Software Engineer 2 (R1012320) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 6/21/2019

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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.

Seeking an experienced business analytics developer.  The ideal candidate will be experienced with creating data visualizations and analysis utilizing visualization tools such as SpotFire, Tableau, etc… along with a proficiency in Python/Iron Python and R and/or JavaScript.  Candidates with strong Python/Iron Python and SQL skills and a desire to learn and utilize the TIBCO SpotFire visualization tool for analysis can also be a good fit. Must have at least 3-5 years’ experience creating complex analysis of data based upon identified information needs.  This designer will work with an integrated team of designers, business analysts, data analysts and developers creating complex data graphics using TIBCO Spotfire data visualization tool and technologies such as R, Iron Python, and JavaScript to support key strategic initiatives. Candidates should have in-depth experience working with business analysts and end users to refine identified business needs through in-depth design reviews and information sessions. Must be an analytical thinker, with a strong design sense, and understand implications of the various design options available for a given visualization. Candidates should be results driven, detailed orientated and work well within a dynamic and creative team. Experience working in an agile environment or knowledge of the agile process is a plus. Experience with large data sets and/or an understanding of clinical data and processes is desirable.  Some understanding of statistical methods and approaches would be a bonus.


  • Design and create data visualizations in TIBCO Spotfire to satisfy identified and elaborated business needs captured in the form of user stories
  • Leverage technologies such as Iron Python, R, and JavaScript to extend the capabilities of the Spotfire platform to meet project objectives.
  • Assist in defining deliverables, costs and benefits and ROI.
  • Facilitate design review sessions with analysts and key stakeholders to refine and elaborate the data visualizations
  • Work with validation and testing team to ensure formal system and user acceptance testing is properly documented
  • Creates the design specification, deployment plans, system manual and other technical documents for respective design activities
  • Support to troubleshooting problems, providing workarounds and producing patches for customers as required
  • Estimates the magnitude and time requirements to complete all tasks major as well as minor feature development. Provides accurate and timely updates to project manager on progress
  • Ensure on time, high quality deliverables and meeting project milestones and deadlines within budget with minimal supervision
  • Assists and mentors other team members in the business application, development technologies or Software Development Lifecycle processes (such as reviewing, designing and testing)
  • Participates in peer review of work products such as code, designs, and test plans produced by other team members
  • Designs, writes and performs unit, integration or system testing which includes development of test plans.
  • Contributes in end to end build management and supports deployments
  • Leads and manages code configuration management system in the project with respect to builds and release management


Candidate should have a minimum of 4 years of business experience, combined with relevant education, training, and applicable industry certification. Candidate should possess a Bachelor's degree.

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of data analysis and/or visualization experience
  • Strong communication, organizational, prioritization and leadership skills
  • Detailed orientated with strong analytical aptitude, an understanding of statistical methods is helpful
  • Knowledgeable in both object-oriented analysis & design and database design methods
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: (Oracle, SQL Server, Hadoop, Mongo DB)
  • Can demonstrate database and SQL knowledge and skill
  • Possess strong data analysis and technical skills
  • Possess good written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new environments
  • Self-driven and motivated individual that takes pride in the development of high quality, on time, within budget projects
  • System Lifecycle Methodology experience with Computer Systems Validation preferred
  • Familiarity with SCRUM agile development methodology is beneficial
  • Pharma/CRO or healthcare experience within a regulated industry is a plus
  • Proficiency in Iron Python scripting, R language, JavaScript, or relate language is desirable.
  • Additional proficiency in XML, web services, and data services development is also a plus


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related discipline and 4 or more years of experience with applicable tools 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 and mouse requiring repetitive motion of fingers and wrists
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time 

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.

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

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1012320