Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact seeksan energetic and curious professional to serve as its Product Designer. This is a full-time position which is being added to our rapidly expanding data science team. Currently, the team is working to build out analysis and visualizations for Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, and in the longer term its focus will shift to recovery related tool and analysis development.
This position reports to the Centers for Civic Impact Data Scientist.
Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. The Product Designer must be willing to think about reimagined government, knowledge, and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Design and build interactive data visualizations for web applications
Create simple, intuitive product experiences for complex data insights and workflows, maintaining UX consistency and visual design in line with our brand
Produce data visualizations to support ongoing research projects, and generate insights for a growing portfolio of both ad-hoc and recurring public sector needs
Improve existing designs, including the look and feel and layout of data visualizations
Work closely with web developers to integrate the visualization in the web applications.
Collaborate with data scientists, researchers, policy experts, and other technical and non-technical stakeholders to design and build visuals in order to efectively communicate their insights.
Maintain clear lines of communication with Civic Impact’s Data Scientist, leadership, and others on the team
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in fine arts, graphic design or other related field.
Four years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Bachelors’ degree in computer science, art and design, data journalism, graphic design, are preferred
Experience designing and building interactive data visualizations for web applications
Experience with data communication within a stats/data science context.
Familiarity with public sector data, policies, and stakeholders
Experience using project management and collaboration software
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent attention to detail and a systematic approach to problem solving
Knowledge of other data visualizations frameworks such as Tableau or PowerBI
Experience with version control software (GitHub)
Experience pulling and processing data using SQL, R, Python, or other programming languages
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, WordPress, and G Suite and its applications
Excellent oral, written, and research skills
Commitment to a collegial workplace
Capacity to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
At least two years’ experience designing and using D3.js to create easily comprehensible data visualizations for maximum insight (being able to reproduce high quality visualizations like the States timeline at JH CRC).
Classified Title:Website Designer Working Title:Product Designer, D3 Data Visualization Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC Starting Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: 5 Days per week, 37.5 hours per week Exempt Status:Salaried Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department Name: Centers for Civic Impact Personnel Area: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
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