IT Architect II - Genomics Lab (R1078277) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 9/29/2019

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Job Description

Q2 Solutions is a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization with end-to-end laboratory services and secure, enterprise-wide biospecimen and consent management solutions. With a relentless focus on quality and innovation, Q2 Solutions uses its global experience and scientific expertise to transform science and data into actionable medical insights that help customers improve human health.  A joint venture of IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS) and Quest Diagnostics, Q2 Solutions combines the best of each parent organization’s clinical trials laboratory services capabilities to fulfill its mission of treating each sample as if a life depends on it.

Senior level technical expert in one or more highly specialized areas of IT engineering. Acts independently under general direction. Provides technical leadership on complex projects. May act as expert in business or functional area. Formulates and defines system scope and objectives. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time and form of desired results. Prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be written. Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation. Has full technical knowledge of all phases of system development. May be responsible for multiple phases of a project. May have duties instructing, directing, and checking the work of other system engineering personnel. May have quality assurance review responsibilities.


• Serve as senior level technical expert on large, complex projects
• Prepares complex design, development, implementation, and maintenance plans for systems
• Defines deliverables, costs and benefits and ROI
• Interact with corporate and project team members to negotiate timelines, responsibilities, and deliverables
• Develops, tests, and documents systems in accordance with programming standards and validation procedures
• Engineers software, system and/or programming solutions across projects and/or technologies to meet internal and  external needs
• Performs peer review of work products such as code, designs, and test plans produced by other team members
• Provide expert review of system development work with regard to IT standards and validation procedures
• Serves on or may lead company committees and task forces to develop technical solutions for projects or client needs
• Provides long term evaluations of system, company wide
• Update corporate information sets associated with application information, such as PDRS and Application Portfolio  database 
•   Performs other duties as directed

All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).


  • 9+ years architecture experience designing and developing software
  • 5+ years of agile team software development experience
  • Experience in Automation tools
  • AWS Certifications strongly preferred (AWS Solutions Architect, Developer)
  • Strong hands on development skills to prototype technical solutions
  • Hands on experience building RESTful API's and micro-services
  • Experience with JSON and XML
  • Source Control System experience with Git
  • Extensive experience in layered solutions and designs, diverse technical configurations, across multiple technologies and processing environments
  • Angular 5 site design experience
  • Ability to design solutions written in C#, Python
  • Experience with managed 'server-less' AWS services including Route53, API Gateway, Lambda, S3, RDS (Oracle), SNS, SQS
  • RDBMS system (expert in one of the following: Oracle, MS SQL Server)
  • SQL, PL/SQL. and/or T-SQL
  • Possess an expert knowledge in software development tools, practices, and lifecycle methodologies.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of the clinical drug development industry, procedures/processes, and regulatory standards.
  • Possess excellent organizational, communication, and technical database skills.
  • Must possess experience in specific technologies appropriate to the specific role specification. Experience should include hardware and software selection, testing, and specification.


• Must possess one or more industry recognized certifications appropriate to the specific role or be able to demonstrate equivalent expertise through extended experience or other methods.
• Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills to include writing/editing of technical documentation for international audiences; effective presentation skills
• Ability to serve as technical leader on a global engineering team
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients


• Master’s Degree in computer science or related field with a minimum 7 years relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


• Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech

• Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers

• Regular sitting for extended periods of time

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: R1078277