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
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
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 jobs.iqvia.com .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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