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Associate Dir, Software Development (R1056137) in Horsham, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/17/2019

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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.


IQ 20/20 is one of the fastest growing Business Intelligence platforms among Pharmaceutical and Bio-tech firms. IQVIA delivers hosted business intelligence dashboard solutions that are dynamic, highly customized, interactive and can handle billions of rows of data. Our clients love our product and the service we provide around it. Our department maintains a get-it-done mentality, having the feel of a startup while being a part of a very successful global leader.

The team develops core IQ framework new features and maintenance. The major task at hand is expanding the tool to support global needs. Tasks vary by needs but in the past have included things like creating a charting engine, code generation tools, optimizing custom database engine, creating a formula engine, etc.  The code stack is 100% custom without third party tools. Development is primarily in C# on the Web, backend and Xamarin (C#) on mobile.            

Role Summary:

You would join our ranks to help maintain and extend our Business Intelligence platform that powers all of our deliverables. We create the platform, other teams engage the clients and implement the solutions. We are a code-first environment, choosing to write our own components rather than using off-the-shelf or open-source. We created our own reporting language, ETL language, platform agnostic dashboard engine, charting engine, data pivot engine, and a host of other components. The system is primarily deployed via the web, but there is an offline iPad/iPhone and a (now deprecated) windows version as well. Development is primarily in Visual Studio. This position designs and implements large subsystems independently.


You will have:

     *10-15 years of development experience

     *A Master’s degree in computer science (Bachelor’s degree required)

     *Ability to develop at a very low level, yet be able to design architecture from a high level


     * C#  -- language constructs, generics, enumeration, iterators, lambda expressions, collections

     * CLR -- Types, MSIL, modules

     * Data Structures -- trees, sorting, lists, heaps, etc.

     * Design Patterns -- Singleton, Factory, Command, Observer, etc.

     * Serialization -- types and control of: Xml / Binary / JSon

     * Reflection -- use with custom attributes, patterns

     * Threading -- multi-threading, joining, methods

     * JavaScript -- single page, closure, AJAX, canvas, architecting components

     * Database -- querying, modeling, normalization

We are not looking for experts in a higher-level technology like MVC, N-Hibernate, Angular, etc.  We want you to be able to design and build systems like those, or easily pick them up, if required.


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™

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: R1056137