Senior R/Shiny Developer

Remote, Full time

Senior R/Shiny Developer

Lisbon, Remote, Full Time 

Kantar is looking for a Senior R/Shiny Developer


About: Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights, and consulting company. Their clients are wonderfully diverse. They inspire, inform and work with them to create strategies whatever their objectives – improving brand awareness, attracting more consumers, increasing brand penetration, financial success, or growing peoples’ confidence in public services.

Kantar Worldpanel is a world leader in consumer knowledge and insights based on consumer panels. Their High-Definition Inspiration approach combines market monitoring, advanced analytics and market research solutions that inspire successful actions on customers. 

They deliver both the big picture and the fine detail that inspire successful actions by their clients. Their expertise about what people buy or use – and why – has become the market currency for brand owners, retailers, market analysts, and governments internationally.

Their Global Analytical Solutions Team provides the opportunity to quickly grow your expertise in the field of data management by working and learning with a group of expert analysts and with some of the most powerful analysis tools and techniques available to understand the real-life consumer behaviour.


About the role

Advanced Analytics is the driving engine of global growth within Worldpanel providing huge scope of personal development.  They are currently embarking on an exciting new challenge to significantly improve their analytical capability and this position will play a pivotal role in making this happen.   

They are now growing their team with a R/Shiny Developer. Their aim over the next 18 months is to develop a new suite of software solutions to meet the increasingly complex needs of their clients.

At Worldpanel, they are looking for a Senior R/Shiny Developer with a passion for combining data visualisation with data science who will make a significant impact on blue-chip companies, through leading on the exciting challenge to significantly improve their global capabilities.

In this role, you will be pivotal in developing a new suite of software solutions that require best in class functionality and visualization of advanced analytical process embedding within them. To do so, you will work with an international community of experts to combine best-in-class data collection and preparation through top-end, efficient coding ending with dynamic final client deliverables.

Utilizing industry-leading consumer information and statistical techniques, you will help their clients address their toughest marketing-related issues and identify opportunities to grow.


Key Responsabilities:

  • Work with Worldpanel local and global advanced analytics team, as well as key clients, to provide innovative solutions to answer our clients’ business questions.

  • Creating, maintaining, develop and R/Shiny applications that are capable of thousands of simultaneous users and can operate on a distributed infrastructure.

  • Providing scalability, security, and modern UI/UX with custom R packages.

  • Analysing and visualizing data in new and innovative ways of representing insight.

  • Host workshops and creating tutorials across Worldpanel to teach other the power of the applications.

  • Acting as an expert on key global projects, providing advice internally to ensure that our approaches and outputs remain best-in-class.

  • Support the development of junior members of the team, building the analytical and technical skills and offering problem-solving advice on specific projects.


  • University degree in a mathematical/scientific discipline, preferably with a statistics element.

  • Experience in R programming and building interactive R/Shiny applications.

  • Knowledge of custom CSS, HTML, JavaScript, and jQuery an advantage for building customized interfaces.

  • Strong evidence of improving performance of Shiny projects.

  • Experience developing access/user management for R-shiny web applications.

  • Understand limitations of R and Shiny and propose ideas how to overcome them.

  • Proven track of end-to-end testing of their Shiny apps.

  • Great organisational skills with the right level of creativity.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Fluent in English (other languages are advantageous).


Demonstrated Success in:

  • Applying analytics applications in production settings.

  • A self-starter working across various levels of stakeholders to form complex briefs while pushing back where appropriate to achieve best outcomes.

  • Working well as part of wider project teams.

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