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Machine Learning Platform Technical Lead (R1064930) in Plymouth Meeting, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

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Job Description

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.

Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA

Technology Solutions division of IQVIA develops and markets healthcare-focused enterprise software applications including Master Data Management, CRM, Multi-channel Marketing, Content Management, Social and Compliance solutions.  The Digital Office leads the transformation of the Technology Solutions product portfolio and is developing a cloud-based Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence platform bringing a layer of intelligent services to Technology Solutions’ software offering called “Ada”. Ada’s services use machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning techniques as appropriate, and relies on a big data layer.

Role Purpose:

The Ada technical/development lead plays a pivotal role the delivery of this AI/ML platform. In this role, you will lead the technical development of Ada, and be responsible for the technical execution of the roadmap in terms of cost, quality and deadline. You will manage a team of data and service reliability engineers and lead its growth towards a mature development team in the short term.

The Ada team is looking for its development manager.

Do you have a passion for building great products? Do you believe in customer-centricity? Do you have strong analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills? Do you want to work in a positive, can-do environment where collaboration and growth mindset are valued?
Join us!

Our team’s values:

  • We focus on building software that adds value for our customers
  • We believe that the best idea or opinion precedes the title of its author
  • We are respectful of everybody’s “think” time, optimizing meetings and limiting interruptions as much as possible
  • We value attitude over aptitude;
  • We value ownership, accountability, openness in collaboration and feedback
  • We test our code before handing it off: unit tests, ML tests, (continuous) integration tests, etc
  • We believe in reusing existing solutions over reinventing the wheel, and automating where possible
  • We seek continuous improvement, individually and as a team

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Technical planning, development, and systems integration on product releases from definition phase through implementation, including modern devOps (containerization)
  • Analyze requirements, architecture designs, wireframes and capabilities of related systems to propose appropriate solutions
  • Orchestrate and monitor deliveries from offshore 3rd party development partner
  • Orchestrate the release management process with internal QA, devOps and ProdOps teams
  • Work with machine learning and data engineers in the team to ensure seamless deployment of Ada’s services
  • Delegate programming tasks to other team members, removing the technical impediments and providing oversight as needed
  • Mentor developers by sharing best practices and new tools and techniques
  • Research and share industry innovations and trends

    Minimum Education, Experience, & Specialized Knowledge Required:

  • 5-10 years of software development experience
  • 2 years of development lead experience using software engineering best practices in programming, testing, version control, agile development, etc.
  • A strong passion for getting things done, solving real problems, and learning new things
  • Experience with managing development partners, leading projects and overseeing other developers
  • Significant experience developing software using a modern language/framework (C#, Python, Ruby, Scala, Java, Haskell),
  • Some knowledge of python is a must
  • Experience with big data platforms preferred, with Machine learning/Deep learning platform a plus
  • Experience with cloud deployment and modern devOps (for example, containerization) required
  • Experience with graph databases a plus
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

    To be successful in this role, you must also:

  • Work well in a collaborative, team based environment (both work autonomously and as part of a team)
  • Be a self-starter who enjoys collaborating
  • Be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Be fast and efficient and able to juggle multiple projects
  • Be an expert, proactive communicator, and possesses strong leadership skills


IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled'

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 ultimately improve human health outcomes. Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there! We invite you to join IQVIA™

Job ID: R1064930