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Software Development Lead – Offshore Resources (R1073279) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 4/26/2019

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Job Description

Q2 Solutions is a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization with end-to-end laboratory services and secure, enterprise-wide biospecimen and consent management solutions. With a relentless focus on quality and innovation, Q2 Solutions uses its global experience and scientific expertise to transform science and data into actionable medical insights that help customers improve human health.  A joint venture of IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS) and Quest Diagnostics, Q2 Solutions combines the best of each parent organization’s clinical trials laboratory services capabilities to fulfill its mission of treating each sample as if a life depends on it.


Reporting to the Director of Software Development, this position will interface between onsite and offshore development teams responsible for developing applications, pipelines and transformation of clinical laboratory and research use only assays developed in our R&D facility. 


  • Provide status reporting of team activities against the plan or schedule, inform task accomplishment, issues and status. For this, the lead interacts/interlocks with identified onsite offshore technical leads for each deliverable. The technical lead of respective deliverable is completely responsible for development + integration of the deliverable, works with his/her sub-team to ensure successful completion of the deliverable.
  • Ensure deliverable are prepared to satisfy the project requirements, schedule.
  • Coordinate and track the reviews, documentation, test activities.
  • Serve as a focal point to communicate and resolve interface and integration issues with other teams.
  • Escalate issues which cannot be resolved by the team.
  • Coordinates meetings with the functional management to discuss project impediments, needed resources or issues/delays in completing the task.
  • Coach and help develop team members, assure that the team members have the necessary education and training to effectively participate on the team.
  • Facilitate problem solving and collaboration.
  • Coordinate with internal and external teams (on site/offshore) as necessary.
  • Establish meeting times, places and agendas for development.
  • Ensure discussions and decisions lead to closure.

All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).


  • Experience with Python to implement data analysis workflows in a Linux environment.
  • Experience evaluating and improving the efficiency of programs in a Linux environment.
  • Experience with command line compilation and debugging.
  • Experience with makefiles, coverage analysis and other forms of runtime profiling.
  • Experience with all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite of applications.
  • Working knowledge of Bioinformatics, Genomics, or Life Sciences
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability / willingness to learn bioinformatics / genomics
  • Extra Credit:  Experience designing relational databases and working knowledge of SQL.
  • Extra credit:  Experience with the Common Workflow Language (CWL)
  • Extra credit:  Experience with Arvados.
  • Extra credit:  Experience with PERL
  • Extra credit:  Experience with JAVA
  • Extra credit:  Experience with C++.
  • Extra credit:  Experience working with AWS
  • Extra credit:  Experience working with Docker


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field with a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time

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Job ID: R1073279