Senior Applications Engineer
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.
The Software Engineer Function is responsible for hands-on development and Support of Medidata’s software applications. The Engineer is one who works very quickly to resolve high impact, challenging, engineering problems while continuously raising the standard of quality in our products and services in a full solutions-oriented SaaS environment.
5+ years of C#.NET, ASP.NET Webforms and/or MVC and SQL.
2+ years SQL performance analysis experience, using profiler to find and resolve slow SQL
Ability to support and communicate complex performance issues
Review pull requests for functional aspects
Perform local refactoring when making changes
Contribute to continuous integration pipeline
Contribute to addressing technical debt
Modify and troubleshoot automated deployment implementation
Access production monitoring
Diagnose issues while dealing with initial uncertainty and incomplete information
Identify root causes
Create fixes with unit tests where appropriate
Provide technical impact assessment
Create unit tests and step definitions for test automation where appropriate
Demonstrated expert-level experience in troubleshooting and debugging web server platforms, software and code
Sufficient prior background in web software development is necessary for the position
Ninja-like data querying abilities in SQL(T-SQL, MySQL) and/or NOSQL(Cypher, Java, Gremlin and the like)
Constantly seeking to be an expert and takes pride in self-mastery and knowledge development.
Thrives in a team environment, and has strong people communication skills
Enthusiastic and passionate about developing,supporting and improving products
Have an innate ability for communicating very high level technical information to a non-technical audience, especially upper management and customer facing groups
Able to use disparate pieces of information to drive investigation and problem solving. especially in situations where there may not be very much information available on the problem, and you have to use your own creativity or teamwork to drive investigation and devise an appropriate fix
Have Best-of-Breed problem solving abilities and enjoy crafting technical solutions that are business and customer driven
Have the ability to plan, design and implement code fixes on multiple, unrelated sections of the codebase, and/ or different products altogether
Take pride in knowing that the solutions you craft today are helping to develop new medicines that shape the world of tomorrow
Must be a self-starter who can hit the ground running and be passionate about helping solve some of the most difficult engineering problems in our industry
Your Education & Experience:
Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree
Basic understanding of C#/ .NET Framework is a required element of the position
Basic understanding of Git and how it functions in a shared team development environment is great to have, and will serve you well in the position
Experience with SQL indices, statistics, query plan analysis
Experience with performance analyzing C# code (i.e. dottrace, ANTS profiler, etc.)
Experience working with code repositories such as GitHub.
Experience working with Visual Studio .NET
Experience using bug-tracking tools such as Jira.
Experience with Continuous Integration tools like Jenkins/Hudson.
Working knowledge of XML and related technologies.
Must be flexible, independent and self motivated.
Experience working in a Scrum agile software development environment.
Experience working in highly regulated environments.
Strong analytical and debugging skills.
Strong ability to multitask; manage and prioritize multiple, diverse projects simultaneously.
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.