Lead Data Scientist

Location: Danbury, CT
Date Posted: 09-06-2018
Job Summary
  • Salary in the $170-180,000 range + bonus.
  • Comprehensive Benefit and Retirement Programs. 
  • This is a direct hire role.
  • This company has an unbelievable track record of stability, tremendous quality-of-life, benefits, excellent Glassdoor employee reviews and is known for its employee retention.  Folks generally stay there for ten years plus even in our current job-rich marketplace.  This is a brand new position that will allow the placed individual to fashion the Data Science vertical in their own image.


This Position Involves the Following:
 
  • This is a leadership position in the technology organization that has oversight responsibility for developing the Advanced Analytics program.
  • The incumbent will collaborate with the Analytics business product owner, business leaders in Sales, Marketing and with leadership to develop Predictive and Prescriptive analytic models.
  • The perfect candidate will have a background in a quantitative or technical field, will have experience working with large data sets and relational databases, and will have some experience in data-driven decision making.
  • You are focused on results, a self-starter, and have superior computational, analytical and communication skills.
  • The incumbent must be able to balance operational and strategic responsibilities, meeting specific requirements as well as broader needs for analytics that can serve the entire spectrum.
  • Analytics capabilities are a core component in winning new business, so a keen awareness of the constantly changing business requirements of customers, clients and suppliers are required.
  • This position will work with senior project sponsors and cross-functional stakeholders on analytics solutions.
  • Candidates must be able to drive solution adoption by leveraging key change management, communication and stakeholder management principles.
  • They must be able to build collaborative relationships and be capable of helping business users and technology resources develop solutions that unlock business insight, enable impactful decisions, and win business.

Predictive Modeling
  • Using  data science toolkit which is a mix of SPSS Modeler, Python, R and SQL, analyze and model structured data and implement algorithms to support analysis using advanced statistical and mathematical methods from statistics, machine learning, data mining, econometrics, and operations research
  • Utilizing your algorithmic/programming toolkit, build predictive models to improve profitability, growth, retention and other such key performance indicators for our clients
  • Translate advanced business analytics problems into technical approaches that yield actionable recommendations, in diverse domains such as risk management, product development, marketing research, supply chain, and public policy; communicate results and educate others through insightful visualizations, reports, and presentations
  • Perform exploratory data analysis, generate and test working hypotheses, and uncover actionable trends and relationships 
  • Implement formal modeling processes from end to end including data gathering, data profiling, numerical model building, calibration, cross-validation, putting the product into production, etc.
  • After building the models, pilot “scorecards” to track model performance and calculated improvement in business.

Test/Learn Analytics
  • Perform Statistical Natural Language Processing to mine unstructured data, using methods such as document clustering, topic analysis, named entity recognition, document classification, and sentiment analysis
  • Develop a portfolio of growth acceleration test & learn pilots with marketing, merchant, e-commerce, and external partners
  • Lean-out testing processes to cut end-to-end cycles times and accelerate test cadence
  • Establish robust A/B and fractional factorial testing methodologies including sample size requirements for readability and go/no-go criteria for scaling
  • Create, maintain, and deliver dashboards and reports for KPI results from test measurements and communicate results to key stakeholders
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis for internal partners as requested, including in-depth funnel and conversion analysis

Data Mining
  • Collect data from a wide variety of corporate databases, including various SQL databases, Access databases, and Excel files
  • Help identify new external data sources pertinent to Our Client’ business model
  • Utilize your toolset in regular expressions to extract information from unstructured text documents
  • Handle missing data through an algorithmic approach such as multiple imputations to enable insights into sparse and messy data
  • Use your inner whiz-kid to “feature engineer” the data to boost model accuracy

New Technology
  • Evaluate current and emerging tools to recommend and architect an analytics platform for today and tomorrow’s needs. Tools such as R, Python, Spark, Hadoop, Qlik, and Tableau are some examples
  • Drive improvements to current analytics tools for external clients and customers to provide a competitive advantage in winning new and retaining current business

Leadership
  • Lead exercises to help the business to understand their data quality, data completeness and analytics opportunities
  • Lead project teams comprised of business users, enterprise data specialists, solution developers, and change management agents to build, test, revise and launch analytical tools
  • Explain complex modeling approaches in layman’s terms and discuss modeling results and business case impacts with non-technical business users internally and with clients • Support the maintenance and development of the analytics platforms
  • Develop strong partnerships and work collaboratively with cross-functional and IT peers



Who Will Be a Great Fit?  
  • 5+ years of relevant experience and strong knowledge in at least one of the following fields: statistics, data mining, machine learning, statistics, operations research, econometrics, natural language processing, and/or information retrieval
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills, with proven ability to translate business problems into analytical specifications and requirements
  • Deep experience in extracting, cleaning, preparing, and modeling data; command-line scripting, data structures, and algorithms; and working in a Windows environment
  • Ability to work with clients to assess needs, provide assistance, and resolve problems, using excellent problem-solving skills and verbal/written communication to non-technical audiences
  • Superior research, statistical, analytical, processing and mathematical skills with the ability to structure and conduct analyses
  • Proficiency with programming languages (e.g. Python, R, Java, Scala) desirable
  • Strongly motivated to be a player in a team which is constantly working to improve themselves
  • Strong project management and planning skills, with proven experience in managing multiple projects
  • A dynamic leadership style that can develop and energize multi-disciplined, high-performance work teams
  • Excellent oral and written communications; ability to present and discuss technical information in laymen’s terms, build rapport, persuades others and gains understanding
  • Ability to create, foster, and extend relationships across all parts of the business, comfortable with influencing across and within the entire organization
As recruiters, we are skilled in our field and understand how to match an opportunity with the individual. Be advised we will not distribute your resume outside our firm without first speaking with you and obtaining your permission.

Brian Hughes
Great Bay Staffing Group​
Professional Search & Contract Staffing
Feel free to forward this job opening to qualified individuals!
resumes at GreatBayStaffing.com
 
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