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Sr Engineer Data Visualization

Posted Date:  Jul 9, 2024
Requisition Number:  121157

Job Title:           Sr Engineer Data Visualization



Job Location:   Hershey, PA



This position is open to a 100% remote as well as hybrid.






The Enterprise Data organization drives value for Hershey by providing high-quality, well governed data to the Enterprise for analytics and decision-making. 


The Sr. Data Visualization Engineer will be part of an agile execution team, working with Hershey business partners, data scientists, technical engineers, data architects, and project managers to design, develop and grow the data visualization, reporting and analytical solutions. This role will also ensure visualization standards adhere to company best practice and help to deliver rapid impactful benefits.


The Sr. Data Visualization Engineer will act as a trusted advisor for Hershey business partners by ensuring that data solutions meet expectations and requirements. You will work with a diverse team of business analysts, data scientists, technical engineers, data architects, and project managers to deliver outcomes aligned with our business partner’s strategy. In addition, you will report directly to the Sr. Manager Data Visualization to ensure consistency and compliance of deliverables to frameworks and governance processes.



Major Duties/Responsibilities:



Data Visualization Engineering Solution Delivery:


Develop and deliver high-quality data visualization, reporting and analytical solutions - adhering to best practice, privacy, and governance principles.


Data Visualization Maintenance/Optimization:


Work existing solutions to enhance its performance, quality and/or functionality.  Resolve incidents escalated by support teams or business users.


Data Visualization Engineering Domain:


Collaborate with IT and business partners to define, manage and deliver innovative Data Visualization solutions to drive growth and adoption of capabilities at Hershey.


Data Visualization Engineering Advocacy:


Evangelize future Data Visualization solutions identified by Enterprise Data leadership, including innovations such as: cloud-based intelligent systems to collect, distribute, model, analyze, and visualize disparate/diverse data assets of all sizes.





Specific Job Responsibilities:



  • Collaborates with the agile execution team throughout the design process—from creating user flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and prototypes for Enterprise initiatives.
  • Consults the business and project teams on the visualization and impacts on data requirements.
  • Develops complex analytical solutions, while maintaining the output performance
  • Ensures the operations of the reporting and analytical platforms meet Service Level Agreements.
  • Maintains the performance and optimization of certified reports and analytical solutions.
  • Ensures the visualization answers the questions of the business and tells the story of the data following guiding principles.
  • Models the standards and best practices established by Enterprise Data leadership, including change management, prioritization, and audit.
  • Works with data engineers to understand data solutions and data availability.
  • Leads the operational and infrastructure activities post go-live.
  • Able to articulate the holistic benefits of data visualization from a business perspective, while.
  • Uses best practice frameworks and governance, evaluate, design, and analyze solution engineering for agile execution delivery.
  • Acts upon guidance from Enterprise Data leadership, oversee the health and evolution of agile execution team visualization technologies.





Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities: 




  • Experience designing, and developing data visualization, reporting and analytical solutions.
  • Working knowledge of agile frameworks
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines and produce quality results under pressure.
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong team player, change agent, and advocate.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • High energy self-starter.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.




Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:



  • Education: Bachelor’s in a STEM degree
  • Master’s degree and/or related equivalent experience preferred.




Experience: 5+ years of experience with reporting and visualization tools such as Power BI, Tableau, much of which has been focused on working with cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide data management programs

  • 3+ Experience working with Alteryx or similar data wrangling tool for data modeling, data mining, forecasting, simulation.
  • 3+ years of developing and maintaining the reporting ecosystem, ensuring service level agreements and data quality.
  • 3+ years building analytical models.
  • 3+ years of experience working with business owners to maintain and optimize key performance indicators within data and analytical solutions.
  • Ability to speak to the visualization tools and discuss tradeoff between their functionalities.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with relational/non-relational databases e.g., SQL, Teradata, Snowflake, Databricks, Azure Data solutions or Hadoop.
  • Experience working in a high performing agile delivery model, aligning with Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and other execution team members to deliver rapid and impactful solutions that align to business partner strategy.

Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and non-technical partners.






Leadership Competencies:



Strategic Thinking


Thinks strategically by clearly anticipating future trends, challenges, and consequences, creating breakthrough business strategies and plans to achieve a competitive advantage.  Creates clear and compelling vision and strategy, translates strategy into business plan, and communicates strategic vision to employees.


Business Acumen

Leverages business judgment to shape strategy, based on understanding of operational, commercial, financial, and organizational requirements and capabilities.  Understands the Hershey business units, regions, and functions, and the manufacturing, commercialization and market access of its products and services.


Drive for Results


Pushes self and others to exceed goals and achieve breakthrough results. Recognizes the key actions necessary to achieve results, establishes and communicates the priorities to others, and maintains own and others focus on achieving the important goals. Demonstrates persistence in removing barriers to achieving results and encourages others to do the same.


Prioritization and Judgment


Prioritizes and focuses on the right ideas, opportunities, issues, and projects. Develops decision criteria and considers benefits, costs, and risks of each decision and its immediate and long-range implications. Makes timely, sound judgments in uncertain and changing situations.


Influential Leadership


Leads and persuades others, within and outside of Hershey and without direct authority or formalized structure. Understands other’s needs motivations, concerns, and positions.  Establishes credibility with stakeholders and confidently influences their opinions and actions.  Inspires and leads others to adopt common vision, achieve organizational change, and accomplish business strategies.





Develops and maintains quality, long-term relationships and partnerships based on trust, transparency, communication, and credibility with key internal and external stakeholders to accomplish strategic objectives.   Works to find common ground and mutually beneficial solutions to conflicts.  Uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse high-tension situations.


Global / M&A Mindset


Thinks from a global / M&A perspective and understands market, regulatory, political, economic, and cultural differences across countries and regions and their interdependencies. Understands how stakeholders and teams work and communicate in other countries and regions and how to adapt behavior and strategy to ensure alignment with market and cultural differences.


Customer Focus


Builds a culture that strives to exceed customer needs and is creatively challenged by and responsive to customer experiences.  Creates clarity within the organization of what successfully meeting customer needs looks like. Gives priority to customer needs and makes organizational adjustments based on continuously reevaluating how well customer needs are being met.

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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