Salary is commensurate with experience and education
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to monitor global health conditions and health systems, as well as to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and reforms. It uses cutting-edge techniques to tackle some of the most difficult and most critical questions in global health and find answers that will become the foundation for better policies and, ultimately, better health.
IHME is seeking to revolutionize the way we track diseases around the world by developing innovative geospatial analytic methods to produce increasingly granular estimates of diseases and determinants. Just a few of the diseases this revolutionary work will touch on are pneumonia and its etiologies, diarrhea and its pathogens, malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Ebola, as well as select neglected tropical diseases. Through the development and use of geospatial techniques to synthesize information at the local level, and in partnership with key collaborators around the world, IHME will present results in interactive high-resolution maps to illuminate levels, trends, and disparities in health outcomes.
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 settings (e.g., in developing countries) with performance enhancements, light versions, and standalone solutions
Manage all code used for the visualizations in a code versioning system to enable internal collaboration and documentation
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent education and two to three years' experience
Understanding of object-oriented concepts, common design patterns, and architectures
Strong quantitative aptitude and ability to interpret complex analytic information
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
Desire to understand and promote global health research
Strong interest in learning new skills
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience using geospatial libraries, platforms, and applications like CartoDB, Mapbox, Leaflet, GDAL
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
Knowledge of version control systems like Git, Subversion
Experience with application containerization using Docker, Rancher
A passion for cutting-edge Web technologies
Server-side scripting languages such as Python or PHP
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Evening and weekend work sometimes required.
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