Tech Lead

Req ID:  82132

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 Mattawan, MI, US, 49071 Ashland, OH, US, 44805 US Saffron Walden, GB, CB10 1XL Raleigh, NC, US, 27610 Charleston, SC, US, 29407 Spencerville, OH, US, 45887 Horsham, PA, US, 19044 Harlow, GB, CM19 5TR Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary


We are seeking an experienced Technology Lead for our Digital Team. This is a remote position with a preference that the candidate be located anywhere within the U.S, Canada or the U.K.  


The Technology Lead owns the architectural decisions for the team. The Technology Lead is an executor and the visionary force behind the technical solution. The Technology Lead values simplicity and is unafraid to challenge technical constraints and procedures to achieve an Agile design. The Technology Lead works closely with all team members to create a modular, scalable solution that addresses/incorporates future architectural changes and designs. The Technology Lead will drive the teams engineering practices in test driven development, continuous integration, and automated deployment. The Technology Lead is a hands-on team member who actively coaches the team to solve complex problems


 Key responsibilities of the Technology Lead role include: 
•    Designs the overall technological architecture of the product with the help of the team
•    Guides project teams on technology strategy related to coding practices, continuous integration and automated deployment
•    Responsible for the technical design of the product
•    Mentors and coaches the technical team, specifically with code reviews
•    Works with Product Owner to align the roadmap with strengths and opportunities within the technical stack
•    Thought partners with the Product owner in story creation & acceptance criteria, & communicate tradeoffs effectively
•    with Designers
•    Constantly looking for better ways of solving technical problems & designing the solution, not afraid of challenging the status quo
•    Provides the team a roadmap for implementing software engineering practices for higher code quality

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum requirements related to the Technology Lead role: 

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, or Engineering preferred
•    Seasoned developer or technical lead with deep insight into newest technologies and trends, Java/JVM, and nice to have experience with functional programming (Scala)
•    Can make architecture decisions at a team and product level
•    Be able to code and architect back and front-end solutions with multiple types or architecture
•    Familiar with production Cloud / DevOps environments
•    Experience in Agile Development, with specific Solution Architect (or similar) experience preferred
•    Strong communication skills with ability to align the organization on complex technical decisions
•    Active coach and mentor whose goals are to grow and maximize the team’s potential

About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 350 patents and 80 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Nearest Major Market: Boston