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Senior Data Scientist

  • Location: Houston, Texas, 77002
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 23 days ago

Terrific Long-Term Contract Opportunity with a FULL suite of benefits!

We are seeking a Data Scientist contract to help with the company's initiative to drive advanced analytics and modeling to address challenging business problems. The consultant will help leverage data via predictive modeling, statistical analysis, and optimization to promote customized offerings to customers. If you love data, programming, creative problem solving, and communicating results, you will fit right in.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Apply machine learning or Bayesian statistics to optimize marketing efforts with respect to customer acquisition, retention, attrition, cross-selling, and pricing.
  • Cooperate with software engineers to automate reports and develop applications.
  • Work with the marketing team to plan and analyze A/B tests.
  • Develop useful visualizations.
  • Translate, communicate, and present results and recommendations to non-technical audiences.
  • Lead and help develop junior analysts.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in one of the following: Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering or a STEM related degree.
  • 3+ years in statistical modeling and quantitative analysis in industry or full-time academic research.
  • Proficiency with Python.
  • Statistical modeling and analysis skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced Degree (MS or PhD) in a quantitative field is strongly preferred, such as Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or Economics.
  • Strong SQL skills/understanding of relational databases.
  • Knowledge of Bayesian statistics preferred.
  • Survival modeling preferred.
  • Comfortable working in Linux a plus.
  • Knowledge of Econometrics a plus.
  • Experience with optimization algorithms a plus.
  • Hadoop experience with big data a plus.
  • Previous marketing experience a plus.
  • Previous retail electricity experience a plus.
  • SAS or R programming a plus.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid understanding of the use and interpretation of graduate level multivariate statistical techniques and sampling methods, such as multi-variants regression, ANOVA, factor analysis, cluster analysis, and principal components analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies and new analytics models/techniques.
  • Ability to work as a team member in a fast paced environment.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to translate complex business issues into achievable analytical learning objectives and actionable analytical projects.
  • Strategic marketing mindset and firm understanding of key marketing and financial concepts.