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Fullstack Software Engineer - Analytics Center of Excellence (R1035974) in Plymouth Meeting, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

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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.

The Analytics Center of Excellence

Our new Analytics Center of Excellence (Analytics COE) harnesses our global healthcare insights, working closely with our clinical and therapeutic experts to power evidence-driven design, speed site activation and recruit the right patients, faster. This is a new unit within our business, integrated within Clinical Operations. We’re using big data and advanced analytics to derive insights that transform clinical development and bring new medicines to patients faster through successful trial delivery.

This multi-functional team is an innovation for our business, requiring entrepreneurial and independent thinking to build our capability. Unique and with a global view, this Center of Excellence is a chance to revolutionize the clinical research industry.

Fullstack Software Engineer – the role

As a member of a fast growing team, within a growing area of the business, this role presents exciting opportunities for career progression. Working with an enormous breadth of data, you will be able to design and develop data science applications on the latest big data platforms.  As a member of the team of data science software engineers and data scientists you will have the opportunity and support to develop truly innovative solutions in support of the business.

Involved in every stage of the product development lifecycle, you will work with data scientists to turn working prototypes into well-abstracted reusable modules, build software to expose data science to business users through responsive UIs, and support a culture of continuous improvement. As an expert software developer, you will provide hands-on technical leadership, including application architecture, release responsibilities, code / quality reviews, and engineering best practices.

Your typical activities might include: 

  • Collaborating with business owners, subject matter experts, and go to market teams to develop data science applications and services to support CRO business, including optimizing design and execution of clinical trials, and improving risk management. 
  • Collaborating on multiple projects from concept to completion. 
  • Designing and developing micro services to enable integration with legacy applications.
  • Writing automated tests to verify the application/service functionality.
  • Documenting the application design and architecture.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ years of professional programming experience in a high level language like Python, Java, Scala
  • 3+ years of relevant collaborative software development experience.
  • Extensive experience with dynamic scripting languages such as Python and R.
  • Extensive experience work in Hadoop eco system like YARN, Hive, Impala, Map Reduce,
  • Experience working with large volumes of complex data, preferably in distributed frameworks such as Spark, SparkR and PySpark.
  • Experience working in a Linux/Unix environment
  • Experience with web application development using Flask, Django or other web framework and experience with newer JS frameworks (Angular, React, etc.)
  • Strong Functional and Object Oriented development background
  • Experience working in a collaborative agile environment
  • Local language skills, to an advanced level (spoken and written), with complete fluency in English.

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

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.

Job ID: R1035974