Join our Talent Network
Skip to main content

Engineering Manager

Company: Norstella
Location: United States
Date Posted:
Employment Type:
Job ID:

Save job Saved


About Norstella

At Norstella, our mission is simple: to help our clients bring life-saving therapies to market quicker—and help patients in need. 
Founded in 2022, but with history going back to 1939, Norstella unites best-in-class brands to help clients navigate the complexities at each step of the drug development life cycle —and get the right treatments to the right patients at the right time. 
Each organization (Citeline, Evaluate, MMIT, Panalgo, The Dedham Group) delivers must-have answers for critical strategic and commercial decision-making. Together, via our market-leading brands, we help our clients: 
  • Citeline – accelerate the drug development cycle 
  • Evaluate – bring the right drugs to market 
  • MMIT – identify barrier to patient access 
  • Panalgo – turn data into insight faster 
  • The Dedham Group – think strategically for specialty therapeutics 
By combining the efforts of each organization under Norstella, we can offer an even wider breadth of expertise, cutting-edge data solutions and expert advisory services alongside advanced technologies such as real-world data, machine learning and predictive analytics. As one of the largest global pharma intelligence solution providers, Norstella has a footprint across the globe with teams of experts delivering world class solutions in the USA, UK, The Netherlands, Japan, China and India. 

Job description

As the Engineering Manager for Clinical Product, you will bring your technical and engineering leadership skills to ensure the continued success of our portfolio of products to meet strategic objectives of the business. This role will partner closely with multiple product teams within the organization and will lead a talented team of developers. We are looking for a communication and collaboration centric, growth minded, action-oriented Engineering Manager with a broad background in building cloud infrastructure and operating complex distributed systems by promoting system observability, metrics, and reliability. 
Reporting to the Vice President of Engineering, you will thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment and support an engineering culture where innovation is balanced with predictable delivery, quality, and operational excellence. 

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Lead a complex program that is focused on building SaaS products as part of delivering great customer experience.  Think and act in ways that put our customers first – own the customer experience.
  • Communicate with the senior leadership team to provide input, information, and reporting as required.
  • Manage resource allocation, including budget and staff.
  • Manage Software Engineering staff including recruiting, training, and coaching employees, communicating job expectations, and appraising performance.
  • Focus on leadership and talent development to build a high performing team.
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of microservices, operating in the cloud, cloud native design patterns and general design principles, relational and non-relational data stores and core software engineering skills
  • Ensure that best practices are followed across the organization for Agile, Product, and Software Development Lifecycles.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead large scale change initiatives from both a programmatic and a people perspective
  • Partner with IT leadership team members to establish an innovation framework 
  • Ensure that best practices are followed across the organization for Agile, Product, and Software Development LifeCycles.
  • Form an active and actionable network of internal and external SMEs

Key requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of experience delivering technology programs using Agile Methodologies
  • 10+ years of experience with architectural patterns, building APIs, microservices, event stream processing, and high-throughput computing
  • 2.5+ years of management experience.
  • 5+ years of experience working with AWS or Azure tool suites
  • 5+ years of experience building cloud native architectures and architecting enterprise applications on public cloud platforms and cloud ecosystems
  • Demonstrate experience with data analytics, architecture design, Azure Services and AWS
  • A history of embracing and incubating emerging technology
  • Able to work in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Win as a team - make big things happen by working together and being open to new ideas
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills, with high attention to detail
  • Innovative and critical thinking skills with a passion for problem-solving
  • Resourceful, action-orientated with the ability to get things done and overcome obstacles
  • Ability to work with senior leadership and present strategic plans/concepts in a clear and compelling manner
  • Preferred qualifications: proficiency in NodeJS, React, .NET, PostGres, and/or Ruby On Rails


Our corporate office is located at 1040 Stony Hill Road in Yardley, PA. This position is primarily home based.  During initial onboarding, we expect a new consultant or team member to be available onsite when learning about our solutions and current projects.  Additional onsite time may be needed for key meetings; not expected more than a few times per quarter.   

Our guiding principles for success at Norstella

01:  Bold, Passionate, Mission-First   
We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients.  Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.    
02:  Integrity, Truth, Reality  

We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights.  Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesn’t.  By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.    
03:  Kindness, Empathy, Grace  

We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude.  We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.    
04:  Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance  
We will persevere – even in difficult and challenging situations.  Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission.  
05:  Humility, Gratitude, Learning  

We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work.  We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.    


  • Medical and prescription drug benefits
  • Health savings accounts or flexible spending accounts
  • Dental plans and vision benefits
  • Basic life and AD&D Benefits
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Education benefits
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off 
The expected base salary for this position ranges from $165,000 to $175,000. It is not typical for offers to be made at or near the top of the range. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. In addition to base salary and a competitive benefits package, successful candidates are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus. 
Norstella is an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Our ethos is to respect and value people’s differences, to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of the part they play in our success. We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individual’s abilities, skills, performance and behaviour and our business requirements. Norstella operates a zero tolerance policy to any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment.   
We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that sometimes the best opportunities are hidden by self-doubt. We disqualify ourselves before we have the opportunity to be considered. Regardless of where you came from, how you identify, or the path that led you here, you are welcome. If you read this job description and feel engaged and excited, we’d love to see you apply.