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Engineering Lead, Clinical Informatics Product Line

Novartis Farmacéutica

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 24, 2022.

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.

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.

Experience Requirements (Core Skills and Capabilities): You bring relevant technical leadership and engineering experience in complex business environments, as well as domain expertise in translational research and early clinical development in the drug discovery industry.

Your experience demonstrates the following qualities:
• Able to inspire and enable bold innovation in GxP and clinical products
• Solution oriented; proactive and action oriented
• Curious, open, and willing to learn
• Holds self and others to high technical standards Education and Qualification Requirements:
• BS/MS in Computer Science, Informatics or similar, or equivalent practical experience
• 8 years of hands-on software development experience Technical Competencies: The following technologies are used within the clinical product line.

The successful candidate will understand the effective application of many of them.

• Oracle Apex
• Docker
• Java
• Python
• JavaScript o Node.js o React o jQuery 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 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 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 associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination 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 requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions.

Please send accommodation requests to .

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