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Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Posted: May 21, 2020

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IQVIATM is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

Front-end Software Developer – Brighton, UK

OMOP Factory, Real World Solutions (RWS) Technology

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About our team
The Brighton OMOP team is based within IQVIA’s Global Real World Solutions Technology unit. Everyone in the team has brought their own unique mix of knowledge and expertise to create a team focused on helping health data science work with big data. The team are passionate about solving real world problems and meeting our end-users needs.

What problems are we solving?

Currently healthcare professionals and researchers around the world spend days wading through petabytes of health data across multiple formats to discover trends and solutions that could answer some of the post pressing and complex questions in global healthcare.

Our OMOP team have created a solution that enables health professionals to access and convert health data in to a single, accurate, standardised format faster than ever before. This accuracy and speed then enable health professionals to answer those healthcare questions.

As a frontend developer, you will play a pivotal role in creating a fast and pixel-perfect interface that delivers an intuitive user experience across our solution's feature set. You will be part of an agile scrum team, working with other Developers and Product Managers; and coordinating with similar teams in the East Coast US.

We rely on Big Data / Hadoop technologies to drive data transformations. We use React, SASS and other modern web development frameworks to provide a fast and rich user experience, along with modern build pipelines and processes such as WebPack, NPM/Yarn and Jenkins.

As part of the wider RWS Technology team, you will also have the opportunity to participate in regular innovation weeks, where you can show case your skills and interact with likeminded individuals in the pursuit of innovative software solutions to real world problems.

What to expect

In this role, you will:

  • Design, develop and deliver a new software product for the conversion of varied healthcare data sources into the standard OMOP format
  • Focus on the front-end components for the product using Typescript, React, Redux
  • Work and follow designs and UI/UX guidelines, leveraging repositories of React components
  • Work with team members such as Software Engineers and Product Managers to produce high-quality features and solutions
  • Contribute in Agile daily stands-ups, sprint planning and retrospectives
  • Work to fortnightly sprints and take part in bi-weekly demos
  • Support / act as scrum master, as needed
  • Support resolution of production issues

Our ideal candidate will be / have

  • Good communication skills
  • Happy to collaborate, share and learn within the team
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and ready to contribute new ideas
  • Strong CSS skills
  • Experienced in converting wireframes into functioning interfaces
  • Experienced in developing interfaces for complex use cases
  • Experienced with Typescript, React, Redux, SASS, HTML/JS/CSS
  • Experienced in prototype and MVP iterative development
  • Able to design for cross-browser compatibility
  • Able to write automated tests using Puppeteer
  • Working knowledge of Jenkins and NPM/Yarn for building and bundling applications
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies

Bonus points for

  • Knowledge of working with Adobe,Balsamiq and InVision assets
  • Experience with Java, Scala or similar
  • Experience in NodeJS
  • Understanding of relational database design, N-tier architecture and web technologies
  • Understanding of client/server technologies and concepts
  • Interest in adding back-end skills, for occasional full stack work
  • Experience in life sciences / healthcare sector
  • University degree in a relevant subject

Location and travel

  • Role based in IQVIA’s Brighton office
  • No / minimal travel expected to other IQVIA offices (London, East Coast US)

The team

The RWS Technology & Data Science mission is to deliver world-class and globally scalable technology platforms and analytics applied to complex and large-scale clinical datasets, to support IQVIA's ongoing and rapid growth in real-world analytics solutions, as well as the development of new product lines. This requires global leadership across technical and data architecture, software development and data visualization, privacy management, analytical methods, data science, machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing (NLP) - building upon 100s of novel technologies and methods either published in peer-reviewed journals or patented by our team.

The solutions are delivered to a variety of clients across life-science, government, payor or provider organizations. The RWS team also curates the largest collection of de-identified real-world data in the world, from different patient care settings in 18 countries worldwide – the RWS Tech team is at the forefront of "Big Data" in healthcare.

The OMOP Factory will be an enabler for reliable healthcare analytics in our industry, at a global level. Beyond the commercial value of its products and solutions, the team is also motivated by the desire to do good for humanity by improving healthcare and enabling answers that support patient well-being and safety.

Why join?

Those who join us become part of a recognized global leader still willing to challenge the status quo to improve patient care. In RWS, you will have access to the most cutting-edge technology, the largest data sets, the best analytics tools and, in our opinion, some of the finest minds in the Healthcare industry.

You can drive your career at IQVIA and choose the path that best defines your development and success. With exposure across diverse geographies, capabilities, and vast therapeutic and information and technology areas, you can seek opportunities to change and grow without boundaries.

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

Job ID: R1078759


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