INTRODUCTION : -
Dashboard / Visualization Developer in R / Shiny (Consultancy) job opportunity is available at African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) for individuals who possess Bachelor degree.
The consultant will be responsible for turning datasets into interactive dashboards, and supporting the cleaning and structure of these datasets to be incorporated into the dashboards.
The consultant will also be expected to know and apply best-practice design principles, and advise on design and implementation considerations.
Additionally, the consultant should provide mentorship and guidance to other staff, both within AFENET team and to external stakeholders.
This may include but not limited to preparing and delivering training, presentations; or ad-hoc support to resolve coding problems.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : -
Develop, maintain and deploy the front and backend code of the Shiny applications
Cooperate with Product Owner, product team, and other developers from the team.
Troubleshoot and bug fix issues reported by the technical team
Create and maintain documentation
DESIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION : -
Minimum Bachelor degree or higher in one of the related fields (Computer Science, Data Science, Health Informatics, Computer Engineering, and Mathematical Engineering ) or related field;
or equivalent work-related experience
Required Skills :
Excellent programming skills in R
Expertise in Functional and object-oriented programming in R
Good knowledge of R package structure
Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience with Shiny
Hands-on experience with data visualization in R (ggplot2, plotly)
Excellent experience developing interactive dashboards using Shiny package; applications should include links to portfolio and role in developing project
Additional experience in enterprise software development and languages a plus; as are experience using other prominent visualization tools (such as D3, Tableau, Power BI, Qlik)
Graphic design skills a plus
Experience with good software engineering practices, including unit testing, technical
documentation, code encapsulation and version control systems (Git)
Basic knowledge of Continuous Integration principles and tools
Experience working in diverse and geographically distributed teams
Being a self-starter and problem solver; able to work independently; and comply with multiple, tight deadlines; and deliver highest quality results;
applications should include references, which will be checked
Creative, innovative problem solver : ability to turn data into compelling visualizations with the programming mettle to solve intractable problems to achieve results through beautiful code
Excellent communication, advanced English reading, writing, listening and speaking
Nice to have skills :
Knowledge of (bio)statistics and / or bioinformatics
Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g. Docker) and Linux shell