Job Description

Reference # : 18-01591Title : Data Scientist / Developer
Location : Washington, DC
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date : 09/12/2018
Description
Must be a US Citizen.

The client partnered with a higher education institution in their search for a Data Scientist / Developer for a contract to hire position located in Reston, VA. Manager will require an onsite interview so candidates must be local to the area. Looking for someone with strong Machine Learning experience. The Data Scientist / Developer will help the organization make better decisions through the collection and analysis of internal and external data.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
-5-7 years related experience
-Strong skills in R and/or Python
-Strong foundation in statistical analysis and machine learning techniques
-Facility with relational, columnar, and NoSQL database systems
-Experience coping nimbly with imperfect data

NICE TO HAVE SKILLS:
-Experience with Bayesian analysis, nonparametric analysis, image recognition, or natural language processing
-Experience with National Center for Education Statistics, Census, and/or consumer datasets
-Masters in a quantitative discipline a plus

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Work with a large & growing educational datasets using descriptive statistics and data visualization tools.
-Create & improve predictive models in support of Organizations programs.
-Use various modeling techniques, network analysis, and machine learning techniques to creatively answer business questions.
-Create insights from existing data and drive the collection of new data through instrumentation.
-Collaborate directly with internal clients to understand issues and deliver results that address client needs in a timely manner.
-Communicate methodology and results of advanced analyses using accessible language and intuitive data visualizations.
-Create reproducible, documented analyses that lend themselves to automation.
-Perform other duties or tasks as assigned or required.

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