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Data Scientist

City Year Washington, DC
  • Posted: September 18, 2019
  • Full-Time

Application Instructions

Please complete the online application and attach a resume and thoughtful cover letter in the "Resume/CV" field on the "My Experience" page. Internal applicants should apply through cyresource.

Position Overview

City Year is looking for an experienced data scientist to model a wide variety of challenging decisions and program investments. In this role, you will build quantitative models from concept to final result to address the largest decisions City Year faces. This role has the opportunity to build the practices and implement the initiatives that will change how City Year operates. In addition to building models, you will operate as an internal consultant, working with decision makers and experts across the organization. This position reports to the Vice President of Impact Analytics.

Job Description

Transform how City Year makes data-driven decisions.

City Year is looking foran experienced data scientistto model a wide variety of challenging decisions and program investments. In this role,you will build quantitative models fromconcept tofinal resultto address the largest decisions City Year faces. Thisrolehas theopportunity tobuild the practices and implement the initiatives that will change how City Year operates. In addition to building models, you will operate as an internal consultant, working with decision makers and experts across the organization. This position reports to the Vice President of Impact Analytics.

We are implementing theApplied Information Economics frameworkto quantify decisions. Thisincludes larger decisionssuch asstrategic direction and policy for all of City Year, as well asrepeatablemicro-decisions.

This is a remote rolewithin the United States.Most of our teamisinBoston, and if you are remote expect periodic travel to the Boston office.

City Year employees contribute to our success with an idealism and energy unique to the organization. But we also know that beyond City Year's mission, our staff members have complex and full lives outside of the workplace - family, friends, personal interests, education, and more. City Year offers a comprehensive benefits package that helps our employees live their best lives, grow personally and professionally, and get rewarded for the results they deliver.

Skills & Experience

Requireddata scienceexperience

  • Practical experience using insights from statistical and machine learning techniques to inform business decision-making

  • At least two years of experiencewranglingand analyzingK-12academic assessment data

  • Working experience with scientific computing software such as Python/NumPy/SciPy or R

  • Experienceapplyingone of the following: decision theory, Monte Carlo simulation, game theory

  • Interest in and an aptitude for mastering a variety of technical topics including mathematical methods, programming and methodologies from other industries

Required consultative abilities

  • Skilleffectively communicating findings and recommendations to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and compelling fashion

  • Creative problem solvinginvolving quantitative data analysis and developing scalable products/solutions

  • Experience managing projects autonomously

  • Skill in making the complex simple

Preferredexperience

  • Background in a quantitative discipline with statistics training: experience required, related degree a plus

  • Previous experience working in a K-12 school

  • Familiarity with SQL

  • Experience with visualization technologies like Power BI or Tableau

Team cultural fit

  • A proactive working method: communicate, seek out new information and plan ahead

  • Exceptional attention to detail

To Apply

We will only consider applications that include a cover letter explaining why you are interested and how you fit the above requirements. Also, please include your resume.

The application process will include atake homecase studyto show your abilities and will include interviews with the team and with other technical and program staff.

Compensation and Benefits

Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.

City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.

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Washington, DC
USA

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