Jul 14, 2022

Job Description

Bringing life-changing medicines to millions of people, Novartis sits at the intersection of cutting-edge medical science and innovative digital technology. As a global company, the resources and opportunities for growth and development are plentiful including global and local cross functional careers, a diverse learning suite of thousands of pro-grams & an in-house marketplace for rotations & project work. With a strong medicines pipeline our current trans-formation will not just deliver growth for our business but continue to allow us to bring innovative medicines to patients quickly.

The Associate Director, Full Stack Software Developer will be responsible for designing and developing front-end web applications, backed information retrieval, and API design and integration for the Real-World Evidence & Medical Intelligence (RWE&MI) applications. This role will be a critical member of the software team and will collabo-rate with UX, Data Engineers, Data Scientists, DevOps, and Quality Assurance teams.

The RWE&MI information products and applications support the strategic initiatives of Medical Affairs and Population Health and Account Management (PHAM) teams to create information products (that utilize epidemiology, health economics, statistics, and machine learning) and solutions focused on improving clinical care delivery. This includes utilizing large licensed Real-World Data Novartis assets and co-development initiatives with hospital systems.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Development of RWE&MI Front-End Website / Applications – You will be responsible for the design of user inter-active website/application architecture and flow and ensure the responsiveness of the application by meeting both technical and user needs by creating cloud-based application (AWS, Google, Azure) functions in all tiers and for all maturity stages. Apply frontend concepts and frameworks (HTML, CSS, Less, Sass, and JavaScript frameworks such as Angular, React and Amber) and JavaScript ecosystem.
• Develop Information Retrieval Systems - Work closely with the Information Architect to develop business logic and information retrieval capabilities. Design and develop application program interfaces (APIs). Partner with the Software Architect and Information Architect to implement best practice software concepts of Data Modeling, Data Storage and Retrieval utilizing fit for purpose databases (SQL, NoSQL, File Systems, Hadoop Distributed File Systems (HDFS), etc..).
• Leadership in Full Stack Software Engineering Development – Utilize Object Oriented Programming (OOP), Soft-ware Engineering, Data Modeling, Interface & Protocol Design. Work with the Software Architect to provide Full Stack software engineering, data engineering and development by utilizing Python, Java, Scala, C#, C++.
• Team Leadership in Software Practice – Provide software leadership and support and mentor team members in soft-ware best practices. Incorporate agile development processes and environments supported by Continuous Integration / Continuous Development (CI/CD) pipelines. Apply software testing practices (Test Driven Design, TDD; Behavior Driven Design, BDD), load testing and application performance tuning.
• Able to develop a strategic vision by integrating needs of diverse constituencies, scientific considerations and market knowledge to produce best in class results. Demonstrated creativity and effectiveness in addressing strategic challenges.
• A world class team player with highly attuned interpersonal skills, strong team building motivational, collaboration and influencing skills necessary to achieve desired outcomes in a matrix, cross-functional environment. Works effectively in a global, team-based organization. Exercises influence at senior levels, and builds alignment around goals and objectives. Readily builds consensus and achieves agreement on key priorities.
• Innovative and creative “out of the box” thinker who will challenge the status quo to improve operations and facilitate positive change. Able to adapt quickly to changing market conditions, business needs and an evolving product portfolio. Flexible and responsive to change; creative problem-solving skills. Anticipates change, and develops simple strategies to address them.

Our selection process will prioritize associates from the current Innovative Medicines division, whose positions may be changing or impacted. This is a US based position. No international relocation will be provided for this position.

This position can be based remotely anywhere in the U.S. (there may be some restrictions based on legal entity). Please note that this role would not provide relocation as a result. The expectation of working hours and travel (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science; Master's degree desirable.
• 5+ years of Full Stack software development experience, including experience in Object-Oriented Programming.
• 3+ years of experience leading software development teams.
• Software design & architecture, full-stack application development
• Full-stack experience in software engineering, data engineering and development with experience in Python, Java, Scala, C#, C++.
• Infrastructure design and development for scalable data-centric architectures
• Data Storage and retrieval, Databases, SQL, NOSQL, File Systems, HDFS, Distributed computing, Hadoop, Spark
• Designing and development of APIs using cloud engineering (AWS, Google, Azure)


Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

COVID-19: While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associ-ates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vac-cination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This re-quirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected].

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East Hanover, NJ
Information Technology
Full Time
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Associate Director, Full Stack Software Development (Remote)

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