Applications Engineer

Technology & Analytics Tokyo, Japan

Position at Medidata Solutions

Medidata: Conquering Diseases Together


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: 

As an Applications Engineer, you will be building products and tools relied upon by all internal engineering teams and customer-facing functions at Medidata. Quality and standards matter to us - we strive to positively influence the Technology organization through close collaboration and attention to detail. While our projects are diverse (observability tools and services, externalization of internal service APIs), our mission remains constant - increase Medidata’s velocity of innovation by raising quality across all teams while maintaining our transparent and trusting team culture.

Your Competencies:

  • Write, debug, and deploy frontend and backend code using a variety of programming languages and frameworks including Ruby, JavaScript and React.

  • Contribute to architecture discussions and design decisions, with a focus on simplicity and maintainability

  • Create maintainable code through refactoring, continuous integration, test automation, source code control and review practices

  • Participate in Agile working practices such as daily stand-up meetings, backlog grooming, sprint planning, and retrospectives. 

  • Share knowledge across the organization through regular blogs, reveals, and pull requests.

  • Delight our users by driving consistent improvement from internal user feedback

  • Create clear, thorough documentation that sets up other teams for self-guided success

  • Follow Medidata’s Standard Operating Procedures to ensure all software meets regulatory and company requirements.

Your Education & Experience:

  • Strong object-oriented design and programming skills with an object-oriented language (preferably Ruby)

  • Experience developing and maintaining production applications

  • B.S. in computer science or similar field or equivalent experience.

  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS and JavaScript, experience with React a plus

  • Experience with AWS cloud infrastructure and technologies a plus

  • Experience working in a regulated environment or with clinical research processes a plus

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 K.K. 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, national origin, age, disability or other factors that are unrelated to the legitimate business interests of Medidata Solutions.