• Lead Data Visualization Developer

  • Overview

    The Data Visualization Developer is responsible for creating reports and dashboards using popular tools to support self-service analytics environments for our clients.


    This is not a Data Science role and does not require the use of statistical techniques to analyze data.


    • Interacts directly with client stakeholders (business or technical) to understand client stakeholder needs.
    • Uses SQL queries to explore and understand data sources identified.
    • Creates prototypes based upon stakeholder requirements in order to confirm the report or dashboard design meets the business need.
    • Creates simple to medium complexity reports and dashboards using BI tools like Tableau.
    • Uses SQL connecting directly to data source in order to confirm counts shown in BI Tool.
    • Ensures the final BI solution follows best practices, is automated and is easily transitioned into the client's environment for ongoing maintenance.
    • Creates and delivers end-user training and documentation on BI deliverables.





    • 5+ years developing reports and dashboards using Data Visualization Tools (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI, Cognos, Microstrategy).
    • 5+ years writing simple to medium complexity SQL queries.
    • Understanding of relational databases structures (tables and relationships) in order to source effectively from these for reports and dashboards.


    Key Capabilities:


    • Analytical thinker and problem solver who can listen to a non-data person share a problem, and identify and package data to help them solve that issue
    • Ability to write medium-complexity SQL queries (more important for distribution role, but valuable in both)
    • Packages large, complex datasets into intuitive, easy to use reports and decks that help decisions makers answer questions
    • Detail oriented, with a clear understanding of how to quality check reports and data pulls, due to the high visibility of the work
    • Skilled in managing work intake/requirements sessions, including mapping detailed documentation of requirements and tracking progress in shared collaboration tools (JIRA)
    • Written communication is paramount – needs to write clear, concise summaries of complex information and understand how to structure written communication for senior business stakeholders/executives
    • Seeks and sees the larger business context of their work, and identifies opportunities to add value in complex and changing environments
    • Optional ---- experience working with digital analytics or ecommerce data

    About Excella

    Excella is a technology consulting firm serving commercial, non-profit, and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Excella builds innovative custom software solutions with a strong focus on Agile engineering practices. We believe that great work leads to great things –- for our clients and our employees. We are growing fast and need passionate, innovative people who love working with technology and are ready to make an impact.


    Here's what you can expect from us:

    • We care about our employees. In fact, The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal consistently rank us as a "Best Place to Work."
    • You'll work with great people who love what they do: our team includes published authors, certified trainers, and internationally renowned speakers.
    • We have a "bring your own device" workplace and will share the cost of a new computer of your choice -- Mac or PC. It's up to you.
    • We'll invest in your career by providing 3 days of paid professional development every year, including travel and registration fees to attend classes and conferences, in addition to tuition assistance for degrees and certifications.
    • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 17 days of paid vacation.
    • You can bike, drive, or metro to work -- our commute reimbursement plan has you covered.
    • We cater dinner bi-monthly, and always have healthy snacks available!
    • You'll have fun! We hold monthly social events all year long, including a summer getaway for you and your family.


    Excella is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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