Lead Data Migration Engineer, Plasma - Open to Remote Workers Technology and R&D New York, New York

Company: Medidata

Position at Medidata Solutions

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 www.medidata.com.

Your Mission:

  • You are a developer with 5+ years experience building data migration solutions to support system replacements.

  • You’ll demonstrate a passion for your craft, be self-motivated and eager to engage in high impact, challenging engineering problems while continuously raising the standard of quality in our products and services in a full solutions-oriented SaaS environment. 

  • Your responsibilities will include design and hands-on implementation and development of data migration tools required to support replacing multiple existing on-premise systems with newly engineered SaaS applications running on Amazon Web Services.

  • You will be comfortable working with Product Managers to turn great ideas into detailed requirements.

  • You will also design how migrations should be implemented, and help determine the best architecture to use in each situation.

 Key Responsibilities: 

  • Be the technical lead engineer responsible for building data migrations between several components in an end to end life sciences solution which is comprised of multiple software products 

  • Help to direct the efforts of other data teams working on the project to ensure alignment and efficient use of resources

  • Work with other Agile team members to build in test automation from the ground up for every migration in the system 

  • Work with system architects to develop data flows 

  • Ensure efficiency, quality, and resiliency of the data migration process 

  • Design and build data migrations that scale and perform even for the largest data sets

Your Competencies: 

  • 5+ years experience developing data migration tools

  • Experience using off the shelf ETL tools with a focus on Microsoft SQL Server as the source

  • Experience writing custom data migration scripts using languages such as Java or Python

  • Understanding of source control management (Git/GitHub)

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment 

  • A passion to stay current with new technologies and engineering concepts

  • Hands-on cloud expertise (preferably AWS) with strong understanding of SaaS models

Your Education & Experience: 

  • Microsoft SQL Server

  • ETL Tools - (Pentaho, etc.) 

  • Postgres and/or MySQL

  • TDD/BDD experience

  • B.S. or M.S. Computer Science, Engineering, related field or relevant experience

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with Data Integration Software (eg Mulesoft, Boomi, AppFlow) 

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Developing services supporting mobile applications

  • Clinical research knowledge or worked in a regulated environment

  • MongoDB 

Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform. 


Medidata Solutions have powered over 17,000+ clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.


Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 


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