Dowling - Software Development Engineer - Collonge-Bellerive, Switzerland

Kieran Dowling

Collonge-Bellerive, Switzerland


Software Development Engineer

Work History

Head Database Development

April 2011 - January 2013

Manager, Clinical Database Development

April 2007 - March 2011

Principle Database Developer

April 2006 - March 2007

Merck Serono S.A

September 1999 - January 2013

The Merck Serono Group is a multinational developer and marketer of prescription pharmaceuticals.

Senior Database Developer

September 1999 - March 2006

• Maintaining the Oracle(TM) databases and related software including the development, maintenance and enhancements of new software applications.
• Developing and validating all software components of the clinical trial system including integration of all related laboratory data collected during the clinical trial while respecting company standards
• Leading a group of software developers, who transform medical protocols into electronic web based systems, which enable medical sites worldwide to record and manage clinical trial data electronically. Staff turnover has been maintained at zero percent through the last 6 years.
• Providing line management to the group including personal yearly objectives, development plans, year-end appraisals, salary increments and bonus allocations.
• Streamlining the groups working practices which have already improved productivity by at 50% while maintaining the quality.
• Defining, programming, monitoring and evaluating departmental key performance indicators and metrics, which enable management to focus on areas of quality and productivity improvements.
• Collaboration with clinical trial teams regarding the technical implementation of all aspects of the clinical trial data and systems.
• Determining resource allocation and hiring needs and taking action accordingly.
• Providing software expertise and support within and outside the department while working closely with corporate information technology department.
• Defining and implementing data standards allowing the reuse of software components for clinical studies.
• Identifying training requirements and organizing as necessary.
• Integrating the clinical databases delivered by contract research organizations.
• Providing 3rd level helpdesk support worldwide for the software systems to end-users.
• Respecting and implementing federally mandated guidelines set forth in FDA's "Good Clinical Practices" and other relevant regulatory compliance.
• Writing and maintaining...

Project Manager and Senior Software Developer

Petroconsultants S.A

February 1987 - September 1999

Geneva, Switzerland Feb-1987 to Sep-1999
Petroconsultants was the world's largest international petroleum reporting organization.

Project Manager and Senior Software Developer
• Migrating a large oil information indexed file system database to an Oracle relational database to allow easier transportation of data to oil companies.
• Developing an information management, query and reporting system for sale to all major oil companies worldwide which greatly increased the sale of the company main product "data"; Concessions, wells, fields, reservoirs etc.
• Validating all components of the system to ensure correct functionality and data consistency.
• Writing user manuals and training material.
• Providing training on the systems and the data model to end-users worldwide.
• Maintaining and optimizing the database and related software.
• Developing, maintaining and enhancing a web based query and reporting system on the information database which was made available worldwide to oil companies. The system again increased the sales of data and also improved the overall image of the company.

Senior Software Developer

Petroconsultants Ltd

August 1979 - February 1987

Dublin, Ireland Aug-1979 to Feb-1987
Petroconsultants Ltd, closed the offices in Dublin and transferred their operations to their head office in Geneva.

Senior Software Developer
• Developing, maintaining and enhancing an oil information management, reporting and query system for in-house use.
• Writing user manuals and training material.
• Training end users on the system.

Qualifications & Certifications

Benildus College, Dublin, Ireland

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