Data Visualization Developer
Job ID: R0030556 | Software Engineering and Development | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia, School of Medicine (SOM) is seeking a Data Visualization Developer to support its Business Intelligence (BI) Program under the Chief Data Analytics Officer (CDAO). This initiative provides BI tools and services for the administrative staff and leaders of the School of Medicine to make better and faster decisions, gain new insights and optimize business processes. In order to deliver these tools and services, this initiative is focused on the creation of an enterprise data warehouse, which integrates data from multiple sources to satisfy the reporting requirements for decision-making.

Key Areas of Responsibility
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Partnerinf with stakeholders and users to elicit and document business requirements.
  • Building and delivering wireframes and mock-ups, while interacting with business sponsors to ensure that planned deliverables will achieve maximum value.
  • Creating reports and dashboards for specific requirements and soliciting feedback from the stakeholders (Tableau/PowerBI). Compiling multiple visualizations into intuitive business-ready dashboards by following data visualization best practices.
  • Developing ad hoc reports and dashboards or expanding on standard reports (Tableau, PowerBI and Excel).
  • Managing the analysis of information and identifying, interpreting and reporting trends or patterns found in data sets. Synthesizing data analysis by creating graphs, reports and presentations of results in order to make strategic and programmatic decisions.
  • Performing queries, utilizing diverse data sets, analyzing data quality, documenting data discrepancies and issues, and assessing the impact of data quality issues. Proficiency in SQL for querying data from multiple data sources.
  • Developing written communication materials that effectively summarize findings and support recommendations.
  • Having a fundamental understanding of the business requirements and having the expertise to build analytical models to deliver on those requirements. Can rapidly explore and model new data sets.
  • Creating test plans, test cases and tests to ensure the product meets all the requirements.
  • Planning, coordinating and executing user acceptance testing of BI capabilities with users and document test results (UI/UX/UA testing).
  • Identifying ways to resolve issues found during testing.
  • Providing training to utilize the BI tools in an effective manner to make strategic and tactical decisions.

Required Skills/Proficiencies/Toolsets
  • Proficiency in Tableau, PowerBI and data visualization best practices.
  • Proficiency in Excel and SQL, working knowledge of various databases and software programs, and working knowledge of data management best practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders; and ability to provide high-quality customer service and build and strengthen relationships.
  • Facilitate group discussions that encourage collaboration; seek diverse opinions.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and outcomes-based thinking.
  • Ability to perform duties independently or part of a team.
  • Grasp the University and Health Systems mission, strategic goals and programs. Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a dynamic environment.
  • Communicate effectively in a timely manner with excellent written and oral communication skills.

Minimum Requirements:
  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, business administration, systems engineering, data science, graphic design or the equivalent applicable training and experience.
  • Three years of experience in data visualization, data analysis and report development, performing queries utilizing diverse data sets.

The ideal candidate will have PowerBI in addition to Tableau and Excel, imaging tools such as Adobe Photoshop, experience with the implementation of data warehouse projects, working knowledge of Alteryx, and experience in the implementation self-service BI tools.

This position is eligible for a full or partial remote work schedule. A partial remote schedule would include three days per week in the Charlottesville office and two days per week from a remote location. Fully remote candidates will be required to attend several days of onboarding activities in Charlottesville at the commencement of employment and will be required to attend in-service activities in the Charlottesville office several times per year.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. Priority review of applications will begin on November 22, 2021, but the positions will remain open until filled.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

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Charlottesville, VA 22903

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