Sr. Data Scientist- Human Services at Mathematica (Ann Arbor, MI)

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Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company's growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Read more about our benefits here.

One of Mathematica's core values is a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our research is more robust because it is informed by a variety of diverse perspectives, and our mission to improve societal well-being is strengthened by a greater understanding of issues and challenges facing the populations we serve. Mathematica's ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is woven into our everyday actions, policies, and practices. We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We offer Employee Resources Groups on a variety of topics, local diversity and inclusion activities in each office, and a Diversity council.

Currently, we are looking for a Senior Data Scientist with experience in the development and implementation of applied data science for data analytics and statistical programming projects within the Human Services unit. The Senior Data Scientist will lead the design, creation, and deployment of data-driven approaches to solve problems and answer important policy questions for clients using technologies in data mining, machine learning, predictive analytics, statistical modeling, analytics platforms, and business intelligence.

  • Provide methodological and programming expertise to data science tasks that may include data visualization, predictive analytics, machine learning, natural language processing, or GIS analysis
  • Provide oversight and guidance to other data scientists on projects
  • Identify and implement the appropriate analytic method for proposals and projects of various sizes and levels of complexity
  • Accurately interpret and clearly present results to a variety of audiences using a combination of visualizations, graphs, and tables
  • Write programs in R, Stata, or Python to extract, transform and format data and to create variables for use in analysis
  • Use SQL and NoSQL to manage large structured and unstructured data sources
  • Oversee and assist in the development of reporting specifications and user manuals
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to gather and document data and security requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, data science, data analytics, computer science, statistics, mathematics, or another relevant field; Master's degree preferred
  • Advanced knowledge in statistics; experience with Bayesian statistics preferred
  • At least 5 years of programming experience in a professional or academic environment
  • Expertise with open-source programming languages like R, Python and/or JavaScript
  • Experience with business intelligence and data visualization tools such as Tableau or D3.js
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases to work with large structured and unstructured data
  • Experience with the agile development cycle
  • Experience with designing or working in cloud environments
This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $95,000 - $130,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, location preference, and code sample- preferably in R, Python, or Stata. If you include a GitHub, please call out the specific samples you want to highlight. If you do not have code available in these preferred languages, please send a code sample in an alternate language.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain an accommodation through Human Resources by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to an accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Available Locations: Washington, DC; Woodlawn, MD; Princeton, NJ; Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI; Oakland, CA; Seattle, WA; Remote

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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Mathematica operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Princeton, NJ. Mathematica was founded in 1968. It has 1751 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 36 open jobs at Mathematica, click here.
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