Covance

  • Principal Software Engineer

    Job Location(s) US-Nationwide
    Job Number
    2018-19385
    Job Category
    Information Technology
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    We are seeking a Principal Software Engineer to develop software solutions for external clients and internal operations based on detailed specifications from technology/systems consultants. Responsible for the architecture, design, development, testing, documentation and analysis of modules or features of new or upgraded software systems and products. Develops and/or executes implementation in accordance to SDLC and project plans. SW Engineers may develop a range of products including mobile apps, webbase apps, console apps, etc. producing both enhancements to existing products and new products.  This is a virtual position and can be located anywhere in the US.

     

    • Provides technical expertise in developing solutions to complex software engineering problems, which require frequent use of ingenuity and creativity.
    • Provides work leadership to others. Interfaces with senior management to provide and obtain information and gain consensus regarding project direction.
    • Evaluates current technology and recommend tools for implementation within a project or department.
    • Collaborates well with CTO, IT, Data Management and Quality Assurance, voluntarily shares information.
    • Offers proposed design changes/suggestions to processes and products, exerts significant latitude in determining objectives of an assignment.
    • Represents company externally at a technical level.
    • Participates in evaluation of 3rd party software – develop test plans for thorough analysis
    • May be accountable for overall product and/or serve as a customer advocate.
    • Interacts cross functionally on matters that require coordination across functional/organizational lines.
    • Significant contributor to organizational goals and objectives.
    • Writes functional detailed design specs as well as responding to requirement documents and system level test plans.
    • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives, without appreciable direction.
    • Understands and adheres to cost/delivery/quality targets established during the program design phase.
    • Work closely with team leads and directors, particularly on decisions regarding project plans, resources and schedules/deadlines.
    • Works effectively with cross-functional and/or global teams, readily shares information with others.

    Education/Qualifications

    BS/MS/PHD in Computer Science, or computer applications or related degree.

    Experience

    • 10+ years relevant experience in custom product development.  Clinical, medical, diagnostics knowledge and experience highly preferred.
    • Software design and architectural experience.
    • Expert level knowledge of object-oriented design and the C++ or Java programming language.
    • Experience in working with web based applications that employ Model, View, Controller (MVC) software pattern, preferably in a PHP or Ruby on Rails environment.
    • Expert knowledge of general database principles and preferable experience in MySQL, Oracle or MS SQL.
    • Preferably workingknowledge of Android OS and iOS
    • ISO, FDA or other regulated industry training and experience desired with working in a 21CFR Part 11 validated environment
    • Self-motivated, able to work independently.
    • Good problem solving skills.
    • Good written and oral communication skills.

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