Technical Product Lead

Acorn AI New York, New York 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. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform. 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 is built on Medidata’s platform that includes the industry’s largest structured, standardized and growing clinical trial data repository consisting of 20,000+ trials and 6M patients. Our team is composed of over 300 PhD/Masters data scientists, engineers, analytical product leads, engagement managers, former FDA biostatisticians and computational genomicists.


Your Mission:

The Technical Product Lead is a key role on our Data Management and Operations team that leads product management and design efforts to scale the technical foundation of Acorn solutions. The data and AI driven insights from Integrated Evidence and Intelligent Trials help our customers bring drugs to patients faster by optimizing trial design, minimizing the burden on patients and sites, improving planning, and monitoring trial operations in real-time against changing industry conditions.

This role will be part of a broad team of data engineers, data curators, application engineers, predictive modelers, architects, testers, and business experts. The Technical Product Lead will be responsible for developing product requirements, supporting management of cross-functional curation and engineering efforts, performing analyses, and deriving insights to accelerate the development and commercialization of cloud-based analytics products.

  • Lead the development of scalable technical solutions to ingest, curate, clean, transform, link, analyze and interface with data.

  • Coordinate across Product, Labs, Engineering and customer teams to understand and document business challenges and functional needs

  • Collaborate with architects, engineers, testers, and product/project managers to define and prioritize detailed roadmaps, milestones and release plans

  • Coordinate and assist in the testing of new products and features

  • Develop communication material by synthesizing technical information for business audiences, and developing key messaging

Your Competencies:

  • Expertise with cloud-based data extraction, master data management, integration, warehousing, orchestration and reporting

  • Experience in data recognition, standardization, harmonization and linking

  • Knowledge of clinical/real world data standards, modeling, governance, system integration, ETL and API frameworks

  • Experience with Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), agile development and development tools (e.g. Confluence, Jira, Aha!)

  • Knowledge of machine learning/AI development/deployment

Your Education & Experience:

  • 8+ years experience with Bachelor's degree in computer science, life science or equivalent required; Master’s degree preferred

  • Entrepreneurial, analytical and results-focused communicator who works collaboratively and influences across teams and levels

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment

  • Knowledge of systems used in clinical trials, EDC, CTMS, RWD, EHR/EMR etc.

  • Experience with clinical trial business processes and data

Note: The requirements should reflect your minimum requirements for the role in general

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 20,000+ 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.