Lead API Designer (DX/UX)

Technology & Analytics New York, New York

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 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: 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. 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:

  • Design APIs that are functional, reliable, highly usable and pleasurable
  • Provide technology leadership to a diverse, remote engineering team
  • Manage a design workflow in the context of a larger product development project
  • Perform research to define developer and end user personas
  • Communicate and collaborate with stakeholders to test and refine user personas and design concepts
  • Organize information and present it to a defined audience
  • Apply principles of human interaction design to define APIs that support efficient data access for developers building compelling visual displays of quantitative information

Your Competencies:

  • Establishing, articulating and driving a user-focused vision
  • Communicating effectively across technical and non-technical teams
  • Organizing and presenting complex data in a simple and compelling way
  • Evaluating the usability of competing interface designs
  • Analyzing and documenting user needs
  • Creating compelling API designs
  • Prototyping interactions
  • Understand common developer tools and how API design impacts their use in common languages like javascript, go, c#, java and the web

Your Education & Experience:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years experience; or equivalent 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.