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Digital Capability Management, Solution Architecture & Delivery, Clinical Operations

Position Description

Lead the technical design and implementation of new digital capabilities supporting the R&D Strategy & Planning and Global Clinical Operations functions.  Effectively work on large complex programs in collaboration with IT (Plan, Build & Run) and business function stakeholders, ensuring solutions satisfy business needs, are appropriately aligned with BMS and industry standards, and are engineered to be reliable, cost-effective, scalable, and sustainable throughout the expected lifecycle.  Manage the delivery of technical teams including solution architecture definition, technical design, development, testing, integration, and deployment.  Author and/or review technical documentation including solution architecture, technical design, detailed design, and IQ/OQ documents.  Develop technical proof of concepts including hands-on programming where required.  Lead the identification and evaluation of new technologies, delivery methods (e.g., SaaS/PaaS/IaaS), and application development methodologies and supporting toolsets.


* BS/BA in Engineering, Computer Science or Life Sciences (or other quantitative related discipline).

* Masters or other advanced degree is a plus. 

* At least 5 years' experience in a technical architect role, preferably in the Life Sciences Industry.

* To be effective in this role, the incumbent must have broad technology expertise, strong working knowledge of Pharmaceutical R&D business processes, ability to develop project plans, and manage the delivery of a team. 

* The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record implementing complex technical solutions, developing software applications following structured SDLC processes in a regulated environment and leading technical teams. 

* Experience working with offshore software development models is preferred. 

* Knowledge of programming languages/frameworks (Java, Spring, Grails, Groovy, SQL, Perl, SAS), databases (Oracle, MySQL, Postgres), SaaS/PaaS/IaaS (Amazon Web Services,, Veeva) desired.

* Knowledge of the Medidata suite of applications (Rave, Strategic Monitoring) and Oracle Life Sciences suite of applications (Oracle Clinical, Siebel Clinical, Oracle Clinical Development Analytics) is a plus.

* Must be a relationship builder and capable of functioning without line authority and working effectively in a highly matrixed organization.

* Strong communication, planning, organization, and collaboration skills are required.