Product Development Director (R1082791) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 9/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

IQVIA Product Development Director

IQVIA is changing an entire industry through inspired innovation. Our People make the difference. We believe that great ideas can come from anywhere. Great products come from great ideas. And great ideas come from great people. Join IQVIA and help us make the world a better place.

Skills and Requirements

As a key leadership role in the Clinical Trial products group, the Product Development Director has accountability for defining the overall product development strategy, while managing and coordinating resources and processes to successfully deliver releases of IQVIA’s Clinical Trial software products in a reliable and predictable manner.  The primary duties of the this role include:

  • Establishing and managing appropriate DEVOPS principles and processes for the development, testing and release of IQVIA Clinical Trial software products;
  • Collaborating with Product Management in defining the Product Vision, and alignment of that vision with practical development considerations and opportunities to introduce advanced technologies spawned by the Clinical Trial Advanced Concepts group;
  • Working closely with the Product Management team to plan and execute software cycles, end-of-sprint demos and retrospectives, and ultimate product releases;
  • Working closely with the Architecture team to evolve existing platforms, other core technologies, design patterns and interfaces;
  • Selecting optimal design concepts and fundamental technologies used for new products or improvements to existing ones, in accordance with parameters set by the Architecture group;
  • Development of software development plans based on state-of‐the-art technologies and high a level of automation, particularly with regard to quality assurance and traceability;
  • Close oversight of key projects and processes, as well as analysis of performance reports and other data to derive insights into the status, velocity and trajectory of all development initiatives;
  • Working with internal procurement resources to negotiate contracts with consulting firms for research, development, testing, or any other relevant supporting functions;
  • Planning, resource management (including identification of incremental internal requirements), preparation of any necessary internal documentation, monitoring of activities and on-going reporting regarding all development and testing of IQVIA Clinical Trial products;
  • Demonstrating reliability, predictability and effective leadership to internal management and client through the controlled deployment of low-defect products, upgrades and enhancements in coordination with published release schedules;
  • Integrating external and internal technical teams into a seamless organization, and ensuring on-going transparency, collaboration and free flow of ideas among all parties;
  • Providing leadership and guidance to coach, motivate, and lead team members to their optimum levels of performance;
  • Monitoring and managing individual employees’ performance while empowering individuals to exercise independent judgement and broad latitude in executing their respective duties.


We'd like to see:

  • A minimum of 8 years of management and leadership experience in a software development organization;
  • A minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience with Agile and DEVOPS processes;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or another technology-related domain;
  • A minimum of 5 of years hands-on commercial software development experience using mainstream programming languages;
  • A proven track record as the most senior member of a development team in successfully delivering commercial software products;
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at workday_recruiting@iqvia.com to arrange for such an accommodation.



Job ID: R1082791