Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Data Visualization Specialist

My client is looking for a Security Metrics and Reporting Data Visualization Specialist to join their team on a contractual basis. My firm TalentBurst, Inc. is headquartered in Massachusetts and provides nationwide staffing support to our client. 


 
Security Metrics and Reporting Data Visualization Specialist
Foster City,CA
Description:
Overview:

 
Must have skills 
Extensive experience with Tableau and with analytical tools supporting data analysis and reporting (MicroStrategy, SSRS). Must be able to interpret the data that they pull. In the resume, please make it clear how/what specific tools the candidate used in previous positions.
Nice to have skills 
Advanced experience in the design and creation of security and compliance metrics as well as dashboards for Senior Management.
Roles and responsibilities 
Work with data warehousing specialists to understand existing security data and then create visually compelling and accurate security reports and dashboards to support Information Security and Risk Metrics, historical data trend analysis, and identification of opportunities to drive continuous process improvement. The team that the candidate will be joining is a small group of about 3-4 people. The team has a mixture of outgoing and introverted personalities so the candidate should have good communication skills.
Preference on industry background or previous companies worked for? 
Information Security Industry background preferred, but not required.
Duration of assignment and possible extensions 
12 months. Possible conversion.

The Security Metrics and Reporting Specialist position will blend deep data visualization skill with a strong report and dashboard development background and a keen business sense to help develop a leading edge information security metrics reporting solution. Working with a small team of seasoned Tableau experts, the Security Metrics and Reporting Specialist will help extend the catalog of business reports that help the Information Security Department on a day to day basis.

The Security Metrics and Reporting Specialist will be responsible for delivering and supporting information security business intelligence reports and dashboards, in partnership with internal business stake-holders, and security and engineering teams. The Security Metrics and Reporting Specialist will lead enhancements and small-scale projects (from inception through to production) and will be responsible for creating and maintaining online reports and dashboards that house information on vulnerabilities, threats, incident and compliance data related to the organization.


Responsibilities:

The candidate will:
? Work with data warehousing specialists to understand existing security data and then create visually compelling and accurate security reports and dashboards to support Information Security and Risk Metrics, historical data trend analysis, and identification of opportunities to drive continuous process improvement
? Develop report templates and fit relevant security metrics data into the templates
? Use Tableau to contextualize information in a manner suitable to executive audiences
? Identify key business metrics measurements and develop methods to represent data in support of the measurements
? Cultivate an understanding of security concepts to assist in identifying ongoing information, measurement and reporting needs
? Work with internal clients and other team members to understand and define reporting requirements
? Provide guidance and insight on data visualization and reporting/dishoarding best practices
? Document reporting requirements and define report templates and dashboard specifications
? Establish, maintain and ensure adherence to application standards for data reporting



Mandatory Qualifications:
? Passion and expert skills in building elegant and interactive data visualizations of complex information including drill down capability
? Possess strong analytical reasoning skills with the ability to recognize and evaluate facts, to objectively analyze situations, and to synthesize and organize data/information from multiple sources and highlight salient facts
? Extensive experience with Tableau and with analytical tools supporting data analysis and reporting (MicroStrategy, SSRS).
? Bachelors Degree in Computer Science (or related field) or equivalent work experience
? 7+ years of advanced data reporting, data visualization, and executive dashboard creation
? Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and the proven ability to influence and communicate effectively
? Must be extremely flexible and able to manage multiple tasks and priorities on very tight deadlines
? Advanced MS Office skills: Word, Excel, Access; SharePoint

Additional Preferred Qualifications :
? Advanced experience in the design and creation of security and compliance metrics as well as dashboards for Senior Management
? Advanced skills in Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher
? Application development experience in one or more of the following environments: .NET, ColdFusion, LAMP, etc.
? Experience with scripting languages (Python, Perl, Bash, PHP, etc.).
? Strong Information Security Industry background including one or more Security certifications (CISSP, CISM, CISA)
? Solid understanding of Security concepts

Keywords :
Tableau, BI, MicroStrategy, Security, Metrics, KRI, KPI, SSRS, COGNOS, Data Visualization, Business Intelligence (BI), CISSP, SharePoint, HTML5

Must Have Skills:


Nice to Have Skills:
Advanced experience in the design and creation of security and compliance metrics as well as dashboards for Senior Management. 

 
 
 Marlene Shimamura | 
TalentBurst, Inc.

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