Senior Staff Systems Architect

Technology and R&D New York, New York

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

Your Mission:

 As a Senior Staff Enterprise Architect, you will act as the bridge between business goals and the realized system and create the artifacts that guide the building of a large, aligned, services-oriented architecture. You are someone who not only can research and design complex systems, but you like to code and get your hands dirty. You are passionate about the solutions the team builds, and you will inspire others to help realize the target state vision. 

  • Define technical platforms, frameworks and system specifications for critical projects

  • Identifies and addresses gaps in technical solutions

  • Create a compelling technical vision with company-level impact, anticipating future customer requirements

  • Utilize processes/prototypes for rapidly iterating over solutions with key internal stakeholders

  • Engage & align solutions and technical direction with Medidata Enterprise Architecture

  • Document architecture decisions in a consistent, standard format

  • Responsible for the overall success of large, complex projects

  • Build networks with key decision makers and seeks consensus from stakeholders

  • Maintain and evolve coding standards and best practices

  • Develop leaders by coaching existing engineers and leading by example 

Your Competencies : 

  • 10+ years related work experience in at least 3 IT disciplines (technical architecture, solution/application architecture, application development, middleware design, operations)

  • 5+ years experience developing mobile and/or cloud-native applications (deeply knowledgeable in several technology areas, such as Rails, SQL, Java, Swift/Kotlin and React.js/JavaScript)

  • Experience building enterprise architecture roadmaps

  • Experience designing and managing complex infrastructure and cloud solutions 

  • Experience designing for large scale, distributed, highly available, fault tolerant transactional and analytical systems in a dynamic environment

  • Experience with AWS and/or data design for cloud computing/multi-tenant/distributed systems and managing complex infrastructure

  • Comfortable designing and executing projects from scratch


Your Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or related field 

  • *bonus points* Clinical research knowledge or experience working in a regulated environment


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.