Lead Software Engineer (R Developer) - open to remote

Technology & Analytics New York, New York Remote, United States


Position at Medidata Solutions

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.

We’re looking for an experienced Lead Software Engineer to build professional software on our Medidata Detect team.  You will be an R programming specialist working on the software side of data science initiatives.  You will work on a team of exceptional software engineers building the next generation of our products.

Your Mission:

  • Design and develop modular, well-tested, well-documented, reusable, and extensible R code for a novel clinical trial statistical application. 

  • Peer review R code and provide critical, constructive feedback.

  • Design and implement statistical tests to validate the application.

  • Work with product managers to craft feature requirements, question assumptions, assess feasibility, and estimate cost/benefit tradeoffs.

  • Work with other engineers to create data contracts of all integration points. Question assumptions and assess cost/benefit to arrive at the best solution.

  • Ability to work independently on complex and diverse issues and propose solutions.

Your Competencies:

  • High proficiency in R programming, including extensive hands-on experiences in the following technologies:

    • RStudio

    • tidyverse

    • devtools

    • R6

  • Proficiency in SQL programming

  • Hands-on experience in statistical modeling and analysis. Familiarity with concepts such as p-values, GLM, distributions, clustering, and survival analysis.

  • Experience using github and Git version control

  • Familiarity with AWS technologies such as EC2, S3, RDS, Batch and Step Functions. 

  • Strong verbal and written communication

Your Education & Experience:

  • Masters or PhD in computer science, statistics, operations research, or data science or in a related field with strong foundation in statistical methodology

  • 4+ years of experience in R programming and statistical analysis

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 17,000+ 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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