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Software Developer Opportunities at Parexel

Are you ready to make your mark in the healthcare industry using your ingenuity and technical expertise? At Parexel, there's no limit to what you can accomplish. We work with the top 50 global pharmaceutical companies, the top global biotech companies, and hundreds of small and emerging companies. We've supported the development of some of the most important treatments of our time, including nearly all of the 50 top selling drugs currently on the market. Join us and you'll make a profound difference in millions of lives. With a role in our Information Technology group, you'll work with cutting-edge technology on internal and client-facing projects. Collaborating with people from all over the world and touching everything from enterprise systems and clinical applications to infrastructure and networking, you'll keep our data safe and confidential. You'll have the chance to develop your skills and pursue advancement opportunities that include managerial and technical tracks. If you have stellar coding and design experience and a passion to learn more about healthcare, Parexel invites you to discover our rewarding opportunities in Enterprise Architecture, Software Development, Project Management and Business Analysis, and more. In a global clinical trial environment, business-focused applications, connectivity, and data security are critical to a trial's outcome. Find out how you can be an invaluable part of our success story.

Principal Software Validation Engineer

Job ID 51162BR Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
PAREXEL Informatics is one of the industry’s leading solution providers and we help customers accelerate the drug development process through innovation. Our product portfolio is built on leading-edge technology and is combined with extensive medical and clinical expertise. As the technology business unit of PAREXEL International Corporation, we're able to leverage our massive investment in technology with our parent company's wealth of hands-on clinical expertise.

This role is based in our new modern state of the art office in Nottingham city centre which has excellent transport links and has a great working environment and the feel of an innovative technology company.

Would you be interested in a role where you are involved with helping bring lifesaving drugs to market? At PAREXEL, we revolutionise medicine by cutting the time this takes; the time it takes for our friends and family to get access to the drugs they need.

The primary role of the Principal Software Validation Engineer is to perform validation activities and ensure the quality of the software being developed and released. You would have oversight over and lead on major platform deliverables taking ownership of the validation strategy from conception to completion ensuring quality and safety of deliverables.
Write and execute test scripts for study level eCPS deliverables, including, but not limited to, unit/module, performance, integration, stress and capacity testing as well as participating in study level design reviews as necessary. Provide internal eCPS consulting services, where required, to the R&D, Engineering, Medical Imaging and IVRS operations departments.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Develop and provide validation documentation activities for study level deliverables across the various platforms owned by eCPS, including, but not limited to, development and review/approval of test scripts, traceability matrices, test plans, validation summary reports, release memos and ongoing validation processes.
  • Assist in the completion of associated documentation milestones including but not limited to SOPS, requirements specifications, design specification, User and Operations Manuals, Security administration processes, and network Qualifications.
  • Manage multiple study deliverables, ensuring that all are completed in a timely manner and within the deadlines set, actively working with management and other internal teams to communicate any barriers or challenges,
  • Execute test scripts accurately.
  • Raise and manage any defects, using the appropriate software solution and follow through to resolution.
  • Provide ongoing validation support and consulting on validation tasks and associated release milestones and deliverables for development and operations groups, including involvement with study level end to end and UAT, according to departmental processes.
  • Ensure compliance to SOPs.
  • Maintain a positive, results orientated work environment, building partnerships and modelling teamwork, communicating to the team in an open, balanced and objective manner
  • Participate in formal staff review processes e.g. performance and salary reviews to corporate standards and timescales.
  • Support study initiatives, including assessing the scope of validation work required, developing test strategies and providing work estimates and durations at a senior level.
  • Reviewing and approving validation documentation for complex study deliverables
  • Support team compliance to SOPs and departmental processes.
  • Actively contribute towards existing and new processes, including development, implementation and acting as a team champion for these.
  • Undertake a range of duties to support the leadership, management and development of the team where needed.
  • Actively supporting the leadership of the team, covering critical management duties in the absence of the manager.
  • Working autonomously on new processes and process improvements with minimal input from management


  • Minimum of 5-8 years’ relevant experience within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or biopharmaceutical industry with 2-3 years experience in leading resources and projects
  • Lead qualification protocol execution, and manage protocol deviations investigation and corrective action activities
  • Participate in user/system requirements gathering, design qualification, and CAPA investigations.
  • Collaborate closely with supplier quality and system owners in defining the role of software suppliers. Assist in evaluation and oversight of supplier activities and documentation related to system qualification.
  • Requires excellent analytical skills with systematic approaches to problem solving. Must be able to break down complex problems and tasks into activities capable of being performed by personnel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels in verbal and written form, including technical/business writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, Project and other desktop computing software.
  • Able to establish and manage multiple cross-functional teams simultaneously.
  • Minimum of a BS in Sciences/Engineering (other degrees accepted provided the individual has relevant experience
In return we will be able to offer you a structured career pathway and development within the role including awareness and understanding of the industry. Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday per year, pension scheme, life assurance, long term disability insurance, a health cash plan and other leading edge benefits that you would expect with a company of this type.

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