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Sr Spotfire Developer

Senior Spotfire Developer

Discover what our 25,000+ employees already know: work here matters everywhere. We're a growing and evolving biopharmaceutical industry leader, which means you'll have endless opportunities to work with experts around the world and build the career you've dreamed of.
As a part of the Syneos Health team, you'll help us deliver results for a rewarding reason - we improve patients' lives around the world. Because to us, a patient isn't just a number, they're our family, friends, and neighbors.

Why Syneos Health
• #SyneosHealthLife means we're committed to our Total Self culture - where everyone can authentically be themselves. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we know every person's unique contributions make a difference.
• We believe our success is a direct result of the people who are driving it - you! We value your dedication to care for our customers and patients, so we want to focus on taking care of you. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits program encompassing your total health - physical, mental and financial.
• We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives - we're able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.


Serves as lead Spotfire Clinical Programmer to manage and support all functional tasks and project deliverables from single study assignments to large programs of studies. Manages multiple project timelines and deliverable whilst leading less experienced programmers. Designs, writes, validates, and maintains software to meet specifications. As senior technical subject matter expert, supports internal and external customers for assigned tools including but not limited to Spotfire, R and Python scripts within Spotfire, file transfer automation tools, and occasional use of other data manipulation/analysis languages such as SQL, HQL, and SAS. Proactively monitors applications for performance and/or system errors. Manages external application vendor issues, integrations, and implementations.


  • Utilizes assigned development tools to design, write, validate, and maintain software to meet specifications in a timely and productive manner following standard development procedures.
    • Create complex Spotfire Dashboards or Reports Using Tibco Spotfire.
    • Develop cross table, Bar chart, Tree map and complex reports which involves Property Controls, Custom Expressions, and scripting.
    • Develop specifications for visualizing CRF data sets such as routine listings, tables and figures.
    • Receive and process external data, and validate data sets, tables, listings, and figures.
    • Create data visualizations (Tables/Graphs) in SPOTFIRE based on ad-hoc requirements.
    • Move visualizations to production through development stages per existing process
    • Collaboratively engage clinical scientists, medical reviewers, and other professionals to provide compelling and efficient data review capabilities
    • Review selected panels and rules for design and usability, and also to prevent storage, reporting or standards issues.
  • Authors and maintains all required documentation, including the development of specifications, programs, validation and UAT efforts in support of Spotfire products development, import setup and processing, export setup and processing, listings, and custom reports.
  • Serves on project teams to coordinate and lead development activities for Spotfire clinical programming projects. Attends meetings, participates in discussions, uses an analytical approach to problem solving, focuses on deliverables, and provides constructive feedback. Keeps those responsible for project management informed of any issues that might impact project target dates, scope, or budget and escalates potential problems effectively and in a timely manner. Balances multiple task assignments and communicates needs to supervisor to obtain needed resources.
  • Ensures high quality deliverables by providing senior review of study level/program level/multi study core deliveries for accuracy. Attends sponsor audits and assists with in-progress audits.
  • Reviews and provide input on study budgets and monitors scope of assigned work to actual work, alerting management of potential change orders; manages and executes the change order to completion. Provides input and supporting details for change orders.
  • Provides leadership, training, guidance, and support to other department members based upon expertise in specific skill sets.
  • Possesses and maintains a broad overall knowledge in the fields of data analytics, clinical programming and clinical data management by reading related literature, self-training, attending training classes, attending professional meetings, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred, In lieu of Bachelor's degree, equivalent related education and experience.
  • Preferred experience using Spotfire for analysis of clinical data of 5+ years
  • Minimum experience in Spotfire Programmer Role for more than 3+ years - experience using similar data analytics platforms may be considered
  • Preferred experience analyzing data from Medidata RAVE EDC of 1+ years (other EDC systems may also be considered)
  • Ability to deal effectively with sponsors and internal customers at all levels.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and spoken, with an ability to inform.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple priorities in a highly dynamic environment
  • Experience working in a matrix-structured environment is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), email, and voicemail
  • Experience with programming languages, such as PL/SQL, SAS, C#, or VB preferred.


  • Spotfire 10.x and later
  • Python for automation within Spotfire
  • R scripting for data enrichment and analysis within Spotfire
  • Analysis of clinical data sets (CRFs, labs, etc.)
  • Data acquisition planning
  • Merging data from multiple sources
  • SAS programming including data analytics
  • Query languages such as SQL, HQL, Spark
  • Gathering analytics requirements and designing visualizations
  • User interface design and configuration using DHTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Spotfire administration and architecture
  • Clinical Database design and programming (such as Rave EDC)

Get to know Syneos Health
We are the only full-service biopharmaceutical solutions company in the world. That means we bring together the best clinical and commercial minds to create a better, smarter, faster way to get medicines into the hands of patients who need it most. Learn more about Syneos Health.

Additional Information:
Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive. The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities. Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description. The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees. The Company is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations, when appropriate, to assist employees or applicants to perform the essential functions of the job.

"Syneos Health is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Syneos Health is willing to provide reasonable accommodations required for a medical condition or disability."

Sr Spotfire Developer

United Kingdom
Full Time

Published on 08/06/2022

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