Lead Front End UI Engineer

Technology and R&D San Francisco, California Remote, United States

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.

Your Mission: 

Developer with 5+ years of overall and 3+ years front-end experience who enjoys CSS layout puzzles, knows jQuery but understands its limitations, has a strong focus on clean, semantic HTML markup with accessibility and performance in mind. The UI team at Medidata works to create and deploy a common UI framework based on Bootstrap 3 and works closely with cross-functional teams to implement features using our framework and modern web standards. With our expanding use of modern front-end frameworks, such as React and angular, a solid understanding of modern JavaScript is required. Strong communication skills are a must as we work with many engineering teams across Medidata to help implement our framework in various tech stacks and are involved in constant knowledge sharing. This role requires a very self-motivated individual who can take the lead when needed and is capable of consulting and executing on various projects at a time.


Your Competencies: 

  • 5+ years of overall professional experience developing enterprise software

  • 3+ years experience front-end development

  • Understanding of Semantic HTML

  • Current on best practices for JavaScript (ES6/ES7), CSS, HTML, cross-browser debugging

  • Knowledge of React, AngularJS or similar front-end MV* framework

  • Experience with front-end testing tools like Jest, Cypress, Mocha, etc.

  • Strong understanding of web-standards based development

  • Understanding of Web Accessibility

  • Familiarity with backend MVC frameworks (Ruby on Rails a plus)

  • Working knowledge of the UNIX command-line environment (must be comfortable using a terminal)

  • Strong communication skills - verbal and written

  • Understanding of source control management (Git/Github)

  • Demonstrated ability as an effective mentor and coach who understands how to successfully integrate into a team of talented developers
  • Proven technical leadership regarding feature design, enhancement, and implementation within a single-instance multi-tenant service environment
  • Provide clear, consistent leadership, and mentoring for engineers on the team and the broader technology organization. Inspire, empower, and motivate the team, leading by example
  • Help team members increase the breadth and depth of their technical and soft skills

Your Education & Experience:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or equivalent work experience

  • Ruby and/or Ruby on Rails experience is preferred, although not entirely necessary

  • Basic prior experience in working with cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services is preferred

  • TDD/BDD experience - especially with JavaScript

  • Understanding of HTML5 concepts and usage

  • Postgres and/or MySQL experience

  • Clinical research knowledge or worked in a regulated environment is preferred


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.