Senior Software Development Analyst (SAS Programming) - (1807801) in Bloemfontein, ZA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 6/26/2018

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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.


Provide experienced, comprehensive and advanced technical expertise as part of a team to develop and maintain clinical systems to meet internal and external clients' needs. Plan and coordinate database design and development for local, regional, or transnational use. Provide leadership to the Clinical Data Programming department in the area of technical expertise. Provide internal consulting services, including specifications, user needs analysis for complex project or client requirements.


• Serve as Lead Programmer Clinical Data Programming on the corporate team.

• Plan and coordinate database design, development, implementation, maintenance, and user support of clinical systems.

• Provide expert technical advice and solutions with internal and external clients.

• Program, test, and document databases in accordance with programming standards and validation procedures.

• Program database manipulations and transfers of data for internal and external clients.

• Provide expert review of database development work with regard to programming standards and validation procedures.

• Serve or lead Quintiles committees and task forces to develop complex, technical solutions for projects or client needs.

• Provide software and programming solutions across projects and/or technologies to meet internal and external needs.

• Mentor other team members and Lead Programmers in training and developing technical and/or database expertise.

• Independently bring project solutions to the CDP teams, Clinical Data Programming department, and internal and external technical teams.

• Collaborate with IT in evaluating and/or developing, and implementing new technologies.

• Provide long term evaluations of clinical systems company-wide.

• Develop, revise, and maintain core operating procedures and working instructions with CDP Management.

• Meet milestones as assigned, and interact with the project team to organize timelines, responsibilities and deliverables.

• Develop and maintain good communications and working relationships with teams and external clients.

• Interact with corporate team members to negotiate timelines, responsibilities, and deliverables.

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


• Expert knowledge of Oracle and/or SAS

• Solid understanding of clinical drug development process

• Excellent organizational, communication, and technical database skills

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients

Note: This job description may be filled by the following data management roles (including but not limited to):

• Build Programmer (Build Prog)

• Custom Function Programmer (CF Prog)

• Data Management Programmer (DM Programmer)

• Data Management SAS Programmer (SAS Prog)

• Database CRF Annotator (DB CRF Annotator)

• Lead Programmer (Lead Prog)

• Maintenance Programmer (Maint Prog)

• Programmer (Prog)

• SAS Programmer (SAS Prog)

• Study Access Coordinator

• Unblinded SAS Programmer

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree, or educational equivalence, in computer/life science or related field with 7 years of 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

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: 1807801