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Data Visualization Specialist

Job Summary:

Synergy Enterprises, Inc., a minority, and woman-owned government contractor located in North Bethesda, MD, currently has an opportunity for a full-time employee (at least 30 hours a week) as a Data Visualization Specialist at the Associate or Senior Associate level depending on candidate experience.  This position is remote.

This position is an integral part of the Data & Evaluation Team, which works to support primarily public health and education-based projects across the company. Candidates will specialize in creating visual representations of data to help facilitate understanding and interpretation of complex information. This role involves translating raw data into insightful visuals, such as charts, graphs, dashboards, and interactive displays, using visualization software to engage in data storytelling customized for a variety of target audiences. Ideal applicants will possess the ability to work independently, as well as a member of a larger team, will have the opportunity to lead data visualization efforts on some projects, while executing on tasks delegated in other situations.

Strong candidates will demonstrate proficiency in the following domains:

  • Data Visualization: Proficiency in using data visualization tools and software to create compelling and interactive visualizations. Experience with Tableau required, Power BI or D3.js a plus
  • Data Analysis: Ability to analyze data sets varying in size to identify trends, patterns, and key insights that can be communicated effectively through visualizations. Experience with data analysis software such as R, Stata, SAS, Excel, Python, SPSS, QDA Miner, Google Analytics
  • Data Storytelling: Experience selecting the most appropriate visualizations to fit the data and crafting a narrative that guides the intended audience through the insights. Use of graphic design principles, particularly consideration of user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) in the development of interactive dashboards preferred
  • Collaboration: Ability to collaborate with data scientists, communication specialists, and SMEs in public health and education to understand data requirements and ensure that visualizations accurately represent the underlying data. Experience working with data from any of the following content areas is advantageous:  alcohol policy, behavioral health, or elementary or secondary education
  • Data Security & Privacy: Understanding and adherence to data security and privacy considerations, especially when dealing with sensitive or confidential data


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field; Master’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, particularly Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to facilitate strong written and oral data presentations
  • Attention to detail, particularly to ensure data and reporting meet high standards, such as compliance to federal guidelines
  • Able to obtain necessary clearances from various Federal agencies.
  • Team player who will jump in and take on any task as needed.
  • Self-starter with strong time management and multitasking skills


Physical demands and work environment:

  • Physical demands:  While performing the job duties, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop; bend; push; turn; crawl; sit; use hands to handle objects and documents; manipulate objects; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  Employees may occasionally land/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, recognizing, registering, and responding, color recognition, depth perception. Employees may use office equipment such as telephone, computer, computer software, calculator, printer, copier, and facsimile.
  • Work environment: Employees are not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of employees so classified.