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Information Visualization Designer

Applied Visions


Location:
Clifton Park, New York 12065
Date:
08/22/2017
2017-08-222017-09-21
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Shift:
1st Shift
Categories:
  • Software Engineering
Applied Visions
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Job Details

Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI), is searching for an Information Visualization Designer to join our multi-disciplinary team of software developers, psychologists, and computer security experts. At Secure Decisions, we design and implement cutting edge technology solutions that help people in the government and private sectors defend computer networks and ensure the security of application software. We are a leading provider of cyber security R&D and have a strong track record of successfully commercializing our research. AVI, our parent company, builds commercial mobile apps and software to support the rapidly expanding Internet of Things market.
Your responsibilities will be to design software application user interfaces, including dashboards and information visualizations, for visually-oriented decision support systems. These systems will be used by many different types of computer professionals (including security analysts, computer network defenders, and software developers) to accomplish their day-to-day work.

The successful candidate will be a curious, observant, and insightful problem solver. You can show us how you’ve taken information about people and produced compelling tools that meet their needs and help them achieve their goals. You’re probably knowledgeable about the nuts & bolts of information technology, but, if not, you have a demonstrated track record of quickly building a working proficiency in new subject areas.

Secure Decisions offers a competitive salary & benefits, while simultaneously providing a rare opportunity to develop your skills while working on important and interesting challenges with top quality talent in a collegial environment. Hone your ability to work the fuzzy front-end of the product development process and collaborate closely with software engineers to take a rough idea to a working prototype.

Requirements

Demonstrated proficiency designing user interfaces to complex information systems that help people accomplish specific tasks.
a. The ability to understand and empathize with the future users of a system.
b. The ability to think through how people will experience a non-existent tool and use it to accomplish their work.
c. The ability to envision and communicate the system of rules, patterns, and information hierarchies that define a software application.
2. The ability to create clarity. Identify important questions and proactively seek out information that provides answers. Consider the importance of individual elements and organizing them in a manner that creates relevant meaning. Create sketches, mockups, and other prototypes that make design ideas concrete and advances the group’s understanding of a workable solution.
3. The ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse staff of designers, engineers, and other professionals to turn concepts into realities. A sense of ownership and responsibility for shepherding ideas through the process of successive refinement.

Preference Given to Candidates with
1. Experience presenting trends, metrics, and other quantitative data to produce meaning for the viewer. Familiarity with information visualization and information seeking principles.
2. A working knowledge of information technology.
3. A working knowledge of human factors, cognitive science, or psychology.
4. Proficiency, or a desire to learn, the skills of visual design.
Note: This position requires United States citizenship. 

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