Senior Engineer (RoR, React) - Plasma Project

Technology and R&D New York, New York Iselin, New Jersey

Position at Medidata Solutions


Your Mission:

You are a developer with 5+ years experience building cloud-based web applications or services. You’ll demonstrate a passion for your craft, be self-motivated and eager to engage in high impact, challenging engineering problems while continuously raising the standard of quality in our products and services in a full solutions-oriented SaaS environment. 

Your responsibilities will include hands-on implementation and development with Ruby on Rails, Postgres/MySQL and Amazon Web Services amongst other tools. The services you build will enable mobile applications and integration with 3rd party systems. You will be comfortable working with Product Managers to turn great ideas into detailed requirements. You will also design how features should be implemented, and help determine the best architecture to use in each situation.


Your Competencies: 

  • 5+ years experience developing web or mobile applications or services

  • Strong object-oriented design and programming skills with Ruby on Rails

  • Experience writing and optimizing SQL

  • Understanding of source control management (Git/GitHub)

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment 

  • A passion to stay current with new technologies and engineering concepts

  • Hands-on cloud expertise (preferably AWS) with strong understanding of SaaS models

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Be a senior member of a team of engineers responsible for building a responsive and localized web application for use by patients in a retail health care facility or at home

  • Full-stack design, development, and operation of web application functionality

  • Contribute to the team’s roadmap and project planning process, partnering with stakeholders to develop business objectives and translate those into action

  • Work with system architects to develop data flows and align to application integration standards

  • Work with other Agile team members to build in test automation from the ground up for every piece of functionality in the system 

  • Ensure efficiency, quality, resiliency of the web application code  

  • Design and build applications that scale to thousands of users and millions of patients without sacrificing performance

Your Education & Experience: 

  • Ruby on Rails

  • Postgres and/or MySQL

  • TDD/BDD experience

  • B.S. or M.S. Computer Science, Engineering, related field or relevant experience

Bonus Points:

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Developing services supporting mobile applications

  • Clinical research knowledge or worked in a regulated environment

  • MongoDB 

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.