Technology Lead-REMOTE

Req ID #:  82132

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

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

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 Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

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.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


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