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Software Test Engineer in Life Sciences

No agencies please

Cambridge United Kingdom

The Linguamatics Test Team support the development of our market-leading Natural Language Processing (NLP)-based AI technology. As part of IQVIA’s Global Real World Solutions Technology unit, we apply our testing skills and domain knowledge to text mining applications used in drug discovery, development, clinical trial management and healthcare delivery.

The Test team are a highly talented ~15 strong team who strive to provide valuable insights. Respected as the key contributors to quality and product success, testers work across the entirety of Linguamatics’ business. Understanding that every unique experience adds to individual strengths, the team operate a highly flexible approach to testing which includes exploratory testing, checklists, test scripts, tools, automation and a license to test in a way that best suits the tasks at hand.

The culture within the Test team is a highly collaborative one, reflected in the frequent solicitation of peer review, ‘whiteboarding’ of ideas, retrospectives and other tools implemented in the spirit of continual innovation and improvement. The work we do is interesting, challenging, varied and a core part of the company’s success.

Linguamatics are well known within the local testing community, regularly hosting meetups and Lean Coffee events. This is all in addition to regular training and knowledge sharing. Testers are often seen at internal brown bag lunches, entering the weekly caption contest, or featured in articles for the company-wide newsletter, ‘Indefinite Articles’.

You’ll demonstrate the following:

  • Taking responsibility for your work
  • Applying intelligence and judgement at all times
  • Being able to justify your position and being prepared to discuss alternatives
  • Looking for ways to improve yourself and your work
  • Great communication skills, written and spoken
  • Analytical skills and a questioning mind
  • Detailed knowledge of some area of life sciences, drug development or healthcare
  • Programming experience (Linguamatics uses Perl, Python, Java, C++, JavaScript, ...)
  • Flexibility, adaptability
  • Pragmatism
  • Creative thinking
  • Strong initiative
  • Desire to learn and share knowledge

It would be good if you have experience in any of the following:

  • Familiarity with ontologies and data sources such as PubMed,
  • Natural language processing
  • Text mining
  • Software development
  • Exploratory testing
  • Technical or customer support

Why Join IQVIA?

Those who join IQVIA become part of a recognized global leader still willing to challenge the status quo to improve patient care. In RWS, you will have access to the most cutting-edge technology, the largest data sets, the best analytics tools and, in our opinion, some of the finest minds in the Healthcare industry.

You can drive your career at IQVIA and choose the path that best defines your development and success. With exposure across diverse geographies, capabilities, and vast therapeutic and information and technology areas, you can seek opportunities to change and grow without boundaries.

IQVIA is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We believe that a work environment that embraces diversity will give us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and enhance our success. We believe that an inclusive and respectful workplace culture fosters a sense of belonging among our employees, builds a stronger team, and allows individual employees the opportunity to maximize their personal potential.

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