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Overstock: Data Visualization Specialist


Help design and implement Data Storytelling/visual narrative guidelines and best practices to ensure reports incorporate data, analytics and visuals that tell clear, concise stories that can be intuitively interpreted.



Overstock At: Overstock
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Web: www.overstock.com


_Contact_:
Email: bmacey@overstock.com
phone: 801-947-3598

The Data Visualization Specialist role combines engineering, design and science of summarizing quantitative information in the most useful and precise way such that key information and important patterns stand out.

Data Visualization Specialists should assist the Enterprise Business Intelligence (EBI) Organization in seamlessly merging qualitative stories with quantitative data to create human-centered insights that inspire and inform business strategy.

The specialist will need to consider the use of data in the organization, appreciate the diversity that it represents, and understand how people instinctively interpret numbers and pictures to help create visualizations of improved clarity, utility and persuasiveness. The ideal candidate will have a deep background in the science of data visualization, prototyping and building interactive data experiences.

Responsibilities:
The Data Visualization Specialist will help design and implement "Data Storytelling" or visual narrative guidelines and best practices within the EBI Organization to ensure reports incorporate data, analytics and visuals that tell clear, concise stories that can be intuitively interpreted. This resource will help guide and shape the framework for fundamental information design utilized in reports, applications and interfaces. You will work collaboratively with both the reporting and analytics teams to bridge the fields of engineering, storytelling, design, and data.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, HCI, Engineering, Information Design, a related subject, or commensurate work experience
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis and analytic approaches in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
  • Expertise in mapping and visualization (D3 strongly preferred, Tableau, Esri, or others)
  • Demonstrated design and UX sensibilities
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
  • Master's degree in Computer Science with a focus on data visualization research
  • Familiarity with statistics and modeling

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