Director, System Engineering (R1112596) in Collegeville, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/12/2020

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.

Director, System Engineering


Job Overview

Drives overall direction for the organization's Linux/Unix technical infrastructure. Broad technical understanding across multiple technology layers as well as deep technical knowledge of large-scale distributed systems and Linux/Unix operating systems. Addresses items such as systems integration, compatibility across multiple platforms with a focus on the Linux and Unix environment underlying operating systems.


  • Manages large multi-national team with responsibility for 6000+ servers.
  • Configures, installs, maintains and upgrades Linux and Unix computer systems hardware and software.
  • Manages through subordinate managers, project managers, and applications specialists the Linux/Unix platform from an automation, security/patching and asset management perspective for planning, control, and operational purposes.
  • Collaborates with architects and the Cloud Ops teams among others to drive innovation and guidance during project discovery and architectural phases.
  • Supported systems may include all versions of Linux and Unix running as standalone or in virtualized environments running VMWare.
  • Servers supported also include containerized apps such as Docker, Kubernetes and Mesosphere clustering.
  • Supports large Hadoop (Cloudera) infrastructure.
  • Employs ITIL concepts and knowledge of the Agile methodology.
  • Mentor and develop team members with the newer technologies.
  • Proactively help to identify and resolve difficult technical issues.
  • Assist in preparing budget for area of responsibility.


  • Broad management skills to lead teams, as well as the ability to influence others outside of own job area regarding policies, procedures, and goals.
  • Ability to handle changing priorities and to use good judgement when working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Expert knowledge of all Linux and Unix operating systems.
  • Knowledge of SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) disciplines.
  • Expertise in Git, Jenkins, Foreman, Puppet, Ansible, Bash scripting and other open source applications. 
  • Knowledge of Hadoop eco system like YARN, Hive, Impala, Spark2.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new technology. 
  • Great teamwork, strong written and verbal communication and collaboration skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience.             
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience with Linux environments.                     
  • Five (5) years of management experience.  Multi-national team a plus.        

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: R1112596