The candidate must be willing to work with business professionals who are not statistically proficient, and thus the ability to communicate highly technical material in a friendly, non-threatening manner is essential.
The candidate must demonstrate a desire to create business value over all else, even when the competitor is statistical elegance. Conversely, the candidate must show continual improvement of theoretical and applied skills with evidence of a desire to continue technical learning and growth - both as a technician and a business professional.
Experience with R (or a comparable statistical programming language such as SAS, SPSS, or MATLAB) and SQL, as well as familiarity with the principles of software engineering (e.g., object-oriented programming, test-driven development, usage of revision control software, etc.) and languages such as Python and Java are strongly desired for this position.
Job Summary: Participates in all phases of analytic lifecycle. Analyzes trends and patterns in structured and unstructured data in support of business problem solving. Identifies and communicates meaningful insights and provides input to the project team. Will help align findings and insights to deliver business appropriate recommendations. May lead small projects. Committed to learning, development, skill maintenance, and personal improvement. Ad-hoc business analyses will occasionally be required, as will contributions to custom analytic software (e.g., model evaluation/selection/diagnostic techniques, design of experiment support, sampling designs, visualizations, and simulations).
Education: Undergraduate studies with post graduate studies in a quantitative area of focus is required
Knowledge & Experience: Typically three or more years of related experience with statistical software. Experience with problem solving in a business environment; working with large customer, retail or financialdatabases; working with product, geographic, demographic data to identify trends and opportunities. Experience with retail, financial services or related industry. Consulting experience, knowledgeable and experienced with the core functions of an organization (call center, billing, finance, sales, marketing, product, pricing, etc), experience with process design and continuous improvement. Ability to lead from behind is advantageous. Demonstrable evidence of self-learning is a must.