Tech Lead- Assoc Dir, Platform Development (R1079098) in Warsaw, PL at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/28/2019

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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.

Technology Solutions division of IQVIA develops and markets healthcare-focused enterprise software applications including Master Data Management, CRM, Multi-channel Marketing, Content Management, Social and Compliance solutions.  The Digital Office leads the transformation of the Technology Solutions product portfolio and is developing a cloud-based Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence platform bringing a layer of intelligent services to Technology Solutions’ software offering called “Ada”. Ada’s services use machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning techniques as appropriate, and relies on a big data layer.

Role Purpose:

The offshore technical/development lead plays a pivotal role the delivery of this AI/ML platform. In this role, you will provide hands-on technical leadership for a growing development team.  The role includes day to day team oversight,  development, and agile project delivery of an application ecosystem that includes AWS cloud infrastructure, a Devops toolchain,  a Kubernetes ecosystem, as well as various application components.   You will collaborate with US-based teams in growing the offshore team’s capability and maturity while systematically taking over development responsibility for currently out-sourced functionality.

Do you have a passion for building great products? Do you believe in customer-centricity? Do you have strong analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills? Do you want to work in a positive, can-do environment where collaboration and growth mindset are valued?

Join us!

Our team’s values:

  • We focus on building software that adds value for our customers
  • We believe that the best idea or opinion precedes the title of its author
  • We are respectful of everybody’s “think” time, optimizing meetings and limiting interruptions as much as possible
  • We value attitude over aptitude; no jerks allowed
  • We value ownership, accountability, openness in collaboration and feedback
  • We test our code before handing it off: unit tests, ML tests, (continuous) integration tests, etc
  • We believe in reusing existing solutions over reinventing the wheel, and automating where possible
  • We seek continuous improvement, individually and as a team

Principal Accountabilities:

Development, and systems integration on product releases from definition phase through implementation, including modern devOps (containerization)

  • Analyze requirements, architecture designs, wireframes and capabilities of related systems to propose appropriate solutions
  • Perform Knowledge Transfer and transition delivery responsibility from offshore 3rd party development partner
  • Orchestrate the release management process with internal QA, devOps and ProdOps teams
  • Work with machine learning and data engineers in the team to ensure seamless deployment of Ada’s services
  • Delegate programming tasks to other team members, removing the technical impediments and providing oversight as needed
  • Mentor developers by sharing best practices and new tools and techniques
  • Research and share industry innovations and trends

Minimum Education, Experience, & Specialized Knowledge Required:

  • 5-10 years of software development experience
  • 2 years of development lead experience using software engineering best practices in programming, testing, version control, agile development, etc.
  • A strong passion for getting things done, solving real problems, and learning new things
  • Experience with leading projects and overseeing other developers
  • Significant experience developing software using a modern language/framework (C#, Python, Ruby, Scala, Java, Haskell),
  • Experience in Python
  • Hands-On Experience in the majority of the following areas
    • Cloud-based infrastructure (preferred experience is AWS and with KOPS Kubernetes)
    • Modern devOps  CI/CD and deployment (preferred experience is with Docker,  Gitlab, Jenkins, Terraform, and Ansible)
    • Kubernetes-based application deployments (preferably based on Helm)
    • Web Applications and Restful APIs (preferably Python based using Django and Flask)
    • Data and API integration and orchestration (preferably with Mulesoft and Airflow)
    • Production Readiness (Metrics, Monitoring, logging and notification, Security, etc)
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in Agile Collaboration platforms (preferably Jira and Confluence)

To be successful in this role, you must also:

  • Work well in a collaborative, team based environment (both work autonomously and as part of a team)
  • Be a self-starter who enjoys collaborating
  • Be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Be fast and efficient and able to juggle multiple projects
  • Be an expert, proactive communicator, and possesses strong leadership skills

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: R1079098

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