Senior Applications 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.

Your Mission:

Medidata is looking for a full-stack software engineer to design, enhance and implement new features and functionality in Medidata’s Randomization and Trial Supply Line Management (RTSM) Service - Rave RTSM.

Rave RTSM is a mature, single-instance, multi-tenant web application supporting hundreds of clinical trials. Our application is built with Ruby on Rails, uses a MySQL database and is hosted in AWS.  Our front end uses HTML, CSS, jQuery, React, AJAX and BootStrap. As an engineer on Rave RTSM, you'll be challenged both to develop new features in response to market demand and improve the performance and scalability of the application to meet the rapidly growing user base.

As an Applications Engineer you will have the opportunity to work as an individual contributor on an Agile team of developers.

  • Design and enhance features for a large-scale service environment using OO principles with a focus on performance, scalability, quality and extensibility
  • Full stack development, including APIs, using Ruby on Rails
  • Embrace test-driven development with complete code coverage and continuous integration
  • Provide diagnostic support and fix bugs for service features
  • Follow Medidata’s Standard Operating Procedures to ensure all software meets regulatory and company requirements
  • Work with Agile team members, particularly Software Quality Assurance and Product Management, to write clear, concise and comprehensive feature files
  • Participate in Agile working practices such as daily scrum meetings, sprint planning meetings, reviews and retrospectives
  • Share your knowledge and experience with a highly motivated and collaborative team in regards to code reviews, software designs as well as all other engineering and business aspects


Your Competencies:

  • Technical competency 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 optimally in a service environment
  • Strong cross team collaboration skills
  • Effective communication skills to relay technical information to various cross functional teams and clients
  • Effectively execute processes associated with the software development life cycle


Your Education & Experience:

  • Experience supporting an entire stack built with Rails
  • Experience with JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax and HTML/CSS
  • Experience with SQL optimization and database schema design (we use MySQL)
  • Experience with Git
  • Experience designing and writing unit tests, step definitions and scenarios to maintain a high level of code coverage and quality standards
  • Experience working with Agile methods such as Scrum preferred

Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.