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Lead Software Developer (R) - Remote

Novartis

Novartis

Software Engineering
United Kingdom
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Location: Remote. This position can be performed on a remote basis within the UK.

More than 100,000 unique, curious, and empowered individuals are inspired by our purpose.

This role will join a team embarking on the adoption and use of open-source tools for clinical trial reporting. Our team is highly visible within the organization and are excited to embark on this high priority critical initiative with an agile, user-focused attitude.

This role will blend hands on programming activities as well as aspects of Product Ownership (e.g. prioritization, actioning user feedback, sprint planning). You will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to develop solutions and tools that enable associates working on analyses and reporting activities in clinical trials. This will involve working across our organisation to gain an appreciation of the user experience today to ensure we are delivering progress in high impact areas while modernizing how we work.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Leading the development of technical tools (packages, applications, etc.) that enable clinical trial teams to use open source in a GxP setting
• Playing a key role in driving the agile development cycle of the tool from gathering user requirements, prototyping to production release to demos to training and support
• Contributing to documentation of the technical realization of GxP business processes
• Working with users to identify and drive opportunities for continuous improvement and modernization in our tooling
• Coaching junior team members in technical topics and standard processes (e.g. R package development, agile development, managing environments)
• Helping to drive the culture of open-source development through engagement in external communities to both contribute new packages / features as well as maintenance and support activities