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Java Architect (32941)

Our client is in need of a Java Architect who will be responsible for a lead role in the design, testing and maintenance of internal and external web-based applications. The primary areas of responsibility will be customer self-service applications and web-based interfaces into our subscriber management system.

• Model system behaviors using best practice methods for communicating architecture and design.
• Interpret business requirements and accurately reflect these requirements in the design.
• Present design solutions to the business and development teams.
• Ensure designs are consistent with the existing architecture.
• Contribute to the specification and transition to development of unit, system, integration, stress and user acceptance testing.
• Design to performance requirements in an effort to ensure that all applications are highly scalable and can support high volumes of traffic.
• Anticipate and resolve technical problems and solve difficult challenges.
• Recommend and promote new technologies and best practices to enable us to better support our customers.
• Recommend tools and utilities for design, development, testing and management of web-based applications.
• Perform code reviews to ensure that code is compliant with design and coding standards.

Additional duties and responsibilities:
• Follow SLDC methodology including requirements gathering, solution architecture, coding and testing
• Work directly with Interactive, development, production and creative teams throughout all phases of project lifecycles

Requirements and General Skills:
• Expertise architecting and developing high-performance Java Web apps with JavaScript/AJAX
• Expertise with various frameworks such as AngularJS, jQuery, backbone.js, Handlebars.js, and node.js.
• Contribution to a popular JS framework a plus
• Expertise debugging and performance tuning J2EE and client-side applications
• Deep understanding of web standards including: HTTP, REST and JSON
• Knowledge of advanced CSS and browser performance optimizations
• Expertise coding “responsive” web pages
• Experience with cross-browser limitations and work-around.
• Experience with Git or SVN and issue tracking tools (JIRA a plus).

QTP Tester (32940)

Our client is in need of a QTP Tester who has hands-on automation engineering role with a primary focus on the implementation of automated testing solutions. This individual will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate, verify, communicate, and resolve systems/software application issues through the development & execution of automated testing suites. This resource should be able to contribute to the development of new test automation ideas and must be able to exercise significant independent judgment within defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing Automation related work and achieving objectives.

• Design and implement re-usable Automation test scripts using industry standard tools (HP/Mercury QTP or open source tools.)
• Design and implement modular and reusable automated testing solutions that satisfy testing requirements.
• Develop functional and regression automated test solutions using HP/Mercury QTP or open source tools.
• Develop and maintain test scripts that automate testing of enterprise applications through the entire product life cycle.
• Create and execute test scripts, cases, and scenarios that will validate system performance according to specifications.
• Produce reports and documentation for all automated testing efforts, results, activities, data, logging and tracking.
• Coordinate with other team members to ensure maximum coverage is obtained through automation.
• Frequently communicate test progress, test results, and other relevant information to team members and management.
• Develop/enhance and document automated testing methodology.

Job Related Experience:
• Minimum 3 years solid test automation experience in developing data driven tests and writing QTP functions, Excel macros, VB Script using an application framework
• Minimum of 3 years of direct experience with scripting/programming languages such as VB Script, VBA, Perl, Java, C, C#, C++
• Proficiency with SQL and working with databases
• Experience in the development and implementation of software testing automated solutions
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.

Functional Area Skills/Knowledge:
• Proficiency with programming and/or scripting and in depth understanding of object oriented design.
• Skills in research, analysis, solution validation, and implementation.
• Ability to quickly adapt to new environments.
• Demonstrated aptitude to learn complex technical aspects of a software application.
• Strong analytical, reasoning, and problem solving skills.
• Self-directed with a high degree of initiative, ability to perform with minimal oversight and the ability to understand complex applications.
• Ability to work cooperatively in a group environment to achieve common goals; ability to build and maintain effective working relationships;
• Excellent communication skills (written, reading comprehension, listening, verbal) required.
• Excellent organizational skills.

