Senior Applications Engineer

Software Development

Japan - Tokyo

Requisition ID



Your Mission: 

As a Senior Applications Engineer, you will be building the products used every day by our customers around the world. You'll also create and contribute to tools relied upon by all internal engineering teams and customer-facing functions at Medidata. Quality and standards matter to us - we strive to positively influence the Technology organization through close collaboration with other teams and attention to detail when contributing to shared projects. While our projects are diverse (observability tools and services, clinical trial data capture, regulated content management, clinical trial management, and much more), our mission remains constant - improve Medidata’s velocity of innovation so we can help our customers power smarter treatments and healthier people.

  • Write, debug, and deploy frontend and backend code using a variety of programming languages and frameworks including .NET and JavaScript

  • Drive architecture discussions and design decisions, with a focus on simplicity and maintainability

  • Create maintainable code through refactoring, continuous integration, test automation, source code control and review practices

  • Participate in Agile working practices such as daily stand-up meetings, backlog grooming, sprint planning, and retrospectives.

  • Advocate for transparency and knowledge sharing across the organization through regular blogs, reveals, and pull requests

  • Delight our users by driving consistent improvement from feedback

  • Create clear, thorough documentation

  • Follow Medidata’s Standard Operating Procedures to ensure all software meets regulatory and company requirements

Your Competencies: 

  • Able to troubleshoot and debug microservices using distributed systems tracing, SumoLogic and other APMs, & log aggregating and reporting tools

  • Capable of developing useful modules and shared libraries (nugets, modules, packages, & lambda layers) to solve common problems across projects. 

  • Technical competency in creating or implementing middleware for tracing/observability, authentication/security, and service request & response monitoring libraries

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS): understanding of its infrastructure and platform tools, awareness of its limitations, and ability to identify challenges due to scale, user geolocation, or usage patterns

  • Experienced in setting up automated functional, load/performance and UI tests a plus

Your Education & Experience: 

  • 5+ years experience with .NET

  • 5+ years experience developing and maintaining production applications

  • B.S. in computer science or similar field or equivalent experience.

  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS and JavaScript, experience with React a plus

  • Experience with AWS cloud infrastructure and technologies a plus

  • Experience working in a regulated environment or with clinical research processes a plus

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.