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Virtual Trials Mobile Architect (R1063311) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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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.

Why IQVIA? A career at IQVIA puts you at the corporate center of the leading worldwide pharmaceutical services organization. We have been named to Computerworld's "100 Best Places to Work in IT" many times over the years. If you want to work for a global, fast-paced organization dedicated to improving the development and marketing of medicines, IQVIA is the place for you. We are seeking dynamic, highly motivated and results focused individuals that take an innovative and consultative approach to driving and achieving success. Apply now for our Virtual Trials Mobile Architect position located in our Research Triangle Park / Durham, NC office. 


This Mobile Architect position will be hands-on in designing solutions and leading teams developing cutting edge software applications to meet the business needs of our clients. This individual will apply functional knowledge and technical expertise in the design, implementation and maintenance of custom software. This individual has a passion for innovation, and is a hard-working, results-oriented solutions architect who can communicate effectively and lead a team of developers in developing innovative applications for some of the world's biggest companies. The projects inside this group are fast paced, innovative and often the first of their kind for the organization and the industry. This individual will be exposed to a wide variety of high profile projects, so this individual must have strong conceptual problem-solving skills and be highly motivated and passionate about exceeding expectations. Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, is eager to tackle the complex solutions and drive innovation and change in the market place and organization.


  • Serve as top level technical expert on large, complex mobile application development projects
  • Design, architect and build advanced applications for mobile (iOS, Android) and web platforms 
  • Prepare complex design, development, implementation, and maintenance plans for systems
  • Interact with corporate and project team members to negotiate timelines, responsibilities and deliverables
  • Document systems architecture in accordance with programming standards and company validation procedures
  • Perform peer review of work products such as code, designs, and test plans produced by other team members regarding IT standards and procedures
  • Mentors junior team members in training and developing technical expertise
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features
  • Accurately estimates the magnitude and time requirements of features and fixes
  • Utilizes source control, continuous integration and unit testing best practices
  • Coordinates and oversees work performed by external vendors
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and incorporate new technologies
  • Provide leadership and guidance to continue to establish development best practices and standards for the organization
  • Effectively communicate with authority and conviction.
  • Recommend course of action regarding project issues/concerns, implement mitigation plans, then escalate risks and issues to senior IT management as necessary
  • Maintain knowledge of competitive and complementary products and experiences.


  • Experience delivering complex applications for Android and iOS
  • Experience with real-world mobile projects published to public stores or via enterprise distribution
  • Experience developing both native and cross-platform (Xamarin, React Native, etc.)
  • Experience building complex Salesforce-based mobile applications
  • Experience building solutions on cloud-based SaaS platforms (Azure, AWS, Heroku)
  • Experience establishing CI/CD pipelines, including unit and UI automated testing
  • Experience delivering on a frequent Agile cadence 
  • Experience managing app store approval/publication
  • Experience defining and executing targeted roll-out strategies
  • Ability to identify root causes of technical problems and recommend solutions
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Ability to quickly ramp-up on new languages, technologies, and platforms
  • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Possess an expert knowledge in software development tools, practices, and life cycle methodologies
  • Must love working in fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills, and proven track record of presenting to and influencing stakeholders and senior management


  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree, and have a minimum of 8+ years of software development experience, strong communication and interpersonal skills; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience


  • Experience with cross-platform mobile development platforms (Cordova, Xamarin, etc.)
  • Experience with cloud platforms (Heroku, Salesforce, Azure, AWS, Google) 
  • Experience implementing mobile/web back-end services (WebAPI, Express, Jersey)
  • Experience with Agile Scrum methodologies
  • Experience working with a distributed team
  • Knowledge of the clinical drug development industry, procedures/processes, and regulatory standards
  • Experience working with Mulesoft Anypoint platform

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

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: R1063311