Business Technology Director (R1016638) in São Paulo, Brazil at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 6/17/2018

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Director, Business Technology Director (BTD), Latin America

Role Purpose:

The BTD provides the main interface between the development organization and the Latin America business unit. This position is responsible for developing all software and systems required by the business unit. The BTD leads a team of employees and contractors responsible for requirements definition and analysis; system design and architecture; level of effort, scope, and timeline estimates; developing or integrating software components; testing; and deployment of final systems. This position will be selecting, training, and managing the staff and/or contractors to meet our performance, cost, timeline, and business objectives. The BTD will build a high performance technology team, attract and retain talent, and motivate people to follow our strategic plans while working on daily projects. The BTD defines (and defends for budget funding) region specific technology roadmap initiatives (all proposed systems and components). The BTD is a highly regarded technology expert that defines a technology vision for the spoke systems, translates it into a road map that integrates into global systems by promoting or supplying global components, and drives technology innovation during day to day activities. Our company leads in the market place by leveraging global capabilities. The BTD will design and promote the BIG Data Factory global platform but at the same time build capabilities that will become global system components. Software engineering expertise and discipline and customer focus are core values to System Development at IQVIA. BTD’s are solution experts that find the right technology to build a balanced solution against features, cost, and timelines for all business requirements coming from the business unit.

At the beginning of the budget planning cycle, the BTD will define the portfolio based on requests from the business unit, existing or potentially available technology, and estimated team development velocity. Following initial planning, the BTD oversees the execution of all work streams and is responsible for execution against budget based on business demand and a technology vision. The BTD builds an execution plan that blends work on business required immediate projects against long-term initiatives and then oversees the execution of the plan. The position provides architecture, design, and execution leadership and conflict resolution. The BTD interfaces at the same time with business leaders, developers, operations (the group responsible for operating the software developed by the group), and infrastructure (the group responsible for deploying and operating the hardware and networks). The BTD will identify gaps and create process and discipline where needed or simplify and/or remove non-value generated process where it hinders our operations.

The position reports to the VP of Systems Development who oversees the global software development for IQVIA BIG Data Factory platform for data processing and analytics across all geographies.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide long-term vision and short to mid-term implementation roadmap and technology solutions for the business unit systems. Make strategic decision about when and what global components to use or develop;
  • Manage the staff and contractors working for the business unit projects, build a high performance team, motivate and get resource buy-in for daily operations and long-term vision;
  • Define, defend, and manage the investment portfolio budget for the business unit software development and make trade-offs to meet the business objectives;
  • Manage end-to-end SDLC (from proposal for funding to scope and cost estimates and then requirements, development, deployment and finally transition to production and software maintenance) of all components and projects. Quality and production-grade development are critical measures of success;
  • Lead the design and architecture of systems, components, and interfaces including data modeling, database management systems, middleware and other processing systems, business intelligence and user interface/experience, computing hardware and storage, network and all other technology facets;
  • Manage overall assignment and tradeoffs for resources across multiple streams of work;
  • Manage or define new policies, processes, and procedures for software development and interfaces with other teams throughout system life-cycle (from initial deployment to software updates and maintenance during operations);
  • Manage coordination, assignment of responsibilities, and conflict resolution within the team and with peer-level teams (other development teams).


The Latin America Business Technology Director (BTD) is a dynamic leader that drives the software development of our next generation regional data offerings. The successful candidate will have a unique blend of computer science formal education, hands-on software development experience early in the career development (coding and software design & architecture), business acumen, large program management (budget, scope, timelines), people management and leadership, technology vision (especially in big data technologies or large platforms), and proven skill to execute short-term operational tasks while implementing a long-term vision. The candidate we are seeking has the drive and enthusiasm typical to a technology start-up and the knowledge and discipline of large companies with established operations. Given our large global scale with operations in more than 100 countries, complexity of data and applications in our industry, diversity and geographical distribution of the development team, diverse technology base, and our leadership position in the market which demands constant innovation, this is a position that will provide more than a fair share of challenges. The successful candidate is an experienced, structured, and technical savvy software development manager that thrives on challenges and gets personal rewards from using technology to drive innovative solutions. This is a unique opportunity for a “techy” with the drive and passion to lead high performance team to have an impact in the market (not just in the technology world).

Minimum Education, Experience, & Specialized Knowledge Required:

  • Fluent English;
  • Spanish is highly desirable;
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science;
  • Experience with new technologies: big data, distributed systems, cloud;
  • Extensive experience in software development;
  • Ten-fifteen years experience in software development including three years hands-on coding, three years software development or architecture team lead, three years project management with projects over $0.5M, and three years in a management position;
  • Ability to deep-dive in design, architecture and implementation (code level if needed);
  • Experience with multi-tenant, massively parallel processing, auto-scaling and redundant platforms;
  • Experience with big data and distributed processing technologies;
  • Experience managing projects with over $1M budget;
  • Leadership in software development;
  • Proven ability as people manager and proven leadership;
  • Proven ability to execute – get things done under multiple constraints;
  • Proven conflict resolution skills with direct reports and at peer level;
  • Large program management (budget, scope, timelines);
  • Proven dynamism and innovation skills.

Job ID: R1016638

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