Assoc Dir, Softare Development (R1068183) in Boston, MA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 11/13/2019

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.

Job Summary
This position is responsible for managing and contributing to the building and supporting features of the DrugDev Spark platform.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Design, manage, and contribute to the development of new features and applications.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for process improvement
  • Working with team to optimize performance (velocity, burndown, quality, successful product review).  Unit testing and functional testing of new functionality.
  • Support customers and professional services as required to address any questions or resolve any issues related to the DrugDev Spark platform.
  • Day-to-day management of developers including but not limited to: appraisals, mentoring, aligning skills and work, negotiating conflicts, tracking performance against development goals, and team building
  • Review of functional specifications and other validation deliverables.
  • Coordinate release management activities, including alignment with quality and validation processes
  • Serve as the back-up to senior engineering staff for releases and other duties when others are unavailable
  • Recruit and onboard new software engineers
  • Provide technical thought leadership and help evaluate emerging technologies and 3rd party products
  • Management of the hosted solution including monitoring, security and vulnerability testing, performance, and disaster Recovery
  • Provide oversight and support of non-platform software
  • Promote the agile process within the team including the identification/training of the scrum master, pushing the team towards the goal of a self-managing scrum, and helping rollout best practice
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Technical/functional expertise .
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Customer focus
  • Conflict management
  • Energy, motivation and work rate
  • Project management
  • People management
  • Commercial acumen
  • Business leadership

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position does have responsibility for managing people. 

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • BS in a related field (CS, Math) or comparable experience
  • Graduate degree desirable
  • At least 10 years of web application development experience or 5 years of web application experience plus graduate training
  • Fewer years of experience will be acceptable with directly relevant coding expertise
  • 3+ years managing teams

Skill Requirements

  • Well versed with software engineering practices and continuous improvement of process and software.
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, Python, JS React, Ember, or similar web framework.
  • Exceptional leadership and people development skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills and the ability to interact with and influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage wide range of personality types
  • Understanding clinical trial and protocols
  • Knowledge and experience with 21 CFR Part 11 and GXP
  • Focus on quality, results and orientation toward accomplishing strategic organizational goals.
  • Ability to handle multiple, rapidly hanging and sometimes conflicting priorities 

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: R1068183