Manager of Software Engineering

Technology and R&D New York, New York Remote (East Coast), United States

Position at Medidata Solutions

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 and delivered by #1 ranked industry experts, the Intelligent Platform for Life Sciences helps pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device companies and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk and optimize outcomes. Medidata serves more than 1,000 customers and partners worldwide and empowers more than 100,000 certified users every day to create hope for millions of patients. Discover the future of life sciences:  

We know that diverse teams win and are fully committed to selecting leaders and employees that represent the markets in which we operate. We are still led by our Co-founders, Tarek Sherif and Glen de Vries, and have global operations in US, Europe and Asia with over 2000 employees.

Your Mission:
Medidata is looking for an experienced Manager, Engineering to lead one or more growing engineering teams as they design, implement, deploy and operate our services that enable clinical trial applications and data analytics.  The person selected will be central to building the engineering teams, the infrastructure, the microservices and the software that runs the world's most used platform for clinical development. The products and services developed and maintained by this engineering group are primarily built with Ruby on Rails and on Amazon Web Services.  You will work in a highly collaborative environment with product, PMO and QA and be responsible for solving complex problems that span cross-functional domains.  

  • Maintain a deep understanding of Medidata products and platform, and align with priorities, to deliver technical solutions

  • Be a force multiplier, in leading by example as an individual contributor, architect, operations engineer and quality enforcer, to increase the effectiveness of the team

  • Supervise technical aspects of projects, anticipate and mitigate risks and dependencies, ensure team health and manage complex tasks 

  • Propose optimizations to technical architecture to improve performance

Your Competencies:

Be self motivated, eager to engage, and have a high impact on challenging engineering problems, while continuously raising the standard of quality in our products and services in a full solutions-oriented SaaS environment. 

Required Competencies

  • Experience programming in Ruby, (but any additional languages like Java, C#, C++ etc. is 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 CICD pipelines

  • Adherence to agile development practices

  • Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment

  • Experience in leading one or more development teams

  • Proven record of coaching and developing developers of varying maturity levels

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

Preferred Competencies

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails Experience working with graph concepts and databases.

  • Clinical research knowledge or work in a regulated environment

Your Education:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science (or related field) 

  • Minimum 5 years of leadership experience, and/or managing one or more engineering teams

  • 7+ years of professional experience


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.