Principal Engineer (CTMS)

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 create the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimise risk, and improve 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. Our users depend on our products to configure and manage clinical trials. We focus on the patient experience and aim to provide engaging solutions that fit into our customers SOP and operating model .

We're building our platform on top of a few core principles and technologies:

  • SaaS-based applications using Ruby, Python, Java and other object-oriented languages

  • Single page application technologies using React.js

  • Data intense workflows using PostgresSQL, MySQL or similar relational data stores

  • Enterprise-class APIs patterns and protocols with REST and GraphQL

  • Automated development and testing harnesses using Travis, GoCD and

  • Cloud-native infrastructure and deployment services

You will join 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 proactive 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:

  • In depth understanding of Design Principles is a must.

  • Define patterns and guidelines for our Portfolio (CTMS)

  • Mentor promising senior and staff level engineers and help them grow into future leaders.

  • Educate and create technical visions across the organisation.

  • Work with Senior management and stakeholders on the strategic technical vision of the portfolio.

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

  • Spearhead long-term programmes with strategic value

  • Collaborate with a diverse and globally distributed team.

  • Provide accurate impact analysis, technical assessment and documentation.

Desired Competencies:

  • Deconstruct complex Business and Technical challenges into simple & robust solutions.

  • Experience managing Performance & Scalability of distributed enterprise architecture.

  • Competent in Designing and Developing enterprise solutions using Scala/Java.

  • Expertise in SQL(MySQL, Postgres), NoSQL (MOngo,) and Other data-sources(Redis, ElasticSearch)

  • Have knowledge of Streaming/Messaging solutions (RabbitMQ, Kafka)

  • Experience working with cloud technologies like AWS.

Requirements (Education & Experience):

  • Typically requires 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a Master's degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Prior experience from commercial B2B / Enterprise SaaS offerings.



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.