Senior Front-end and Data Visualization Engineer

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 24, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Front-end and Data Visualization Engineer

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
Northeastern University's Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent-building, and economic growth for Portland, Maine, and northern New England. Partnerships set our model of graduate education and research apart. With leading companies and nonprofit organizations at the table from day one, we're creating programs that are preparing the workforce to stay agile and thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence. We're nurturing an environment for high-impact research and innovation in computer and data science, digital engineering, the advanced life sciences and medicine, and other tech fields. And we're helping entrepreneurs launch businesses focused on and powered by technology. Together, we envision an “innovation corridor” that in the coming years will stretch from Boston to Portland and beyond. is a data science initiative committed to the rapid sharing of trusted and open public health data to advance the response to infection diseases.

Together with product and engineering professionals from Google and, researchers from institutions around the world including the University of Oxford, Boston Children's Hospital, and Northeastern University have built an easy to use, global data repository and visualization platform that enables access to open real-time COVID-19 data. In support of our mission, we are looking for a motivated front-end and data visualization engineer to join us at the Roux Institute in Portland, ME.'s work has been featured in: The New York Times Magazine, Vice News, and The Lancet Infectious Diseases and powered academic publications in: Science, Nature Medicine, and ELife.

The Senior Front-end and Data Visualization Engineer will be working with Professor Sam Scarpino, a member of, Northeastern's Network Science Institute, to help deliver detailed and accurate real-time infectious disease data and visualizations to researchers, public health officials, and citizens.

  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering role.
  • 3+ years of experience working with a modern front-end tech stack.
  • Proficiency in Javascript, Python, React/Redux, Sass, D3, and HTML/CSS.
  • Ability and desire to collaboratively design high-dimensional data visualizations.
  • Experience with Linux, MongoDB, RESTful web services and AWS.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Comfort working in interdisciplinary teams and collaborating with non-technical colleagues.

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Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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