Technical Services Process, Training and Infrastructure Specialist

Client Services New York, New York Iselin, New Jersey


Position at Medidata Solutions

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.

Acorn AI is one of the largest AI companies exclusively dedicated to life sciences. It’s built on Medidata’s platform that includes the industry’s largest structured, standardized and growing clinical trial data repository consisting of 17,000+ trials and 4.5M patients. Our team is composed of over 40 PhD/Masters statisticians, data scientists, analytical product leads, former FDA biostatisticians and computational genomicists.

Your Mission: 

Provide oversight and expertise in the development of efficient processes and/or systems/infrastructure for the  Technical Services team. Ensure training materials are developed and current for all delivery units within Technical Services.

  • Coordinate, prepare and oversee all process development work within Technical Services ensuring new processes are developed as needed and all processes are reviewed and maintained

  • Work in collaboration with Operational Excellence to ensure any quality system documents (QSDs) are regularly reviewed and updated in activities related to Technical Services.

  • Coordinate and oversee all training materials required to support Technical Services for current and new team members, including writing training materials when needed.

  • Coordinate and oversee all infrastructure work within Technical Services, liaison between Technical Services Lead and Medidata Infrastructure Teams (for example - server capacity, service level agreements with other Medidata teams such as Service Delivery, Enterprise Support)

  • Collaborate with the wider Technical Services team to ensure expertise and input is provided to process, training and infrastructure as needed

  • Participate in and be the lead for any Operations Excellence initiatives or process reviews representing Technical Services

  • Build strong relationships with all Professional Services teams (in particular Operational Excellence team), Service Delivery, Enterprise Support, Medidata Academy teams

  • Assist with gathering and preparing metrics and overseeing use of Jira within Technical Services, including maintaining Jira process documentation.

Your Competencies: 

  • Solid analytical skills that will enable individuals to quickly understand and evaluate requirements from multiple sources.

  • Ability to proactively engage and build working relationships across all levels of the organization

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills with ability to present complex ideas in a clear, focused and concise manner to all levels of management, both technical and non-technical  

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities/deadlines including the ability to multi-task and juggle many competing priorities and deadlines

Your Education & Experience:

  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams to collaborate, negotiate and influence project outcomes

  • Experience with metrics reporting and with quality documentation experience

  • Experience with process improvement/change management methodologies

  • Familiarity with MS Tools (Visio, MS Projects, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Familiarity with Jira is preferred

  • Familiarity with controlled documents and their associated environment

  • 3+ years experience working in development/engineer role ideally in the life science industry

  • 4+ years experience in process improvement roles ideally in the life sciences industry.

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 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. 

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