The People Behind the Code

Here at Datawheel, we see our small size as one of our greatest strengths. Our hand-picked team of data experts, developers, and designers embody all of the skills necessary to deliver breath-taking solutions for your data needs — just the right balance of technical prowess and design savvy.

César is the ABC Career Development Professor at the MIT Media Lab and director of the Lab’s Macro Connections group. He has ten years of experience in metadata analysis and representation and has been involved in over 30 academic publications exploring its possible uses.

César Hidalgo

Co-founder
Alex comes to Datawheel from the MIT Media Lab, where he focused on data decision-making tools and using visual techniques to understand data, in addition to creating the OEC as his master’s thesis.

Besides data and design, Alex spends his free time engaging in every type of art. He even plays guitar in a band called The Hard Clean.

Alex Simoes

Co-founder
Dave holds a dual-degree in graphic design and multimedia studies from Northeastern University and has past experience in print design, video game production and as art director of a Boston-based music magazine.

When not hooked into his computers Dave likes to kick back with a cheesy comic book movie and go for long walks on the beach with his four-legged friend, Lucy.

Dave Landry

Co-founder
Jonathan is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab by way of Goldman Sachs, where he worked as a software developer to improve the firm’s virtualization and cloud computing infrastructure.

Jonathan previously volunteered with the City of Cambridge Broadband Taskforce. On a good day, he may be spotted cheering at Fenway as the Red Sox lose to the Yankees.

Jonathan Speiser

Chief Software Architect
Manuel Aristarán is an MIT Media Lab graduate, where he researched and built data visualization tools. Before that, he was a Knight Foundation/Mozilla Open News fellow, worked on a satellite mission and built tools for making public finances more transparent. He is the primary author of Tabula, an open source tool for liberating data out of PDF files. He lives in Cambridge with his wife Luisina.

Manuel Aristarán

Data Craftsman
In former lives, Walther was a lawyer and a martial arts instructor. Now he writes back-end services and wrangles data. On the side, he plays the game of Go and practices yoga.

Walther Chen

Full Stack Software Developer
Originally from Seattle, Chloe is currently studying Math and Computer Science at Wellesley College. When she’s away from her computer she’s rock climbing or enjoying a good cup of coffee.

Chloe Blazey

Curriculum Design Intern
Alice is a rising senior at Wellesley College pursuing a Computer Science degree. She’s excited about computer science education and hopes to empower the next generation of coders. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin and learning guitar.

Alice Zhou

Curriculum Design Intern
Jimmy is a Northeastern University Computer Science graduate with over 10 years of experience in Game Design, Web Programming, and Distributed Databases.

When not coding, Jimmy enjoys playing music, cycling, storytelling, board games, and inside jokes.

Jimmy Mullen

Full Stack Engineer
Pachá is a WTO scholar with a Trade Policy specialization. Before joining Datawheel, he interned at the Embassy of Chile in China and taught at the University of Chile while contributing to the Observatory of Economic Complexity.

When he's not writing code he's watching Netflix or doing something good for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Pachá 帕夏

(aka Mauricio Vargas Sepúlveda)
Noble Data Analyst
Gabriela graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, where she focused on visual design, information design, and user experience. Previously, she worked in the Office of Photographic Archive of her university and then as a designer in a small web design agency called Matsya in Chile.

In her spare time, she is a lover of tea, cats, biking, walks and the art of illustration with watercolors.

Gabriela Pérez

Visual Designer
Pala has a degree in System Analysis focused in frontend development and interactive data visualization. An open data activist, he has built solutions and interactive pieces based on data driven journalism. He previously worked as a software developer and consultant in the modernization units for both the Argentinian and Chilean governments.

Music, soccer, bike and banana lover.

Pablo H. Paladino

Data Visualization Alchemist
Originally from Colombia, Natalia is a graduate from The Fletcher School, Tufts University with a Master in International Business. She worked for over 5 years in social innovation, collaborating with governments, nonprofits, startups, national and multinational corporations in Latin America.

When she’s not reading about up and coming technology, you can find her sailing, hiking, or paddle boarding.

Natalia Prieto

Business Development
Lucy is a graduate of Petco's 2012 obedience training program, with a focus on chasing squirrels and barking at postal service workers.

In her spare time she enjoys sleeping, because everybody knows Lucy is just a little lazybones. She also has a debilitating fear of water.

Lucy

Chief Barking Officer

Alumni

Melissa Teng

Designer

Sabrina Kantor

Front-End Developer Intern

Matt Rosadini

Administration

Gena Hong

UX Designer

Eli Munn

Developer Intern

Who We Are (Our Culture)

Datawheel, LLC is a Cambridge based startup focused on creating custom tools to analyze and visualize big data. We are a tight-knit family with a background in academia, design, and computer science. We’re growing and looking for highly motivated people to join our diverse family. If you fit the description of any of these positions, and would like to join our team, please reach out to us.

Front-End Developer

In this role you’d be working closely with an experienced team of developers with an eye for design and designers who know how to code. We are looking for someone proficient in HTML/CSS/JS (especially react) but also someone who is passionate about what they do and can bring that to the projects assigned to them. In this position you will be expected to communicate with the application developers to implement client-side behaviors and integrate the design mock-ups from designers.

Personal Qualities

  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Familiar with working on a small fast-paced team
  • Willingness to learn and develop new technologies

Requirements

  • 3+ years experience with front-end web languages 
(e.g. HTML, CSS, Javascript)
  • Experience with React and Node
  • Comfortable with rapid prototyping

Benefits

  • Laid back work atmosphere
  • Potential for international travel
  • Healthcare, vision, and dental
  • 401k matching
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Unlimited seltzer
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Visual Designer

We are seeking a designer who is comfortable with both the visual design and the UI/UX side of things. This position would involve building site layouts, wireframes, application flow and producing fully designed mock-ups. The designer will end up dictating a huge portion of the look, feel, and branding of the sites we are working on.

To apply for this postion please be prepared to show a diverse portfolio with strong examples of web design and interaction work. Applicants should have proficiency with Sketch and/or Adobe Creative Suite. A strong candidate for this position has experince in utilizing user research to guide design decisions. Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and Javascript and/or industry standard prototyping tools is not necessary but a plus.

Personal Qualities

  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Familiar with working on a small fast-paced team

Requirements

  • 3+ years experience with designing web experiences
  • Proficiency with Sketch and/or Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS
  • Experience in product design is a huge plus

Benefits

  • Laid back work atmosphere
  • Potential for international travel
  • Healthcare, vision, and dental
  • 401k matching
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Unlimited seltzer
Apply Now