Life Science IT Solutions Architect - US, Remote

Agile, Biology, Biomedical engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Consulting, Data science, Data modeling, JIRA, JSON, Java, JavaScript, Life sciences, Linux administration, Machine learning, Pharmaceutics, Research, Research and development, Software development, Solution architecture, Software design, Text mining, User stories, Visualization, XML, Project budget, Offshoring, Presales, Presentations, project management
Contract W2, Contract Independent, 12 Months
Depends on Experience

Job Description

Life Science IT Solutions Architect - US, Remote

Our client is looking for a self-motivated and detail-oriented Solution Architect with excellent project management, solution design and delivery, as well as technical and communication skills. The applicant will be responsible for design and delivery of custom technology projects focused on web application development, data analytics and visualization, as well as text mining.  The projects utilize data from public, and customer sources and span the R&D lifecycle, supporting basic research, drug discovery and translational science, clinical and regulatory, and commercial/portfolio disciplines.  This role will support all phases, from pre-sales activities, to project management, delivery, and maintenance. Prior experience with technology projects in Life Sciences is required.

Role Responsibility:

  • Work with our customers in the Pharmaceutical industry to understand business problems, collect requirements, document requirements, and understand how those requirements deliver a new solution that meets the goals of the customer.
  • Contribute to detailed execution plans and guide delivery consultants and software developers (both in-house and offshore) to deliver projects on time and on budget or directly manage complex projects as required.
  • Lead delivery of projects assigned
  • Manage project teams of delivery consultants, data scientists, developers, technical writers, and trainers.
  • Act as a Product Owner for the solution being delivered, managing backlog, facilitating scrum meetings, sprint planning and retrospective meetings.
  • Participate in business development activities, building and maintaining long-term relationships with key account stakeholders.
  • Lead pre-sales and Define & Design activities: gather and analyze requirements, provide technical insights, recommend solutions that address customers’ business drivers and goals, challenges, and complexities that exist within the client's information landscape.
  • Collaborate with domain experts to understand data and build solution workflows comprised of software technology and content.
  • Document user requirements, user stories in JIRA, and lead the software developers to ensure software development is delivering to the requirements of the customer.
  • Create proposals, project budget and resource allocation, ensuring contracts are carried out according to agreed terms.
  • Liaise with Commercial and Sales teams to inform and promote services and to generate new business.
  • Promote the use of Agile across the team and beyond, by building a network with other Agile champions across the organization.
  • Follow and contribute to the team Quality Management plan and standardized ways of working.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Technology, or Engineering (Master’s or PhD preferred) with up-to-date code best practices and software development know-how.
  • ~10+ years of working experience in Life Sciences in a Technology or Data Science role.
  • Excellent communication skills, including an ability to communicate with stakeholders from different professional backgrounds (scientists, sales, marketing, IT personnel) internally and externally, is required
  • Excellent proposal writing skills and ability to communicate technical concepts to business users and customers.
  • A strong desire and ability to deliver quality projects that delight customers.
  • Track record and experience with Agile/SCRUM development practices, including continuous development and delivery. Project management certification or equivalent experience with both Agile Scrum and waterfall methods preferred.
  • Track record of delivering projects worth more than $0.5m on time and on budget. Experience managing project budget, revenue and recognition milestones and invoicing schedules.
  • Understanding of conceptual and logical level data modelling.
  • Familiarity with version control and issue tracking systems, such as Bitbucket, Git and JIRA.
  • Ability to manage own time and conflicting priorities working across multiple projects and presales opportunities.


Desirable skills and qualifications:

  • Familiarity with XML and JSON data exchange formats. Basic understanding of RDF is also desirable.
  • Experience working on projects involving AWS environment, tools, and services.
  • Programming skills, understanding of coding principles and/or experience in Javascript, Angular, Bootstrap, Solr, Java, SQL (PostgreSQL, Oracle) and NoSQL databases (Openlink Virtuoso, Neo4J, MongoDB) will be positively valued.
  • Experience with basic Linux system administration will also be positively valued.
  • AI technologies: NLP, machine learning, vectorization, machine classification, neural networks
  • Advanced degree in Life science/healthcare (Pharmaceutical Science, Epidemiology, Biology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science, Medicine)
Dice Id : 90966073
Position Id : 6798241
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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