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R Developer - Remote

NextLink Solutions

Posted on Aug 25, 2021 by NextLink Solutions

Kaiseraugst, Aargau, Switzerland
1 Oct 2021
Annual Salary

We have an interesting requirement from one of our clients based in Switzerland for REMOTE contract mission, Please find the job details below and it would be great if you are interested to proceed.

NextLink Solutions is currently looking for a R Developer - Remote. You will integrate a multicultural team of passionate experts that will support and integrate you fully as a member of the department.


Client's Product Development organization is dedicated to delivering outstanding therapies to patients who need them. We conduct global clinical trials, analyze results, monitor safety, and work with regulatory authorities to provide truly differentiated medicines to patients.

PDIX delivers IT services and solutions tailored towards the need of the PD functions. One of the products that is currently being developed is a cloud based Advanced Analytics platform (PDAA).

We do #Code4life creating innovative software that helps doctors, patients and scientists around the world.

We are looking for experienced, a self-driven R developers who want to join an agile international team of scientists and software engineers that work on a new R based tool chain to transform how we process and analyze data in clinical trials.

General Information:

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: 6 months

Extension: possible

Work location: Kaiseraugst

Workload: 100%

Remote/Home Office: Yes, full remote

Travel: no

Team: 10 people (participating in a program with 50+ people)

Note: Only EU National Or Swiss Locals are eligible

Tasks and Responsibilities

Advanced R programming, including package development using devtools

Package testing, using test that or some other testing utility (RUnit comes to mind)

Working with GitHub/Gitlab or even Bitbucket, creating branches, familiarity with git workflows. We are not following any particular git workflow in our projects, but knowing them evidences some deep familiarity with version control systems.

Package development cycle using R CMD check

Extracting documentation programmatically

Metaprogramming/static code analysis of package objects

Developing/contributing to mature R packages that exercise many software development best practices

Must Haves:

5+ years of experience with R package representations & structure (basic knowledge of what package metadata is available, and how to access it within R) (*)

Experience with CI/CD automation (eg Travis CI, Github actions, Gitlab CI/CD, Jenkins, Bamboo) (*)

Devops skills (Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD) (*)

Experience in agile ways of working

Knowledge of a package namespace and how it can be analyzed (*)

English fluent is a must

Nice to haves:

Degree in Computer Science or Mathematics is a plus

Experience with code coverage utils would be nice

Experience in metaprogramming skills would be an advantage to understand the intricacies of the language

Experience dealing with package repositories outside of CRAN and Bioconductor, such as a companywide package repository is a plus

Experience leading a team of developers is a plus

Experience in working on open source projects is an advantage

The person needs to have growth-mindset with an attitude to continuously learning new technologies and exploring new business areas.

Reference: 1297937974

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