Senior Data Visualization Designer (Auburn)


: $52,550.00 - $94,120.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Entertainment


First Street Foundation is a non-profit research and technology organization committed to defining America's past, present and future flood risk. To do that, we have created two public-facing tools that highlight the risks, causes, and solutions to flooding and are about to launch a flood data API.

+ a big data, property-level flood risk tool, which visualizes risk of flooding today and up to 15 years in the future as sea levels rise

+ a simple but digitally-rich educational site that explains sea level rise and flooding, that is tailored to a state-specific level

We are cutting-edge marketers, data scientists and technologists who are wholly committed to advancing the awareness and understanding levels of all Americans to meet the challenges of sea level rise and flooding.

Mission of Role

We pride ourselves on being able to simplify complex ideas, data, and science and are looking to expand our team with a Senior Data Visualization Designer. We are looking for a creative and analytical person who is passionate about the environment and wants to join our group.

The Senior Data Visualization Designer will be responsible for the expansion of rich interactive graphics, data visualizations and charting, designing, developing and supporting interactive data visualizations used across the enterprise including First Street Foundation's tools (Flood iQ), partnerships, research publications (Summary Sheets), presentations, and marketing and communications campaigns. Candidates must possess creative and adaptive thinking skills, be resourceful, and have a passion for conveying complex scientific information and flood data, through engaging visuals.

Things happen quickly and to get stuff done here you need to be an enthusiastic team player - a self-starter who can work as a team of one or many and isn't frightened to take risks, problem-solve or try out new ways of doing things. If you are interested in leveraging your cutting-edge data visualization skills to make a better impact on the world, this might be the job for you!

If you want to work with some of the most talented people in the digital marketing and data science landscape, are passionate about the cause and want to make a difference in the world, then you've come to the right place.

Job Description

We're looking for someone who can clearly communicate scientific research and data to diverse audiences. The Senior Data Visualization Designer will identify the best opportunities to use data analysis, graphic design and/or programming expertise to visually depict research data accurately and in ways that are accessible, engaging, innovative, and relevant to target audiences. Some of the tasks of this role include:

Collaborate with the marketing and data teams and present recommendations on how to strategically solve problems and convey key messages using data visualization

Develop intuitive and attractive static and interactive data visualizations

Interpret and produce unique data visualizations for a variety of implementations, including reports, public-facing tools, presentations and peer reviewed research

Distill quantitative and qualitative data to communicate compelling stories to diverse audiences

Establish data visualization standards

Support the design team in presentation, marketing, site and product design

Key Qualities

Expert communicator: A master on simplifying complex ideas in an easy to understand way

Analytical and critical thinker: ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and understand how best to visualize, ability to work with large amounts of data and see the 'big picture'

Quality-focused: Extremely detail-oriented and high level of accuracy and attention to detail

Self-Structure: a self-starter who can drive their own work and collaborate effectively across multiple projects simultaneously


Fun: Our profession is our passion

Inclusive: Everyone has a voice

Impact: We only do things that move the needle

Trust: We rely on each other and the world can rely on us

Integrity: We always consider the impact of our actions


Must Have:

  • Degree in information computation design, computer and information sciences, graphic design, basic statistics, data visualization, media arts and sciences, or equivalent with 6 - 8 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of graphics and visualization tools such as Adobe CS 5 Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Flash, Tableau, etc
  • Demonstrated ability to take complex information or large data sets and translate them for use in graphic or interactive visualizations for the web or other media
  • Experience with data analysis and data visualization using tools such as SAS, Excel, SPSS, MatLab/R
  • Familiarity with current web standards-based HTML, CSS and interactive tools such as JQuery or other Javascript-based code libraries

Compensation & Benefits

Competitive salary and bonus commensurate with experience

Health insurance

Tech startup environment

Unlimited PTO

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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