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R Programmer, Survey Research

Location: Arlington, Virginia
Date Posted: 09-18-2017
R Programmer, Survey Research
Hanover Research
The Role
The R Programmer will work closely with the Survey Research Manager and other members of the research team to design and program survey reports. The ideal candidate will be able to take high-level direction about reporting requirements and then create visually compelling reports using R. The holder of this position will receive a considerable degree of independence and the ability to shape the direction of survey reporting at Hanover Research. We expect all employees to be intellectually curious, ambitious, and interested in assuming increasing levels of responsibility. This position will report directly to the Survey Research Manager.
About Hanover
Hanover Research is a global research and analytics firm that provides high quality, custom research through an annual, fixed-fee model for clients in the corporate, education, and healthcare sectors.  Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Hanover employs high-caliber market researchers, analysts, and account professionals to deliver a robust service infrastructure that is revolutionary in its combination of flexibility and affordability. The core capabilities that drive Hanover’s research engine include primary research, secondary research, data analysis, and grant development. By enthusiastically fostering an environment of respect, encouragement, and support, we empower our clients and employees to seize opportunities for growth, impact, and advancement.
As the second fastest growing market research firm worldwide, Hanover has been recognized as a 2017 American Marketing Association Gold Top 50 Firm and Gold Global Top 50 Firm and a 2015 Washington Business Journal 50 Fastest Growing Company.

  • Write R code to clean and reshape data;
  • Produce highly consumable reports using R;
  • Monitor and update R code, as necessary, based on internal and client feedback;
  • Work with other research staff members to design surveys and reports that meet a wide range of client needs.
Desired Skills and Attributes
  • Strong command of the R language and common R packages (e.g., dplyr, ggplot);
  • Ability to quickly wrangle data using R across multiple data formats and files;
  • Experience with reporting from R to consumable formats (Shiny, Rmarkdown, PPT);
  • Experience with CSS/HTML;
  • A keen eye for data visualization;
  • Willingness to tackle complex, often unfamiliar programming requests;
  • Desire to take ownership over projects;
  • Ability to work quickly and independently;
  • Ability to accept feedback and constructive critique positively;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Extremely strong and demonstrable work ethic;
  • Proven academic achievement.
Education Requirement
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, statistics, or related quantitative field.
Experience Requirement
2-3 years of full-time work or graduate research experience using R on applied projects. Some survey research experience is preferred but not required.
Arlington, VA

  • Base salary
  • 401(K) employer matching program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits package
  • Potential for remote work opportunities
  • Advancement and management opportunities
If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, growing company, we encourage you to submit your cover letter, resume, and 2-3 examples of your R code focusing on data wrangling and/or data visualization at: Feel free to also include a link to your website portfolio and Kaggle or GitHub profile, if applicable.

 Hanover Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination.
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