Senior Python Developer (R1121085) in London, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 4/2/2020

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.

IQVIA delivers integrated information and technology solutions to drive healthcare forward. Around the world healthcare stakeholders are working to improve real-world patient outcomes through treatment innovations, care provision and access to healthcare. For the information, technology and service solutions they need to drive new insights and approaches, they count on QuintilesIMS. With a global team of 65,000, we harness insights, commercial and scientific depth, and executional expertise to empower clients to achieve some of their most important goals: Improving clinical, scientific and commercial results. Realizing the full potential of innovations. And, ultimately, driving healthcare forward.

Job Summary
This position is responsible for building and supporting features as well as mentoring peers and more junior engineers in the development of the DrugDev Spark platform.

Summary of Essential Job Functions
Ø Independently lead the development of medium to large system components
Ø Contribute to the design and development of new features and applications.
Ø Identify opportunities for process and tooling improvements and drive implementation
Ø Unit testing and functional testing of new functionality.
Ø Support customers and professional services as required to address any questions or resolve any issues related to the DrugDev Spark platform.
Ø Mentor peers and more junior engineers and perform peer code review.
Ø Review of functional specifications and other validation deliverables.
Ø Coordinate release management activities, including alignment with quality and validation processes
Ø Serve as the back-up to senior engineering staff for releases and other duties when others are unavailable
Ø Support recruitment and on-boarding of new team members
Ø Provide technical thought leadership and help evaluate emerging technologies and 3rd party products
Ø Other duties as assigned

Ø Technical/functional expertise .
Ø Communication
Ø Decision making
Ø Customer focus
Ø Conflict management
Ø Energy, motivation and work rate

Our ideal candidate will have
Ø BS in a related field (CS, Math) or comparable field
Ø Graduate degree desirable
Ø 3 to 5 years prior related experience in developing web applications, graduate experience, or demonstrated success in development with DrugDev Spark or equivalent system

Skill Requirements

Ø Good understanding of Python 3.

Ø Excellent understanding of SQLAlchemy, data modelling, Alembic, Postgres, Celery, Redis.

Ø Experience of working with RESTful APIs and web services.

Ø Good understanding of Git.

Ø Be able to prioritise and focus on given priorities.

Ø Experience of working with Flask (or similar web framework) to build APIs.

Ø Previous experience with scrum and Jira.

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

Join us on our exciting journey! 


  • FORTUNE Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies list for the third year in a row.
  • Recognised by the 2016 Scrip Awards as the Best Full-service Provider Contract Research Organization (CRO).
  • Awarded the 2016 Eagle Award from the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) for the fourth consecutive year. A site-nominated award recognising contract research organizations (CRO) and biopharmaceutical sponsors dedicated to building positive relationships with research sites through leadership, professionalism and integrity.
  • QuintilesIMS named in The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) 2017 Global Outsourcing 100® List which recognizes the world’s best service providers across a range of industries. 

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.

Job ID: R1121085