Software Quality Engineer I - Statistician

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: MH, IN

Company: Cytel Software Corporation

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 statistical tester, as a Software Quality Engineer I., 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.


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 specifications in 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


Practices and Applicable Processes:

  • Participate in peer code review of other testers and review each other’s codes
  • Estimate and plan your work and give updates of the progress of your work.
  • Become a productive member of an agile team.
  • Participate in agile ceremonies wholeheartedly.


Qualification, Skills, and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Statistics/Mathematical Science or equivalent degree in Science


Skills and Experience:

  • 0-3 years of experience in algorithmic /scientific computing
  • Strong mathematical and logical aptitude
  • Good knowledge of Statistics/ 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.
  • Passion for learning new methods of testing and thinking about methods for testing.
  • Self-driven with the ability to think creatively and solve complex problems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong initiative and dedicated work ethic
  • Knowledge of R/Python/Mathematica software.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Self-driven with the ability to think creatively and solve complex problems.
  • Strong initiative and work ethic.


Optional Skills and Experience (Preferred but not mandatory)

  • Experience working with Agile frameworks like Scrum.
  • Familiarity with project management & collaboration tools like Jira, Confluence, MS Teams, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of programming languages like R, and Python.
  • Knowledge of the creation of plots, and prototypes in programming languages like R, and Python.
  • Experience in carrying out testing of Statistical/Mathematical algorithms.
  • Excellent Presentation skills.
  • Domain knowledge related to clinical trials
  • Knowledge about testing methodologies


What’s in it for you:

  • You will get a chance to interact with industry-leading Biostatisticians.
  • You will get domain knowledge of Clinical trials.
  • You will be able to attend national and international conferences.
  • You will be able to increase your coding skills in R, Python, etc..
  • You will be able to learn about testing methodologies
  • You will have the opportunity to play an integral role in helping our clients and the industry shape the future of drug development
  • You will be part of an exciting new chapter in Cytel’s history with high growth and opportunities
  • You will work in an environment designed for an entrepreneurially-minded person with a lot of energy, ideas, and the courage to implement.
  • You will work with and leverage 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, an 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.

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