Performance Engineer

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:  


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 Performance Engineer Function is responsible for hands-on testing, analysis, optimization and development of Medidata’s software applications and systems. The Engineer is one who works very quickly to resolve high impact, challenging, engineering problems while continuously raising the standard of quality in our products and services in a full solutions-oriented SaaS environment.

  • Provide diagnostic support, bug fixing, fine-tuning at the database, application and server level

  • Performing statistical analysis (e.g., extrapolation and correlation) across different strata

  • Work with Agile team members across the organization to write clear, concise and comprehensive test cases and test plan

  • Design, build and execute tests to provide high value, high accuracy results

  • Develop test framework, utility tools and automated test scripts

  • Implementing test automation infrastructure and ability to configure hardware and maintain test lab environments

Your Competencies: 

  • Utilizes appropriate methods to solve problems in an accurate and efficient manner

  • Effectively communicates technical information and processes to relevant stakeholders (e.g., cross-functional groups, clients)

  • Effectively executes processes associated with the software development life cycle

  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of relevant concepts, applications, and programming languages

  • Test Automation using standard and open source tools

  • Write SQL queries and procedures

  • Ability to read, understand and analyze logs from multiple systems and tech stack

  • Perform local refactoring under the guidance of senior colleagues

  • Initiate automated deployment to test environments

  • Diagnose issues while dealing with initial uncertainty and incomplete information

  • Identify root causes

  • Provide technical impact assessment

  • Familiarity with all, some or at least 4 of these tools/products:  Silk Performer, Load Runner, Sumo Logic, New Relic, App Dynamics, AWS cloud watch, Solar Winds, Power Shell

  • Versed in programming languages/tech stacks like C#, .Net & MSSQL or Java & Oracle

  • API development and implementation.

  • Working with AWS SDK

  • Javascript, Ruby, Python and Web UI design

Your Education & Experience:

  • Ideally majored in computer science, information systems or life sciences but alternatively relevant work experience will also be considered. 

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ of experience required       

  • 3+ years of experience with relevant programming technologies like for example, C#, Ruby, Java etc. 

  • At least 2+ years of experience with automated functional testing

  • At least 2+ years of performance testing and engineering                                                                                      

  • Experience developing application and utilities

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.