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Principal, Data Visualization & Analytics Architect

Seattle, WA 98101

Posted: 01/09/2024 Category: Data & AI Job Number: 609661 Country: United States Remote Work?: Remote

Job Description

Be a part of our success story. Launch offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to do the best work of their lives in a dynamic and growing company. Through competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, internal advancement opportunities, and recognized community involvement, you will have the chance to create a career you can be proud of. Your new trajectory starts here at Launch!

The Role

Launch is seeking an experienced and driven Analytics Principal to join our dynamic and growing Data Analytics and Visualization discipline! Our ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing a team of skilled data analysts, delivering on strategic accounts, leading & assisting sales pursuits, ensuring the delivery of high-quality analytics solutions, providing technical and thought leadership, and engage collaboratively with stakeholders across various functions.


Discipline Leadership:

  • Lead and manage a team of analytics professionals, providing guidance, mentorship, and support
  • Set clear goals and expectations for the team, and regularly monitor and evaluate performance
  • Build, and empower other to build, delivery accelerators

Project Leadership:

  • Oversee the execution of analytics projects, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project operating models, requirements, and objectives
  • Comprehensive understanding of designing project team analytics operating models (including best practice delivery accelerators)

Sales Support:

  • Assist with sales pursuits (including prospective client calls), writing proposals, and responding to RFPs
  • Build, and empower other to build, sales accelerators
  • Drive external brand awareness

Data Visualization & Dashboard Development:

  • Create interactive and insightful data visualizations and dashboards using tools such as Power BI, Tableau, Sigma Computing, or similar platforms
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand data visualization requirements and create user-friendly and actionable dashboards
  • Design high-fidelity wireframes following visual analytics best practices
  • Develop dashboards following visual analytics best practices
  • Leverage BI tools to create best practice/optimized data models
  • Conduct performance tuning and optimization of dashboards and BI data models
  • Identify opportunities to enhance data analytics and visualization capabilities

SQL Development & Data Preparation:

  • Design and optimize SQL queries to retrieve and manipulate data efficiently
  • Ensure data accuracy and integrity by implementing robust data quality and validation checks
  • Comprehensive understanding of data structure/preparation/transformation best practices

Data Analysis:

  • Perform in-depth data analysis, leveraging modern/advanced analytical techniques to extract insights and solve complex business problems
  • Drive the development of data visualizations, dashboards, and KPI/metric definitions to support decision-making
  • Leverage modern cloud platforms for query/data source development

Quality Assurance & Testing:

  • Ensure data accuracy and the quality of analytical outputs
  • Implement best practices for data governance and data management
  • Develop comprehensive data and dashboard QA/testing processes

Analytics Architecture

  • Comprehensive understanding of BI/analytics architecture best practices
  • Comprehensive understanding of BI/analytics platform design best practices

Data Strategy:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the company's data strategy
  • Identify opportunities for data-driven improvements in processes and operations
  • Strong understanding of conducting D&A strategy assessments
  • Strong understanding of designing and implementing analytics centers of excellence

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including senior management and executive leadership, to understand their D&A needs and to provide actionable insights
  • Present findings and recommendations to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and compelling manner

Skill Development:

  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and skill development within the team
  • Stay updated on industry trends and emerging analytics tools and techniques


  • Proven experience (8+ years) in visual analytics, with a track record of leading teams
  • Strong proficiency in data visualization & analytics tools and best practices (e.g., Power BI, Tableau, Sigma Computing, etc.)
  • Strong proficiency in data visualization & analytics architecture and best practices (e.g., Power BI Service, Tableau Server or Cloud, Sigma Computing, etc.)
  • Strong proficiency in data analysis tools and programming languages (e.g., SQL, Python, etc.)
  • Strong proficiency in cloud data warehousing platforms (e.g., Snowflake, Azure, etc.)
  • Strong proficiency in query writing and programming languages (e.g., SQL, Python, etc.)
  • Strong proficiency in BI data modeling (e.g., data modeling within tools like Power BI)
  • Experience leading and supporting sales pursuits
  • Experience building delivery and sales accelerators
  • Familiarity with ELT processes and modern data warehousing concepts
  • Problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with project management and agile principles

Benefits & Compensation:

As an employee at Launch, you will grow your skills and experience through a variety of exciting project work (across industries and technologies) with some of the top companies in the world! Our employees receive full benefits - medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and matched 401k. We also have an uncapped, take-what-you-need PTO policy. The anticipated wage range for this role is $170,000-$190,000. Education and experience will be highly considered, and we are happy to discuss your wage expectations in more detail throughout our internal interview process.

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Our Corporate Recruiting team is excited to talk about our open positions and the opportunities to join the Launch team. Even if you are still in the exploratory stage of your job search, we are always looking to network! Connect with our team today and let's talk more.

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