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You might hire a data scientist to:

  • Collaborate with product design and engineering 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


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Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
7+ years experience in data science Master’s degree in stats, applied math, or related discipline
Proficiency with data mining, mathematics, and statistical analysis
2+ years of project management experience
Advanced pattern recognition and predictive modeling experience
Professional certifications
Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, SQL, and programming languages  (i.e. Java/Python, SAS)
Comfort working in a dynamic, research-oriented group with several ongoing concurrent projects
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