• UPB Drive

Data Visualization Engineer

Updated: Sep 15, 2020

Modern racing cars are outfitted with a wide array of sensors to capture an accurate view of the vehicle’s state at any point in time. Telemetry data is essential for Formula Student engineers to understand how their designs perform out on the track. Quality data drives important engineering decisions that improve the dynamic behavior of the vehicle as well as its safety and reliability.

As a data visualization engineer, it is your job to make real-time or pre-recorded telemetry data accessible to other departments and team members. You will build the full stack for web applications that enable engineers to display, download and organize sensor data, you will work closely with the telemetry infrastructure engineer to integrate your work with the data acquisition pipeline. In addition, you will embed with other departments to understand their workflow and how data visualization can help streamline their processes.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Build and maintain backend services to serve telemetry data (REST, WebSockets APIs)

  • Build functional web UIs for data visualization

  • Embed with other departments to understand how data impacts their development process

  • Work in synergy with the rest of the electronics team to solve challenges and meet deadlines

Qualifications and skills required:

  • Strong engineering mindset - passionate about automotive technology and web app development

  • Communication skills in English

  • Git etiquette

  • Python experience

  • JavaScript (React and Node) experience

  • Prior full-stack web development projects

Nice to have

  • Familiarity with communication protocols such as WebSockets and MQTT

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