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Engineering Lead, Clinical Informatics Product Line

Computer and Mathematical



Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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.