Staff Applications Engineer

Software Development

United States - NY, New York

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Medidata: Power Smarter Treatments and Healthier People

Medidata: Powering Smarter Treatments and Healthier People

Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of people. 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 2,000+ customers and partners access the world's most trusted platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Known for its ground-breaking technological innovations, Medidata has supported more than 30,000 clinical trials and 9 million study participants. And Medidata’s ongoing commitment to infusing the patient voice into trial designs and solutions is helping to create a better and more inclusive experience for all participants in clinical studies. Medidata is involved in nearly 40% of company-initiated trial starts globally, with studies conducted in more than 140 countries. More than 70% of novel drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2022 were developed with Medidata software. Medidata 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

Our team is responsible for Medidata's Patient Cloud platform. Our users depend on our products to participate in any clinical trial using web, mobile and sensor-based solutions. We focus on the patient experience and aim to provide engaging solutions that fit into people's everyday lives. We make clinical trials faster by reducing burdens for both patients and study personnel.

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

Who we are looking for:

As a Staff Applications Engineer, you are an important part of our team building cloud-native, web applications. You will report to the manager of engineering and work with a team lead on a daily basis. You are a motivated, hands-on developer, passionate about building scalable solutions and will individually contribute in the following ways:

  • Independently implement solutions for features within your area of expertise including delivering new projects from scratch
  • Write code that sets the standard for quality and maintainability by following coding best practices and using patterns wherever possible
  • Demonstrate a holistic mindset when developing new modules with a focus on the big technical picture
  • Write and review PRs with a focus on ensuring best practices and improving our products.
  • Communicate and work with leaders to schedule and guide the delivery of features, estimate tasks and follow our Agile development process
  • Provide accurate impact analysis, technical assessment and documentation
  • Showcase your experience by participating in high impact, challenging engineering problems while raising the standard of quality in our products
  • Stay current with new technologies and engineering concepts
  • Follow Medidata's Standard Operating Procedures to ensure all software meets regulatory and company requirements
  • Coach colleagues at Senior & App Engineer level; participate in code review to improve code quality
  • At least 5 years of experience building enterprise web or mobile applications with Ruby on Rails or another object-oriented language
  • Understanding of system design principles and architecture
  • Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience with enterprise solutions

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 NYC Metro Area is  $135,000 to $180,000.. 
  • The salary range for positions that will be physically based in the California Bay Area is  $141,750 to $176,088.
  • The salary range for positions that will be physically based in Texas or Ohio is $118,500 to $158,000.
  • The salary range for positions that will be physically based in the Boston Metro Area is $132,750 to $181,227.
  • The salary range for positions that will be physically based in all other locations within the United States is $120,750 to $171,051.

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.