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Principal Data Science - Development

Boehringer Ingelheim

Last Updated: 7/23/24

Job Description


The Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovation within Non-clinical Drug Safety (NDS) for Development at Boehringer Ingelheim is seeking a talented and motivated Principal software developer to join their team at the Ridgefield, CT, site. This scientist will develop drug safety/toxicology databases and applications for next generation safety evaluation, which will be daily used by NDS colleagues for portfolio-related activities.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development, and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the success of the company. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking, and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Designing, developing, and maintaining complex software systems related to toxicology databases and applications.
• Collaborating with toxicologists, data scientists, and other stakeholders to understand their needs and translate them into functional software solutions.
• Leading the development and implementation of new software features and enhancements to improve the functionality, reliability, and performance of toxicology databases and applications.
• Developing and implementing robust data models to support the storage, retrieval, and analysis of toxicology data.
• Ensuring the integrity, security, and confidentiality of toxicology data in compliance with regulatory standards and guidelines.
• Conducting code reviews, debugging, and troubleshooting to ensure high-quality software performance.
• Staying abreast of the latest advancements in software development and toxicology to drive innovation and continuous improvement.
• Collaborating with cross-functional teams to integrate toxicology databases and applications with other systems.
• Preparing technical documentation, including system architecture, data models, code comments, and user manuals.
• Participating in the full software development life cycle, including requirement analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance.


• Bachelor's degree in quantitative discipline with 12 years of experience or Advanced scientific degree desirable, e.g. Ph.D. with experience in Computer Science, Software Development, or a related field
• Proficiency in programming languages such as Java, Python, C++, or similar.
• Experience with database management systems like SQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, or similar.
• Knowledge of web development technologies such as JavaScript, HTML/CSS, React, AngularJS, or similar.
• Familiarity with data modeling, database design, and data structures.
• Experience with software development methodologies like Agile or Scrum.
• Knowledge of software testing and debugging techniques.
• Familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker or Kubernetes.
• Experience with cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
• Understanding of data security and privacy regulations.
• Knowledge of toxicology, bioinformatics, or a related field.
• Familiarity with toxicological databases and applications.
• Understanding of data standards and protocols in toxicology or a related field.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
• Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
• Must be 18 years of age or older

Compensation Data

This position offers a base salary typically between $135,000 and $232,000.  The position may be eligible for a role specific variable or performance-based bonus and or other compensation elements.  For an overview of our benefits please click here.

Company Details

Binger Strasse, Germany