Senior Engineer, Big Data, Spark/Scala - Predictive Analytics, RWAS Technology (R1012247) in London, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/16/2018

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Senior Engineer, Big Data, Spark/Scala

Predictive Analytics, RWAS Technology


You will be working in a team of highly talented Engineers and Data Scientists. Your main responsibility will be to write highly performant and scalable code that will run on top of our Big Data platform (Spark/Hive/Impala/Hadoop). Also, you will be working closely with the Data Science team to support them in the ETL process (including the cohorts building efforts).




A typical day might include:

  • Working in a cross-functional team – alongside talented Engineers and Data Scientists
  • Building scalable and high-performant code
  • Mentoring less experienced colleagues within the team
  • Implementing ETL and Feature Extractions pipelines
  • Monitoring cluster (Spark/Hadoop) performance
  • Working in an Agile Environment
  • Refactoring and moving our current libraries and scripts to Scala/Java
  • Enforcing coding standards and best practices
  • Working in a geographically dispersed team
  • Working in an environment with a significant number of unknowns – both technically and functionally.



Our ideal candidate: Experience

  • BSc or MSc in Computer Science or related field

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with personal interest in subjects such as math/statistics, machine learning and AI

  • Solid knowledge of data structures and algorithms

  • Experience working in an Agile environment using Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration (CI)

  • Experience refactoring code with scale and production in mind.




Our ideal candidate: Tech Skills

  • Proficient in Scala, Java and SQL
  • Strong experience with Apache Spark, Hive/Impala and HDFS
  • Familiar with Python, Unix/Linux, Git, Jenkins, JUnit and ScalaTest
  • Experience with integration of data from multiple data sources
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, such as HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB
  • Experience with any of the following distributions of Hadoop - Cloudera/MapR/Hortonworks.



Bonus points for experience with:

  • Other functional Languages such as Haskell and Clojure
  • Big Data ML toolkits such as Mahout, SparkML and H2O
  • Apache Kafka, Apache Ignite and Druid
  • Container technologies such as Docker
  • Cloud Platforms technologies such as DCOS/Marathon/Apache Mesos, Kubernetes and Apache Brooklyn.



The Team: Predictive Analytics


This high-profile team work on ground-breaking problems in health outcomes across disease areas including Ophthalmology, Oncology, Neurology, Chronic diseases (such as diabetes), and a variety of very rare conditions. The Predictive Analytics team works hand-in-hand with statisticians, epidemiologists and disease area experts across the wider global RWAS team, leveraging a vast variety of anonymous patient-level information. The data encompasses IQVIA’s access to over 530 million anonymised patients as well as bespoke, custom partnerships with healthcare providers and payers.


We are looking for a creative, innovative, intellectually-curious and entrepreneurial Big Data Software Engineer to join our RWAS Technology division in London, Kings Cross. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of one of the world's leading Real World Evidence-based teams, working to help our clients answer specific questions globally, make more informed decisions and deliver results.




The Business Unit: Real-World & Analytics Solutions (RWAS) Technology


 “Big Data” is changing the way that the healthcare world operates and, now more than ever, the key to better patient outcomes is through better use of technology, seamlessly integrated information and analytics. Our Predictive Analytics team within the Real-World & Analytics Solutions (RWAS) Technology division is a fast-growing group of collaborative, enthusiastic, and entrepreneurial individuals. In our quest to harness the value of Real World Evidence (RWE), we are at the centre of IQVIA’s pursuit of machine learning and cutting-edge statistical methods to advance healthcare. Our efforts improve retrospective clinical studies, under-diagnosis of rare diseases, personalized treatment response profiles, disease progression predictions, and clinical decision-support tools. 




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: R1012247