Careers

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Data Visualization Software Developer (Intern)


Are you interested in data analytics or visualization? Do you want to work directly on client projects for your internship? How about working at one of the most unique companies in Canada?

What we do...

Darkhorse Analytics is a Canadian consulting firm specializing in predictive analytics and data visualization. We help organizations identify insights with data, and build tools to help make decisions. Our work has been featured in outlets like Wired, Fast Company, and The Washington Post.

You can learn more about us and our work at darkhorseanalytics.com.

Darkhorse Analytics is an Edmonton-based consulting firm specializing in predictive analytics and data visualization. Our visualization team is internationally recognized for building custom interactive visualizations with a focus on impact and clarity. We’ve analyzed hockey, public health, social mobility, housing, and open data, to name a few. We are actively seeking to grow the visualization community’s capabilities through our blog with articles and educational material.

What you’ll be working on…

Our interns build interactive data visualizations. You don’t have to have built a visualization before, but an interest in and understanding of the field will help. Our work mostly uses D3.js or Vue but each project uses the technology most appropriate for the task.

You’ll spend the first few weeks learning our processes, frameworks, and libraries. Then you’ll start on a project with one or two others. There will be a project manager to liaise with the client and possibly an analyst or another developer. Early on, you’ll likely be paired with another coder to get you used to our processes and code rules.

Depending on what’s in our pipeline, you may also work on a public-facing data visualization. Past interns have contributed to the Opportunity Atlas, an award-winning high school grades visualization, and our hockey rankings visual. As part of the development team you’ll also work to improve our internal processes, researching new methodologies and technologies. A number of our processes were initially spearheaded by interns.

Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in our company’s internal initiatives. Perhaps you’re interested in helping organize our Lunchalytics speakers series. Maybe you want to improve our onboarding experience for new interns and employees. If you’re passionate about some other aspect of our business we want you to help make it better.

A unique experience...

We have a relaxed, open, friendly work environment. Our structure is flat and everyone *including our interns* has a voice. We’re selective about who we hire, and the result is a team of brilliant people who enjoy working with one another.

And then there are the perks. We have Free Food Fridays and monthly socials where your foodie, go-karting, and escape room skills will come in handy.

By the time you leave, you’ll have created interactives and visuals that are easy to understand and cool to show off. You’ll have project experience to point to and skills to apply to future endeavours. Many of our interns have returned to work for us after they’ve finished their studies.

The process…

Selected applicants will be given a telephone interview, and you’ll be asked to solve a simple problem with a language of your choosing beforehand. This is intended to help us understand how you approach a problem and what it is like to work and interact with you.

Selected candidates will move on to a second round of in-person interviews. Along with standard interview questions, we’ll give you a more thorough coding problem and provide the time and space to solve it. We’ll be around to answer questions, but won’t hover over you. When you’re done, we’ll go through your solution with you and talk about your approach.

What we’re looking for…

We’re looking for someone who genuinely enjoys coding and is intrigued by a career in data visualization or analysis. You communicate clearly, in your code, in your conversations, and in your final products. You take initiative and don’t wait to be told what to do. You’re willing to learn and grow, and you don’t say, that’s not my problem. You keep your commitments and you don’t say, that’s not my problem. You keep your commitments and your judgement is sound. You’re continually asking, how can we do this better? You want to push our capabilities far beyond where they are today.

Getting started...

Please submit your CV with transcripts attached, and cover letter via the following application link (requires a short 30-minute discovery survey - best completed in an environment where you can focus):

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We look forward to hearing from you!






 


 

Information Designer


Darkhorse Analytics is looking for information designers with a keen interest in turning data into beautiful, revealing, and engaging visuals.

What we do...

Darkhorse Analytics is an Edmonton-based consulting firm specializing in predictive analytics and data visualization. Our visualization team is internationally recognized for building custom interactive visualizations with a focus on impact and clarity. We’ve analyzed hockey, public health, social mobility, housing, and open data, to name a few. We are actively seeking to grow the visualization community’s capabilities through our blog with articles and educational material.

You can learn more about us and our work at darkhorseanalytics.com

What you will do...

We’re looking for someone to be involved with all aspects of the design process, including ideation, UX, wireframing, and visual design. We want someone who is excited by the idea of bringing clarity to the complex and has the design chops to ensure ‘clear’ doesn’t translate to ‘boring’; someone who knows how to engage an audience. As a member of the team you will:

  • Hand sketch, wireframe, and mockup application interface and visualization designs

  • Develop use cases, user profiles, visual narratives, and guidelines to help bring our vision to life

  • Clean, explore and analyze data sets to validate assumptions and discover new patterns, trends, and insights.

  • Brainstorm and develop new ideas and methods for visualizing client data

  • Polish, tweak and perfect the team’s work

  • Help define the design guidelines for our organization

  • Learn from the talented people surrounding you and work hard to help them learn from your unique skill set

  • Manage client relationships

  • Collaborate with clients to create effective solutions that exceed expectations

  • Lead internal teams to ensure the vision becomes a reality.A unique experience...

What we look for...

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about their work and the contribution they can make. You genuinely enjoy problem-solving and finding patterns. The harder the challenge, the harder it is to put it down until you crack it. You should:

  • Have experience developing interfaces that are both easy to use and engaging

  • Have a portfolio of designs that express your passion for this field and display your ability to bring clarity to the complex

  • Have an eye for what needs changing in a design and be able to explain how and why those changes will be effective

  • Be able to point to one of your favourite visualizations/interfaces and explain what makes it so good

  • Have the skills in Sketch, Illustrator, Figma or an equivalent application to develop high-quality graphics

  • Be excited to dig into data and have familiarity with Excel, R, Tableau or Python

  • Be unafraid of code and maybe know how to do a little HTML and Javascript yourself

  • Be well-organized, able to communicate with clients, able to effectively manage development team members

Information Designers in leadership roles will be expected to own client visualization engagements, ensuring the client is delighted with a high-quality solution.

Our Requirements…

Some things are non-negotiable…

  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates your design skills

  • A history of using analytics to understand the hidden story in the data

  • You are legally able to work in Canada

  • You are willing to locate at our headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta

  • You believe in our values

Working at Darkhorse…

Darkhorse is not like other companies. We eschew titles and power structures. Your career is not a ladder from designer, to senior designer, to lead designer, to chief creative officer. Instead, it is a path toward mastery. You will gain skill, confidence, reputation, and influence all the while having substantial autonomy. Your work will be viewed by millions, and your voice will be heard and respected by the wider visualization community. You will have an impact.

Darkhorse provides an environment that enables and recognizes success. Our competitive compensation package will include a salary commensurate with your skill and experience.

Getting started...

Please complete our short application form via the following link. You will require a Google account to upload your resume. Contact us at careers@darkhorseanalytics.com if this is a problem.

CLICK TO APPLY

We look forward to hearing from you!