6317 S. Austin Ave • Chicago, IL • 312-286-3422 • info@juanvaca.com


Research and Discovery oriented Data Scientist, experienced in development lifecycles, currently developing UI web applications, using Angular, Vuejs, Axios and SQL on a daily basis to create visualization dashboards solutions and methods for data analysis. Offers excellent communication skills and the proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally with Project Managers, Stakeholders, and Senior Management.


  • Tableau, Tibco Spotfire, Jupyter Notebook
  • RapidMiner, Biovia Pipeline Pilot
  • Vuejs, Bootstrap, Angular 6
  • PM frameworks: Agile, Waterfall, SCRUM

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • SQL, R, Python, Java, C#
  • API Tools: Postman, Axios
  • Administration, Project Management


Associate Data Scientist II / Web Developer, 04/2018 to Current

AbbVie – North Chicago, IL

  • ABBVIE Driving Beyond Development Award Recipient 2018
  • Developing User Interfaces using Vuejs, Vuetifyjs, Axios, Pipeline Pilot, and Spotfire to filter values, and create for a quicker loading time to Spotfire dashboards across the company
  • Data modeling: meeting with senior official and lead scientists; gathering requirements, developing visualization prototypes for dashboards solutions, and deployment through internal servers using Jupyter, Python 2.7, SQL
  • Currently responsible for developing scientific discovery data packages and business analytics dashboard projects using Tibco Spotfire, Pipeline Pilot, SQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Postman and Vuejs
  • Developed Global Dashboard for In-house Auditors allowing to dynamically drill down real-time data and gather insights using Tibco Spotfire, Pipeline Pilot, SQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Postman and Angular

Data Scientist / Web Developer, 04/2012 to 03/2018

Lighthouse Vision Group – Hinsdale, IL

  • Creating HTML5, and Bootstrap websites for small businesses to add to their overall social media presence using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Vuejs, and Angular
  • Transforming social media data sets into data visualizations for pitch presentations and campaign proposals with Tableau, MS PowerPoint, R Studio, Jupyter Notebook along with R, Python and SQL programming languages
  • Increasing audience and brand awareness for clients by gathering insights, and targeted markets, while applying predictive, and propensity models using Python, Jupyter Notebook, R, RStudio, Tableau, SQL

Reference Librarian Graduate Assistant, Data Analyst, 01/2014 to 08/2017

Loyola University – Chicago, IL

  • Collecting requirements, preparing research projects data visualizations prototypes for stakeholder (professors and staff) using industry standard tools such as SQL, R, Tableau
  • Offering technical guidance towards students, faculty, and staff in the use of relational databases, project planning, predictive analysis, data visualization, usage of big data, and data software using Tableau, SQL, R, R Studio, Python, Jupyter Notebook
  • Worked directly with cross-functional teams such as project managers, and software developers to test new data processes

Business Banking Officer, 08/2007 to 04/2012

Citibank – Chicago, IL

  • Designed databases of prospective business by using public datasets, improving sales to assign branches
  • Spearheaded sales opportunities of existing client by extensively using Salesforce software
  • Lead branch staff training to uncover sales possibilities through weekly client review meetings

Relationship Banker, 09/2003 to 08/2007

LaSalle Bank – Chicago, IL

  • Analyzed requests for business and residential loans
  • Designed extensive Excel worksheet equations to figure out available equity, increasing application approval rates
  • Created business approaches to expand business relations with local companies


Master of Science: Software Engineering, 2017

Loyola University Chicago - Chicago, IL

  • Winner of Loyola's People's Choice Software Development Award 2016
  • Languages used: Java SE, Python, C#, HTML5, CSS/3, JavaScript/ES6, SQL, Clojure
  • Frameworks & Software: AngularJS, Android SDK, Ionic, Vuejs, Bootstrap, W3, Jupyter, Unity

Bachelor of Arts: Management, 2015

Loyola University Chicago - Chicago, IL

  • Concentration in Business Communication, and Executive Leadership Training
  • Recipient of both Loretta M. Schmidt Foundation & Osher Foundation Scholarship Academic Achievement Award