Solution Architect - NLP Software (R1073288) in Cambridge, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/7/2020

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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.

Solution Architect – Cambridge, UK

Linguamatics, Real-World Solutions (RWS) Technology

Job Description

Linguamatics is a leading provider of text mining solutions with a current emphasis on high value life science, chemistry, healthcare, and biomedical applications. Thanks to a great team, and innovative use of semantic and natural language processing (NLP) based technology, our software is acknowledged as a leading solution in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and healthcare industries and has been adopted by most of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies, leading healthcare providers, and US government organizations such as the FDA.

We are now looking for a Solution Architect in our Cambridge UK headquarters to take a key role in our fast-growing business to solve real world problems and help our customers to improve human health and wellbeing. Reporting into the Product Management team, you will be helping to create solutions based on an exciting blend of Linguamatics products and technologies and appropriate third-party software from our technical partners and elsewhere. Excellent technical and communication skills are required for you to be successful within this role. You will need to demonstrate a strong understanding of the problems faced by our markets and the ability to address those problems in ways that can be understood and built by our development teams.


  • You will design, implement and deploy solutions to complex NLP problems faced by Linguamatics customers, leveraging technologies built within Linguamatics development teams and any appropriate third-party applications
  • You will communicate the benefits of the Linguamatics applications APIs to help customers create their own solutions.
  • You will engage with stakeholders to understand their requirements, scoping, discovering and defining solutions, explaining business benefits and use cases and a roadmap to meet their goals
  • You will support our Business development activities, working with our professional services team in proposal generation and solution delivery.
  • You will manage the technical aspects of Linguamatics partner relationships.


Experience in the software/IT industry successfully developing solutions for customers and the following attributes:

  • Deep understanding of system/deployment architecture concepts, including: Virtualisation & containerisation, e.g. Docker, Orchestration, e.g. Ansible, Kubernetes, Application Security, Big data platforms, Microservices, Cloud services, particularly AWS
  • Experience with RESTful Web Services
  • Development capability, preferably in Python, JavaScript and/or Java 
  • Experience of integrating with data visualization/analytics/warehousing software and databases
  • Familiarity with Linux and Windows OS, including shell scripting
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking both internally and externally at all levels of seniority in the company
  • Willingness to travel for customer, partner and internal meetings

Desired skills & Experience

  • Natural Language Processing or machine learning and associated tools
  • Developing solutions in healthcare, processing Electronic Health Records
  • Gathering requirements and translating requirements into scalable and robust architecture implementations
  • End to end implementation of large enterprise production grade solutions

This is a challenging and exciting role in a dynamic and growing company with headquarters in the UK and an expanding presence in the US, and an opportunity to work with top organizations in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and other industries.

The Team

The RWS 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 RWS 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.

We are serious about healthcare software. We don’t have ping pong or a snooze room. We have a dedicated, collaborative team with meaningful shared goals who can use the most cutting-edge technology, the largest data sets, and the best analytics tools to achieve them. And we have fun on the journey!

We invite you to be part of a recognized global leader willing to challenge the status quo to improve patient care. You will be in good company, amongst some of the finest minds in Technology and Healthcare.

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: R1073288