WebSphere Administrator (32938)

Our client is in need of a WebSphere Application Adminsitrator who will be responsible is to provide support on various middleware products running at client site such as WebSphere Application Servers, WebSphere Portal Servers and WebSphere Process Servers. This person should be well experienced in migration of the various middleware systems from one data center to other.
• For Intermediates more than 5 years IT experience and for seniors more than 8 years IT experience, preferably in WebSphere and other middleware technologies.
• Possess strong leadership and management skills.
• Experience with datacenter migration for middleware applications.
• Experience in implementing high available architecture and enterprise monitoring solution.
• Strong experience with WebSphere Application Servers, WebSphere Portal Server, Tomcat and other WebSphere products.
• Strong middleware architecture background.
• Strong analytical skills with strong experience in installation, configuration, troubleshooting and performance tuning of WebSphere.
• Strong UNIX, Shell, Jython and Jacl scripts background.
. Experience with Datapower administration is a plus
• Very good verbal and oral communication skills.
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent.

Quality Assurance (32937)

Our client is in need of a QA Engineer who will need to programmatically test the solution, measure test coverage, drive testability and diagnostic ability into the solution, while promoting best practices in quality areas. The system test should expose integration defects in production level code as well as defects at the component and feature end-to-end prospective. Candidates will need to define test plans, test specifications, test suites, test cases as well as design tools for unit, functional and performance testing in a programmatic manner.

The QA Analyst will:
• Review project deliverables (for example, Business Requirements, Functional Requirements, Technical Designs) as they relate to a given test stage.
• Review and provide input to test deliverables.
• Define test plan / strategy and identify risks related to testing efforts.
• Create test cases based on technical design specifications for E2E data validation.
• Perform functional test of mobile & web players.
• Create test data for consumption, navigation & royalty events.
• Understand ELT & ETL logic & write complex SQL queries for full data validation between source & target at all stages of the data flow.
• Validate streaming data flow from mobile or PC players to data-warehouse
• Understand Cognos Report logic and develop SQL queries for report data quality validation
• Identify and analyze data discrepancies and data quality issues and work to ensure data consistency and integrity.
• Ensure issues are identified, tracked, reported on and resolved in a timely manner
• Works across various groups & effectively drive testing of cross-team solutions that have complex dependencies and requirements.
• Inform the Project Test Lead of issues that may affect the schedule, budget, or quality of the solution or the testing process.

Technical Skills:
• Background with traditional databases such as Oracle, Teradata, Vertica, ETL tools / processes and data warehousing architectures.
• Extensive experience with Streaming data, ETL & Report testing
• Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, enterprise systems, and asynchronous architectures.
• Experience with raw, unstructured data.
• Strong quantitative, data tabulation and analytic skills.
• Ability to investigate discrepancies in data by writing queries and comparative analysis.
• Ability to develop and use test plans, test cases, test scripts, test results
• Experience using technical documents such as business requirements, functional requirements, database design representations, data and systems flow diagrams

ETL Developer (32936)

Our client is in need of a Sr. ETL Developer with 8-10 years experience with Teradata and its toolset.
• Expertise in best practices for Informatica based ETL design and development
• Senior ETL, Teradata specialist with sound knowledge of UNIX as well
• Excellent SQL skills required
• Sound working knowledge of UNIX scripting, scheduling, FTP
• Experience using ERWIN or any other data modeling tool.
• Design data mapping from source systems to Datawarehouse

Technical Skills:
• Knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
• Teradata database
• Informatica
• Stored Procedures
• Knowledge of data warehouse data models
• Experience with ETL techniques
• Extensive data analysis and data quality experience

Data Architect (32935)

Our client is in need of a Senior Data Architect who will be responsible for defining logical to physical attribution, modeling and architecture, and data casting / transformations and data flows for client’s BI’s Digital Asset Metadata Management system. The individual should be proficient in areas of analysis such as; Weblog data analysis, Royalties processing and reporting, Web methods interface to source data.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• The Senior Data Architect must have extensive industry experience in data modeling, best practices and standards.
• Work as Senior Technical member of cross-departmental teams on multi-platform database development.
• Analyze data across multiple sources to design and document logical and physical data models, and maintain the Enterprise Data Warehouse Data Model.
• Gather and define data requirements based on specific application Business Requirements.
• Define conceptual, logical and physical data models.
• Prepare normalized models and dimensional models.

