Analytical & Data Visualization Developer

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Job TitleAnalytical & Data Visualization DeveloperDepartmentInstitutional ResearchPosting Number03294PLocationAnnandale, VA: 22003Full or Part TimeFull TimePosition End Date (if temporary)Required TravelRelocation CoveredSalary Range$74,000 - $83,000 Position Summary Information

Basic Function

The Analytical & Data Visualization Developer will be responsible for extracting data from various sources, reorganizing and structuring the data for analysis; designing and developing impactful data visualizations in order to support business decision and compiling multiple visualizations into intuitive business-ready dashboards for college-wide use. The position is ideal for a talented Tableau developer who is interested in working in higher education.

Duties and Responsibilities

•Understand customer business needs and help define requirements for reporting solutions and design appropriate data solution; operate a variety of software packages for data management, statistical analysis, and graphics (e.g., SAS, SPSS etc.); write, interpret, and optimize complex queries working with large sets of data to extract and aggregate data from various sources (e.g., student databases, various college systems, and external agencies and institutions)
•Work closely with project managers to understand and maintain focus on their analytical needs, including identifying critical metrics and KPIs, and deliver actionable insights to relevant decision-makers
•Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets; design, develop dashboards and visualizations for internal and/or external customers in Tableau
•Proactively analyze data to answer key questions from stakeholders with an eye for what drives business performance, investigating and communicating areas for improvement in efficiency and productivity
•Create and maintain rich interactive visualizations through data interpretation and analysis integrating various reporting components from multiple data sources; follow data visualization best practices, performance tuning, create/maintain report design related templates and artifacts
•Provides user training and presentations as needed
•Develop and maintain databases by acquiring data from primary and secondary sources, and build scripts that will make our data evaluation process more flexible or scalable across data sets

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Sciences, IT, or a related field, or equivalent applicable training and experience. Several years of experience as a Tableau developer. Experience working in a research environment. Experience working with end-users and translating their business needs into technical requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree is desirable; experience in a research setting with higher education data is desired; familiarity with PeopleSoft is a plus;
and experience with SAS for extracting and manipulating data from relational databases and statistical analyses is also a plus.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Proficient in Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Public, SQL, and MS Office Suite
•Knowledge of statistical analysis software (SAS), programming, database structures and data extraction
•Proven success in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
•Strong analytical, oral and written communication skills
•Ability to self-start and consistently work independently with minimum assistance
•Ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical customers

Operation of a State VehicleNo Posting Detail Information

Open Date06/25/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsBackground Check Statement

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background
investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of
education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks requested by the VCCS and NOVA such as
I-9 and E-Verify requirements. Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s
Statement of Economic Interest.

Additional InformationSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * I understand that only information provided at the time of the application submission will be considered when determining my qualifications and only responses to Supplemental Questions that can be verified in my application and resume will be credited.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Sciences, IT, or a related field, or equivalent applicable training and experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years experience do you have as a Tableau developer?
    • 0 - 3 years
    • 4 - 6 years
    • 7 or more years
  4. * How many years of experience do you have working in a research environment?
    • 0 -3 years
    • 4- 6 years
    • 7 or more years
  5. * Describe your experience working with end-users and translating their business needs into technical requirements?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Certificate




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Posted: 6/28/2019
Application Due: 10/27/2019
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