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Visualization Engineer

Date: Nov 13, 2020

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie





The Visualization Engineer will be a key member of an agile enterprise data group delivering data viualizations, reporting and dashboards across James Hardie. You will partner with IT and business to support the continued growth and success of James Hardie in a robust and cohesive team. In order to be successful the Visualization Engineer works closely with Business Analysts and end users to design, develop, test, and implement reports and dashboards from various Enterprise Systems and the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) to effectively meet business requirements. The position will be developing and supporting tableau and business objects environments, as well as, additional tools in the future. In addition to project work, this position will also provide Business As Usual (BAU) support for the existing environment by developing new visualizations, enhancements to existing, and supporting the administration and operation of existing platforms.  This position reports to the Director, Enterprise Data & Analytics, and has no direct reports.

Position Responsibilities

  • Design and devlopment with Business Objects and Tableau in either/both Data Warehousing and existing business systems projects
  • Understand the visualization design needs for a specific set of data
  • Build dashboards and reports accessing data from various systems based on business needs
  • Utilize your experience to propose and recommend new visualizatiosn to drive business insight and data analysis
  • Develop and improve relationships with vendors, customers, internal departments, and other associated entities
  • Collaborate with internal and external departments to accomplish various tasks and projects
  • Provides ongoing Business as Usual (BAU) support for the Business Objects and Tableau platforms by developing new capabilities as needed while working with Business Analysts / end-users to visualize data ensuring adequate end user testing and acceptance of all changes

The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


Position Requirements


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or Information Technology related field
  • 5+ years’ experience as a Visualization/BI engineer utilizing Business Objects, Tableau and other BI reporting and visualization tools (Qlik, Microstrategy, etc)
  • 1+ year experience specifically using Business Objects is required
  • 1+ year experience specifically using Tableau is required
  • Strong SQL coding skills for data analysis and testing
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated Teamwork / collaboration expertise with experience in taking a leadership role in team / project activities.
  • Understanding of full life cycle development methodology
  • Demonstrated ability to remain effective and productive in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to provide after-hours support as required


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with Cloud-based data sources for visualizations (Azure, Amazon, Google)
  • Experience working directly with Data Analysts and Data Scientists for advanced visualizations



James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

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