Manager, Engineering

Software Development

United States - MA, Boston

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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.

Medidata 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 17,000+ trials and 4.5M 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 -- Medidata 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

Your Competencies

  • 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, backlog refinement, 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

  • 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

As with all roles, Medidata sets ranges based on a number of factors including function, level, candidate expertise and experience, and geographic location.

The salary range for positions that will be physically based in the Boston Metro Area is $113,250 to $151,000.

Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that Medidata provides to compensate and recognize employees for their work. Most sales positions are eligible for a commission on the terms of applicable plan documents, and many of Medidata’s non-sales positions are eligible for annual bonuses. Medidata believes that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most and provides best-in-class benefits, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance; 401(k) matching; unlimited paid time off; and 10 paid holidays per year.

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.