Senior Applications Engineer ( React )

Medidata (www.mdsol.com) is leading the digital transformation of life sciences with the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial and real-world data. Powered by artificial intelligence, our Intelligent Platform for Life Sciences helps pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies accelerate value, minimize risk and optimize outcomes throughout the life-cycle of a clinical trial.

To understand more on our mission and what inspires us, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLXoYeDi2rE

Medidata London Engineering Team

You will be part of a c.120 strong SaaS Technology production environment.  In London we own the engineering for an enterprise scale software platform that supports thousands of clinical trials every day.  It's rare that ownership for this scale of cloud software engineering production exists outside the US.

Medidata Environment

Just over a year ago we moved into purpose built offices high above the skyline of Hammersmith, just 60 seconds walk from the tube.  You will enjoy modern workspaces and a culture that is mission driven, collaborative and fun!

Medidata Benefits

  • Base salary - to be honest there's a range here, if we’re a good match for you and vice versa, we’ll try and make it work!
  • 10% bonus
  • Other benefits include free private health and dental care for you + family, a great pension, 25 days holiday, subsidised gym + many other enterprise grade perks
Introduction to our Product & The Challenge:
Site Payments (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.medidata.com/en/products/site-payments&source=gmail&ust=1557582591193000&usg=AFQjCNFbEY4kWLsGdwPKNZLhU3DVpY8oAg" rel="noopener">https://www.medidata.com/en/products/site-payments) is a platform to enable efficient payments to be made to sites caryying out work for a clinical trial. Site payments can be complex and time-consuming to manage, but ensuring sites get paid correctly and on time helps to keep the trial running smoothly and the sites in business, so it really matters.
Site Payments makes use of latest tools, tech stack and frameworks, with focus on a functional programming paradigm using Scala and related stack for API and backend development, and Javascript with React/Redux for frontend development. Our continuous build and deploy infrastructure makes use of Docker, Travis, GoCD and AWS. We use Zipkin, Sumologic, New Relic and Google Analytics for instrumentation and logging.

Your Mission:

As a Senior Applications Engineer with focus on front-end development:

  • Be a hands-on contributor involved directly in the development of micro-services React applications by adopting appropriate technologies to host in AWS cloud.
  • Provide solutions to complex business problems and translate them to technology
  • Adhere to good engineering principles and provide high quality solution
  • Be aware of new design patterns and provide solutions based on the selected patterns
  • Competent in technical stack of choice
  • Help the team to debug production issues and provide possible workarounds and solutions
  • Support and contribute directly in the development of back-end work when needed.

As an Agile Team Member:

  • Working as pair with other team members
  • Working closely with Test Engineers and Business Analysts
  • Actively participate in the Scrum meetings
  • Contribute in Scrum Artefacts
  • Present sprint achievements in reveal
  • Thrives in a team environment and has strong people communication skills

Your Competencies:

  • Good experience creating reusable components using React and Redux along with experience with Node.js
  • Good experience of having worked on a large scale project with React
  • Good experience of in MySQL or a similar relational database
  • Good understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills
  • Source control and review using Git
  • Experience of supporting web applications with ability to troubleshoot and root cause analysis
  • Experience of working on an agile team practising scrum or kanban

Your Preferred Competencies:

  • Development in SaaS and cloud-based environments
  • AWS exposure
  • Awareness of cross-browser compatibility issues

Softer Skills:

  • Thrives in a team environment and has strong people communication skills
  • Be a problem solver - find creative solutions for tough problems
  • Prepared to challenge the status-quo - propose multiple solutions with pros and cons

Your Education & Experience:

  • Typically requires strong related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or a Master’s degree; or equivalent work experience

More on Medidata
The Medidata Clinical Cloud® is the primary technology solution powering clinical trials for 18 of the world's top 25 global pharmaceutical companies and is used by 18 of the top 25 medical device developers—from study design and planning through execution, management and reporting. Our customers include global pharmaceutical companies, biotech, diagnostic and device firms, leading academic medical centers, technical partners and contract research organizations.
 
By automating over 12,000 clinical trials to date, Medidata has the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. Today, Medidata pioneers innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing a new level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials. That means better treatments reach waiting patients sooner. 

We know that diverse teams win. It is our diversity and inclusiveness that fuels innovation and sparks our passion and commitment to patient health. We are still led by our Co-founders, Tarek Sherif and Glen de Vries, and have global operations in US, Europe and Asia with over 1900 employees.

MDSOL Europe Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications irrespective of race, gender, gender reassignment, age, religion or belief, relationship status, pregnancy/maternity, sexual orientation or disability.




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