Appsilon - Senior R/Shiny Developer

paid / remote / full-time

About Appsilon

Appsilon is an ambitious and fast-growing software house and consultancy specializing in decision support systems and machine learning with Fortune 500 clients across the globe. We build a unique company driven by a mission to improve our society and environment with artificial intelligence and decision support systems. Some of the examples of our #AI4good work is helping animal preservation in Gabon Parks, building COVID-19 dashboards or improving data science tools for Doctors Without Borders.

We’re a global leader in R and Shiny, which are used by companies of all sizes to build analytical applications. When they run into problems or start larger projects, they come to us.

Before you apply please read our code of conduct.

Every few months we start completely new projects and dive into a completely new world. One day we learn the secrets of promotions in retail chains, another day we analyze satellite images, and then we get super interesting data from the residential market for analysis. Our projects are not only an opportunity to test our skills in difficult statistical, algorithmic, and technological problems but also an opportunity to learn how many different industries work from the inside.

Tech Stack that you can expect in Appsilon: R, Shiny, JavaScript, React.js, Python, Docker, Ansible, Git, AWS, HTML, CSS/ SAAS, Tensorflow, Plotly

We are growing fast and that’s why we are now looking for a new Senior R/Shiny Developer to join our team.

At Appsilon, you can expect a flat organizational structure. There are currently 25 of us in a tech team, and each person has their own specialization, so the selection of projects and people who work on client tasks is flexible and depends on who has time to take on additional tasks at any given moment. We have other R/Shiny specialists, Frontend Developers, Fullstacks and DevOps in our team - you will have the opportunity to meet and work with each of them.

We are looking for a specialist whose experience and knowledge will enrich our team and allow us to take new, previously unknown directions.

Basic tasks will include:

  • Creating, maintaining, and developing R/Shiny applications for enterprise customers all over the world
  • Providing scalability, security, and modern UI/UX with custom R packages
  • Analyzing and visualizing data from various industries
  • Developing & scale Shiny apps for enterprise customers that are capable of thousands of simultaneous users and can operate on a distributed infrastructure
  • Creating useful and professional open-source R/Shiny packages and custom internal tooling
  • Hosting workshops and creating tutorials with other team members to teach others what we’ve learned

You are good for this role if you:

  • Have an experience with R programming and building interactive R/Shiny applications
  • You have a practical knowledge of JavaScript. Examples: jQuery, React/jsx/Redux, vanilla JS, defining custom events, understanding event loop etc.
  • You have good examples of improving performance of Shiny projects (optimizing server code, JS, promises)
  • You’re familiar with Git
  • You know limitations of R and Shiny and propose ideas how to overcome them
  • You can work as an independent consultant in medium-sized projects or advisor for other developers;
  • You have proven track of end-to-end testing of their Shiny apps
  • Your English is on B2/C1 level

What’s in it for you:

  • Up to 20,000 PLN + VAT on a B2B contract ($5200)/monthly
  • 26 days of paid holidays + an equivalent of public holidays in Poland, est. 11 days in 2021
  • +5% of salary in Personal Development Budget to spend on activities that help you grow
  • Remote work with flexible working hours adjusted to your time zone and family life.
  • 4 paid days per year to be used for training/conferences, events, or workshop
  • Private health care insurance (in Poland)
  • Projects that have a real impact on the world. More on
  • Opportunity to work with the prestigious brands where you can see how data science is used
  • Opportunity to develop yourself as an independent Shiny expert in a data science community

What can you expect during the recruitment process?

  • Screening call with Talent Manager
  • Home assignment
  • Interview with Hiring Manager
  • Culture Fit Interview (we cherish our values, you can read about it more here).

Apply to this position
Apply here: Job offer - Appsilon | End­ to­ End Data Science Solutions

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