Back to Job Search

Data Scientist

  • Location: Plano, 75024
  • Salary: 51.47
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 8 months ago

Long term contract in Plano, TX for a Data Scientist. Will develop and maintain a Credit Risk Loss Forecast Model. Will balance hands on model development activities with providing direction to the business.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Specific responsibilities include extracting and linking data from company systems, manipulating and cleaning the results, building predictive and prescriptive models to extract insights and to present the findings and recommendations to business partners and leaders across the business.
Turn Data into Actionable Analytical Insights  
  • Partner with the business to identify the most important questions that need to be answered about our customers and their value.
  • Hands on data extraction and data wrangling from internal and external systems using SAS, SQL, Python, R, etc.
  • Analysis and model building using advanced analytics tools and techniques using statistical software packages like SAS, Python, R, etc.
Presenting/Communicating Insights and Recommendations
  • Develop, manage and deploy analytic solutions using statistical software packages like SAS, R, Python, etc.
  • Build PowerPoint presentations to recommend business decisions.
  • Create output and or results that visualize findings using fixed reports and or tools like Tableau/Power BI
Facilitate Project Planning
  • Develop analytical project plans and integrate inflows and outflows of information with teams upstream and downstream from analytical efforts.
  • Attend and participate (where appropriate) in various project planning and prioritization sessions.
  • Advanced degree, specifically a Master’s degree in Statistics, Econometrics, Finance, Operations Research, or equivalent. PhD is preferred.
  • Modeling development or model validation experience.
  • Work experience in SAS and SQL.
  • Proficiency in Python or R.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

MATRIX is and Equal Employment Opportunity employer including disability and veteran and provides reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals.  Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable. If you are a qualified individual you may request a reasonable accommodation under the American Disability Act (ADA). If you are a person with a disability needing assistance applying, or at any point in the hiring process, please email us at To ensure a quick response to your request, please use the words “Accommodation request” as the subject line of your email.

For hourly W2 contract roles MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options.  Please see for more information.

For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits would be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.