Kubernetes/Cloud Architect

Technology & Analytics 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.

Your Mission: 

The massive growth in the availability of medical-grade wearable devices, as well as the technology to effectively process and understand the high-frequency biometric data these devices produce, has created new opportunities to extend the ambit of clinical research. Medidata has undertaken to build an event-driven data platform to ingest, normalize and process clinical sensor data that is a first in industry solution to address this growing demand. Your role in this endeavor will be to leverage modern, cloud-agnostic, microservice architectural design principles to build a highly scalable data platform to support diverse function-as-a-service and streaming data workloads.

Your Competencies:

  • Provide technology leadership to a diverse, remote engineering team

  • Create and manage production microservice application architectures

  • Create and manage complex, stateful Kubernetes architectures in production

  • Use public cloud container orchestration systems at AWS, Google and Azure

  • Create and manage scalable, production grade streaming compute clusters that include Kafka and Flink or Spark

  • Deploy and support event-driven function-as-a-service frameworks

  • Evaluate and implement alternative very large data storage schemes with an eye to balancing cost and efficiency

Your Education & Experience:

  • A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of microservice and event-driven architecture, having resolved a wide range of issues in creative ways
  • You have demonstrated good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions and have successfully led other engineers to implement those solutions
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of related experience as a leader of technology and architecture with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree

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.