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Principal Software Engineer II at BioClinica in FRANKLIN, Tennessee

Posted in Other 22 days ago.

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Type: Full Time

Job Description:


Ensures software applications are built with quality while conforming to corporate and regulatory processes and practices by

* Performing requirements analysis, proactively identifying deficiencies, ambiguities, and outstanding questions

* Identifying and communicating clear distinctions between business requirements, design, and implementation constructs

* Following established software patterns and development processes

* Writing simple concise unit tests with appropriate code coverage

* Identifying, documenting, and communicating steps to reproduce and workarounds for bugs

* Identifying gaps and deficiencies in requirements, design, development, testing, support processes

* Delivering tested code in consistently timely fashion with a high degree of efficiency and with a low frequency of bugs (or reopened bugs)

* Identifying design alternatives, questions, and tradeoffs

* Identifying gaps, problems, and weaknesses in software solutions by performing code and design reviews

* Demoing application features and fixes with product management and users

* Providing advice and instruction to software quality assurance team in identifying points of emphasis in regression testing efforts

* Proactively identifying and distilling components of design

* Communicating verbally and written component design with minimal iterations, flaws, oversights, and omissions, with the appropriate level of detail given the audience

* Identifying missing, incomplete, and unnecessary test cases

* Implementing architectural (non-functional) improvements

* Performing formal and informal use case analysis

* Reviewing component designs, identifying flaws, oversights, and omissions

Ensures software applications are built on schedule and on budget by

* Escalating risks to quality and timelines appropriately

* Troubleshooting and support coding

* Providing effort estimate for requirements, design, and development efforts with limited information and limited design with clear assumptions

* Estimating development efforts based on detailed design

* Establishing new software and development patterns and processes

* Collaborating with team members to identify effective overall designs

Ensures software applications are effectively supported by

* Definitively isolating problems/bugs to a component

* Performing triage (high level isolation) on support questions across the system

* Providing help/mentoring (to product management, development, and software quality assurance teams) to perform them in performing their duties

* Proposing improvements in requirements, design, development, testing, support processes, identifying tradeoffs, communicating, and driving integration of process changes

* Proposing options and tradeoffs for architectural (non-functional) improvements

Maintains quality service and departmental standards by

* Reading, understanding and adhering to organizational Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

* Establishing and enforcing departmental standards including defining, documenting and implementing applications development standards as needed

* Participating in the modification of company SOPs related to software engineering


Contributes to team effort by

* Exploring new opportunities to add value to the organization and departmental processes

* Helping others to achieve results

* Performing other duties as assigned

Maintains technical and industry knowledge by

* Attending and participating in applicable company-sponsored training

* Maintaining a strong understanding of software development trends and technology

* Maintaining a strong understanding of the regulatory requirements applicable to software development in clinical trials



* Bachelor s Degree strongly preferred


* 4+ years of software development experience

* Experience working with clinical trials and/or within pharmaceutical environment preferred

* Working knowledge of the drug development process including knowledge of FDA requirements for GxPs and 21 CFR Part 11

* Proven problem solving abilities

Additional skill set:

* Ability to work in group setting and independently; ability to adjust to changing priorities

* Unwavering commitment to service and product excellence

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

* Strong documentation and organizational skills

* Ability to project and maintain a professional and positive attitude


Travel: 0-5%

Lifting: 0-10lbs

Other: Computer work for long periods of time

EEO Statement

Bioclinica is an equal opportunity employer. Bioclinica evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.