes throughout the life-cycle of a clinical trial.

To understand more on our mission and what inspires us, click here:

Our London Engineering Team
You will be part of a c.120 person SaaS Technology production environment.  In London we own the end to end engineering for an enterprise scale software platform that supports thousands of clinical trials every day.  It's rare that this scale of software engineering production is managed from outside the US.

Depending on the team and project, you will be exposed to technologies such as Java 8, Scala, Javascript, React-js, JQuery, Redux, MYSQL and Akka.  Our philosophy here is that if you demonstrate the right team focus and proactive attitude, on the back of your proven experience in software engineering, we will train and invest in you to further develop this expertise to SME status and beyond.

Our Environment
Just over a year ago we moved into purpose built offices high above the skyline of Hammersmith, just 60 seconds walk from the tube.  You will enjoy modern workspaces, games rooms and a culture that is mission driven, collaborative and fun! 

Your Mission:

As a Technical Expert:

  • Be a hands-on contributor involved directly in development of Front End Software Applications using React.js

  • Provide solutions to complex business problems and translate them to technology

  • Be aware of the new design patterns and provide solutions based on the selected patterns.

  • Review the code written by other team members.

  • Help the team to debug the production issues and provide possible workarounds and solutions.

As an Agile Team Member:

  • Working as pair with other team members including Software QA and Business Analysts

  • Actively participate in the Scrum meetings and contribute in Scrum Artefacts.  Present sprint achievements in reveal.

Your Competencies:

  • Deep understanding of Javascript, HTML5 and CSS.

  • Familiarity with UI frameworks preferably with React but also Angular & Backbone.

  • Practical experience in using Databases (mySQL).

  • Experience with TDD and BDD, with focus on UI.

Your Preferred Competencies:
  • Exposure to Node, JQuery, package management, Mocha.
  • Development in SaaS and cloud-based environments.

  • Experience in working with cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services.

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.

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.