Manager, Engineering

Technology & Analytics Iselin, New Jersey


Position at Medidata Solutions

Medidata: a great place to work; a great place to stay

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:

The Manager, Engineering will manage the engineering team responsible for maintaining and enhancing the internal systems and applications at Medidata  Duties include sizing and delivering functionality defined in Sprints, coaching and mentoring staff in SLDC best practices, overseeing production deployments, and resolving system issues.

  • Provides leadership to the Software Delivery Team, Manages the sizing and delivery of enhancements and bug fixes to internal systems in monthly sprints

  • Ensure projects are planned, estimated, scheduled and delivered on-time with high quality

  • Strong advocate for development process, and culture of continuous improvement

  • Organize and execute retrospectives to improve process and quality of delivery

  • Manage priorities and day to day operations of Engineering staff

  • Owner of production deployments

  • Leads or oversees application production level 3 support

  • Develops staff by identifying developmental assignments and training opportunities, working with individuals on their personal goals, delegating responsibilities and providing timely feedback

Your Competencies:

  • Managing teams following an agile Software Development Life Cycle

  • Ability to communicate and update senior management and business on high-severity or potential customer impacting production incidents, issues and risks

  • Ability to communicate effectively across the organization

  • Ability to size items for fit in Sprint Cycles

  • Ability to identify and reduce technical debt in planning

  • Ability to negotiate timelines and delivery of items

Your Education and Experience:

  • 5+ Years of progressive information technology experience managing engineering staff in fast paced, rapidly changing environments

  • Four-year college degree in computer science, engineering or applied mathematics preferable

  • Superior organization, written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with Agile Project Management

  • Experience with Salesforce.com

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.