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Software Architect

Covance 9/27/2018 5:29:33 PM
JOB ID: 19488 Category: Information Technology
Burlington, North Carolina



Job Overview

As a software architect, you will be responsible for providing the technical leadership for software solutions managing Covance's core business functions. You will work collaboratively with local and remote engineering teams, ensuring high quality and forward thinking engineering practices are applied.

The ideal candidate will be a strong full stack architect, capable of reasoning about complex environments and making informed strategic decisions. The candidate must be able to work closely with other engineers to build solution consensus. The candidate will be afforded to work in a fast-paced environment and have a significant influence in design decisions. The candidate must be able to learn new technologies and techniques readily and provide leadership in adopting them. The candidate is expected to be contributing production code at least 40% of the time.


* Drive the architecture and design of the system, matching functional and non-functional goals
* Provide technical leadership to the development team(s)
* Participate in the full development cycle from system inception through release
* Establish and guide development patterns and practices to ensure consistent and reliable delivery
* Work with the user community to understand system requirements and identify solutions
* Ensure that safety and security are built into the system design
* Partner with peer architects to identify opportunities of reuse and common patterns
* Understand and comply with all development regulations and audit obligations
* Maintain an understanding of current industry trends and leverage to drive positive change


BS/MS in computer science, information systems, life sciences, or similar.


* A passion for building high quality software at speed
* Minimum of 4 years' Experience in software development
* Thorough understanding of application development and support technologies, and how they interact with underlying platforms and infrastructure. Experience across more than one “technology stack” for applications (e.g. Microsoft, Java, Javascript, mainframe, Unix, etc.)
* Good knowledge of industry best practices and trends in the application integration and development spaces
* Excellent organization and communication skills
* Experience applying Test Driven Development
* Experience with Cucumber, Selenium and related test frameworks
* Expertise in concurrent programming (multi-threaded and distributed)
* Expertise in Event Driven Design patterns
* Thrives working in an agile environment


* Experience with healthcare standards (HL7/FHIR, BRIDG, …)
* Experience in pharmaceutical R&D, clinical development and/or healthcare IT
* Experience working in a regulated environment
* Experience with Domain Driven Design
* Expertise with the Spring suite of technologies
* Expertise with Java/JEE
* Experience with Angular w/ TypeScript

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Burlington, NC - North Carolina


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).