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IQVIA Associate Director - IT in Durham, North Carolina

ROLE – Engagement Lead


  • Delivery accountability and implementation ownership of IQVIA’s Data Suite product end to end build.

  • Establish a strong understanding of product strategy and roadmap in working with Product management lead and contribute to roadmap from technology enable capabilities standpoint

  • Responsible for providing technology leadership to engineering team to ensure product gets built based on defined specifications and industry best practices in a timely manner

  • Work with product owner, scrum masters and the scrum team do release and sprint planning and provide team commitments accordingly.

  • Act as a technology SME and educate internal and in many cases external users about product capabilities, best practices in technology and software engineering management

  • Responsible to ensure product is built in a modular, configurable and in a service based implementation model.

  • Accountable for solution oversight on the project covering functional as well as non-functional requirements of the project.

  • Oversee design, engineering, testing and product release. Provide technology leadership in terms of making a feature release decision and provide hands on leadership to resolve post release issues as needed.

  • Ownership of collecting and help analyzing product KPIs.

  • Work with Support team to put right product monitoring and hypercare + support model

  • Work with Product manager to plan future incremental releases, new minimum viable products and manage global roll out of product features

  • Accountable for adherence to all SDLC and project governance mode followed within RDS IT project scoping, feasibility, estimation, change control, gate reviews and delivery of the final release.

  • Accountable for identifying skill sets needed for project implementation in collaboration with the demand function.

  • Accountable for liaising with the resource management team to obtain resources with the requisite skill sets for project implementation.

  • Accountable for managing any delivery related escalations

  • Accountable for preservation and enhancement of product/business-line specific domain knowledge.

  • Responsible for functional people management of a team of domain aligned roles like Delivery Project Managers, Architects, System/Data Analysts, Developers and Testers

  • Accountable for project performance reporting – status, change/s, metrics, risk, issues and dependency management to relevant stakeholder


  • Deep knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle & Agile Principles

  • In-depth understanding of Software Engineering principles

  • Hands-on experience of running large delivery projects in a global industrialized software delivery environment (Agile and SAFe).

  • Strong Application development background

  • Experience in leading end to end delivery of Big Data tech stack-based projects

  • Exposure to GIT, JIRA, Kubernetees, Dockers, Cloudera will be an advantage for this role.

  • Experience with Clinical domain

  • High level understanding of Clinical data

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including good command of English language

  • Strong leadership skills with proven ability to lead a virtual team in a matrix structure

  • Innovative and strategic thinking capability

  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and stakeholders.

  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new environments

  • Good problem-solving skills

  • Being sensitive to different cultures and ability to work globally


  • Extensive use of keyboard and mouse requiring repetitive motion of fingers and wrists

  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time

  • Frequent use of telephone, virtual meetings and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 67,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at .

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

At IQVIA, we have a vision. Where every healthcare decision is based on evidence. Where data science and human science come together to improve global health. Where new and creative solutions aren’t just possible – they are expected.

Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us. It takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage to transform healthcare. The 56,000+ employees of the IQVIA family of companies, including Q2 Solutions, are reimagining a world without the consequences of disease. We are brave minds bringing powerful ideas to reality. At IQVIA, you can truly make an impact in an environment where you’re supported to succeed.