Software Developer (R1075832) in Brighton, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 8/16/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Join us on our exciting journey! IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

Software Developer – Brighton, UK

OMOP Factory, Real-World & Analytics Solutions (RWAS) Technology

Job description

The OMOP Factory is a new team within IQVIA’s RWAS 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 Software Developer in such a new team, you will play an important role in creating a new innovative product. You will be part of an agile scrum team, working with other developers, testers and product management; and coordinating with similar teams in the East Coast US.

We rely on Big Data / Hadoop technologies such as Apache Spark, Impala and Amazon Redshift

to drive data transformations and to support data analysis. We are currently using:

  • Java, Scala & Python
  • Kubernetes & Docker
  • Data analysis tools such as R

As part of the wider RWAS Technology team, you will also have the opportunity to participate in regular innovation weeks, where you can show case your skills and interact with likeminded individuals in the pursuit of innovative software solutions to real-world problems.

What to expect

In this role, you will:

  • Design, develop and deliver a new software product for the conversion of varied healthcare data sources into the standard OMOP format
  • Work alongside other team members such as Software Engineers, Software Testers, Product Owners and Data Analysts to produce high-quality software
  • Participate in Agile practices such as daily stands-ups, sprint planning and retrospectives
  • Work to fortnightly sprints and take part in bi-weekly demos
  • Support / act as scrum master, as needed
  • Support resolution of production issues

Our ideal candidate will be / have

  • Experienced with Java, Scala or similar
  • Understanding of relational database design, N-tier architecture and web technologies
  • Understanding of client/server technologies and concepts
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies
  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm to contribute new ideas
  • Good communication skills

Bonus points for

  • Experience in life sciences / healthcare sector
  • University degree in a relevant subject

Location and travel

  • Role based in IQVIA’s Brighton office
  • No / minimal travel expected to other IQVIA offices (London, East Coast US)

The team

The RWAS Technology & Data Science 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 RWAS 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 RWAS 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 RWAS, 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.

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes. Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there! We invite you to join IQVIA™



Job ID: R1075832