Manager, Product Engineering

Technology and R&D Boston, Massachusetts Remote (East Coast), 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

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 23,000+ trials and 7M 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 the leader in developing the technologies that allow our customers to get the medicines to patients faster.  Building on our long history of delivering world-class clinical applications to the life sciences industry, Medidata’s Product Organization is staffed with a passionate team of product management experts, tackling the industry’s most difficult technical challenges in order to push the boundaries of possibility for our clients and most importantly, for patients. Together we can deliver meaningful advanced digital transformation to the industry in order to achieve our vision.  

Medidata is looking for an experienced, hands-on engineering manager to lead a team of 4-6 engineers to design, implement, and enhance new features and functionality in one of Medidata’s fastest growing brands -- Acorn AI.  The role will be focused on building out the Integrated Evidence product suite.  IE connects historical data from more than 23,000 cross-sponsor clinical trials and 7 million patient volunteers with real world data to deliver powerful insights and the necessary evidence clinical development leaders need to increase the probability of trial success.

  • Provide clear, consistent leadership, management and mentoring for direct reports 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.

  • Perform personnel management tasks for all developers, including performance reviews, promotions, compliance with company policies, mentoring, and helping plan career growth.

  • Design, enhance, and manage execution through production, features for a large-scale service environment using OO principles with a deep focus on performance, scalability, quality, and extensibility

  • Build relationships with product management and other key stakeholders to enable development teams to understand the business objects to more effectively refine system requirements and size delivery efforts.

  • Embrace test-driven development with complete code coverage and continuous integration

  • Provide diagnostic support and fix bugs for service features

  • Prioritize technical debt within team’s backlog

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

  • Work with Agile team members, particularly Data Engineering, Data Science,  and Product Management, to write clear, concise and comprehensive user stories including acceptance criteria and test use cases

  • Participate in Agile working practices such as daily scrum meetings, sprint planning meetings, reviews and retrospectives

  • Consistently execute against a product roadmap to deliver multiple features to production during a release cycle

  • Share your knowledge and experience with a highly motivated and collaborative team regarding code reviews, software designs and all other engineering and business aspects

Your Competencies: 

  • 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

  • Ability to solve complex problems and provide solutions that can be applied in a service environment

  • Full-Stack software development experience architecting and building robust distributed systems that scale well

  • Proven track record of meeting schedules; clearly defining deliverables and timetables, with demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in complex environments and manage teams to successful project completion

  • Excellent analytical,  interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Prior experience building cloud-based solutions, especially on AWS and a broad understanding of API technologies.

  • Strong knowledge of databases, both SQL and NoSQL and experience with service-oriented and event-driven system architectures

  • Understanding of the data and analytics landscape, including experience delivering capabilities that leverage deep learning technologies.  Experience in the Life Sciences domain is preferred, especially with clinical/real world data.

Your Education & Experience:

  • Ideal candidate should have a B.S./M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent and 7+ years proven experience working as a software engineer

  • 2+ years of experience managing a high-performing engineering team

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 the 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.