Lead API Engineer, DataScience
United States - NY, New York
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.
The Lead Software Engineer Function is responsible for hands-on development of Medidata's software applications. The Engineer is one who works very quickly to resolve high impact, challenging, engineering problems while continuously raising the standard of quality in our products and services in a full solutions-oriented SaaS environment.
Provide estimates in backlog grooming
Determine and design application functionality
Build objectives with the team on functional requirements and drive initiatives to meet the objectives
Identify tasks in planning
Contribute to scenario writing
Actively contribute at retrospectives
Design database architecture
Participate in experimental changes in technical improvements and/or processes arising from retrospectives
Apply simple platform design principles locally
Extend service contracts
Be aware of the impact of design on performance, e.g. through algorithmic complexity, N+1 fetching, etc
Competent in tech stack of choice
Deliver new areas of functionality
Review pull requests for functional aspects
Perform local refactoring when making changes
Contribute to continuous integration pipeline
Contribute to addressing technical debt
Provide technical impact assessment
Create unit tests and step definitions for test automation where appropriate
Modify and troubleshoot automated deployment implementation
Access production monitoring
Diagnose issues while dealing with initial uncertainty and incomplete information
Communicate personal and team activities to those outside the team, e.g. blog posts, presentations, stakeholder demos
Meeting project deliverables and timelines.
Write well designed and efficient code.
Work on product releases.
Constantly seeking to be an expert and takes pride in self-mastery and knowledge development. Quick learning and applied-knowledge capability
Thrives in a team environment, and has strong people communication skills
Enthusiastic and passionate about developing and improving products. Be explorative on creative solutions and technology in the industry that will help products to grow to next evolution.
Have an innate ability for communicating very high level technical information to a non-technical audience, especially upper management and customer facing groups
Able to use disparate pieces of information to drive investigation and problem solving. Especially in situations where there may not be very much information available on the problem, and you have to use your own creativity or teamwork to drive investigation and devise an appropriate fix
Take ownership of technical projects and provide leadership among peer developers to execute technical implementation through the life-cycle of projects.
Demonstrated expert-level experience in troubleshooting and debugging web server platforms, software and code
Sufficient prior background in web software development is necessary for the position
Ninja-like data querying abilities in SQL(MySQL) and/or NOSQL(MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, etc)
Have Best-of-Breed problem solving abilities and enjoy crafting technical solutions that are business and customer driven
Have the ability to plan, design and implement code fixes on multiple, unrelated sections of the codebase, and/ or different products altogether
Take pride in knowing that the solutions you craft today are helping to develop new medicines that shape the world of tomorrow
In-depth understanding of Java SDK Framework and other framework like Spring Boot is a required element of the position
Basic prior experience in working with cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services is preferred (e.g. S3, EFS, Lambda, SQS, etc)
Basic understanding of GitHub, Jira and Jenkins
AWS and DevOps experience is a plus.
Written and verbal communication skills.
Experience with OOD, OAP and other software development patterns.