Senior IT Architect (R1095364) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 11/16/2019

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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.


  • Work with the business, platform owners, solution architects, and other stakeholders to help set strategic direction
  • Work with the business, platform owners, analysts and other stakeholders to clarify business requirements
  • Work with other solution architects to ensure effective and flexible system integrations
  • Conduct research and perform proof of concept's in order to recommend technologies as well as design approaches and patterns
  • Author architecture specifications and facilitate reviews and approvals of these specifications with IQVIA Enterprise Architecture's Technical Design Authority (TDA)
  • Create Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost estimates as input to the Capital Appropriations Request (CAR) process
  • Author high level design documentation for major initiatives
  • Review and provide feedback on detailed design documentation produced by internal and external Delivery Team resources
  • Provide technical guidance to internal and external Delivery Team resources


  • Extensive experience with legacy and modern data warehouse concepts and implementations
  • Extensive experience with data integration concepts and implementations including ETL, ELT, CDC, streaming, pub/sub
  • Experience building custom applications using Java and/or .NET
  • Hadoop (HDFS, Hive, Impala)
  • Spark
  • Oracle RDBMS
  • Expert knowledge of software development tools, practices, and lifecycle methodologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.  Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Able to produce high quality design documentation and provide thorough reviews of design documentation produced by others
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients
  • Flexibility, ability to simultaneously juggle multiple complex projects and adapt to rapidly changing priorities


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related discipline and 6+ years experience with applicable tools; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience


  • Knowledge of the clinical drug development industry, data, and related standards such as CDISC ODM and CDISC SDTM
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following technology areas: streaming data ingestion (e.g., StreamSets), self-serve data wrangling (e.g., Trifacta), rapid application development frameworks (e.g., Salesforce), business process management (e.g., Appian), enterprise application integration (e.g., Mulesoft), search (e.g., Solr)
  • API/Micro-Service based design patterns and concepts
  • Both Java and .NET
  • Scala/Python
  • NoSQL

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 to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1095364