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Data Visualization Engineer

Company: Planet DDS
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Planet DDS is the leading provider of cloud-enabled dental software solutions serving over 10,000 practices in North America with over 60,000 users. The company delivers a complete platform of solutions for dental practices including Denticon Practice Management, Apteryx XVWeb Digital Imaging, and Legwork Patient Relationship Management. Planet DDS is committed to creating value for its dental practice clients by solving the most urgent challenges facing today's dental practices in North America.


Planet DDS provides SaaS and mobile products for dental offices and dental groups. A Data Visualization Engineer will work on meaningful ways to turn data into insights. Data visualization and storytelling is the art of analyzing disparate data, infusing business acuity, and designing outputs leveraging user-centric best practices to convey insights in an intuitive and compelling way. The engineer will understand and help shape business requirements and design, develop, and implement visual analytics solutions.

To be successful, the engineer will need to be self-motivated, a critical thinker, be able to take high-level direction, communicate clearly, gain consensus, and drive to completion in a very fast paced environment. An engineer doesn't shy away from learning something new or experimenting with technologies to find the right solution. A friendly, hard-working, positive person with a true passion for solving problems with technology will fit in well with our dynamic team.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Design and develop compelling data visualizations via a variety of techniques including data storytelling and user-centric design
  • Build tailored visualizations and dashboards, along with defining the required supporting data architecture (e.g., data marts)
  • Collaborate with both business and IT partners to identify key use cases and define associated requirements
  • Provide thought leadership, best practices, and standards required to deliver effective and sustainable visualization and analytic solutions
  • Develop industry leading visualization-focused deliverables via a collection of business intelligence, user experience, and web development tools
  • Promote visual analytics to educate on the possibilities of incorporating visualization to aid in solving business challenges
  • Create reports, dashboards, and model data with Power BI
  • Participate in our Agile processes
  • Other duties as assigned

    • 5 or more years of progressive post-baccalaureate experience in the field of Business Intelligence, Information Management, consulting, or work in a relevant industry role with specialty in data visualization
    • 3 or more years of hands-on expertise with PowerBI
    • Strong understanding of visualization best practices
    • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities
    • Strong written/ oral communication and presentation/ interpersonal skills.
    • Highly motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
    • Comfort in using data preparation techniques and tools such as Alteryx and Tableau Prep
    • High degree of design literacy, comfortable prototyping with Sketch or Adobe XD
    • Literacy in fundamental client-side web development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    • Experience working on large Agile teams and with a design/development methodology
    • Proficiency in data prep, data modeling, and data visualization
    • Bachelor's Degree in Data Science, Data Analytics, Information Management, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, or equivalent professional experience.
    • Any of the following would be a plus:
      • Dental industry knowledge
      • Microsoft Power BI certifications
      • Experience working in B2B SaaS companies
      • Advanced knowledge of SQL, including the ability to write stored procedures, triggers, analytic/windowing functions, and tuning
      • Knowledge of relational and dimensional database structures, theories, and practices
        About You
        • You respect and share our values
        • You love working with teams of smart and driven people to solve challenging problems
        • You can talk about complex software systems and have ideas on how to build quality, performant, and easily supportable software most effectively
        • You exhibit dogged determination to get to the root of problems
        • You care about best-practices and evangelizing them with the team
        • You like to research and propose new techniques and methodologies to improve quality and efficiency of our software
        • You can clearly convey your thoughts, enjoy presenting what you've done, and can cater your message to audiences both technical and non-technical

          Behavior and Scope
          • You raise issues early when you see obstacles to achieving a goal and work to find solutions.
          • You volunteer to get involved in the solution even if it is beyond your own team or role.
          • You evangelize good practices both on and off your team.
          • You actively help solve cross-team issues by assisting other teams.
          • You speak up on more broad issues in the domain beyond your own work, such as processes, company issues or large projects.
          • You guide the team in designing major components of systems and products.
          • You lead the design and development of large and critical areas of Azure infrastructure.
          • You're able to reason about the purpose of each component in a system and how they interact with each other to support the product.
          • You propose and advocate for significant new features and actively affect change.
          • You rarely require guidance to complete complex work to achieve success.
          • You often lead and guide other team members.
          • You actively mentor others and seek accountability.


            Why we exist
            • To radically improve the practice of dentistry through innovative technology

              Our vision
              • To be the obvious choice for dental practices that are shifting to the cloud

                Our values
                • We encourage autonomy but we understand the need to hold people accountable for results
                • We recognize the importance of communication-with each other and with the outside world
                • We deliver what we promise; we are open and honest with our customers
                • We value innovation and flexibility
                • We create things we can believe in that help solve our customers' problems; we care about their success

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