Principal Analytics Tool Developer (R/Python)

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    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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    £600.00 - £625 per day

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    James Jarvis

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    6-12 Months

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Principal Analytics Tool Developer
Location: Cambridge
Rate: £575-625PD
Start: ASAP
Duration: 6 Months initially


You will be responsible for driving the development of new software tools in support of projects, providing the business with a range of innovative solutions to a variety of technical questions in development.

You will work closely with a small development team responsible for planning, building & maintaining robust, repeatable solutions for frequently occurring analyses. This will include determining project scope, documenting requirements and ensuring the quality of tools provided.

As a Principal Analytics Tool Developer you will be part of the Quantitative Solutions team providing advanced solutions in support of the development portfolio, for example:

* Trial design simulations
* Network meta-analyses
* Data visualisations
* Ad-hoc clinical trial data analysis
* Technical expertise on tool development to staff

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will be accountable for full life cycle tool development, including stakeholder interactions, requirements analysis, proof of concept, user acceptance testing and project management; ensuring that tools are developed and validated to regulatory standards.

Being the system owner for tools initiated, you will be responsible for improving the productivity, scalability and ease of use of existing tools and solutions. Through working with the other groups, you will effectively transition tools into the QS portfolio and detail the requirements for their further development.

Essential Requirements

o BSc or post graduate qualification in computer science, biostatistics, mathematics, informatics, the physical sciences or related subject
o Strong experience of full life cycle software tool development, programming, modelling, simulation and / or statistical computing
o Understanding of algorithm design, development, optimisation, scalability and application
o Significant experience with R or Python, including development & testing in a rigorous environment.

Key Skills

o Role will involve turning scripts into tools used in everyday business use, across the business
o Development, Design, Testing of Tools
o R Programming Language
o Java/Javascript
o Agile Project Management