[Infovis] Research Scientist, Visual Analysis at Tableau Software

Robert Kosara rkosara at tableausoftware.com
Tue Sep 30 22:20:48 CEST 2014

Tableau Software is looking to fill research scientist positions in specific areas, including visual analysis. I am including the main parts of the job ad below; for the full description and to apply, see here: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH11/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=TABLEAU&cws=1&rid=3133
Research Scientist, Visual Analysis

Department:     Engineering
Location:       Seattle, WA or Kirkland, WA or Menlo Park, CA

Tableau has a strong team focused on innovation in the area of visual analysis including people who regularly write academic papers.  We are looking for visual analysis researcher who will be a member of Tableau Research and will work collaboratively with the entire development team on a range of topics similar to the following:

  *   Geographic visualization
  *   Temporal visualization
  *   Node-link visualization
  *   Multiple coordinated displays
  *   Storytelling with data
  *   Human computer interaction
  *   Visual perception related to visual analytics

What you’ll be doing… *LI-DA1
As a member of Tableau Research focused on visual analysis, you will select and drive forward a portfolio of research topics relevant to Tableau’s mission to help people see and understand data. You will work collaboratively with everyone at Tableau including engineers, product managers, executives, and designers throughout the planning and development life-cycle. You will be constantly challenged to leverage your creativity and your technical prowess to help everyone at Tableau to innovate.
Some of the things you’ll be doing include…

  *   Research a portfolio of topics relevant to Tableau Software
  *   Write academic papers and participate in the academic community (including membership in review committees)
  *   Give talks inside and outside Tableau including at conferences and to customers
  *   Design and implement prototypes to validate research innovations and communicate those innovations to the rest of Tableau
  *   Work directly with developers and feature teams to ensure designs are implemented as useful user experiences
  *   Monitor and report on external research activities in the areas relevant to Tableau
  *   Mentor Tableau research interns
  *   Other duties as assigned

Who you are…

  *   Educated. PhD or equivalent in one or more areas relevant to Tableau’s work on databases.
  *   Communicator. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  *   Experienced. Experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with developers for implementation of designs.
  *   Flexible. Occasional travel may be required

Robert Kosara
Research Scientist
Tableau Software

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