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IQVIA: Manager – Data Science & Machine Learning


This is a Full-time position in Waltham, MA posted August 1, 2021.

Summary: This management position within the Analytics Center of Excellence (ACOE) department of the Research & Development Solutions org (R & D S IT) is responsible for managing a team of data scientists and/or machine learning engineers.

This manager is responsible for delivering a high-performance group of data scientists and machine learning engineers who design and develop new products, features, feature enhancements, and bug fixes that serve an array of scenarios related to clinical trials and other lines of IQVIA’s pharma/tech business.

Success in this role includes creating and sustaining a healthy team working environment, including a focus on work-life balance, while providing opportunities for individual contributors to grow and distinguish themselves.

A successful leader will help define and implement best practices and leverage their prior engineering experience to guide and mentor their team members.

Our ideal candidate is someone who brings with them experience as a senior engineer or principal engineer and insight from engineering roles held at multiple organizations.

We seek individuals who have experience working in large organizations while maintaining a passion for agility, creativity, and humanity.

We welcome individuals who have experience in a variety of industries.

This role is a great opportunity for a n experienced senior engineer looking to take the next step in their career development with broader responsibility and increasing visibility.

Your typical activities will include: Mentor junior and senior data scientists and machine learning engineers Maintain up-to-date knowledge of algorithmic approaches, programming languages, data modeling techniques and methodologies Lead improvements in best practices, including Agile processes, data modeling techniques and processes Keep team members informed of company processes, priorities and general information Administratively manage employees, conduct performance reviews including development plans, make staffing decisions Create effective onboarding plans to ensure minimum time to value Responsible for value proposition of the development team, ensuring team members are aligned with their role and contribution Identify unmet skill requirements and hire or develop staff to satisfy them Basic Qualifications: Prospective candidates who meet most of these qualifications are encouraged to apply.

A well-qualified candidate will meet all of these qualifications.

Sees a front-line manager’s role as a player-coach Passion for empowering and enabling direct reports Articulates healthy leadership principles including relationships, empathy, collaboration, pragmatism Strong verbal and written communication abilities Ability to be tactful when dealing with delicate situations Prior experience working in a collaborative Agile environment Basic understanding of finances and budgeting Prior experience in a senior individual contributor role ( senior engineer, staff engineer, principal engineer, senior principal engineer) Previously a s an IC, led projects with teams of peers (influence, not HR authority) U sed/consumed APIs made by others U sed CI/CD commit, test, deploy tools D eveloped object-oriented software using at least one of Python 3.X or JavaScript (ES5/6 or ES2015), in addition to other technologies or frameworks Solid understanding of relational database management systems including logical design and implementation considerations Additional Qualifications : These additional qualifications are not required.

However, having any of the qualifications listed below will strengthen a candidate’s application.

3 years p rior experience as a team manager (HR authority) – determining factor in role/level and scope of responsibility Prior experience as a project manager Designed user experiences or user interfaces Implemented user experiences or user interfaces Deployed software into AWS Deployment automation using Terraform Deployed software into Kubernetes containers Implemented and supervised version control strategies Designed and developed Microservices and APIs Developed software for container environments Awareness of infosec compliance factors in software development Prior experience collaborating with data science or machine learning teams Prior completion of an ABET accredited BS Computer Science degree or equivalent (i.E.

3 years experience with progressive scope and accountability) At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world.

The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000 employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way.

Learn more at jobs.Iqvia.Com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable law.


provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at workday_recruitingiqvia.Com to arrange for such an accommodation.