Senior Java Engineer

Software Development

United States - CA, San Francisco

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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:

The Senior 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

  • Identify tasks in planning

  • Contribute to scenario writing

  • Actively contribute at retrospectives

  • Participate in experimental changes in technical improvements and/or processes arising from retrospectives

  • Apply simple platform design principles locally

  • Extend service contracts

  • Apply BDD/TDD. Apply simple patterns

  • 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

Your Competencies:

  • Enjoy working in multiple programming languages on a day to day basis. In addition to working on highly optimized server-side Java code you may find yourself working on some problems in Ruby and Javascript

  • 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 is a required element of the position

  • Knowledgeable with Angular.js, React.js, or equivalent Front-end framework is required

  • 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

Your Education & Experience:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree;

  • Prior experience from on commercial B2B / Enterprise SaaS offerings, involving documents and/or workflow / process

  • The minimum education level required (Bachelor’s)

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. 

Medidata requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide documentation of full vaccination, unless qualified for an accommodation as determined by Medidata, consistent with applicable law.  Although accommodation requests will be considered (and granted where appropriate/possible), it may be determined that a candidate is unable to adequately perform the essential functions of the position without imposing an undue hardship on Medidata due to customer requirements, staffing needs, or other business reasons.




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