Based in Barcelona, you will work full-time, designing and developing data-driven interfaces. 

You will work in close contact with software engineers, data scientists and experts in knowledge representation as well as with domain experts of public policies and strategies.

You will become a member of a strong interdisciplinary and international context and you will be exposed to a groundbreaking research and innovation environment.

You have an interest to start a career into the field of Data Visualization, so ideally you’re willing to know more  about the works and publications of Tufte, Wurman and how to apply these theories for helping leaders in making better, more informed and more accountable decisions for the benefit of the citizens . You know the principles that guide good information design and know when to apply the paradigms and how to best convey the message that you need to put out there through your visualization work.

You are able to relate the information in a different way so you make sense out of the data in a visual way. You have practical experience on what works and what doesn’t so you are experienced enough to decide which representation is the best in order to get insight from the data and make the patterns flourish.

Selection Process

We are looking forward to receiving your CV and cover letter at, before 15/10/2019!

The selection process will unfold in accordance with the following steps and calendar:

  1. If your CV is selected, you will be interviewed (either presentially or remotely).
  2. If the interview is successful, we will send you a practical hands-on test1. You will be given a week to hand in the test.

Intern Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

You are not necessarily a world-class expert in all of the technologies listed below, but you are fluent in some of those at least:

  • Visual design tools for prototyping: Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Omnigraffle, etc…
  • Version-control systems (e.g., Git, SVN, Mercurial)
  • Basic front end technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Model-View-Controller oriented javascript frameworks (e.g., angular.js, Backbone.js, React.js)
  • Front End building tools and package/dependencies management (e.g., Bower, Grunt, Require/AMD, Yeoman, Gulp)
  • Data visualisation related tools (e.g., D3.js, vega.js, Highcharts, Gephi, sigma.js, Bokeh, GIS Visualization)
  • Knowledge of relational databases
  • RESTful web services
  • Semantic web and LOD technologies (e.g., SPARQL, RDF, OWL)


CV and cover letters to be addressed to:  

Working at SIRIS Academic

Company Profile


What? We are a consulting firm which provides strategic decision makers of the public or non- profit sector with insights, processes and tools which challenge them to think and enable them to accomplish their mission better. Our services can take many forms: a strategic or analytical report, a business intelligence exploratory or monitoring tool, a participatory workshop or a coaching session, the moderation of a discussion, a political recommendation, etc. But if the form varies, the core is always the same: what matters to us is to help leaders make better, more informed and more accountable decisions for the benefit of the citizens.

How? We approach problems as researchers would: questioning systematically, proposing models, looking for evidence. We never defend a position with which we do not agree. We provide decision-makers with the tools and arguments to take decisions but we also understand that their job involves political compromises and that the ideal decision is not always either possible or optimal.

Who? Born from research, our team of almost 30 people is made of a colorful mix, with specialities ranging from archaeology to physics, and philosophy to biology. Together, we represent 7 nationalities and speak many languages. Our team is held together by a strong ethical vision, based on the respect of the contribution of everyone, the belief in collective wisdom, and a deep curiosity.

Where? Based in Barcelona, we work mostly in Europe, with a strong base in Spain, France and Italy, and activities in the UK and Germany.

With whom? Our clients are leaders and managers in regional governments, ministries, universities and research organizations, not-for-profit foundations, etc.

In which sectors? Currently, most of our activity focuses on the sectors of higher education and science & innovation policy.

And…. why? Deep down, we want to make the world a better place by improving public policies. We are strong believers in the power of science-based evidence, participative approaches and accountability processes to improve the way public policies are designed and decisions taken, day after day.


1: Albeit the test will simulate typical problems we face at SIRIS, we are more interested in understanding how you reason and how you tackle problems rather than in seeing a perfect solution to the assignment.