Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Senior Database Developer

Location
Hopewell, NJ, United States
Posted
Oct 07, 2019
Ref
R1516233
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. Driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support. Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

The Senior Database Developer, Clinical Data Acquisition & Standards is a role considered essential to the sustainability and success of the BMS R&D pipeline. This role reports to the Associate Director - Database Development, Clinical Data Acquisition & Standards within the Global Data Management and Centralized Monitoring (GDMCM) function of Global Clinical Operations (GCO).

This is a full-time, office-based position located in Central New Jersey, USA or Braine-l'Allaud.

Responsibilities include:
  • Building, maintaining and deploying study databases to collect clinical trial data, including configuring custom integrations.
  • Managing work assignments to ensure timely delivery of study databases.
  • Working with Data Management to develop appropriate timelines for development and deployment of study databases.
  • Identifying and resolving issues which may negatively impact delivery of study databases. Escalating issues to leadership as needed.
  • Following procedural documents and participating in reviewing and updating documents to make sure they are reflective of industry standards and easily followed.
  • Contributing to the development and application of smart systems and optimal approaches to support the collection of data.
  • Actively participating in and/or leading continuous improvement activities, defining and implementing the changes required to create an industry-leading electronic data capture capability.
  • Liaising with and reviewing work delivered by external partners (e.g. Function Service Providers, CROs, technology providers, etc.) performing database development services on behalf of BMS.
  • Developing strong and productive working relationships with key stakeholders throughout GDMCM, GCO, and BMS with the ability to think strategically across a broad portfolio and effectively express his/her views to senior management.
  • Representing the Company in interactions with key external partners as part of any committee or industry group relating to database development.
  • Some Senior Managers may also be responsible for managing Functional Service Providers - Reviewing deliverables and timelines, providing ongoing feedback and performance review, empowering and holding staff to high quality performance and delivery.


Experience and expertise required:
  • Bachelor's degree required with an advanced degree preferred. At least 5 years of relevant industry experience. Project management certification (e.g. PMP) is desirable.
  • At least 5 years of database development experience in Rave.
  • Global clinical trial expertise and a successful track record of leading through influence, working across complex, global organizational matrices. Immuno-Oncology therapeutic experience is highly desirable.
  • Good understanding of the drug development process with proven expertise in clinical trial execution and data acquisition in a global arena.
  • Strong knowledge of industry leading eCRF tools (e.g. Medidata Rave, Oracle, etc.) and well versed in industry trends and emerging technologies supporting data collection.
  • Strong knowledge of GCP/ICH guidelines.
  • Technical expertise, technical writing ability, and proficiency in Systems Development LifeCycle (SDLC) principles.
  • An understanding of database and dictionary structures (e.g. MedDRA, WHODrug).
  • Demonstrated partnership across various collaborative forums, CROs, SMOs and/or local site networks.
  • Diverse and sufficient technical expertise to be a credible interface to all global development and business partners (medical, development, commercial, regulatory & quality etc.).
  • Influential leadership and communication capabilities with a proven ability to engage, manage, develop and inspire a geographically diverse team.


This is a full-time, office-based position located in Central New Jersey, USA or Braine-l'Allaud.

Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.