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IQVIA Associate Director - Data Science & Machine Learning in Cambridge, Massachusetts


This management position within the Analytics Center of Excellence (ACOE) department of the Research & Development Solutions org (R&DSIT) is responsible for managing a team of data scientists and/or machine learning engineers.

This manager is responsible for delivering a high-performance group of data scientists and machine learning engineers who design and develop new products, features, feature enhancements, and bug fixes that serve an array of scenarios related to clinical trials and other lines of IQVIA’s pharma/tech business.

Success in this role includes creating and sustaining a healthy team working environment, including a focus on work-life balance, while providing opportunities for individual contributors to grow and distinguish themselves. A successful leader will help define and implement best practices and leverage their prior engineering experience to guide and mentor their team members.

Our ideal candidate is someone who brings with them experience as a senior engineer or principal engineer and insight from engineering roles held at multiple organizations. We seek individuals who have experience working in large organizations while maintaining a passion for agility, creativity, and humanity. We welcome individuals who have experience in a variety of industries. This role is a great opportunity for an experienced senior engineer looking to take the next step in their career development with broader responsibility and increasing visibility.

Your typical activities will include:

  • Mentor junior and seniordata scientists and machine learningengineers

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge ofalgorithmic approaches,programming languages,data modelingtechniques and methodologies

  • Lead improvements in best practices, including Agile processes,data modelingtechniques and processes

  • Keep team members informed of company processes,prioritiesand general information

  • Administratively manage employees,conductperformance reviews including development plans, makestaffingdecisions

  • Create effective onboarding plans to ensure minimum time to value

  • Responsible for value proposition of the development team, ensuring teammembersare aligned withtheir roleand contribution

  • Identifyunmetskill requirements andhire or developstaff to satisfy them

Basic Qualifications:

Prospective candidates who meet most of these qualifications are encouraged to apply. A well-qualified candidate will meet all of these qualifications.

  • Sees a front-line manager's role as a player-coach

  • Passion for empowering and enabling direct reports

  • Articulates healthy leadership principles including relationships, empathy, collaboration, pragmatism

  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities

  • Ability to be tactful when dealing with delicate situations

  • Prior experience working in a collaborative Agile environment

  • Basic understanding of finances and budgeting

  • Prior experience in asenior individual contributor role (senior engineer, staff engineer, principal engineer, senior principal engineer)

  • Previously as an IC, led projects with teams of peers (influence, not HR authority)

  • Used/consumed APIs made by others

  • Used CI/CD commit, test, deploy tools

  • Developed object-oriented software usingat leastone ofPython 3.xorJavaScript (ES5/6 or ES2015+), in addition to other technologies or frameworks

  • Solid understanding of relational database management systems including logical design and implementation considerations

Additional Qualifications :

These additional qualifications are not required. However, having any of the qualifications listed below will strengthen a candidate’s application.

  • 5+ years prior experience as a team manager (HR authority)– determining factor inrole/level andscope of responsibility

  • Prior experience as a project manager

  • Designed user experiencesoruser interfaces

  • Implemented user experiences or user interfaces

  • Deployed software into AWS

  • Deployment automation using Terraform

  • Deployed software into Kubernetes containers

  • Implemented and supervised version control strategies

  • Designed and developed Microservices and APIs

  • Developed software for container environments

  • Awareness of infosec compliance factors in software development

  • Prior experiencecollaborating with data science or machine learning teams

  • Prior completion of an ABET accredited BS Computer Science degreeor equivalent (i.e. 3years experiencewith progressivescope and accountability)

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable law.

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics, and expertise to help customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward. Together with the companies we serve, we are enabling a more modern, more effective and more efficient healthcare system, and creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes.

To get there, it takes diverse skills and a curiosity to explore new possibilities. No matter your role, everyone at IQVIA, including our colleagues at Q² Solutions, contributes to our shared goal of improving human health. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us.

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