A Look Inside the Culture
At Pinnacle 21, employees know they are building something meaningful. The company’s industry-leading clinical data standardization platform streamlines the drug approval process, ultimately getting medications in the hands of patients faster.
Today, freshly planted in its bright, spacious new office in Blue Bell, PA, Pinnacle 21 has a number of seats open for more technologists eager to make an impact on the clinical drug trial process.
With its products already in use by the FDA, and industry-wide by biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, Pinnacle 21 is continuing its work to shrink the clinical trial process, as well as looking to build new products outside of its niche in standardization.
That growth calls for hiring a new wave of engineers and customer success managers who are excited to tackle revolutionary product development within the clinical trial process industry.
The team-centric company has proven to be a draw for professionals who thrive when empowered with autonomy and ownership. Every single person is an essential part of the process. Titles and status hold little weight around the office, as all employees have equal footing, respect and influence.
There’s also a balance between work and life. Benefits include a generous amount of PTO and free healthcare for the entire family. But it’s more about an overall culture of empowerment and trust. Employees go home with a sense that they’ve contributed to the overall good, while also working for a team that has one other’s backs. As a bonus, there’s a genuine camaraderie amongst the crew, often found huddled in the kitchen shooting the breeze, going out for group lunches or meeting up after hours to workout at the on-site gym.
What are the benefits of working at a small company like Pinnacle 21?
There’s incredible impact to be made. Anyone coming in will be able to get their hands on a lot very quickly and represent their own piece of the pie here. You can count on having true ownership of the work.
Being a small company, we’re very malleable. At our current stage, any engineers coming in will be able to accelerate what we’re doing and how quickly we’ll be able to take the next steps. We have a very aggressive product roadmap and the only thing we need now is that next wave of talent.
What does Pinnacle 21 look for in prospective employees?
We look for people who are autonomous, resourceful, and scrappy. We’re driven by speed and efficiency. We want to make sure the job is getting done in the quickest and most effective manner. But we don’t work fast and just let quality go out the window. We work smarter, not harder.
What kind of tech skills do you expect candidates to have?
For Full-Stack Engineers: Java, JS, Play Framework, ReactJS, Redux, Postgres, AWS, and experience in Agile
How does Pinnacle 21 invest in employee growth and learning?
We encourage professional growth in a number of ways. We will always support you through educational opportunities, growth and mentorship. There’s also no shortage of challenging projects that will further your career.
We offer employees the opportunity to go to one conference a year, on us. We also encourage our people to take professional training courses on behalf of the company.
Amy GarrettProduct ManagerAmy joined P21 in April 2018 as a Product Manager after working for four years as a statistical programmer in the clinical research industry. She often travels to conferences to engage with customers and to share the latest news about P21 products. She works closely with software engineers to ensure product releases are smooth, timely […] Read More »
"I’ve always been really passionate about data standardization and quality, and Pinnacle is the gold standard in the industry. When I had the opportunity to join the company, it was a pinch me moment. To impact users and the industry, to make sure they’re making high quality data — I genuinely love that."
Kevin McIntyreLead Software EngineerKevin has been with Pinnacle 21 for five years, starting as a junior-level engineer while earning his degree in Computer Science. Since then he has grown into a leadership position where he gets to help make decisions that shape the company. He credits tackling challenges he has no business tackling to his growth. Read More »
"What I like is that we’re never short on challenges. Every year we’re doing something new and exciting that challenges me to grow as an engineer."
Brad MoranLead Software EngineerBrad Moran started his career nearly five years ago as an intern at Pinnacle 21. Since then he has grown with the team and played key roles in building the engineering team thanks to opportunities provided by Pinnacle 21. Brad has learned quickly by wearing many hats. He strives to build great products that will […] Read More »
"We’re building something special. And it motivates a lot of people here that we’re making an impact on the clinical trial process and getting meds to patients more quickly."