Big Data Engineer

  • One IMS drive, plymouth meeting, PA
  • Full-time

Company Description

IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

Our Predictive Analytics team within the Real World Insights (RWI) Technology division is a fast growing group of collaborative, enthusiastic, and entrepreneurial individuals. In our never-ending quest for opportunities to harness the value of Real World Evidence (RWE), we are at the centre of IQVIA’s advances in areas such as machine learning and cutting-edge statistical approaches. Our efforts improve retrospective clinical studies, under-diagnosis of rare diseases, personalized treatment response profiles, disease progression predictions, and clinical decision-support tools. 

Job Description

Role Purpose:
The Ada big data engineer plays a pivotal role the delivery of this AI/ML platform. In this role, you will design, develop, test and maintain the data layer of Ada. You will work with a team of data scientists to define the data architecture, and software developers and docker engineer to build the infrastructure and the solution.
We are passionate about our users and our products, and we're looking for people who can match and exceed our obsession for customer success.
Do you want to help build the next generation of ML platforms for the enterprise? Do you want to help users solve real problems by creating simple, fun and transformative experiences? Do you want to work with an incredibly passionate team of people who love their products?
Because we work on the cutting edge of a lot of technologies, we need someone who is a creative problem solver, resourceful in getting things done, and productive working independently or collaboratively.

Principle Accountabilities:
 Develop and maintain data pipelines, with a focus on writing scalable, clean, and fault-tolerant code to handle disparate data sources
 Collaborate with other engineers to help implement and design Ada’s data layer
 Work closely with our data scientist team to gather data requirements to support modelling
 Help drive optimization, testing and tooling to improve data quality across the product line


Minimum Education, Experience, & Specialized Knowledge Required:

2 years’ experience in a similar role
 Proficiency in one of the following Java, Scala, Python or a similar programming language
 Experience with Hadoop and related technologies (Hive, Pig, Spark, Presto, Impala)
 Strong SQL experience (MySQL, Redshift/Postgres)
 Experience with AWS data tools, i.e. especially EMR, Redshift, Data Pipeline
 Comfort with source control (GitHub) and working in a Linux environment
 Experience with handling and processing large data sets in a business environment
 Understanding of structured and unstructured data design/modeling
 Experience using software engineering best practices in programming, testing, version control, agile development, etc
 Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
 Experience with cloud deployment and modern devOps required
 Experience with Machine learning/Deep learning platform a plus
 Experience with graph databases a plus
 Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

To be successful in this role, you must also:
 Work well in a collaborative, team based environment (both work autonomously and as part of a team)
 Be a self-starter who enjoys collaborating
 Be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
 Be fast and efficient and able to juggle multiple projects
 Be an expert, proactive communicator, and possesses strong leadership skills

Additional Information

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.