Visualization Developer

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 by Columbia Sportswear

Portland, OR 97201
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
The Visualization Developer will deliver creative, high-impact data visualizations for Columbia's Enterprise Data and Analytics program. This role will contribute directly to Columbia's strategy on data; connecting and synthesizing disparate and complex data into meaningful information and visualizations for a global user base.


  • Understands Customer need by maintaining a close relationship with customers and stakeholders to comprehend and communicate their needs through global views and visualizations
  • Works closely Enterprise Data and Analytics program leadership to understand and communicate product vision, strategy, and roadmaps that are aligned with client's strategies and initiatives
  • Evaluate, educate, and elevate our data visual engineering practices through establishing best practices, education and hands on coaching including developing visual interfaces, shared visualization components, and custom visualizations for communicating data stories
  • Act as change agent and evangelist to influence the adoption of data visualization best practices both within IT teams and their partner business analytics teams
  • Collaborate with Data Engineering teams to iterate on the design and implementation of data visualization products
  • Collaborate with Architecture and Platform teams to evolve our capabilities around data visualization
  • Provides customer service to our technology and business partners for on-boarding, adoption, and documentation of visualization products.
  • Measure and report on the value provided by Product offerings and provide regular updates to stakeholders on product priority, delivery, and adoption


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or other relevant areas
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with industry-leading BI tool (e.g., MS Power BI, Tableau, Qlikview/Qliksense, etc)
  • Results oriented with a deep understanding of direct to consumer processes and business models with the ability to adhere to timelines and operational criteria
  • A passion for data visualization and design thinking
  • Commanding grasp of HTML, CSS, and related web technologies
  • Knowledge of query languages, APIs, data pipelines, and how to work with them in practice
  • Experience with delivery methodologies like Scrum
  • Experience with reporting and creating metrics for management
  • Ability to work under pressure, influence teams to meet tight timelines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to establish cross functional, collaborative relationships with business partners
  • Demonstrate strong listening, problem solving skills
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to set priorities, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Strong presentation skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

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