Technical Skills:
• Strong Teradata desired. Oracle, MS SQL Server, Vertica, Netezza, etc. can be alternates. Hadoop desirable.
• Comprehensive understanding of Data Warehouse design principles.
• Ability to proactively identify, troubleshoot and resolve complex data integrity issues.
• MS and Teradata Certification preferred.
• Subscription-based industry experience preferred.
• Knowledge and understanding of SOAP protocols desirable.
• Experience in analyzing large volume datasets like weblogs desirable.

Developer (32934)

Our client has a commitment to deliver self-service BI capabilities during the course of 2016. The Senior BI Data Visualization developer will be responsible for understanding the business questions and able to independently find results for the questions from the data. This person will work closely with various teams in the Business Intelligence group to understand the requirements and develop a solution that fits the requirements. They will be responsible for analyzing the customer journey and find the trends that lead into various customer behaviors.

• At least 5 years of experience with data visualization tools, with a majority of that experience in big data environments.
• The ideal candidate will have experience in working with large data sets in HDFS and Cassandra via HiveQL/CQL3/NoSQL.
• Have a good understanding of the various big data environments.
• Experience in writing custom functions for exploratory data analysis in R/Python and presenting insights in a visual manner is highly desired.
• Proficiency with Office applications for summarizing and presenting results
• Able to find, summarize and synthesize findings from recommendation and optimization research literature.
• Development experience with at least one BI visualization tool such as Qlikview, Tableau, or Spotfire is a major plus.
• Knowledge of data warehouse architectures and processes.
• Understanding of relational and dimensional data models.

Administrative Assistant (32933)

The Roles and Responsibilities of the Coordinator, Project Leadership include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Support several director/ executive director Project Leaders (PLs) and their Project Managers (PMs), in general administrative and clerical support for day-to-day operations
• Prepare and serve as communicator on initiatives and enhance the flow of communication
• Assist the Executive Director in assuring a high performance team spirit and high functioning team
• Manage staff calendar, complex meetings and domestic/international travel.
• Support PMs and PL and the Project Teams (PTs) in efforts to drive project execution. This includes working in partnership with PM to provide accurate, current project information on PT websites (SharePoint) and via email and calendar.
• Partner with PM to maintain up-to-date project document library using SharePoint including document tagging to drive easy access.
• Handle highly confidential information and draft/distribute agendas, communications, announcements and slides on behalf of the PL or PM.
• Assures project coordination and communication with team in the deployment and execution process of department initiatives
• Assist as back up for other Coordinators
• Support new hire orientation and on-boarding
• Support department moves as needed
• Maintain PT team member and sub team lists with PM
• Support the Project Leadership department Sr. Coordinator to organize and facilitate logistics and meeting planning for offsite and onsite meetings
• Work independently and use discretion to determine which activities require PL or PM involvement.
• Support department’s compliance with the Record Retention Program, Compliance wire requirements, relocation, space planning
• Submit, process, track and audit expense reports, contracts and purchase orders.
• Lead ad hoc projects as requested

Skills/Knowledge Required:

• 2-4 years experience supporting at senior levels of management
• Excellent calendar management skills, including the coordination of complex executive meetings
• Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook ,
• Strong knowledge of MS Project, Visio MS Project Server and Share Point
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills a must
• Demonstrated ability to work well with others within and across functions/teams
• Work independently and with very minimum supervision and direction
• Capable of managing meetings within a multicultural environment
• Ability to adapt behavior to situation
• Be adaptable to changing needs constantly
• Negotiation skills
• Team oriented
• Change Agent in an ever-evolving environment
• Able to demonstrate tenacious follow-up
• Good analytical and planning skills
• Strong communication skills both written and verbal
• Proactive

SharePoint Coordinator (32930)

As part of the Pharmaceutical Development Operations group, the person in this position will provide coordination and administrative support to help a Pharmaceutical Development department achieve its business objectives. Key responsibilities include coordination of service agreements, contracts, and purchase orders between internal clients, external service providers, and other stakeholders such as the Legal and Quality Assurance departments. Other responsibilities include management of electronic records.

