Data Engineer, Systems Engineering, RWAS Technology (R1026982) in Paris, FR at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 9/29/2018

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Data Engineer

Systems Engineering, RWAS Technology

We are looking for a seasoned data engineer who is capable of working independently to design, develop and support data engineering solutions. You should be a self-started and motivated to make an impact on the team’s ability to deliver high-quality solutions in a timely manner. The focus of this role is to understand the data assets we deal with as an organization, develop a better understanding of our data through profiling, take ownership of the solution design, work collaboratively with the wider engineering team to implement optimal solutions in a timely manner and ensure successful deployment and operation of the platform in production.



A typical day might include:

  • Build and maintain robust data pipelines to deliver production ready datasets
  • Assist in the integration with 3rd party data providers
  • Work closely with the data analysts to identify and provide required data
  • Contribute to the technical design of the data management platform, design, build, test and maintain the system, making sure it meets business requirements and user needs
  • Build, maintain and troubleshoot innovative data products/services to ensure they are scalable, relevant and insightful
  • Create comprehensive automated unit and integration tests.
  • Work with Architects, Project Manager, Development & Operations teams to define requirements, deliverables, and provide the necessary engineering expertise & support to ensure delivery.


Our ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or other related field
  • Significant experience in a data engineering role in Agile / Scrum setting
  • Exposure to object oriented programming, preferably in Java/Scala
  • Hands-on working experience with one or more of the following technologies; ElasticSearch, Apache Spark, HDFS, Hive, HBase, Impala, Apache Cassandra
  • Excellent ETL skills with the ability to create source to target mappings and build production ready ETL jobs
  • PL/SQL or ANSI SQL experience, complemented with string ad-hoc querying skills
  • Experience with performance/scalability tuning, algorithms and computational complexity
  • Knowledge of Source Code Management, preferably GitHub
  • Fluent in English and local language.


Bonus points for experience in:

  • Core Java and frameworks like Spring, Struts etc.
  • Continuous Integration and/or automated deployment tools.
  • Messaging & complex event processing systems such as Kafka and Storm
  • Provisioning RESTful API's to enable real-time data consumption.

The RWAS Technology team are looking for experienced, innovative and highly motivated individuals who are keen to make their mark on how IQVIA efficiently manages its data assets. You will be an integral part of our Paris data engineering team and will play a crucial role in helping the team define the technology roadmap for the next generation data engineering platform. The role requires a commitment to project delivery and an eagerness understand the healthcare domain. Our platform helps solve complex business challenges pertaining to healthcare data such as mapping wide variety of healthcare drug and diagnosis data to standard coding frames. You will have the opportunity to be able to solve complex engineering challenges and develop innovative solutions.



The Team

The Systems Engineering team is one of the fastest growing groups within Real-World & Analytics Solutions (RWAS) Technology division. We are enthusiastic about Agile software development, are one of the strongest advocates for DevOps and Test-Driven Development (TDD) in the group and believe strongly in enabling individuals to be their best by allowing them to be independent and be part of a self-organizing team.

The team deals with a wide variety of patient-level health care data, which is used by RWAS Technology to solve complex healthcare problems for our clients ranging from supporting retrospective clinical studies to disease progression projections.



We invite you to join IQVIA™.

IQVIA is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We believe that a work environment that embraces diversity will give us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and enhance our success.  We believe that an inclusive and respectful workplace culture fosters a sense of belonging among our employees, builds a stronger team, and allows individual employees the opportunity to maximize their personal potential.



Job ID: R1026982