Senior Software Developer - Scala (R1091831) in Brighton, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 9/27/2019

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.

Senior Software Developer – Brighton, UK

OMOP Factory, Real World Solutions (RWS) Technology

Job description

The OMOP Factory is a team within IQVIA’s RWS Technology global business unit. Our goal is to ensure any patient dataset can be accurately, reliably and reproducibly converted to a standard format (OMOP) to enable researchers and pharmaceutical companies to run observational studies, and thus find out what works and what doesn’t in healthcare.

As a Senior Software Developer in such a new team, you will play an important role in driving product innovation. You will be part of a scrum team, working with other developers, the scrum master and product owner in the Brighton office while coordinating with internal customers in the East Coast US office.

We place a strong emphasis on cross-functionality within the team though expect individual contributors to cultivate their own specialism (i.e. become “T-shaped”). Our technology stack presently consists of the following:

  • Microservice fleet written in Scala utilising Akka and Cats
  • Some Python services utilising pandas and Plotly
  • Frontend implemented with TypeScript, React and Redux
  • Tested with Puppeteer
  • Data tier consisting of Apache Spark, HDFS, MySQL and Graphite
  • Orchestrated with Kubernetes
  • CI achieved with Jenkins and automated Dockerised testing
  • Deployed onto AWS using Terraform

What to expect

In this role, you will:

  • Design, develop and deliver a new software product for the conversion of varied healthcare datasets into the standard OMOP format
  • Provide technical leadership around the use of Apache Spark and Scala
  • Work with the team and scrum master to adopt and embrace the scrum methodology
  • Be comfortable working in front-end areas, utilising TypeScript and the React ecosystem
  • Work with modern infrastructure tooling such as Kubernetes and Terraform and cloud environments such as AWS
  • Create and maintain software development documentation
  • Support software implementations, acting as a product expert for users
  • Support resolution of production issues
  • Be expected to lead architecture and technical decisions alongside other senior developers.

Our ideal candidate will be / have

  • Considerable experience working with Apache Spark
  • Experience working with microservice architectures
  • Strong functional programming skills
  • A desire to continuously learn new tools and technologies
  • Enthusiastic technical leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Desire and ability to mentor more junior members of the team

Bonus points for

  • TypeScript, React or Redux
  • Relevant DevOps experience (Kubernetes, Terraform)
  • Containerised integration testing experience
  • Experience in life sciences/healthcare sector
  • Experience delivering on-premise software

Location and travel

  • Role based in IQVIA’s Brighton office
  • Minimal travel expected to other IQVIA offices (London, East Coast US) or to attend conferences

The team

The RWS Technology team mission is to deliver world-class and globally scalable technology platforms and analytics applied to complex and large-scale clinical datasets, to support IQVIA's ongoing and rapid growth in real world analytics solutions, as well as the development of new product lines. This requires global leadership across technical and data architecture, software development and data visualization, privacy management, analytical methods, data science, machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing (NLP) - building upon 100s of novel technologies and methods either published in peer-reviewed journals or patented by our team.

The solutions are delivered to a variety of clients across life-science, government, payor or provider organizations. The RWS team also curates the largest collection of de-identified real world data in the world, from different patient care settings in 18 countries worldwide – the RWS Tech team is at the forefront of "Big Data" in healthcare.

The OMOP Factory will be an enabler for reliable healthcare analytics in our industry, at a global level. Beyond the commercial value of its products and solutions, the team is also motivated by the desire to do good for humanity by improving healthcare and enabling answers that support patient well-being and safety.

Why join?

Those who join us become part of a recognized global leader still willing to challenge the status quo to improve patient care. In RWS, you will have access to the most cutting-edge technology, the largest data sets, the best analytics tools and, in our opinion, some of the finest minds in the Healthcare industry.

You can drive your career at IQVIA and choose the path that best defines your development and success. With exposure across diverse geographies, capabilities, and vast therapeutic and information and technology areas, you can seek opportunities to change and grow without boundaries.

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.



Job ID: R1091831