Engineering Manager

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 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: 

Medidata is looking for an experienced Senior Engineering Manager, Acorn AI to lead our growing engineering teams as they design, implement, deploy and operate our analytics cloud platform. This position provides an opportunity to evolve key pillars of Medidata’s strategy for powering centralized Risk Based Monitoring of Clinical Trials.

  • Directs the activities of a software systems development function, software applications development function, and a software quality assurance function for software enhancements and new products including cloud-based or internet-related tools

  • Oversee the analysis, design, delivery, and evolution of web application

  • Build DevOps and SRE capabilities for the system in production

  • Builds relationships with product managers, marketing, sales, and users to enable development teams to more effectively prioritize requirements and delivery efforts

  • Grow the organization through effective hiring, coaching and development of globally distributed team members. 

  • Provide clear, consistent leadership, management and mentoring for direct reports and the broader technology organization.

  • Inspire, empower and motivate the organization, leading by example.

  • Interact with executives and/or major customers to establish and communicate a technical vision for our data capture platform.

Your Competencies: 

  • Proven leadership in driving and growing several agile software development teams across multiple engineering managers

  • Proven leadership scaling application development teams that are self organizing, loosely coupled, yet highly aligned

  • Technical experience with Web Applications, designing and consuming RESTful API’s for web applications, AWS services, microservices and automated test frameworks.

  • Ability to be hands on when needed and drive design and architectural decisions

Your Education & Experience:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree; or a Master’s degree; or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 8+ years proven experience working as a software engineer and 2+ years of management experience

  • Experience leading software engineering teams building web applications and API’s.

  • Experience mentoring the next generation of engineering leaders in an organization.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Note: The requirements should reflect your minimum requirements for the role in general

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 20,000+ 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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