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PPD

Rave RTSM Senior Systems Designer

Summarized Purpose:

Serves as a senior reviewer or senior project start-up lead responsible for designing and deliveringcomplex interactive voice/web response system solutions. Analyzes business and user needs, documentsrequirements, and designs the functional specifications for systems. Formulates and defines systemsscope and objectives through research and fact-finding combined with an understanding of applicablebusiness systems and industry requirements.

Essential Functions:
  • During start-up acts as primary liaison between the client and team ensuringtimely delivery of IRT start-up services.
  • Manages large and complex design projects and associated systemchanges/enhancements by gathering and writing requirements and designspecifications for interactive voice and/or web response systems, integrationsand reports.
  • Acts as a liaison with developers and validation staff to coordinate system designactivities prior to launch and during the process of systemchanges/enhancements. Develops time and resource estimates of requirementsand design initiatives.
  • Performs informal testing of systems designed.
  • Facilitates system capabilities discussions, participates in functional groupdecision making and provides presentations of systems designed.
  • Provides training, mentorship and guidance to junior team members includingproviding senior review and feedback on requirements and technical specificationdocuments.
  • Shares knowledge and collaborates with team members in order to enhancesystem functionality and offerings.


Job Qualification:

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Solid understanding of system development life cycle and requirements methodology and best practices
  • Knowledge or experience with Medidata Rave - RTSM (formerly known as Balance)
  • Knowledge or experience with EDC or Data Management and data interfaces
  • Knowledge or experience with randomization or clinical supplies management
  • Familiarity with data manipulation and presentation tools (e.g., SQL, report writing packages, and Microsoft Access)
  • Good computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
  • Basic understanding of writing design specifications for systems
  • Basic project management skills to efficiently bring projects to completion, including good planning and organizational skills
  • Good business skills including documentation, presentation, interpersonal, and communication
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Capable of adapting to changing priorities and working as a member of a multi-disciplinary, crossfunctional team


PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:
• Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
• Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
• Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
• Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
• May require travel. (Recruiter will provide more details.)

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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