Axle Informatics

Sr. Data Visualization Developer

Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/7/2021 9:23 AM)
# of Openings
Information Technology


Axle Informatics is a bioinformatics and information technology company that offers innovative computer services, informatics, and enterprise solutions to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. With experts in software engineering, bioinformatics and program management, we focus on developing and applying technology tools and techniques to empower decision-making and accelerate the discovery in translational research. We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of health (NIH)


We are looking for a Sr. Data Visualization Developer with a Front-End Developer experience and extensive D3.JS and/or WebGL experience to support projects at the NIH. The position will be based in Rockville, Maryland. We are looking for a skilled and motivated developer with expertise in interactive graphical representation of large data and/or streaming data for 2D and 3D visualizations. The successful applicant will be involved with developing user interfaces and data visualization tools from data acquired in collaboration with scientists, biologists, and/or clinicians across the NIH.



  • 5+ years of experience in web-based user-interface design and development. 
  • Experience building large-scale, reactive web UI frontends:    
    • UI design using HTML5, CSS, etc. 
    • Javascript frameworks (e.g. React, Vue.js, Aurelia, Angular, etc). 
    • Javascript build and bundling tools (gulp, webpack, requirejs, jspm, yarn).
  • Building interactive graphs using D3.js libraries.
  • Building interactive visualizations using WebGL  or WebGL based (ie. Deck.GL) libraries.
  • Finding and integrating custom components in a chosen framework as well as building one from scratch when needed. 
  • Defining API needs for the client. 
  • Troubleshooting web applications.
  • Using debug tools such as Chrome developer tools.
  • Finding fixing bugs, cross browser issues, performance issues.
  • Use of message-bus architectures and message queue implementations in a web UI ( http2, websockets, wamp, websockets, server sent events, stomp).
  • Candidates must be comfortable working with: 
    • Linux and MacOS operating systems.
    • A ticket system such as Jira.
    • A team documentation system such as Confluence.
    • Source control (git), collaboration tools.
    • Agile and scrum workflows. 



  • Experience with any/all of the following: Plotly Javascript, ParaViewWeb, Tau Charts, C3.js, Nvd3, and/or ReCharts
  • Experience with any/all of the following: WebGL1.0/2.0,,, three.js,,, wgpu, and dawn.
  • Experience with container (e.g. Docker) technologies.
  • Experience with build and deployment tools (ie. npm, Jenkins, TravisCL).
  • Listed examples of open-source work (e.g. GitHub) .
  • Experience developing for mobile platforms (native or web-based applications) .



  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 2 years of experience in UI designing, or master’s degree. 
  • 3-6 years developing and designing visualization platforms.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with D3.js and/or WebGL.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.





  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • 10 Paid Federal holidays 
  • Generous health coverage provided with no monthly premium to the employee 
  • Generous vision and dental coverage provided with no monthly premium to the employee 
  • Short and Long-Term Disability coverage (paid by company) 
  • Basic Life and AD&D coverage (paid by company; option to purchase additional coverage) 
  • 401(K) with significant company match and no vesting period 
  • Competitive salaries with performance bonus opportunities 
  • Discount plan for legal services & identify theft protection 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: 
  • Healthcare (FSA) 
  • Parking Reimbursement Account (PRK) 
  • Dependent Care Assistant Program (DCAP) 
  • Transportation Reimbursement Account (TRN) 


The diversity of Axle’s employees is a tremendous asset. We are firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment based age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, status with respect to public assistance, and other characteristics protected under state, federal, or local law and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination or coerce others to discriminate. 


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Disclaimer: The above description is meant to illustrate the general nature of work and level of effort being performed by individual’s assigned to this position or job description. This is not restricted as a complete list of all skills, responsibilities, duties, and/or assignments required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their position, job description or responsibilities as needed. 




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