Senior Scala Developer (R1091831) in Brighton, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 9/27/2019

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.

Senior Scala Developer – Brighton, UK

OMOP Factory, Real-World Solutions (RWS) Technology

Job description

The OMOP Factory is a new team within IQVIA’s RWS Technology global business unit. Our goal is to ensure any patient dataset can be accurately, reliably and reproducibly converted to a standard format (OMOP) to enable researchers and pharmaceutical companies to run observational studies, and thus find out what works and what doesn’t in healthcare.

As a Senior Software Developer in such a new team, you will play an important role in driving product innovation. You will be part of an agile scrum team, working with other developers, testers and product management; and coordinating with similar teams in the East Coast US.

We rely on Big Data / Hadoop technologies such as Apache Spark, Impala and Amazon Redshift

to drive data transformations and to support data analysis. We are currently using:

  • Java, Scala & Python
  • Kubernetes & Docker
  • Data analysis tools such as R

As part of the wider RWS Technology team, you will also have the opportunity to participate in regular innovation weeks, where you can show case your skills and interact with likeminded individuals in the pursuit of innovative software solutions to real-world problems.

What to expect

In this role, you will:

  • Design and develop best-in-class technical solutions for a new software product for the conversion of varied healthcare data sources into the standard OMOP format
  • Develop and maintain OMOP data conversion ETL code
  • Work with Data Analysts on refining ETL business rules
  • Work with Software Testers to resolve defects found during the validation of converted data
  • Perform code review on other Software Developers’ code
  • Participate in Agile practices such as daily stands-ups, sprint planning and retrospectives
  • Work to fortnightly sprints and take part in bi-weekly demos
  • Create and maintain software development documentation
  • Ensure development standard practices are followed
  • Support / act as scrum master, as needed
  • Support software implementations, acting as a product expert for users
  • Support resolution of production issues

Our ideal candidate will be / have

  • Working experience with Big Data / Hadoop technology
  • Experience with relational database design, N-tier architecture and web technologies
  • Strong understanding of client/server technologies and concepts, and experience of their application to, and effect on application development
  • Strong object-oriented programming skills with experience in Scala
  • Experience with version control systems such as Subversion and Git
  • Highly experienced working with ETL development with excellent command of SQL
  • Skilled with Java in structured programming environments, preferably building deployable information products
  • Technical skills across platforms, including Unix, Windows and Oracle or SQL Server
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies
  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm to contribute new ideas
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to mentor more junior team members

Bonus points for

  • Experience with Amazon Redshift
  • Experience with Jenkins
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with Cloudera Data Science Workbench and Spark
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes or similar containerization technologies
  • Experience with R, SAS, or other statistical data analysis tools
  • Experience using Jira and Confluence
  • Experience with performance optimization
  • Knowledge of methods for quality assurance and usability testing for information systems
  • Experience in life sciences / healthcare sector
  • University degree in a relevant subject

Location and travel

  • Role based in IQVIA’s Brighton office
  • Minimal travel expected to other IQVIA offices (London, East Coast US) or to attend conferences

The team

The RWS Technology & Data Science mission is to deliver world-class and globally scalable technology platforms and analytics applied to complex and large-scale clinical datasets, to support IQVIA's ongoing and rapid growth in real-world analytics solutions, as well as the development of new product lines. This requires global leadership across technical and data architecture, software development and data visualization, privacy management, analytical methods, data science, machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing (NLP) - building upon 100s of novel technologies and methods either published in peer-reviewed journals or patented by our team.

The solutions are delivered to a variety of clients across life-science, government, payor or provider organizations. The RWS team also curates the largest collection of de-identified real-world data in the world, from different patient care settings in 18 countries worldwide – the RWS Tech team is at the forefront of "Big Data" in healthcare.

The OMOP Factory will be an enabler for reliable healthcare analytics in our industry, at a global level. Beyond the commercial value of its products and solutions, the team is also motivated by the desire to do good for humanity by improving healthcare and enabling answers that support patient well-being and safety.

Why join?

Those who join us become part of a recognized global leader still willing to challenge the status quo to improve patient care. In RWS, you will have access to the most cutting-edge technology, the largest data sets, the best analytics tools and, in our opinion, some of the finest minds in the Healthcare industry.

You can drive your career at IQVIA and choose the path that best defines your development and success. With exposure across diverse geographies, capabilities, and vast therapeutic and information and technology areas, you can seek opportunities to change and grow without boundaries.

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: R1091831