We are looking for a technically experienced, visually literate, data viz developer to work on predominantly web based interactive data projects, and join our team of developers, designers, data scientists, analysts and engineers in the City Intelligence Unit.
You will have the opportunity to produce high profile outputs, used by the Mayor and senior staff as well as working on more technical outputs for specialist users in the London Boroughs and across London’s public, private and voluntary sectors.
You will have a few years’ experience building engaging data visualisation projects, be able to use and adapt common visualisation libraries, and be able to create custom D3 visualisations from scratch. Ideally you will have worked querying and bringing large datasets to the web in the past, have an interest in connecting spatial and non-spatial data.
We are particularly interested in data viz developers who are visually literate and have a good sense of what works well in communicating data to a diverse audience (public & professional).
To find out more about data visualisation at the GLA see these resources:
You will have a predominantly technical background, with experience of (some, but not all) technologies like D3, Observable, VegaLite, Plotly, JS, Vue, React, Svelte, Git, Leaflet, MapBox, DeckGL, WebGL, SVG, Canvas, HTML & CSS.
An ideal candidate would have a good design sense and be able to produce work for both the web and as static graphics for social media, reports and presentations. You should be able to think at different levels of detail including application architecture, overall user experience and fine graphic details.
As an applicant you may not have all the experience outlined, but we encourage you to apply if some of this sounds like you, and the job description sounds like a direction you are keen to take in your career.
If you enjoy solving both technical and communications problems, creating elegant and concise designs, working with clients and being involved in the entire life cycle of designing, building and maintaining visualisation projects – apply today.