Visual Analytics Principal Engineer

BGI is looking to fill a dynamic visual analytics position applying a robust knowledge of usability and information visualization to create highly adaptive user tools that help make critical decisions, save lives, and preserve assets. This position works closely with data scientists to effectively convey key decision making information for both internal and external end-users.  The interfaces generated represent a fusion of traditional UIs, visualizations, and interactivity to disseminate knowledge to the user.  Moderate familiarity with Big Data analytics provides useful background to effectively convey discovered insights.  Development ranges from web-based technologies to client-side applications.

Job Responsibilities
Author intuitive and interactive user interfaces for data analysts in aviation
Develop server-side web application to interact with analytic output
Create highly usable web-interfaces for visual analytics
Interact with data scientists to effectively process and extract results
Leverage information visualization techniques to convey insights in big data
Create solutions providing a complete user experience
Interpret and validate results for decision making processes
Perform key roles in design, development, and implementation
Provide technical leadership to software engineers
Develop new solutions and products through implementation and leadership
Apply level of experience and judgement to support planning and accomplish goals
Develop scope, cost and schedule estimates
Support and educate customers in the field and products
Interface with customers to communicate scope, cost, and schedule

Master’s Required, PhD Desired, in fields of Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering
Requires minimum of 8 years of industry experience or a Ph.D. and 6 years of industry experience

Successful track record in leadership role
Experience developing complete web-based applications and new solutions leveraging multiple technologies
Use and integration of open source technologies
Experience web-based tools and related technologies desired
   visual analytics
   information visualization
   scientific visualization
   interaction, exploratory analysis
   perception and cognition
   human factors
   python (python3 preferred)
   JavaScript modules (e.g. requirejs)
   web application frameworks (django)
   graph databases
   web-server (httpd)
   object-oriented design
   Semantic Web (RDF)

Special Knowledge and Skills
25% travel expected 
Expert in applying visual analytic techniques to represent data, including Big Data
Expert in identification of solutions to problems in usability
Expert in software development for visual analytic systems
Experience visualizing results using tools such as D3js, HTML5, and CSS
Experience using client-server tools, especially python and the django framework
Experience developing client-side applications, especially leveraging Qt4/Qt5
Domain knowledge of military aviation highly desired, especially experience related to analytics

Job Details

Location: Akron, OH/Lexington Park MD
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Status Full-Time

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