• Responsible for creating and maintaining all records in accordance with record retention policies and legal requirements
• Update and maintain departmental electronic records using appropriate software
• Use Windows software to produce manuscripts, reports and presentations
• Participate in activities associated with the creation and execution of contracts within Pharmaceutical Development, including:
• Interact with business partners and customers to identify and deliver the agreements needed to meet the business needs and timing requirements
• Liaise with Legal for the execution of Contracts
• Liaise with Vendors for obtaining agreement and contract sign off
• Monitor all changes ensuring timely amendment finalization and implementation
• Process and reconcile all departmental invoices for payment
• Provide back-up support to the Pharmaceutical Development Operations Specialist
• Other administrative duties, as assigned.


• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must be a team player and be willing to work in an environment where individual initiative, accountability to the team and professional maturity are required.
• Excellent organizational skills and time management with focus on processes, projects and systems to efficiently meet business needs.
• Ability to analyze situations and develop solutions. Modifies approaches and procedures to issues as they arise.
• High level of commitment, timeline and results-orientation is required.
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters as needed.
• Excellent computer skills and advanced trouble-shooting skills.
• Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
• Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and projects, and flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.
• 5 Years of Pharmaceutical Industry Experience in business operations or related systems supporting R&D activities.
• College degree preferred but not required with 10 years experience as above.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job. This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

• High level of professionalism and the ability to excel in a team environment by helping others
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work in an environment where individual initiative and accountability to the team is expected
• Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
• Ability to work independently
• Solutions oriented approach to work with a high level of problem solving capability
• Ability to interact professionally with all colleagues and external contacts
• Strong PC experience including ability to work in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and SharePoint
• Excellent written and oral communication skills

Clinical (32927)

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

¨ Write and debug SAS programs/macros in Linux environment.
¨ Participate, manage and perform clinical trial data migration activities from Windows to Linux. Including writing and execution of SAS macros/programs, maintaining validation documentation, activity tracking, vendor management, troubleshooting.
¨ Provide training to study team members on data migration activities.
¨ Provide technical support to study teams on SAS programs/macros.
¨ Execution and support of Systems and Applications Support (SaAS) strategy and ensure alignment with department strategy.
¨ Provide technical support to users within the department for systems and 3rd party applications, including answering/resolving user issues pertaining to the system and/or programming environment.
¨ Support to the development, validation, maintenance and enhancement of Celgene global macros as well as training on the same.
¨ Participate in the development, validation and maintenance of standard programs e.g. data review programs, TLGs, patient profiles as well as training on the same.
¨ Participate in the implementation of standard naming convention for directories, programs, outputs and macros provide on-going training and monitor for adherence.
¨ Monitor department computing environment for compliance to Celgene standards and best practices.
¨ Participate in the creation of automated tools to assist with monitoring for adherence/compliance to Celgene standards and best practices.
¨ Conduct periodic audits on the data files to ensure compliance to standard processes as well as best practices.
¨ Identify efficiencies/optimization needed in technology and propose/share solutions /or utilities to improve the same across the department.
¨ Proactively anticipate problems, identify root causes and work with manager to implement creative solutions.
¨ Lead cross functional system related projects as assigned.
¨ Provide guidance to IT and make decisions for resolving programming related tickets.
¨ Work with IT to approve and execute server/software Change Requests (CRs) as well as on system upgrades.
¨ Maintain user access, in collaboration with the IT departmentInteract with CROs for the development of standard programs.
Skills/Knowledge Required:

• BA/BS degree in life science, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or related field OR equivalent working experience required.
• 7-10 years Pharmaceutical/CRO experience as a SAS programmer supporting clinical trials for regulatory submissions.
• Demonstrated knowledge in programming environments, systems and networking as it relates to the pharmaceutical industry.
• Have in-depth understanding of clinical data structure as well as relational databases
• Demonstrated proficiency in using SAS
• Demonstrated skills in using software tools and applications, e.g., MS office, XML, HTML, etc.
• Have an understanding of regulatory requirements pertaining to technology, systems, and standards.
• Ability to research new technologies and ensure alignment with regulatory agencies and industry standards
• Demonstrated ability in the handling and processing of upstream data, e.g., multiple data forms, workflow, eDC, SDTM.
• Demonstrated ability in providing outputs to meet downstream requirements, e.g., ADaM, Data Definition Table, e-submission.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with clinical team members.
• Excellent planning and project management skills.
• Good interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills.

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