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Sr Systems Developer

Working with minimal direction, this position will provide systems analysis, design, development, testing and support for mid-sized to large information systems.Responsibilities include:
  • Works with data scientists, dashboard developers, and data engineers to develop data pipelines.
  • Provides recommendations on database design and data models for Analytics.
  • Prepares and approves system documentation, including requirements document, specification document, test plans and user manuals.
  • Performs unit and system tests and, as needed, validation testing.
  • Coordinates with operations staff on deployment of applications and management of data warehouse platform.
  • Works with business partners and operations to analyze and address support requests and issues.
  • Provides guidance to junior staff and contract labor in executing systems development responsibilities.
  • Ensures all activities are performed with quality and compliance.

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') or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.
Years of experience refers to typical years of related experience needed to gain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. Years of experience are not to be used as the only determining factor in establishing the job class or making employment selection decisions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Advanced SQL Knowledge (Oracle, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, etc)
  • Experience working with Cloud MPP columnar databases (Snowflake preferred but not required)
  • Experience developing ETL and ELT pipelines (Talend preferred but not required)
  • Knowledge of GIT, Jenkins (CI), Agile methodologies
  • Knowledge of programming languages - JavaScript, Python, Java
  • Experience with Automation including Unit, Integration Testing, shell scripting
  • Experience working with at least one major cloud provider (AWS preferred but not required)
  • Familiarity with the following systems & skills preferred: Windows & Linux/Unix Servers, Validated System Experience, Clinical Industry Knowledge, Project Management

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability or protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and/or local law.

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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