Application Engineer

Software Development

United Kingdom, Hammersmith

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Medidata: Power Smarter Treatments and Healthier People

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 1,900+ customers and partners access the world's most trusted 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 and follow us @medidata.

Our Team:

You will work on Medidata’s next generation of SaaS-based clinical trial management applications, deployed on AWS and you will play a lead role in developing our new platform. Our philosophy here is that if you demonstrate the right team focus and proactive attitude, on the back of a solid foundation in application engineering, we will train and invest in you to develop your experience in our platform technologies.

You will be joining our Medidata Rave CTMS team:

The Rave CTMS platform provides efficient monitoring of clinical studies with integrated workflows. It improves the Contract Research Associate experience, aids pro-active decision making, and reduces risk and costs, to increase study performance, patient safety, and time to market for the drug/device. Put another way, it’s saving lives. This product is used by over 1,000 pharmaceutical companies, biotech, medical device firms, academic medical centres and contract research organisations around the world.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Drive the technical conversation & direction in the development of Software Applications

  • Propose and prototype solutions to complex business problems and translate them to technology

  • Define and advocate good engineering practices for the team

  • Work closely with the Engineering management and Architecture groups in leading product delivery.

  • Be able to propose solutions based on the well known design patterns.

  • Collaborate in troubleshooting the production issues and provide possible workarounds and solutions in a timely manner.

  • Coach and mentor colleagues at Senior & App Engineer level; engage in code review to improve code quality and promote TDD/BDD approach.

  • Work positively and productively with other developers, Test Engineers and Business Analysts

  • Be a strong & positive voice in the Scrum meetings; contribute in Scrum Artifacts

  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse, globally distributed team

Requirements (Education & Experience):

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree - or equivalent work experience

  • Extensive experience with Java(preferably Java 8), web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), multithreading , data structures and algorithms.

  • Extensive experience in using Databases (mySQL, or other relational databases).

  • Experience with enhancing the scalability and performance of existing systems.

  • Proven technical leader within an Agile development environment

  • Thorough knowledge of basic security concepts, such as authentication, authorisation, and auditing

  • Extensive knowledge of REST and SOAP

  • Experience in working with cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services.

  • Strong experience and advocate with TDD and BDD

  • Clear evidence of contribution to architectural design.

  • Thrives in a team environment and has strong people communication skills.

  • Be a problem solver - find creative solutions for tough problems

  • Prepared to challenge the status-quo - propose multiple solutions with pros and cons


Equal Employment Opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Medidata are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Medidata is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. Medidata will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.