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Engineering Lead, Clinical Informatics Product Line

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Job Description

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) is the global pharmaceutical research organization of Novartis. With approximately 6,000 scientists and physicians around the world, our research is focused on discovering innovative new drugs that will change the practice of medicine. We have an open and entrepreneurial culture, encouraging collaboration to make effective therapies.
At NIBR, our mission is to discover innovative medicines that treat disease and human health. To do that, our scientists need cutting-edge, state-of-the-art computing systems.

With NIBR Informatics (NX), NIBR is making a strategic investment into informatics capabilities and is positioning itself to deliver the systems and services that are critical to the future of drug discovery.

About the department

The Software Engineering (ENG) group in NX applies excellence in Engineering to build impactful software and data products that enable advanced scientific development at NIBR. We partner with the Software Product organization to deliver intuitive, intentional, and integrated software solutions that create a frictionless user experience. The Clinical Product Line primarily supports translational research and early clinical development.

Purpose of the Role

As Engineering Lead you will partner closely with your co-lead, the Product Line Manager, to define and realize the product and technical strategy for the Clinical Informatics Product Line. You will provide technical guidance to co-create a vision for a group of globally deployed, high-impact scientific software products essential for NIBR clinical operations. This will require a deep knowledge of technology and processes within translational research and early clinical development. In collaboration with the NX organization you will contribute to a well-engineered, integrated, capability-based product landscape. As a hands-on technical leader, you will also contribute directly to the design and implementation of key products within the Clinical Product Line.

Major accountabilities & key activities

Your accountabilities include:
• Develop an architectural vision for the Clinical product line.
• Align technical interfaces of NX products and late-stage clinical development
• Structure internal and external resources on the Clinical product line.
• Identify and remove technical roadblocks.
• Champion software development best practices.
• Lead development of a key clinical product.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

Experience Requirements (Core Skills and Capabilities):
You bring relevant technical leadership and engineering experience in complex business environments, as well as domain expertise in translational research and early clinical development in the drug discovery industry.

Your experience demonstrates the following qualities:
• Able to inspire and enable bold innovation in GxP and clinical products
• Solution oriented; proactive and action oriented
• Curious, open, and willing to learn
• Holds self and others to high technical standards

Education and Qualification Requirements:
• BS/MS in Computer Science, Informatics or similar, or equivalent practical experience
• 8+ years of hands-on software development experience

Technical Competencies:
The following technologies are used within the clinical product line. The successful candidate will understand the effective application of many of them.
• Oracle Apex
• Docker
• Java
• Python
• JavaScript
o Node.js
o React
o jQuery

Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives. We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working. We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!
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