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Be the Next Game Changer

Lead API Engineer, DataScience

United States, NY, New York

Medidata: Conquering Diseases Together

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,400 customers and partners access the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at

The Lead Software Engineer Function is responsible for hands-on development of Medidata's software applications. The Engineer is one who works very quickly to resolve high impact, challenging, engineering problems while continuously raising the standard of quality in our products and services in a full solutions-oriented SaaS environment.

Provide estimates in backlog grooming

Determine and design application functionality

Build objectives with the team on functional requirements and drive initiatives to meet the objectives

Identify tasks in planning

Contribute to scenario writing

Actively contribute at retrospectives

Design database architecture

Participate in experimental changes in technical improvements and/or processes arising from retrospectives

Apply simple platform design principles locally

Extend service contracts

Be aware of the impact of design on performance, e.g. through algorithmic complexity, N+1 fetching, etc

Competent in tech stack of choice

Deliver new areas of functionality

Review pull requests for functional aspects

Perform local refactoring when making changes

Contribute to continuous integration pipeline

Contribute to addressing technical debt

Provide technical impact assessment

Create unit tests and step definitions for test automation where appropriate

Modify and troubleshoot automated deployment implementation

Access production monitoring

Diagnose issues while dealing with initial uncertainty and incomplete information

Communicate personal and team activities to those outside the team, e.g. blog posts, presentations, stakeholder demos

Meeting project deliverables and timelines.

Write well designed and efficient code.

Work on product releases.

Enjoy working in multiple programming languages on a day to day basis. In addition to working on highly optimized server-side Java code you may find yourself working on some problems in Ruby and Javascript


Constantly seeking to be an expert and takes pride in self-mastery and knowledge development. Quick learning and applied-knowledge capability


Thrives in a team environment, and has strong people communication skills


Enthusiastic and passionate about developing and improving products.  Be explorative on creative solutions and technology in the industry that will help products to grow to next evolution.


Have an innate ability for communicating very high level technical information to a non-technical audience, especially upper management and customer facing groups


Able to use disparate pieces of information to drive investigation and problem solving. Especially in situations where there may not be very much information available on the problem, and you have to use your own creativity or teamwork to drive investigation and devise an appropriate fix


Take ownership of technical projects and provide leadership among peer developers to execute technical implementation through the life-cycle of projects.


Demonstrated expert-level experience in troubleshooting and debugging web server platforms, software and code


Sufficient prior background in web software development is necessary for the position


Ninja-like data querying abilities in SQL(MySQL) and/or NOSQL(MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, etc)


Have Best-of-Breed problem solving abilities and enjoy crafting technical solutions that are business and customer driven


Have the ability to plan, design and implement code fixes on multiple, unrelated sections of the codebase, and/ or different products altogether


Take pride in knowing that the solutions you craft today are helping to develop new medicines that shape the world of tomorrow

In-depth understanding of Java SDK Framework and other framework like Spring Boot is a required element of the position

Basic prior experience in working with cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services is preferred (e.g. S3, EFS, Lambda, SQS, etc)

Basic understanding of GitHub, Jira and Jenkins

AWS and DevOps experience is a plus.

Written and verbal communication skills.

Experience with OOD, OAP and other software development patterns.

Equal opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at 3DS are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. 3DS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. 3DS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Covid statement

Our Company requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide documentation of full vaccination, unless qualified for a medical, religious or state-required accommodation or otherwise exempt consistent with applicable law.  Although accommodation requests will be considered (and granted where appropriate/possible), it may be determined that a candidate is unable to adequately perform the essential functions of the position without imposing an undue hardship due to customer requirements, staffing needs, or other business reasons. Definition of full-vaccination: Employees are considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
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