Dashboard / Visualization Developer in R / Shiny (Consultancy)
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
3d ago
source : BetaJob

Project Description

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.

Project 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


  • 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

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