Sr. Software Engineer

  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Jul 19, 2019
Business Development Consultant Engineering I.T Pharmaceutical Research

Job Description

This position is responsible for building and supporting features as well as mentoring peers and more junior engineers in the development of the DrugDev Spark platform.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Independently lead the development of medium to large system components
  • Contribute to the design and development of new features and applications.
  • Identify opportunities for process and tooling improvements and drive implementation
  • Unit testing and functional testing of new functionality.
  • Support customers and professional services as required to address any questions or resolve any issues related to the DrugDev Spark platform.
  • Mentor peers and more junior engineers and perform peer code review.
  • Review of functional specifications and other validation deliverables.
  • Coordinate release management activities, including alignment with quality and validation processes
  • Serve as the back-up to senior engineering staff for releases and other duties when others are unavailable
  • Support recruitment and on-boarding of new team members
  • Provide technical thought leadership and help evaluate emerging technologies and 3rd party products
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Technical/functional expertise .
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Customer focus
  • Conflict management
  • Energy, motivation and work rate

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position does not have responsibility for supervising people.  

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • BS in a related field (CS, Math) or comparable experience
  • Graduate degree desirable
  • At least 7 years of web application development experience or 5 years of web application experience plus graduate training
  • At least 1 year of demonstrated success in development with DrugDev Spark or equivalent system preferred
  • Fewer years of experience will be acceptable with directly relevant coding expertise

Skill Requirements

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, Python, JS React, Ember, or similar web framework.
  • Ability to lead and/or mentor a group of developers
  • Good interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail