Senior Rails Applications Engineer

Company: Medidata
Location: New York, New York, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 09.JUN.2017


We are looking for Software Applications Engineer(s) with 5+ years’ experience building cloud based web services.


Have you ever wondered how the drug that you pick up in a drug store goes from an idea in a researcher's mind to being approved for use around the world? We make the software that medical researchers use to manage clinical trials – enabling researchers to verify the efficacy and safety of new drugs -- which allows the industry to bring new drugs to market quickly and efficiently. 

Medidata Solutions is seeking a passionate Software Engineer to join our Study Planning development team. Our mission is to work with the absolute best engineers to provide pharmaceutical and biotech organizations with the most advanced tools for planning and managing their clinical trials.

We are continually building and improving our cloud-based clinical trial solution to put innovative technology and insightful data into the hands of researchers allowing new treatments to reach markets safely, efficiently and effectively. 

If you are interested in applying your passion and skills to truly impact society in a positive way and not just work for a company that creates yet another social media network application please read on. 

What we are looking for

Software Applications Engineer(s) with 5+ years’ experience building cloud based web services. We work mainly in Ruby on Rails, but we’re interesting in finding high quality software engineers using other object-oriented languages.

You’ll need to 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 PaaS environment.

Responsibility Overview

● Design and development of distributed services using Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Postgres amongst other tools.

● Knowledge of REST and experience in developing RESTful services

● Capability to develop scalable, highly performant code

● Works collaboratively as part of the development team with product managers, UI engineers and UX designers, in an agile environment

● Ability to debug and analyze issues in a distributed SOA environment to find root causes and make technical impact assessments

● Can thrive working in a fast paced dynamic environment

● A desire to stay current with new technologies and engineering concepts

● Strong presentation and communication skills, including development of service contracts

Preferred Skills & Experience

● 3+ years development using Ruby, Java, Python or C#

● 3+ years experience with Object Oriented analysis and design

● Ability to effectively critique other’s code in Pull Requests

● Capacity to refactor code for purposes of efficiency, improved performance 

● Experience with BDD and TDD and ability to apply appropriate design patterns

● Experience with rspec or other unit test frameworks in other languages

● Ability to write acceptance criteria for features in simple business language

● Experience with complex SQL queries and database performance issues

● Use of a distributed source control system (such as Git)

● Experience with deploying to cloud hosting environments, such as AWS

● Experience with NoSQL databases would be definite plus

● Healthcare and clinical trial domain experience a definite plus

● Experience with Ruby On Rails 3.X or 4.X a definite plus

Life at Medidata Solutions Worldwide

We offer our engineers a highly competitive compensation that includes base, bonus and a strong benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, vision care, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts FSA, commuter FSA, 401K, tuition reimbursement program, paid company holidays and unlimited paid time off.

We send engineers to conferences and seminars to learn and get exposed to new ideas and bring back the knowledge and the contacts that they acquired.

We provide top of the line computers (PCs or MacBook Pro), adjustable standing desks and the most comfortable work spaces.

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