Application Developer

Reference Number: 896106-W
Type of placement: Permanent
Location: CH, NW


Develop, implement and maintain software applications based on user, process and functional requirements in the research and drug discovery area, with a clear understanding of the drug discovery processes and pharmaceutical regulations

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assessment of user needs through close cooperation with business functions to provide support and proactive service, including analysis of opportunities in accordance with the IT strategy and architecture;
  • Provision of algorithms, data models, functions and/or objects;
  • Ongoing troubleshooting, user support, and maintenance of the Systems to ensure customer satisfaction;
  • Provision or selection of applicable methods, technologies, standards, guidelines and tools for the software development and maintenance;
  • Provision of good and well structure documentation and methodology to ensure compliance to CSV requirements, IT policies, and standards;
  • Configuration or development of new system functionalities based on user requirements
  • Strong understanding of research requirements and technology to support business objectives;
  • Combination of internal and external data/information sources to provide sound models to facilitate research decisions.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree in chemistry or biology, and computer science or management information systems, or related field. Master’s degree is an advantage;
  • 5 years of professional experience, with preferably four years in the pharmaceutical industry;
  • At least 3 years of hands-on experience in software development in chemistry or biology information systems;
  • Agile software development;
  • Strong knowledge of multi-tiers applications, object-oriented programming, and programming language, especially full-stack Java technologies, C++, Scala;
  • Strong knowledge of databases;
  • Very good experience with Application servers such as JBoss, Apache-Tomcat;
  • Good knowledge about web technologies, Ajax, Json, HMTL5, CSS, Javascript;
  • Good experience with standards as XML, SOAP, REST;
  • Strong communication skills, able to understand researchers and present solutions to them, and able to quickly translate business needs into technical specifications
  • Analytical skills and ability to think of algorithms;
  • Good understanding of data integration, systems interfaces;
  • Ability to manage resources in the design and implementation of systems and data interfaces;
  • Ability to deliver high quality support for operational or analytical applications;
  • Independent, and hands-on working style, team player, highly self-motivated, autonomous, proactive and change oriented;
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), French and/or German is a plus;
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required.

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