Creates and maintains novel data visualizations that thoughtfully convey key research insights and provide an interactive opportunity for public engagement.
Contributes to aesthetic direction of data visualizations and continually innovates on core creative design.
Works closely with researchers and other developers to implement new design features.
Collaborates with staff in Marketing and IT to ensure compliance with Booth-wide best practices, style, and communications strategy
Follows best practices for the full web development life cycle, including adhering to coding standards, setting up and maintaining builds for continuous integration, designing and coding modular components, and performing code reviews.
Converts mockups into functional visualizations.
Optimizes front-end code for speed and performance.
Continually monitors the Centerâ™s online presence for accuracy, consistency, and technical problems and escalate issues to resolution.
Helps to optimize and implement code to support impactful data visualization interfaces as well as collaborate with the Center Director for metrics to support and provide strategic direction on continued refinement of implementation.
Performs and facilitates quality assurance checks on data visualization projects.
Helps to maintain and develop documentation for all data visualization project deliverables and ensures ease of use for end-users.
Develops, plans, and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the organization's programs, accomplishments, or point of view.
Solves moderate to complex problems related to the writing, preparation, and/or delivery of information from or about the unit. Develop and ensure execution of strategies that increase effectiveness of communications; create metrics to drive evaluation of effectiveness.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in computer science or a related field.
A minimum of three years of professional experience in web development.
Working knowledge with data visualization libraries (e.g., D3.js).
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Modern Browser development fundamentals including HTMS/ CSS/ JS.
Responsive design, web standards and UI/UX best practices.
Convert mockups into functional visualization.
Optimize front-end code for speed and performance.
QA work of others, strong attention to detail.
Excellent strategic planning, problem solving, analytical, and persuasion skills.
Handle multiple detailed tasks/projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines with frequent interruptions.
Interacting with RESTful web service.
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