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Software Engineer – JavaScript and Data Analysis

Software Engineer – JavaScript and Data Analysis 

Lux Research is a rapidly growing company providing strategic advice and on-going intelligence on emerging technologies. Leaders in business, finance, and government rely on us to help them make informed decisions around innovation and technology. Within Lux’s software development team, you’ll find new and uniquely interesting problems to solve. You’ll analyze data from uncommon sources, create visualizations, and ultimately design tools to uncover insights on emerging technologies in fields like advanced materials, renewable energy, and robotics. You’ll participate in roadmap planning by capturing issues and breaking down stories into achievable tasks and deploy your solutions in a cloud environment for our customers. We work on making each other better engineers through pair programming, code review, and tech talks – all leading to developing great solutions as a team.  

Job description

Lux Research is looking for an experienced software engineer to further evolve our cloud-based platform for innovation data analytics and visualizations. Specifically, this effort is focused on analyzing innovation-related datasets to track and predict when and how new technologies will impact the market. You will be responsible for designing and implementing compelling analytics and visualizations as well as a simple, intuitive UX. You will work with the lead software engineer and product manager of this larger effort. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with UX design, JavaScript, D3.js, CSS, AJAX, JSON and data manipulation.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop, deploy, and support cloud-based tools for innovation data analytics.
  • Programming and engineering throughout the entire stack of the project, with a focus on data analytics, visualization, and UX across tools.
  • Work with counterparts in other parts of the software development team and more broadly at Lux, including within Lux Research’s core business (like syndicated research and client engagement) to better understand client needs and development opportunities.

What we look for:

  • Several years of experience developing dynamic browser based applications using JavaScript and REST APIs.Proficiency with the D3 visualization library is a huge advantage. Experience with Ruby on Rails and Python are also highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with AWS.
  • An eye for design.
  • A degree in an IT-related field (computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, statistics, and/or similar).
  • Great communication and organizational skills are essential, including the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, collaborative workplace.
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