You might hire a data scientist to:

  • Collaborate with product design and engineering teams to develop an understanding of needs
  • Research and devise innovative statistical models for data analysis

  • Communicate findings to all stakeholders

  • Implement data-driven insights

  • Keep a pulse on the latest technical and industry developments and how they can enable smarter business processes
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Seven or more years of experience in data science
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in statistics, applied mathematics, or related discipline
Proficiency with data mining, mathematics, and statistical analysis
Two or more years of project management experience
Advanced experience in pattern recognition and predictive modeling
Professional certification
Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, SQL, and programming languages (ex: Java/Python, SAS)
Comfortable working in a dynamic, research-oriented group that has several concurrent projects