Software Quality Engineer II - Statistician

Cytel Inc (Pune, MH, India) 17 hours ago

Cytel provides unrivaled biostatistics and operations research knowledge to our customers in the life sciences industries in the form of both software and services.  At Cytel, we work hard to create successful careers with significant professional growth for our employees, as a result of which they work hard to make Cytel successful. Cytel is a place where talent, experience, and integrity come together to advance the state of clinical development.

As a driven and experienced statistician Engine Tester, you will contribute to the testing of our innovative and market-leading clinical development product suite that helps our customers to design, model, and simulate complex innovative clinical trials with the potential to create significant value for sponsors and patients by increasing their probability of success and accelerating time to market.  You will be responsible for testing sophisticated and advanced statistical/mathematical algorithms for our cloud-hosted and on-premise software products.

After gaining adequate experience, you may also have the opportunity to work as a Subject Matter Expert guiding the overall development of our powerful “engines” (software modules that perform the core statistical/mathematical computations in our products, like simulations of complex adaptive trials).

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

  • Study specifications and technical documents for algorithms carefully.
  • Create validation methodologies for algorithms.
  • Search for appropriate validators for algorithms from published papers, R packages, and other software libraries.
  • Create validators for algorithms using R, Python, etc.
  • Learn and adhere to applicable processes for your work.
  • Understand the testing strategy and create test cases as per strategy.
  • Execute test cases on the product and report the defect.
  • Learn new statistical methodologies.
  • Learn new coding languages like R, Julia, and Python.
  • Participate in peer code review of other testers and review each other’s codes.
  • Estimate and plan their own work.
  • Work in an Agile Scrum team collaborating with Subject Matter Experts, developers, and others.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Statistics/Mathematical Science or equivalent degree in Science
  • 3-5 years of experience in algorithmic /scientific computing
  • Strong mathematical and logical aptitude
  • Good knowledge of Statistics and Applied Mathematics (numerical methods, calculus, linear algebra, mathematical modeling, statistical methods, probability theory, etc.)
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills, ability to think about trends in different statistical parameters
  • Analytical thinking with a passion for learning new methods of testing
  • Self-driven with the ability to think creatively and solve complex problems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Some knowledge of R or Python

Optional Skills and Experience (preferred but not mandatory):

  • Advanced knowledge of programming languages like R, R Shiny, Python
  • Knowledge of creation of scientific plots using programming languages like R, Python
  • Experience in carrying out testing of statistical/mathematical algorithms
  • Knowledge of clinical trials
  • Knowledge of software testing

What’s in it for you:

  • A chance to work with industry-leading Biostatisticians
  • Working on cutting edge statistical methods used in clinical trials
  • An opportunity to attend national and international conferences
  • A chance to become an expert R or Python developer
  • An opportunity to play an integral role in helping our clients and the industry shape the future of drug development
  • Being a part of an exciting new chapter in Cytel’s history with high growth and opportunities
  • Working in an environment designed for an entrepreneurially-minded person with a lot of energy, ideas, and the courage to implement
  • Working with and leveraging the best and brightest minds in the industry

Why Cytel? 

  • Our collaborative working environment encourages innovation and rewards results, and we are proud to have one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry. 

  • In addition to competitive compensation, we offer an excellent benefit’s package, annual bonus incentive, promote work-life balance, and the opportunity to grow with us! 

  • Work with respected experts and thought leaders

Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Cytel does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact Cytel’s human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to Cytel. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and Cytel. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Cytel. Cytel shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies.

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