Data Visualization Business Manager

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Mar 7, 2012 - Requisition No. 32820

The Role

Financial market participants must quickly consume and understand the vast amounts of information created every day. Bloomberg's goal is to develop new visual applications to make this data actionable and facilitate idea generation for clients of the Bloomberg Professional Terminal.
The successful applicant will join the Charts and Graphics Business to lead the effort to design and build new visual solutions. The team is responsible for development of all graphical solutions on the Bloomberg Professional Terminal. These visual applications are mission critical tools that are hit millions of times each day. You will have a leadership role in product design and the strategic direction of the Bloomberg Professional Terminal.
As the Data Visualization Business Manager, you will be continually challenged to design creative solutions that help users make decisions. The design and development process will require you to collaborate with business managers, engineers and clients throughout the planning and development lifecycle. We are looking for a detailed, business savvy, proactive person to work extensively with displaying crucial data that can strongly influence important decisions for us and our clients moving forward.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the development of mock-ups, storyboards, and prototype visual analytical applications
  • Work collaboratively with developers to ensure the design is implemented as an effective user experience
  • Work across business teams to leverage the depth and breadth of Bloomberg data to provide insights into complex data sets by communicating its key-aspects in a more intuitive way
  • Influencing the direction of our product by providing feedback to Bloomberg's business managers on user demand, market practices and product enhancements
  • The successful applicant must have strong creative and technology experience as well as a clear vision of how to help Bloomberg become a leader in data visualization. In addition to a thorough grounding in graphic design and the aesthetics of data visualization, the DV Business Manager must have the necessary mathematical / statistical skill set to identify, manage, and build data visualizations from the huge data sets available to Bloomberg. The successful applicant must have the potential to understand and embrace Bloomberg's unique culture - a culture that, as our founder Mike Bloomberg has written, venerates openness, dedication, cooperation, performance, growth and fanatical service to customers.


  • Minimum of seven years of experience working in the field of data visualization
  • Experience in developing many different types of visualizations, including visual analytics; and real-time visualization for situation awareness; visualizations for interactive data exploration; narrative, editorially-guided visualizations
  • Expertise and understanding of data visualization technology and vendors, interaction design, graphic design and information architecture
  • Product and business management experience identifying a strategic direction for the business unit; a visionary with ideas and deep market insight to engage clients
  • Must have experience with product lifecycle and product marketing, including working with clients to understand their needs, putting together business plans to present ideas, liaising with sales and R&D to help with the design and roll out of product
  • Familiarity with a broad range of financial assets
  • Ability to work with multiple groups across reporting lines
  • Exemplary organizational, presentation and communication skills
  • A strong portfolio of past products
  • BA, BFA, MFA in the following Fine Arts: Studio Art, Graphic/Visual Design, Visual Communications, or equivalent professional experience is preferred
  • *** We request that all applicants submit a relevant sample of their work within the data visualization field to be considered for the position. ***

The Company

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company's strength - delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately - is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 300,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg's enterprise solutions build on the company's core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through television, radio, mobile, the Internet and two magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, covers the world with more than 2,300 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 13,000 people in 185 locations around the world.

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