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JavaScript Developer, IHME, April 22

ihmeWho: IHME

Position: JavaScript Developer

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Where: Seattle, Belltown

What: The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has an outstanding opportunity for a JavaScript Developer to join their team. They are looking for a highly creative individual to develop innovative and engaging ways to visually interact with our research results. Their interactive visualizations are highly visible and have been featured in news outlets, journal publications and online resources; they are also instrumental in helping policy makers around the world make informed decisions to improve people’s health. Additionally, IHME will build applications for research analysis, and the dissemination of results. The JavaScript Developer will have the opportunity to continue to push the envelope of what’s possible with interactive visualizations, and help improve health for people around the world. Are you passionate about making data useful, engaging and fun, all for a good cause? Then this is the job for you and you should apply today. The JavaScript Developer will report to the Senior Developer, Visualizations.

Develop and maintain engaging and visually appealing interactive visualizations
• Work closely and iterate quickly with IHME researchers and other stakeholders
• Develop innovative ways to leverage data visualization in the scientific research process, including data exploration, validation of results, and visualizing analytic processes
• Stay abreast of developments and innovation in the data visualization space
• Ensure visual appeal of the tools and swift performance with large quantities of indicators and data
• Help evaluate the effectiveness of using visualization tools in resource poor setting (e.g. in developing countries) with performance enhancements, ‘light’ versions, stand-alone solutions
• Manage all code used for the visualizations in a code versioning system to enable internal collaboration and documentation

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or bachelor’s degree in a different field with relevant experience
• Experience with visualization tools and software, including D3.js, JavaScript, JQuery
• Strong quantitative background essential, ideally with experience in analysis and modeling
• Demonstrated understanding of data visualization principles, user experience, and aesthetics
• Ability to innovate and work independently, and to work successfully in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
• A passion for cutting-edge Web Technologies
• Experience visualizing large, complex, and frequently changing datasets
• Understanding of scientific research and statistical analysis
• Experience working and communicating effectively with academic and scientific researchers

Contact: Please apply through the UW Hires Website: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szLocationID=88 and enter Req 107103